I am writing from something that you would more likely expect to see in the control center at SpaceX than in the sticks of central Virginia. This newly built office getup, in which I now live, has more controls and options and comfort than I even knew was possible. What? I shouldn’t be finishing my … Continue reading The Business of Comfort
Trigger warning: I'm about to throw a few of my thoughts on the continuing argument FOR or AGAINST any and all things pandemic related such as whether we should be hoarding cat food or toilet paper, relying on masks or vaccines, or why I have to maintain a certain level of sympathy for folks who … Continue reading Unmasking my Thoughts
It’s happening again! Another milestone! Not a real milestone. Just one I will celebrate amongst myself. The blog is celebrating two years! Which is mostly true. I did start my quest to be a blogger in 2010, then evidently got bored and stopped halfway through 2011 only to pick it up again on (tomorrow’s) this … Continue reading Yo Shawy, It’s Your (Blog)Birthday
It's 10:31pm and I'm lying naked on the floor in the kids' tv room trying so hard to make my arm long enough to reach an errant robot stuck under the couch. How did I get here? It's just back there. Just back where the back of the couch meets the wall. I can feel … Continue reading Pizza Joe
I heard today, again, that this will be remembered as the Summer of Healing. Good grief. Why do we keep having to remembering things? Can we get through an event here or there without having to put a notch on the timeline to refer back to? Although - I guess since we just short of … Continue reading Summer of Healing
Thank you @USAToday for giving me a name for the latest affliction acquired during pandemic times. This will be added to the list of: OCD... Organizational Cabinet Disorder. Mine have never looked better. Spices are all labeled and alphabetized. Oils live with oils, vinegars with vinegars, condiments with condiments, well, you probably don't need the … Continue reading It’s not Compulsive if it’s Cute.
Referring back to a topic I’ve touched on before… meh!…those hateful moments of parenting when you realize a milestone has slipped by you, though you never asked for it. I didn’t know – a common start to the statement applied to the disappearance of a piece of the parenting pie. I didn’t know it would … Continue reading I Didn’t Know
This is going to be one of those day-by-day blogs, started early as I felt 100% positive that this jaunt would be worth documenting - and if not, well, just scroll quickly. As you know from previous posts, we've had this genius Barlow Break planned for months - leaving Friday, February 19th and returning two … Continue reading It’s not the journey…
There's still time to get it right, right? I mean, we're closing in on a year since our world was completely upended - no big deal that just about eleven months in, we're still having hiccups here and there, right? We've still got time to pull it together and really start nailing this whole pandemic … Continue reading We’ll get it right, eventually.
I'd like to announce the nearly successful completion of our first virtual learning marking period. Nearly? Yes. Starting with the first fairly critical piece of missed information - in that the end of the first five-ish weeks did NOT, in fact, mark the release of Interim grades. For those of you who haven't had kids … Continue reading Q1, Virtually (in)Complete