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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.

Let’s just say it.

January 13, 2021

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Let’s just say it.

Instant potatoes are the bomb. More than one night they have saved dinner. A dollar for a pack and totally worth it! (Ha! If you read this before I fixed all the typos in that very short story, please laugh and call somebody to help me. I was stuffing my face as I typed on […]

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A little side project…unfinished.

January 11, 2021

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A little side project...unfinished.

I’m insulating my shed! Just half of it, and I’m doing a really bad job, but I don’t care! I had so much fun this weekend. I listened to the soundtrack of Hamilton while badly cutting foam board and bashing it between the studs. I made some big mistakes with the ceiling and had to […]

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Those photos I talked about.

January 10, 2021

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On Friday evening, we got done with the basement work that absolutely had to be done. The workers come on Monday morning to begin whatever it is they are doing. I am quite proud of myself for not going in this weekend to work on anything else. (It kind of doesn’t matter since there’s nowhere […]

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Fire Musings

January 9, 2021

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Fire Musings

A while back, I jokingly said to someone that Council Fire was my mediation. It was an effort to make it seem more important than just the fact that I like to burn stuff up. But then I thought about it, and I might be onto something. I read an online discussion about mediation and […]

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More of the same, without photos.

January 8, 2021

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My photos won’t upload, so later I’ll do a big photo dump. Yesterday was more of the same. Lloyd and I hated out the ‘junk’ stuff from the art room, several tables, boxes and boxes and boxes of files (children/staff/records), and some shelves. Some of it was moved to the server room, some to the […]

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Short update

January 7, 2021

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We moved the art over last evening, and today it will be moving all the ‘extras’ in the room – the art supplies, boxes, containers of junk and maybe the center’s files that are in there. We’ll see how it goes.

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