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Quite a busy week. It started off with a sick cat. We found him in the closet, laying on his side in a puddle of his own urine. The vet wanted to send him to an emergency vet for x-rays,…

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The wife, the daughter, and I saw “Six” at the National Theater this week. What a crazy fun show. Based on the lives and wives of Henry VIII, but in a super artistic and modern way. The music was great,…

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Lots of little events this week: I ordered a home try-on box of glasses frames from Warby Parker My 2019 Mazda finally hit 30k miles I got caught in a thunderstorm downpour I had lunch with the wife and daughter…

27/52

It’s official, I love Maine. The wife, “kids”, and I took our first real vacation in a year and a half. All our other time off and trips have gone to visiting sick family, funerals, or ended in a devastating…

26/52

The wife was out of town all week. So it was just the kids, the dogs, and I. She was in Williamsburg doing a teacher “conference” and learning stuff. The daughter drove down on Thursday to do the tour and…

25/52

Quite the week. Work and home were fine, but the supreme court ruling on Roe vs Wade (which we knew was coming) finally dropped. I’m disheartened at some of the politically-motivated rulings, but not surprised. Politics has turned into a…

24/52

Surprised the family with Crumbl Cookies for dessert this week. Made vegetarian meatball subs (with Beyond meatballs) and they were delicioso! Weather bounced back and forth from hot and humid to cool and crisp. Finished “Maus” by Art Spiegelman. The…

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It was the wife’s last week of the school year. I usually help her pack her room and it’s a days long event. This year was the first in many years that she hasn’t had to pack up her whole…

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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.…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…