I spent my day collecting memes and I feel like that was a great use of my time after I spent Saturday mowing the lawn and Sunday recovering from an epic headache. Memes are like duct tape – they hold the universe together.

Enjoy! And may the force be with you. ūüėĄ

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Have you seen any awesome memes today?

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Day 19: Three

Today’s prompt is supposed to be about things that come in three parts. Since I’ve spent the past two days marathoning¬†Voyager, the first thing that popped into my head was Captain Proton. It’s a very silly holodeck program that Tom Paris runs as part of a historical study on how ancient people thought about the future. The Captain Program features in three episodes: “Night,” as mentioned yesterday; “Bride of Chaotica!,” which I watched this afternoon and which is among my favorite episodes; and “Shattered,” which at this rate, I’ll be watching sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Captain Proton, Protector of Earth

Honestly, it’s been so long since I saw “Shattered” last that I only vaguely remember what it’s about, and even then…

Day 18: New

Not much is new here, except that the news keeps getting worse, which is why I’ve been avoiding it. In the meantime, I’ve been continuing my rewatch of¬†Star Trek: Voyager. I’d put it on for background noise when I was working from home, and it kept me awake through forty long hours of assembling my annual family photo album, and I had hoped it would have a somewhat comforting effect. This show got me through my particularly turbulent teen years, and given that this particular moment in time is nothing if not turbulent, I had hoped…

Day 17: Distance

Everything is at a distance these days, isn’t it? I just finished watching a press conference from earlier this morning in which our governor cancelled in-person classes for the rest of the school year. For my older two, that means they’ll be continuing with their required distance learning through the end of next month. For my younger two, that means the optional schoolwork they’ve received from their teachers is going to be much more important.

I’m sure Cricket will love that.

Two days ago, he had a hissy fit about…

I need ALL the coffee!

I think this about sums things up:

I had intended to post this on Monday. It was absolutely fitting after a weekend spent building a bookshelf. I may not have done any of the heavy lifting, but I did spend Sunday cleaning, and for some reason, it wore me out more than normal. Monday morning was rough.

Then I thought I’d post it on Tuesday. That didn’t happen, either. Nor did it happen on Wednesday. Or yesterday. Tuesday we went home early. Yesterday we went home early.

Today we worked from home, but I still didn’t get to sleep in because I had to drive Seymour to work. Today, I needed ALL the coffee.

So I had some. And now I’m sharing this lovely nerdy meme because coffee is the finest organic suspension ever devised (even if I haven’t beaten the Borg with it).

And also because I’m trying a new recipe and something that was supposed to take roughly an hour and a half is proving to be much more labor-intensive than I’d originally thought and now I need more coffee, but it’s getting late and if I have more coffee, I’ll be up all night and that probably wouldn’t be good.


Perhaps tomorrow morning, I’ll indulge in another cup.

How are you all doing? Are you safe? Are you sane? Are you ready for the schools to reopen again? *hugs*

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Photo 365 #141

Santa left me a pretty awesome gift in my stocking this year:


Rumor has it they make comm badges that actually function thanks to the wonders of Bluetooth, if I remember correctly. I’m not sure I want to know how much those cost, though. ūüôā

What was your favorite gift this year?

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Photo Friday: Birthdays!

Today, Bubbles turns eleven.  How in the world is it possible that my beautiful baby boy is suddenly eleven?

Startin' 'em off young FTW.

Startin’ ’em off young FTW.

Since this is his weekend at his dad’s, we had his birthday supper last night: Spaghetti with meat sauce and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (and the Heath bits leftover from Tuesday night’s Pampered Chef party). ¬†After he opened his presents, we cleaned up and put the boys to bed before settling in for an episode of¬†Star Trek: Voyager. ¬†It was a good night, and I hope his day and night today will be just as fun.

I love you, Bubbles. ‚̧

Do you have any family traditions surrounding birthdays? ¬†If so, share ’em below, and don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and check out¬†her birthday pictures – you won’t regret it!

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The Great Wall of Fiberglass

I spent this morning watching¬†Star Trek: Voyager and eating Goldfish crackers with Cricket and Thumper. ¬†They love watching “the ship.” ¬†And Cricket trying to say¬†Hirogen was possibly the cutest thing ever.

But this afternoon? ¬†This afternoon I spent stacking insulation in my garage while Bubbles and Tadpole made trips down with it from our attic (Yes, they were appropriately attired for dealing with the stuff. ¬†I, on the other hand, was stupid, meaning not appropriately attired.). ¬†We’re moving shortly, and since the insulation isn’t in any way affixed to our house, we’re taking it with us. ¬†Unfortunately, my attempt to stack it neatly in our tiny little garage did not go well.

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Greath the wall was, but stable and sturdy it was not.

A fun little post to pass the time

I found this survey thanks to S.T. Lakata, a friend I would not have were it not for GUTGAA and Twitter. ¬†And since I’m bored and my posting has been a bit sporadic of late, I hope you enjoy this while I draft up a whole bunch of posts with which to keep you entertained. ¬†More on that tomorrow. ¬†But now, a little more about me! ūüôā

Filling in your kid years:
What’s the one television show you wanted to stay up late to watch?
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. ¬†My parents watched it every week and my sister and I used to beg them to let us stay up and watch it, too. ¬†Sometimes we won; sometimes we lost. ¬†But now I have the entire series sitting in my DVD cabinet, awaiting a rewatch. ¬†Muahahaha! ūüôā

Boot Scootin'.......

Boot Scootin’……. (Photo credit: Sandy/Scarlett Images ‚ô• Finally back!)

What two songs remind you of that period the most?
“The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks
“Boot Scootin‚Äô Boogie” by Brooks and Dunn

Clearly, I listened to a lot of country as a kid. And if they still played it on the radio, I’d still listen to it. (Yes, I am aware that country music stations still exist. That was a comment on the state of country music today.) Continue reading

To the journey

This was originally posted on Griffin’s Quill on November 30 as a reflection on Goal Achievement Month for Authors. I had planned to post it here as well a bit sooner than this, but, well, you know how it goes…


I started this, my GAMA post, on November 7.  You can see how well that went for me.

November disappeared on me this year.  I was all set to do GAMA and NaNoWriMo and have a fantabulous month.  But you know that old saying about the best laid plans of mice and men?  Well, I used to know it, too.  Then November snuck up behind me and walloped me over the head with this really cool frying pan I saw on the FAIL Blog the other night.  Now I have no memory of pretty much anything beyond the last five minutes.

I’m like Dory from¬†Finding Nemo, only hopefully much more endearing and much less annoying.