Almost all packed…

Almost all packed…

We’re heading to New York City in the morning. Very very EARLY in the morning, in fact. The suitcases are almost all packed, just waiting on a few things to dry, Mar is cleaning out the car, the boys are playing video games so they don’t make a mess, the neighbor has a key to feed the cats, and I am very tired of laundry. Six loads today, although with my tiny washing machine, that’s about 30…

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Somewhat better, and an indoor scavenger hunt.

Somewhat better, and an indoor scavenger hunt.

I figured out some of my tech issues, and I’ve decided that I really like If This, Then That. It’s an app that is kind of like a very simple flowchart, for those who remember flowcharts. You specify a condition, and when that condition is met, an action happens. I have one set up to sent me a notification on my phone when the pollen count is high (thanks, allergies), and there’s a bunch of…

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Ebooks and an anniversary.

Ebooks and an anniversary.

I decided the other day to gather up all the ebooks I have and organize them. I use Calibre because it’s pretty much the best, and I’ve used it before, so I know how it works. Unfortunately for me, it can get kind of tedious initially. I don’t have much RAM on my computer (I’d love another 2 gigs or more), so importing them took probably half an hour. Then I realized that I didn’t have blurbs and…

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Still alive!

Just having a weird combination of busy, but not doing much of interest. I am a week late in posting anything about the zoo, though. Here’s some pictures!

A seal swimming upside down.

This seal was playing with her food.

All the seals and/or sea lions. I’m not sure which was which.

A fisher cat. Keon is about this size.

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The Color Run! And Scrump is back!!

The Color Run! And Scrump is back!!

We did The Color Run today. It’s a 5k where they splatter the participants with color, and it’s really fun.

This was us at the beginning:

 

And this was us after:

    

I still have a green tinge. Ben was very very blue, and Alex is also blue even though he didn’t run. He wanted to, but he didn’t sign up in time, but he volunteered and got all the stuff we got (minus the bib) plus two extra…

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#tcrchicago (at Grant Park-Butler Field)

#tcrchicago (at Grant Park-Butler Field)

We have an Alex!!

We have an Alex!!

Today was an adventure! We left later than we planned to get up to Union Station to get Alex. Ben was out of meds, so he required more supervision, and we had to stop to pick up his meds, which took more time. And nobody had thought to clean out the car so Alex had somewhere to sit that wasn’t a booster seat, so that had to be done.

Once we got on the road, traffic wasn’t too bad until we reached…

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Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Today we #ResetTheNet to stop mass spying. Encrypt everything! Learn how: http://thndr.it/PVxjUl

Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Today we #ResetTheNet to stop mass spying. Encrypt everything! Learn how: http://thndr.it/PVxjUl

Reset The Net

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Almost Human Again.

I’m feeling almost human again, which is a really good thing, because I have a lot I have to do.

Today we’re going to straighten out my financial aid so I can maybe take a class this summer and definitely start in the fall. Then we’re going to stop at Target to get white shirts and sneakers for Mar because we have the Color Run on Saturday. Hopefully we’ll still have enough money to get hair…

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On The Mend

I’m finally starting to feel better, which is a nice change. Breathing is a bit easier, and my throat and ears don’t hurt so much, although I have developed a bit of a cough.

Mostly what I did for the past few days was read and sleep. I found the ebook part of my local library’s website, and I rediscovered a series that I’d enjoyed before, only now there are more books in it. It’s a…

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