May 8, 2021

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I might get fired from this website job.

Sorry for the ultra-awful job updating this site last week. The conferences went until 8-ish and then I was wiped out when I came home. This is also when our college students have finals, then many leave for their real homes, so my time in the classroom is longer, too. If you were my boss, though, you’d say, “That’s no excuse. Get the job done.” So, here’s what I meant to write about last week.

I put some plants in the ground last weekend. I ordered things from the school’s fundraiser: tomatoes, a cucumber plant and rhubarb, which I don’t know anything about. This year I put the cucumber in the same old spot, but moved the tomatoes to where they might get some more sun. (The yard is pretty shaded.) The thing I was most proud of, though, was the compost that I half-heartedly mixed into our super-clay dirt. It was my compost from my throw-it-out-the-window experiment, and it worked! (I took out the sticks.)

There is the issue of the planting location. The plants are behind the garbage cans, so I am going to forget about them. I need to figure out a watering system that will give them a change. I’m thinking a hose and a sprinkler that are permanently attached, then asking Google to remind me to keep them alive.

So ugly….

There was also a funny incident. Ralph was sitting on my lap and when I was scritching his neck, I discovered a big ol’ bald patch and freaked right out. What was happening?? Did he have some new malady? Some weird skin condition? Lloyd and I thought about it for a while and then realized (thank you, Google) that when they did the blood draw to find out about his diabetes, they shave the neck for a jugular draw. Whew. However, it’s pretty bad that it took me two weeks to see that bald spot. I’m pretty unobservant.

Finally, I have another prayer request. My mom had a fall and is in the hospital. She has some small fractures in her pelvis and they are doing some scans to see if there are any other issues. Prayers for her, my dad and my sister would be most welcome. Thank you!

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

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May 8, 2021

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I might get fired from this website job.

I might get fired from this website job.

Sorry for the ultra-awful job updating this site last week. The conferences went until 8-ish and then I was wiped out when I came home. This is also when our college students have finals, then many leave for their real homes, so my time in the classroom is longer, too. If you were my boss, […]

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May 5, 2021

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Happy Birthday, Phil!

It’s my brother’s birthday today! I have Parent-Teacher conferences in the evening via Zoom this week and part of next, and there’s a bit of a shuffle with staffing since Concordia is having finals and then many are headed home, so my posting may be spottier than usual. I gotta put it on the list […]

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May 3, 2021

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The other side

The other side

The other shed thing that happened is I stained the playhouse side of the wall. I bought the panels when I was in quarantine. I bought my other wall panels at Menards, but they don’t do parking lot pick-up for that kind of thing. (They want you to go in and pick it out yourself.) […]

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May 3, 2021

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Tool Talk

Tool Talk

I forgot to write this on Sunday, so this will be quick. The shed work is…….. 87% done. We went to Lincoln to pick up some hooks and brackets to hang up things on the lawnmower side, then came right back home to install it. Unfortunately, the shelf brackets we bought were not compatible, despite […]

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April 28, 2021

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Let’s talk about Ralph

Well, it seems that I can’t have a set of cats without one of them have their urinary system break down. This round – it’s Ralph. He’s always been a hefty chonker, and over the last year or so, he’s really been sucking down the water in addition to inhaling food. The past few months, […]

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April 27, 2021

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I feel terrible now.

I feel terrible now.

Backstory: The Toaster had been parked in front our our entry steps since last fall. (I stopped driving it when it tried to murder me on the highway, if you’ll remember.) However, some little neighbor girls have been riding their scooters on the sidewalk since the weather has warmed up, and I was sure that […]

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