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About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

A weird day

February 16, 2019



Saturday was good, and also weird. I slept until 8, which was awesome! Lloyd and I went to Etc. (our little thrift store) to shop and saw Beth, which was awesome! At home I watched t.v., which was awesome! Then I decided to try and fix the key on the piano that would ring too […]

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Annual tradition – check

February 14, 2019

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Well, the bead necklaces have been made, the paper crowns were colored and stapled, the Helper pointed to decorated cereal boxes while the Hander-Outer dropped in treats. Lots of people had clever, homemade valentines attached to food. I approve of any food-related Valentines. We ate Kate’s delicious cherry Jello (heart-shaped, of course) and drank our […]

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An explanation

February 12, 2019


So, yesterday was just a bad day. Local schools had a two-hour late start,which throws our schedule awry. My director works the moment she gets the message, trying to track down staff from home. The phones and messages were busy, so I was busy, and then they called school off, throwing the school-age children into […]

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A difficult day

February 11, 2019

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It was a difficult day. That is all.

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Well, that’s that.

February 10, 2019

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Remember that freezer that the guys helped move? Well, it’s old and had been frosting up rather a lot. Our cook was not interested in defrosting it on a regular basis, so I said I’d move it somewhere. On Friday I finally made steps toward getting it done and moved tha little bit of stuff […]

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February 7, 2019



Happy Birthday, Brad! My kids are talking about garbage and recycling. Fortunately for me, the video that we watch while I get the promo ready for nap, Handy Manny, had an episode where the magical, talking tools and their high owner (seriously, he thinks his tools are alive) made furniture for a dollhouse from trash! […]

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