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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.

Rolls of Tape

December 13, 2017


Well, Christmastime is coming around, and as usual, I am irritable about gift-giving. It is not my love language. I do not like receiving gifts and I suck at giving them. We are doing a Secret Santa thing at work and I seriously think about writing an apology with every trinket. “Sorry you had to […]

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Very hygge

December 12, 2017



I made ‘stuff from the freezer thrown in the crock pot to cook all day’ soup that was excellent, enjoyed it with a couple of glasses of wine and watched some mind-numbing tv while Lloyd went to a school concert. I am totally winning at being a Norweigian.

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I’m so trendy!

December 11, 2017



Have you heard of hygge (pronounced hoo-ugh)? It’s the Norwegian lifestyle of ‘being cozy’. They are the happiest people in the saddest, darkest environment, because they have perfected the art of sitting around! Now the world is hopping on the bandwagon and I feel miles ahead. Miles, I say!

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Several issues with heat.

December 10, 2017

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It was an eventful weekend, what with the cookie baking and singing in church. We also met up with Sam and Rachel to fry up some fish that had been sitting for years in our freezer. They only had a small fryer, so Lloyd bought another one. (Heating appliance one) Then, I saw this awesome […]

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It went just about as I expected.

December 9, 2017



The toddlers and preschoolers sang for church Saturday night and we had a terrific turnout. There was also a baptism for one of the second graders, which was even better. We asked the families to bring cookies for afterward, and I made some, too. I tried a new decorating technique where you draw a squiggle […]

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Late meeting

December 7, 2017


I had a meeting until late. No post tonight.

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