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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.


April 23, 2018

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I had parent-teacher conferences tonight. Everything went fine, but I don’t have anything fun to say. I have more conferences this week, so let’s just all hunker down for a dry spell.

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April 22, 2018



As we were getting ready for church, I was brushing my teeth and Lloyd was at the top of the stairs, looking out the window and making up a song: “Squirrel Train, Squirrel Train, come and see the squirrel train…” then he got more insistent: “Four squirrel train! Four squirrel train! Come and see it!” […]

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Art: returned!

April 21, 2018


Well, what do you know? I actually followed through on something and returned the art to the family. Marcia, drawer of the tree, has parents who still live in Seward. It turns out that they actually owned the cabinet with the art, and Marcia did all the pieces inside. (I thought I took photos of […]

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“Tie Dye”

April 19, 2018



It is the Week of the Young Child, and we have been having some different dress-up days. Today was tie-dye day, and since I do not own any tie-dyed things, I decided we would do the fake ‘permanent marker and rubbing alcohol’ thing. You just draw on a plain white T-shirt with permanent markers then […]

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Surprising art

April 18, 2018



I was doing some work in the basement of the CDC this evening. Over in one corner we have a random assortment of cabinets that nobody seems to know what to do with. Some are being stored for some people but others, I think, have been donated. One is a tall cabinet full of shallow […]

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Awww… five widdle ones!

April 17, 2018



Hey! The first of the three cats at had her babies! My kids were checking in on them. Before nap there were no kittens, after nap there were four, now there are five. Thankfully we didn’t actually see anything that would make me say, “Um, ask your parents,” but it is quite delightful. It […]

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