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  • Or maybe every three days.

    Ugh. I forget to write anything until I've shut my computer down for the night, and I'm not motivated enough to start it up again. I have posted on Instagram every day, which is new for me, but I'm not sure how long I'll be able to find photos that look interesting enough to post. The moon has lo...
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  • NaBloPoMo - November 1

    I decided that for this year at least, I'm not even going to pretend to participate in NaNoWriMo (which for several years has amounted to writing for a few minutes on day 1, then giving up because I have nothing to say). Instead I'm going to try making a blog post every day. Haha, yeah. My last po...
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  • How to Participate in Internet Discussions

    I admit it; I am a comment-oholic. I can’t read a post or an article and NOT look at the comment section. I can’t do it. I get flaming angry every time, but like the proverbial dog with its own vomit, I can't stay away. (And most comment sections aren’t much better than dog vomit a...
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  • Book Report: Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh audiobook

    Okay, I've listened to only the first story, so maybe it's a bit early for a review. :D This isn't really a review of the book anyway. The Pooh stories are the first "chapter book" I read on my own as a kid, and I've loved them ever since. I've read them many times, and I've listened to the audiobo...
  • Thinking thoughtful thoughts

    I've seen articles indicating that the current generation is 37% (or whatever) less empathetic than previous generations have been. I'm sure our everyone-gets-a-gold-star-and-a-participation-trophy mentality contributes to it. But in today's day and age, when we are all online all the time, and we...
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  • Why do I always wait until well past bedtime...

    ...to do my online shopping? This time it's audiobooks at Audible.com. I actually chose the books and added them to my cart this afternoon from work, but I didn't get started downloading them to my computer and syncing them to my iPod until nearly 10:30 PM. Naturally, there is a software update f...
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  • Oh, Friday!

    It's not even 1:30 PM, and I have nothing else to do for the rest of the day. It's still kinda slow anyway, and most everyone else either didn't come in today or have already left. Plus, it's dreary and drizzly outside. I may pack up my laptop and head home early. I have an appointment tomorrow mo...
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  • Anticlimactic

    My blood pressure - the reason I was going to the doctor in the first place - was not only not high for my age group, it wasn't high at all. It was back down to the normal, healthy pressure it has always been. Go figure. He did order a blood draw to do some tests, including checking my thyroid, and...
  • All right, who shared their cold?

    I started feeling symptoms Monday night (dry, irritated nasal passages), so I’m trying to think where I was Saturday that I might have picked it up. All I did was go to the salon to get my hairs did, and my stylist wasn’t sick, as far as I know. But that’s all. We cooked, so we d...
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  • Sleepy thoughts

    It's the middle of winter, and most of our clients don't do much this time of year anyway because of the weather. And a bunch of people in my group are at our client's office for the next three days doing a hazard analysis. So it's a little slow here. I didn't sleep worth a crap last night. I woke ...
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  • Feeling kind of bummed today.

    No, not about politics. I'm trying to avoid that. I just don't have the mental or emotional energy for all that anger and hatred right now. It's all this business of getting middle-aged that has me down. :( At my exam last spring, my doctor was a little concerned about my blood pressure because it...
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  • QotD: Shopping in Bed

    QotD: What kinds of things, if any, do you shop online for?  Everything that can possibly be shopped for online. Unless I absolutely cannot wait. Or unless they don't offer what I need anymore. I used to buy a lot of clothes from Lands End, because they had custom-sized jeans and their regul...
  • We had our first hiccup yesterday.

    The contractor doing the work at our new house is our realtor's brother. He did mom's house last year, too. They get along fine, as far as I know, but I'm not sure how well they communicate electronically, and she's out of town this week. I had been looking for tiles to replace the carpet in my bat...
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  • Three weeks!

    We finally have a semi-firm date when we will be moving into our new townhouse. The holdup is the new flooring in my sister's bedroom. She's taking out the carpet and replacing it with hardwood/laminate, hoping that it'll help her allergies. But the wood has to sit for a couple weeks to acclimate t...
  • Decisions, Decisions!

    We closed on our new townhouse on August 8, and the sellers are renting back through August 29, so we have a couple weeks yet before we can take possession. We haven't been doing much preparation, although we did spend a couple hours at the furniture store on Sunday looking at new bedroom suites and...
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  • Creeping toward the finish line

    This house purchase business can be a pain. And I know that we aren't even having all of the troubles that we could be. We got the inspection done and agreed on what the sellers would fix or not. The appraisal showed that we weren't overpaying for the place. Now we just have to convince the mortga...
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  • Our inspection was yesterday.

    (I posted this yesterday on WP, so I thought I'd copy/paste here.) Barring any glitches with the loan, we should be in good shape to close in early August. While the inspector was doing his thing, and my sister was taking measurements and stuff, I wandered around and refreshed my memory on the l...
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  • We're under contract!

    It's the townhouse we both loved that is closer to where we are now. It cuts a good 10-12 minutes off our commutes. It has lots of storage and closets and room to put things away. It has a garage so we don't have to scrape our cars off on snowy mornings anymore. :D :D And it's beautiful! I can'...
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  • The Hunt Is On!

    I'm already over this whole househunting business. We spent all afternoon Saturday (and I mean ALL afternoon) looking at four different townhomes in various parts of the city. It was exhausting. Then we took a long lunch yesterday to go look at three more. One of the ones we saw Saturday was gor...
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  • I'm having one of those mornings

    You know what I mean. When you open a browser and promptly forget what you needed to look up. Or someone asks you to do a basic task, and you have to go back and ask them again what they wanted because it went "out the other ear" before you could get started. It started on the drive in. I got stuck...
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