I’ve heard about chicken math. It’s the concept that they just multiply. Need one? Buy six. It’s never enough. But I’ve learned it applies to ducks. Blaine and I went to the feed store for chicks. We quickly learned the varieties we were familiar with were sold out, prices for chicks are crazy high, and […]
Eden graduated from academy training at the Department of Corrections today and became a corrections officer. My photos without random strangers who may or may not appreciate their photos showing up on my blog are limited, but I tried. Should have thought of that. She worked hard, gave the class speech with finesse, and finished […]
Pierce and I spent Tuesday night in St. Louis at the children’s hospital. They did a 24 hour EEG, while we played SkipBo and watched more tv than we normally watch in many months. We napped and wished the boring hours away. He had one seizure in very typical style, in his sleep, and I […]
Germs, friends, and sharing germs.
Pierce has a 24 hour video EEG in St Louis next week. I’m so hopeful that we get some answers. We went from I think the flu, then colds, a more complicated cold, to a full on stomach bug, all within four weeks. I’m weary of it. I got home from work at 5:30am one […]
Lacher in the Locker and other short stories
“You put a heart on your knee Momma?” Yeah, buddy. Something like that. Creed is impressed with my ability to skin my knee in the shape of a heart. I’m just humiliated from the fall. I tripped over a curb. I saw a meme that said you know you’re old when people gasp and run […]
Birthday, work, and painting a quilt
I’ve finished my first week at dispatch. It was three twelve hour days, getting up at 3:30am, and dizzying amounts of information to learn. Each dispatcher has five computer monitors, three computer mice, and two keyboards. It’s intense. I’ll be training for months yet, but so far I’m encouraged enough to think I’ll like it. […]
Tomorrow morning well before dawn, I begin my new position for the county for 911 communications as a dispatcher. I’m not entirely sure what I think at the moment. So many emotions. I’ll train for the first week on days, then switch to nights, working 12 hour shifts 3-4 nights a week. It will be […]
Cheesy Sausage Penne is a favorite around here… recipe here. Lachlan is a fan too. He’s also a ham who tries to kiss me when I give him a look that he’s being naughty. The depravity of man is real. Funny sometimes. Manipulative too. But so, so real.
More on jobs…
Life took an interesting turn earlier this week. A cluster of things happened at work that I won’t expound upon, but in the end, Sterling, Eden, and I are all no longer working at the cafe. Life has been weird for a long time – things I never expected to experience, and this one ranks […]
Family Photo January 2023
Last Sunday, before Liberty headed north to the frozen tundra again, we lined up on our property, stared at a camera on a tripod, and shot a new family photo. I’m still amazed when I see us all together in a photo. It looks bigger than it feels.
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