Spring has finally sprung. All my herb pots are planted. Hummingbirds are back. And Minerva, who spent two days at daycare with Ragnar and 70 other dogs, smells like puppy shampoo and is ever so tired. I can’t move, mom. In 3 days they finished the feeder.
Tag: I’m a lucky sucker
Shhh…don’t say spring, you’ll scare it away.
I love winter. I do. I generally don’t fuss overmuch during the snowstorms we inevitably endure in March, or the below zero temps in February. Winter when you live next to a golf course is blessedly uneventful and almost silent, but for the owls hooting from the abandoned woods between tees. However, we’re a week… Continue reading Shhh…don’t say spring, you’ll scare it away.
Of Drunk Fairies and Banshees
Do you ever get yourself fully into a project and suddenly get a perfect idea for the next one, even though you aren't finished? I rank this phenomenon right up there with the urge to clean the house when homework is due (my room was never cleaner than the night before a paper was due… Continue reading Of Drunk Fairies and Banshees
1, and a fAngus Review
Tomorrow is my last day in corporate work for about a year. That means it's snowing tonight for my commute in the morning (which on the best days takes 45 minutes), because that's how the universe works, right? Best things in life are worth the effort. Next week is spring break: we'll see how far… Continue reading 1, and a fAngus Review
7, And AI Spam is Weird
Because it's still early morning, I have to count today as one of my seven business days remaining before my sabbatical begins. SO. CLOSE. I've finished the first draft of the cancer book for Pagans and am working on putting it in some logical order as well as a first pass of edits before I… Continue reading 7, And AI Spam is Weird
Well, if I'm being completely fair, 16.5 since it's just about lunchtime. Also, weekends and holidays don't count, so 16.5 business days if we're being sticklers for accuracy. Today I told my team so it's official: March 10th will be my last day as the ScrumMaster (ScrumMistress? ScrumMa'am? ScrumPerson?) for the process automation team at… Continue reading Countdown: 16
Greetings from FFS Minerva
Someone is very cabin-feverish in this house. Maybe more than one someone, but Minerva is the only one with crazy eyes. So far. This post is just a relatively boring midwinter hunkering update. SK and I were in Florida at Disney World two weeks ago for our honeymoon, and it was hilariously different from the… Continue reading Greetings from FFS Minerva
Seasons Greetings from The In-Between
Sauna steam: outside air is below zero Fahrenheit and inside is about 140. 100% the best present SK and I got ourselves this year (besides wedding rings, of course). Not to be confused with The Upside Down: there are no Gormegons here, but there is a horde of D&D players in this household, so it… Continue reading Seasons Greetings from The In-Between
Update From the Thick of It
First, why the hell is WordPress asking me if I'm a night person or morning person instead of the usual "type here to start a new block" instruction? That's fucking weird, WordPress. No. Second, I know I haven't done a real post in a while, but instead of excuses I have real reasons. SK and… Continue reading Update From the Thick of It
fAngus’s Unexpected ER Adventure
Last Thursday in the middle of an extremely busy work day (including a go-live of a software product my team has been working on for a long time), I was interrupted by a cat who skittered across the kitchen floor at a dead run, yowling. It sounds funny, but fAngus only yowls when he's in… Continue reading fAngus’s Unexpected ER Adventure