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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.

Laurentine Quarantine

April 13, 2021

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So, yesterday when I sent Lloyd a text with my news, he sent back his 911 story. That Lloyd. He’s always gotta one-up me. I’m in quarantine. A boy in my class tested positive, and since we don’t wear masks, we’re all out for at least 11 days. I’m not super-duper concerned, but I am […]

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A tired hero

April 12, 2021

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It’s 7:30 and Lloyd’s already gone to bed, so you won’t get the whole story or in any witty way, but you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. Apparently, one of the students passed out on the grass outside the school. Another student ran inside to get a teacher, and found […]

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The pandemic’s been hard on us all.

April 8, 2021

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The pandemic’s been hard on us all.

I have gained a few pounds over the past year, and apparently these animal crackers have suffered the same fate. We’ve had them for afternoon snack several times, and when the kids would ask me, “What is this one?” , I would ask, “What does it look like to you?”, hoping to probe them into […]

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I love it when a plane comes together.

April 7, 2021

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I love it when a plane comes together.

When we flew into Grand Junction on Friday, I was struck by how amazing the landscape is in western Colorado. There are mountains and mesas and buttes and arroyos and lots of other things that I don’t know the names of. But Lauren’s dad knows all of the names for everything within about 100 miles […]

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Colorado recap….. mostly

April 6, 2021

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Colorado recap..... mostly

I didn’t post daily when we were visiting my family, so here’s a recap. On Friday morning, we left at 4 a.m. for the Omaha airport. The flights were blessedly uneventful, and I slept through most of them. We flew to Phoenix and then to Grand Junction, and while Lloyd was looking out over the […]

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We are home.

April 6, 2021

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We made it back from Colorado but it’s 1:30 in the morning. I’ll do a write-up tomorrow.

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