Category 100DaysToOffload

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On Memorial Day we visited the DC Mormon Temple (which is actually in Maryland) for their open house. They recently did renovations and before they reconsecrate the temple they open it to visitors. Very interesting. A lot of animal related…

21/52

Spent most of the week at a conference. Great information, networking, meals, and NOT in the office. Hee hee. The wife and I visited a local chocolate factory this weekend. We bought a sampler set and had a tasting at…

20/52

A mostly uneventful week of adjusting to a normalish schedule again. After a curve, I ended up with a B in my Algorithms class. Huzzah! We went to Cobbler Mountain Ciders this weekend. It was hot, but still fun to…

19/52

Hey y’all … I finally finished my eight weeks of hell grad school class. I’m crafting an email to admin with constructive critiques on how to improve the class and issues I had with the class as a working professional.…

Muse is my muse

My last hour physically in the office has found me with no emails to answer, no IMs to answer, nobody knocking on my door, and no phone calls! I’ve actually been able to focus on completing some actual work. Crazy,…

18/52

A lot of catching up on homework this week. Work was frustrating and annoying. I muscled through both and am in a much better place now. Celebrated Mother’s Day with the wife and kids this weekend. The rain canceled our…

17/52

It was a week. Lots of work, lots of homework. Only one full week left of hell class and then the hell final. It’s going to be a busy week this week making sure I’ve got everything turned in and…

Urban Chipmunk

When I was a kid, I mostly listened to my dad’s music. ELO, Little River Band, Billy Joel, etc. But I did somehow get a record that was all mine, Urban Chipmunk by the Chipmunks. Being as young as I…

16/52

Work. School. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Coming into week 6 of 8 of this class. Wish me luck that I pass and never have to deal with it again. I purchased a new (to me … it was used) fountain pen…

15/52

Week four of “hell class” in the books. Just three more full weeks and then the final. I’m about 15% confident I’ll even pass the class at this point, but we’ll see. I’m mostly just down because this week’s test…

14/52

The rest of the family flew out to California this week to finally have my mother-in-law’s memorial. We had a great one planned over New Years but a wildfire had different plans. So they spread her ashes in the San…

13/52

Week 2 of my horrible AIT 512 Algorithms and Data Structures class. There is so much work to do, it’s going to be tough to ensure I maintain self-care. 40+ hours of work per week, 25+ hours of school per…

12/52

This week had its ups and downs. On the bright side, Spring is coming! The temps keep bouncing up and down, but the plants are trying their best. There’s also a new Crumbl cookies near my office. That will be…

11/52

This week … I had a week break between classes, so I tried to relax a little each day after work (instead of doing homework) Our Rubi turned 3 years old I made Bangers and Mash for St. Patrick’s Day…

10/52

It was my “finals” week for my first class of the semester. Between studying for the final, finishing our eight week long project, one of our programs at work being extra demanding, and still being down a car while we…

9/52

The hits keep rolling in. We found out my cousin was killed in a car accident. It had been a few years since I’d seen him, but I am very close to his parents (my aunt and uncle). My heart…

The Real Reason To Go Electric

white and orange gasoline nozzle

I got into a little back-and-forth with somebody on Facebook. I know, I know … never engage anybody about anything on Facebook. It’s like screaming at a wall. At any rate, this person posted some flippant comment about how it…

GRAAAAAGHH

a kid protesting against the war in ukraine

I’m so fricking impressed with the Ukrainian people. I feel for the Russians who don’t agree with their government’s actions but aren’t allowed to protest or speak out. I’m also impressed with those Russians who have risked imprisonment to protest…

8/52

Still a bit of rearranging happening around the house. We moved the office to the room where the library was (the extra bedroom). We bought a new daybed for the extra room and a TV stand that fits in the…

7/52

The bookshelves were finished last weekend and now the library is in the basement! Looks great. I finished reading “Binti” (the first one) by Nnedi Okorafor. Great story. High winds caused a tree branch to fall on my car. Still…