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Right now I’m…
working with my feet facing the mini heater. It’s surprisingly cold today!
drinking way too much coffee. I actually had banana coffee last night. It’s not my favorite by any means but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it sounded.
setting up a bunch of days to use Indy’s truck. We have pickups at different houses, moving a few things… our sedan is happy to not be a truck anymore!
writing until I fall asleep
re-potting plants that have grown
working on cleaning out the office to paint it. There is So. Much. Stuff. I’ve also decided to get a new, slimmer desk that’s more flexible for my needs.
loving Balefire Apothecary’s Dreadful Seance
laughing over chicks chasing the laser light
getting rid of a bunch of stuff only to bring a bunch back home.
enjoying the counter being cardboard-free! We got these cat scat mats and so far they seem to be working. I LOVE being able to use my counters once again!
writing testimonies and calling all my reps to vote against HB 33 and HJR 53. Please join me in doing so!
preparing for said testimony tomorrow. There’s a chance I won’t get to speak but if I do I want to be ready for my first time.
feeling grateful that this period is almost over. It’s been a doozy. 30 years of periods, or six years of my life… Yeah, I’m so done with this nonsense.
planning surprises for people I love
All. The. Classes. And. Meetings. There’s so much to do now that it’s all accessible! I have activist trainings, classes to attend or teach, meetings and much more. This looks like the busiest week of the year so far, including a mini GISH hunt and a conference that Wood Sprite is attending!
marveling over the different interpretations of the word “ethical.” The variations are extraordinary.
getting so jazzed up about returning to the Planner Pad. I love the Uncalendar so much but the PP setup is so perfect for me. I keep trying so many other layouts when there was nothing wrong with that one. Why mess with perfection?
loving that Wood Sprite gets up early to play outside
craving a really good mac and cheese
missing Indy so much while he’s at work. He actually had the weekend off, used a lot of it working on cars and I just miss him.
excited about the reps who write or call back! Wow! I have hope!
What are you up to this week?
Which Black-owned stores do you love who could use some business?
Reconsidering the Classics
Supporting Black Businesses And Voices
Bear Bites Woman in Outhouse
Princess and the Frog is Everywhere!
Cool Grateful Dead Stickers
Some things I love this week include…
sparkling new ideas and the enthusiasm behind them. We have so many cool things cooking up in the pot right now.
making up song parodies with my kid
how lovey dovey the critters get when they smell lunch meat
going outside to chase varmints away from my chickens. Actually, I hate doing this, and even though the coop is secure, I can’t stand it when there’s a raccoon prowling around my girls. The dogs and I tracked in plenty of mud chasing one away last night.
Rebel Potions wax melts. Being home has made me really appreciate making our house smell awesome all the time and I love that these melts are shaped like little skulls, come in yummy flavors and are made in Missouri by a small business.
switching back to a simpler lesson planner. The pretty, more complicated one a then-friend suggested was nice, but going through all my old paperwork makes me realize how simpler and easier those old cheapies were.
cats playing with toys dusted in catnip
Little Book Eater reopening
seeing other people’s screens through screen share. I’ve seen several in the past week and wanted to ask what model they’re using because wow, those look cool.
reading when the Internet is out (which was a few times in the past week) and I can’t sleep (which is always, but will hopefully change once our mattress is here Friday!). This week I read Batgirl: A League of Her Own, Take a Hint Dani Brown, Mine Forever and On the Island. Of them all, I loved one, liked one and didn’t care for the other two. It felt like being that 12-year-old who read a book or two a day (three in the summer!) again, but with more exhaustion and trouble focusing.
the Intercultural Competence Inventory. I’m so excited to be a part of a 4-H group forming learning circles using this tool.
a clean house It was for about four minutes on Wednesday morning. Ha! It’s way too muddy for it to be clean. I’m lucky if I keep the dogs clean.
a beautiful program on Black opera composers. I hope I get a recording because I’d love to listen to it all again, but even if not, I have the handout and can look it all up to listen to it.
the Tetris Effect soundtrack! Indy likes to play while I’m writing on the rare occasion he’s home and not working on something, and I love the soothing music. I found a playlist on YouTube featuring the songs and I’m looking forward to using it at work.
weekend takeout plans. That’s usually our most exciting event. Wood Sprite also has a distant visit with a friend coming up, and we can’t wait to use Swimply again once it warms up. I’m also looking at a bunch of trails we haven’t visited yet for some hiking and biking.
exchanging oils with my sister from a distance. She brought me some Hygge from Hexennacht and it’s heaven.
how excited the dogs get if they even hear me mention “walk”
cats sleeping in circles. Sally and Gizmo make little cinnamon roll shapes everywhere. Pumpkin, on the other hand… she’s often too anxious to relax. She’s usually at my side, perching and purring like an alert gargoyle who’s trying to look unalert. She’s waiting for me to crash so she can sleep on me, I swear. 24/7.
What are you loving this week?