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.
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 […]
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.
Lachlan loves markers. Washable, dry erase, permanent – he’s not picky. He likes to bite them, suck on them… and draw himself whiskers. At first it was occasional. I’m starting to suspect he’s got suppliers that are sneaking them to him like a drug dealer, because we’re picking up in frequency. These days, it’s rare […]
2022 was a strange year. The strangeness hasn’t resolved yet. But. Our year in review: In January, we were living at my parents. Blaine and I and the two littlest boys were in their converted chicken coop now bunkhouse. The rest of the kids were in their house with them. It’s strange to be separated […]
Merry Christmas to each of you! We had a fantastic surprise when Liberty escaped the winter storms in South Dakota days ahead of her plan and walked down the yard on Thursday morning. She’d driven through the night, through Iowa at 30 miles per hour because of the storm. We’re so glad she made it. […]
Life took a turn for crazy and I’m still trying to figure out how to keep my head above water. I began working at the restaurant where Eden and Sterling have been working last week. I’m working 3-4 5-hour shifts each week waiting tables. I did waitress work back in high school and enjoyed it, […]
Thanksgiving in our home was good. Very good. Liberty came, we made appetizers and fried a couple turkeys, and it was sheer chaos and such a mess. It was normal, for the first time in a year and a half. My kids were all under one roof. I mopped the floor half a dozen times […]