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Happy New Year! January 3, 2020

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I hope everyone is having a great start in 2020!

I celebrated the turn of the year with boardgames, smoked meat, a cozy fireplace, and friends. It was a nice relaxing couple of days after five days of high intensity DnD with another group of friends. Gaming in the new year was a great way to spend my winter break from work.

Back at it now, with the students not returning for another week yet. Work is always quiet over break, but it gives us time to clean up and rework our resources. Lesson learned from my archives project so far: order twice as many photo and slide sleeves as you Think you need.

I received and purchased lots of creative supplies for Christmas, so I have a lot of creating ahead of me. Other goals I’ve set for myself include supporting other creators, letting nonsense pass me by instead of arguing where it doesn’t matter, to save my energy for where it does, and finding fun physical activities to keep me moving more.

We’re heading into convention season, thank you, Mom, for the assist. I got my car fixed over the holidays from a run-in with a mailbox. My health seems to be on an upswing, and therapy is going well.

I am still working my way through Kushiel’s Chosen, and I’m not sure what will be next. Cryptonomicon came in from the library, but I might just pick something lighter.

Turkey Day is Coming November 21, 2019

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Looking forward to next week, full of turkey dinners. Found family, gaming family, and friends. Then a weekend of tabletop gaming. I really enjoy having a job that gives time off for holidays.

This month at work has been a lot of getting ready. Prep for a colleague leaving and reallocating her responsibilities. Prep for the archival work starting next month. Gathering accessibility resources for upcoming web and document work. Looking forward to a productive 2020.

At home, I still working on drawing and writing several new stories. If I can get in gear to draw my gaming characters, I might post those next month. When I get more minis painted, I will post those as well.

In listening, I’m still working on Snow Crash, and The Starless Sea is next. I need to catch up on my comics, too, but my focus has been on creating for these months.

Happy Birthday, Big Brother! November 10, 2019

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Halloween was busy and exhausting last weekend, so I thought I’d save my post for today. To offer birthday wishes to my older brother. I blame the snow this week on you. 😉

Tomorrow is also Veterans Day. Thank you to all who served!

It’s a rare meal prep weekend for me. Beef stew yesterday, all packaged up for lunches this week. Sunday roast for today’s lunch and weeknight dinners. And soon the baking of bacon for breakfasts.

Roast beef, carrots, potatoes, garlic, and onion.

My grant funds arrived on Friday, so in a couple weeks, I’ll get to really dig into that project. In the meantime, we are reorganizing the team that creates student handouts/PDFs, so much instructional design and accessibility work. Not to mention learning Publisher.

Recently listened to The Player of Games by Iain Banks and now I’m trying Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Two new authors in SciFi for me. So far, I like Banks better.