Monthly Archives: September 2020

Day 201: Not a Total Ass

Last year I won a couple of prepaid debit cards in a Christmas party raffle. Lucky me! I knew that the cards had to be registered before use, but I didn’t get around to it until a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Day 200: Procrastination Strikes Again

Today I had to deal with car insurance paperwork, sexual harassment training at work, and prepping a package for shipment. I had been putting all of these things off, because I didn’t want to do them. But then I ran … Continue reading

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Day 199: Conundrum

The mechanic has finished checking over our car. He says it needs $3,000 worth of work before it will pass inspection. I don’t think he’s trying to rip us off. I think the car is just suffering from a combination … Continue reading

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Day 198: Bright Side

I love late September. It’s the best time of year to be outside. I walked my mile, today, plus a few extra laps. The kids played on their swing set, and I got nearly as much enjoyment out of watching … Continue reading

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Day 197: Last Hurrah

Yesterday I helped my husband get our swing set back into usable shape for the children. He secured the two corners that had worked their way out of the ground while I clipped away the brush that had grown up … Continue reading

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Day 196: Extreme Drought

Since I first wrote about our drought situation in early September, we’ve had next to no rain. Our level of drought has consequently been moved up to “extreme” at the official drought-monitoring website. We are now drier than most of … Continue reading

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Day 195: Just Like Old Times

Today I took the kids back up to the top of the rock. The poison ivy leaves have fallen off the vines, because it’s fall. This simplified matters for us. We could no longer see the plant to avoid it, … Continue reading

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Day 194: Good Luck, Neighbor

Our nearest neighbor has put his home on the market for the umpteenth time. He had a crew of realtors/photographers out to take pictures of his property the other day. They used a drone outside to take pictures from above. … Continue reading

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Day 193: Thoughts on Writing

Words “sound” different on a computer screen than they do on paper. Sometimes I write a sentence on the computer, read and reread it, and think it’s great every time. When I print it out, though, I often find that … Continue reading

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Day 192: Moral Dilemma

I have a moral dilemma. Some people in one of my Facebook groups have been posting things that are bigoted. I feel a moral obligation to speak out against that, and a lot of other things, too. But these people … Continue reading

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