Monthly Archives: October 2020

Day 232: Halloween Thoughts

Sean Connery died. I did not need this kind of news today. ๐Ÿ™ More bad news: the high school was closed Friday. There were so many teachers absent due to Covid quarantines that there weren’t enough at school to cover … Continue reading

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Day 231: A Snowy Day

The weather forecast had prepared us for mixed precipitation, but not for several inches of snow, and we awoke to an unexpectedly white world. It looked like Christmas, not Halloween. Why don’t we get snow like this for Christmas? There … Continue reading

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Day 230: Making Space

Every autumn it starts to get cold, and every time we face the same dilemma: what to do with the air conditioners. They have to come out of the windows, but then where do they go? In the past, we’ve … Continue reading

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Day 229: Pumpkins

Normally we don’t decorate the house for Halloween, but this year we needed to. So the kids and I created some homemade decorations. And when my husband saw pumpkins at the store, he bought some for us. Here’s what the … Continue reading

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Day 228: Animals and Zombies

Last night I finished reading Doctor Dolittle’s Circus by Hugh Lofting. In this episode of the series, the Doctor needs to make some quick cash to pay off a debt, so he and his animal friends hatch a plan to … Continue reading

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Day 227: Pending

Today I tracked my mail-in ballot. It has been received and is pending certification. I will check again before Election Day to make sure that it’s been certified. For now I’m just glad to know it didn’t get lost in … Continue reading

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Day 226: It Stinks

Today I sent my husband to Target to pick up some needed supplies, including hand soap and tissues. But what I really wanted was some Lysol or Clorox bathroom cleaner. I’ve been trying to get some for months, but apparently … Continue reading

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Day 225: Lesson Learned

I ordered 20 books from the library last week, and they arrived today. Hooray! According to our library receipt, we saved $300 by borrowing rather than buying. Isn’t the library awesome? But I haven’t forgotten how the library shut down … Continue reading

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Day 224: Happy Trails

Our driveway was covered in leaves. My husband cleared a trail for Livia to bike on. The kids liked it so much that they made more trails. Now I have all these routes to choose from as I walk.

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Day 223: I Still Hope I’m Wrong

Three COVID-19 cases were reported this week in our school system: a staff member at one middle school, a student at the other middle school, and a child in the preschool program. It hasn’t even been three weeks since in-school … Continue reading

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