September 21, 2021

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Wading back in

Lloyd and I are home. We drove the 11 1/2 hours in one shot yesterday. (It usually takes a bit longer, but Lloyd broke some speeding laws for a while.) The temperature dipped down to 36 degrees on one side of Eisenhower Tunnel and was 46 on the other side. It was chilly, and reminded me that people should keep a sweatshirt in their vehicle, no matter the season.

I don’t know where to pick this site back up. I’d like to do some memories of the past several days, but that all seems rather private. I’ve got a separate document started so that I can remember specifics for myself, but this isn’t the place for that. I think that every so often I will jot down a little blurb here, and we’ll call that good. I didn’t take a lot of photos because…. well, I just didn’t.

Let me just end today’s post by saying that I love my family. They are a bunch of wonderful, amazing people who are so bright and full of talent it makes me want to puke, but we had many conversations about how nobody has it all together, and what a struggle that is to let people see that vulnerable side of yourself. So, I’m just going to say: today, let someone see that you are human, and be ok with it. You’re probably better at it than I am, but I thought I’d share that I’m going to try, too. 🙂

Have a good day, everyone.

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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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September 21, 2021

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Wading back in

Lloyd and I are home. We drove the 11 1/2 hours in one shot yesterday. (It usually takes a bit longer, but Lloyd broke some speeding laws for a while.) The temperature dipped down to 36 degrees on one side of Eisenhower Tunnel and was 46 on the other side. It was chilly, and reminded […]

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September 15, 2021

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She’s home.

My Mom went to be with Jesus Tuesday night. It has been such a blessing to be here with my family these past few days. We laughed, we cried, we prayed, we joked, we cried some more and it’s all been just right. Mom fought so hard until the end, then there was peace. It’s […]

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September 10, 2021

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Prayers requested

My mom is not doing well. My sister and my brother are all headed out to Colorado this weekend by car and airplane, though we will either miss each other by minutes or overlap by the same. I’m not exactly sure what to pray for, other than God’s will be done. Prayers for my father, […]

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September 7, 2021

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Tree Pumpkin Update

Tree Pumpkin Update

It’s orangin’ up! When we checked on it Monday morning, it was turning from green to yellow, so it was nice to see it so orange today! We’ll see what the end of the week brings. 🙂

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September 7, 2021

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Ummmm….. sorry

Whew! I left that mattress post up a long time, didn’t I? Well, it’s almost time to go to work, and I haven’t really written anything useful, but I was tired of looking at that box springs. It was a pretty good weekend. Lloyd and I got some things done around the house and a […]

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August 31, 2021

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Re-‘new’ing the house: Part 2

Re-'new'ing the house: Part 2

You already know that we bought the new mattresses for the company, and now it was time to put them in the bedroom, but not on the boxes of plates (which were returned). We needed to get a platform. What I wanted in my heart of hearts was this – it’s a bed made with […]

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