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Waiting July 9, 2020

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I had time to post last night, but I was waiting to see a property today. It was nice, and while I’m still waiting on more information, I’ll probably bid. But I’m not done looking, or waiting.

We had our monthly all staff “meeting” this week. We’re still waiting on a lot of information and plans. Not to mention the recent surge in the county. But I’m pretty stable where I’m at for the year.

I’m enjoying working on writing an RPG Adventure. I have ideas to continue it into several. I started small to get used to the idea and the mechanics of it all. But I like it.

Critical Role is back online and my personal campaign is in the biggest battle yet. So, I’m definitely getting my fill of Role-playing once again. I’m also keeping up my Wii exercise, though my weigh-in doesn’t show it yet. Body still adjusting I guess.

Stay home if you can. Wear a mask if you can’t. Black Lives Matter, today and always.

Independence Weekend July 3, 2020

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I don’t even know if I want to start on politics today. Let’s just skip that and say I’m watching Hamilton tonight with friends online. It will be Awesome.

The work week was full of meetings for me. Team meeting, webinars, and an OER meeting. With the Director leaving in two months, we had to meet with the AVP who will be taking over leading the OER project. He seems like a good guy, willing to listen and learn. Fingers crossed.

Still struggling with my diet, but sticking to my Wii Fit exercises. I’m enjoying the biweekly vegetable delivery, waiting on today’s just now:

1 Cantaloupe (1.0 each)
1 Cucumber (1.0 each)
1 Lemons (1.0 bag)
1 Lettuce (red or green) (1.0 head)
1 Peas (snap) (1.0 lbs)
1 Tomatoes (1.5 lbs)
2 Zucchini (1.0 item)

Now that I read the list again, I think the snap peas may not be what I intended to order, but I’ll figure it out. I am excited for the cantaloupe and all the salad stuff.

In creativity news, I started an RPG Writer Workshop this month. It started on the 1st, and has the graduation goal of publishing a one-shot (short) adventure on the 31st. Very excited and curious to learn. I will definitely post a link when it’s done.

In social news, I’m taking my day off and this holiday weekend to have two socially distant, masked, outdoor visits with friends. Since this all began, I have only seen a couple friends from inside our respective cars. I am, by no means, ready to go to indoor visits or DnD around a table, but I Need to see people in the flesh, and maybe get puppy cuddles, since I can’t have people hugs, yet. Franklin County was a red, going on Purple level alert yesterday. Wear a Mask!

It’s a big birthday month in my family, so, Happy Birthday to everyone in the next week! I love you! Some day I will see you again.

Oh! And I got pre-approval for a mortgage loan! So, I’m on the hunt for a condo on the East side of Columbus. I’m going to have a Home where I’m allowed to do what I want inside! (So long as people outside can only see white curtains/blinds.)

Sunny Rainy Days June 25, 2020

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The weather still thinks it is Spring. Going from bright sun to heavy rains over and over in a single day, all week long. I don’t mind, sitting inside, but I feel bad for the folks outside. Though, for those not trying to work the ground, it might be nice relief from the heat.

I’m staying inside even more now, with numbers climbing again. Ohio’s deaths per day have dropped, but our cases are climbing, so deaths will follow in a couple weeks. Not as bad as some states, but it is going up.

Meanwhile, after some relative peace during protests last week, the police were at it again this weekend. Attacking protesters, targeting leaders, and even a disabled teenager. Ginther was on yesterday claiming reform, and a review council “by the end of the year.” Yes, some things take time, but certain things need to change right now.

Work is a bit slower in the summer, while we work on build up for the fall. Given everything, and our plethera of classes already online, we’re not expecting a drop in enrollment. Keeping with the same, all online except the hands-on required classes. Still working on a computer lab/library plan in the higher ranks.

I started using the Wii Mom gave me a few years back to do exercise with Wii Fit. So far so good. It’s fun, and you add new exercises slowly, and I get to play balance games to cool down. I also get to compete with Mom’s old scores. I’ve got a ways to go on some of the exercises. 😉

Also enjoying the CSA deliveries. My neighbor gets something like it, too, and gave me some of hers lady week. I share pictures with her of what I made with what she gave me, which she enjoys. Hope you do too.

Roasted Zucchini
Apple & Peach Crisp
Strawberries & Coffee Cake
Roasted Broccoli and Chicken Strips

Thursday? June 18, 2020

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It’s still hard to track the days. I was convinced off and on yesterday that it was Thursday already. But I made it. Doing the Thursday things, so it must not be Friday, yet.

I attended the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference this week. Watched a bunch of webinars on digital collections. Learned more about the Suffrage movement and the various ways that African American women were intentionally excluded. Learned about a few more tools. And vaguely pondered getting back to my genealogy project.

My parents celebrated their 47th Anniversary this week. Father’s Day is Sunday. And various Birthday’s, including K. It’s different, celebrating during COVID. But I got to video chat with my parents, and probably will again on Sunday. So, it’s nice that we at least have the technology.

I’m doing a lot of watching and listening, and I have a lot more to do. Always learning and growing.

Be safe. Love each other. Fight for equality.

The State of Things June 11, 2020

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Today, I signed over thirty petitions on change.org. Yesterday, I listened to seven Black creators pour out there souls for three hours to try create understanding of the racial injustice and systematic oppression in this country. For two weeks, I have watched my friends attend protests and be attacked by police. We are not stopping any time soon.

This week, I’ve watched a once-beloved children’s author destroy her reputation by spewing hateful and hurtful words at the trans community. Yesterday, I watched the actors who portrayed her characters come out against her, with words of love for that same community.

Last night I attended an online memorial for a dear friend who passed away over the weekend. Her daughter must now make her way in this world without the shining light of her mother. As must we all.

The world is not okay. It hasn’t been for a long time. But in the light of a pandemic where black lives are list at a disproportionate rate. When the people have to film police violence because they turn off their bodycams. When we cannot turn a blind eye to the injustice anymore. We must ask ourselves what we can do. Because we can’t just listen anymore, listen and then move on.

We have to Hear black voices, we have to Educate ourselves of all the Black History that has been erased, and we have to Act. We have to Learn, Donate, Sign Petitions, Protest, Participate in the Change. We can’t all do all of these things, but we can all do at least One of these things. Even the smallest child can Learn the truth of our history, the truth of racism in this country. If a five year old Black boy has to learn how to act around police, a five year old white boy can learn about why it is wrong to judge by the color of someone’s skin.

This is a tipping point, we cannot let things fall back to “normal.”

Black Lives Matter

It’s Been a Day June 4, 2020

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A week, a month, a year…

I was going to post a few happier things today, but I just got some horribly sad news about a friend.


Take care of each other. Love each other.

Be safe.

And remember that equality matters.

Black Lives Matter May 31, 2020

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Back on Thursday May 28, 2020

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May is ending, business is beginning again. The threat hasn’t passed, but people are tired and restless. And angry. But they can’t fight a virus, so they are fighting each other. It’s exhausting. On top of an already exhausting world.

I’m having a rough week, but I’ll get through it. My usual camping trip this past weekend went online through Zoom, Discord, and Twitch. It was an interesting experience. Smoother than other virtual events I’ve attended. My loved ones are finally getting postponed medical procedures. One completed successfully this week, a more serious one next week. And I’ve now been home alone except for food and one afternoon in-car game for eleven weeks.

I still have two meals a week with friends over video chat. The D&D game is steaming right along on Hangouts. I’m a week behind in blogging it, but I’ll try to catch up tonight. And I start getting farm fresh deliveries next week from our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). And I have a pretty new gaming mouse with color changing lights. And did some coloring to relax this weekend.

Going mouse with LEDs
Colored page
New color pencils

Please be careful out there.

Memorial Day May 25, 2020

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Today we remember the fallen and honor their sacrifice.

Opening Up May 17, 2020

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The state is opening up, under social, political, and economic pressure. Fortunately, the college is not following. By end of week, restaurants will be open within social distance guidelines, and by the end of the month: non-contact sports, campgrounds, day camps, and even pools.

I think I’m going back to ordering my groceries again. I have CSA deliveries starting at the same end of this month as well. Fresh produce from local farms. That should help.

CSCC is on semester break right now, so we’re scrambling to get everything ready for summer. More videos for instruction, PPTs, research guides, and switching to a new reporting system. I have a three day virtual conference next week on Best Practices for digital data, storage, and collections. Looking forward to it very much.

Being stuck in this apartment has intensified my condo desires, but it’s still too early for looking into that too deeply. I did find an area I think I can afford, though. I also got a new graphics card for my computer, so I can use all three screens at once. I usually have at least six programs running at once for work.

Hope everyone is doing well. Be safe, be healthy.