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  • Birthday 10/13/1972

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  1. Yay, rain! Imagining some for us, too. This week has seen some progress: I'm figuring out my RPG so that it is more fun + less work going forward, and am finding folks to help with it. Yay! And I'm sketching the shape of our school to come. Today has foci: fitness (boys) fitness (me) house: work in! garden: keep stuff alive; have idea of what need from nursery school: math, writing for elder; Latin, music & other for younger; for me: grade work food: dinner....???? Prob. grilled pizza, some sort of dessert. ETA: start working though periodical backlog; just read much as I can of one each day.
  2. Evening, y'all. Today saw essentials done, hurrah! and various scut-work related to my RPG. Left: stories for boys; catch up with DH; yoga or something. And kicking it of tomorrow: start with fitness for boys, some fitness for me while they work a bit, some RPG, some house, then go over the Bigger Picture.
  3. Evening! am chunking through leftovers from Saturday, with addition of: fitness for boys fitness for me dinner: souffles. leftover stuff ... RPG: next session plan short wrap-ups for 2, maybe 3 possible endings to session system shift? spend 15-30" House: look over kitchen stuff Homeschooling: Planning Prep Time with family -- just spend some. elder -- hard today. Maybe tomorrow?
  4. Morning! Happy Saturday. Today I'd like to generally get things on the rails: RPG: scut-work: gender- and race/skintone- co-conspirator activism copy, paste, edit replies to my request for help in adventure design: site is down so I've pasted this in OneNote until I can post it properly add notes about what I did, what worked, what didn't for others to benefit from--- skipping this as not essential: the other scut work is stuff I've actually committed to doing. read & review work from creator. good grief, the scut work list keeps growing ... anything after this I'll have to table ... recap notes next session short wrap-ups for 2, maybe 3 possible endings to session system shift? spend 15-30" House: move desks back. the new spot is HORRID. clean look over kitchen stuff Garden Various: figure out what to do Homeschooling: Planning Prep Time with family -- just spend some. elder younger dh Hoo-ah! here I go ...
  5. Evening. Today went along fairly well. Though we were, for once, very well-prepared for DS's online piano lesson and the teacher was a no-show. Also, I detest this new badges thing. But I <heart> the forum, so am far more grateful than not. To do: get everybody to bed. Hope younger stops crying before bed, sweet fellow (not about piano ... about lack of Minecraft skills). ETA: for tomorrow: CM school; piano for younger; some math for everybody; RPG for me; housework; figure out what to with gnocchi for dinner. oh dear heavens, this badge thing may drive me to drink. as in, even more tea than I do now. -- oh good, just figured how to turn the notifications off.
  6. Evening! Had a fine day today, a bit less compressed than some other lately but boys got video instead of story b/c I needed to help out extra -- DH is preparing for a high-stakes presentation next week. Which also meant I didn't exercise much at all, b/c I'd be thumping over where he's practicing. So: kick off tomorrow with exercise, plus story catch-up & CM. Something strength oriented for the boys, some RPG & house, then figure the rest out.
  7. Morning! Hard start to the day, but we're okay; now that I've stopped crying I can go educate. Here I go. 😉 @HomeAgain-- whoo-hoo camp! hope his departure is smooth & happy; many congrats on finding an art program that uses stuff you have & has free instruction! ETA: okay, we're going. Hit poetry review, Shakespeare, younger's scales. Next essentials are to prep game, house, & food for tonight's RPG which is largely In the Real (with one player on Zoom). Also fitness for folks, younger's music, elder's science.
  8. Hurrah for your hard-earned break! On today, the first Saturday of the rest of my life 😉 , I need to kick it into gear for my RPG group Monday PM -- campaign together, house closer to ready. I've been focusing on Life this week and the house is a mess. Good news -- I've realized how much I crave having time to teach my boys. Difficult news -- I think that our group needs me to be "Dungeon Master" if it is going to stay together, and between my perfectionist tendencies and the rest of life, it is complicated. It might not be terrible if our group loosened up, but after the Great Church Disaster of 2019 these folks are my boys' social world, and I'd like so much to have stability there for them. Plus I care about our group.
  9. Hoping Elsa passes you by, @HomeAgain! and congratulations on strong ends to both classes!!! 🎉 Today, we've already knocked out an hour of arts-related school, hurrah. The list ... Get my RPG for next week playable: clean encounter notes, "random" encounter options, strong finish + sense of how to organize timing for it, keeping game intense for players who are not at main scene, have nested maps. I do not want to to this!!! It will be our first physical game in over a year; I'm hosting as well as running; and one of my players (and friend) will be dialing in via Zoom. I have no idea how it'll come down. Sort of frozen, so I need to just get chunking away at it. CM stuff: poetry, German, and story at lunch; poetry memorization; some Latin review; tiny bit of math all around; Tempest? art study? House: work to clean. Dinner: ??? souffles, strawberry fool or shortcake, veggies, something crunchy. Garden: basic chores. For tomorrow: have grocery list ready, make sure boys know where stuff to pack for hike is.
  10. Morning! Today is working on the week's stuff. My main goal is to end the day "early", wrapping up in time to leave house straightened before bed, have the essential stuff done, and a sense of peace. Highlights of the day: fitness for me; fitness for boys; piano for younger; science for elder; math + Latin dabbling all around; CM stuff; time on my RPG prep, campaign building, summer camp goals. Dinner: ?? I think risotto and want to add some more protein. Some sort of veggies/salad, fruit. ETA: copied from week's goals ... keep catching up on sleep; keep good piano progress going, for child and for myself; -- I did some practice, DS too maintain math focus for elder; housework, garden, getting NOAA radios out to the folks on our street; prep campaign for the end of this adventure and ... 2-3 options for my players to do next; host a physical game run by my younger one. Week's Meta Goals: begin setting us up for the year ahead, and sketch a sense of what that looks like; plenty of CM stuff. -- Shakespeare/Tempest on Tuesday; lunchtime poetry, German, maybe story.
  11. Morning! briefly: work on the week's goals + daily goals from yesterday with special focus on the physical homeschool space: clearing off so boys can work, getting my hands on their materials & making them easy to get to, put away, and maybe some sort of checklist for older so he knows what books should be available to him for school.
  12. I can relate to this feeling. But honestly, it doesn't seem like you're the donkey-avatar here ...
  13. Happy 4th! Probably belatedly. Today went well, and was fairly mellow. Sketching out my tomorrow + the week: Week's Main Goals: keep catching up on sleep; keep good piano progress going, for child and for myself; maintain math focus for elder; housework, garden, and getting NOAA radios out to the folks on our street; prep campaign for the end of this adventure and 2-3 options for my players to do next; host a physical game run by my younger one. Week's Meta Goal: begin setting us up for the year ahead, and sketch a sense of what that looks like; plenty of CM stuff. Tomorrow: start with getting folks going, giving boys some free time & some reading time while I work. Meet with DH to talk about changes to our kitchen, hurrah. Essential school with boys (what IS essential now??) OR a single-focus day + reading. Take younger by game store for a few supplies. Clean house, have snacks & drinks for the evening game. Plenty of piano practice. ETA: Notes as I progress through the week. Physical homeschool space: I need to know what we are doing. Which seems obvious really, but ... so I should have an easily accessible list of current resources by current subjects, and ideally current goals.
  14. Morning! Yesterday was divine. It turns out that our friend J. is fine after a "minor health scare." Wish he hadn't gone MIA for several days, but am so so so glad he's okay. I love that guy! And we spent most of the day on a Northern California beach with our friends who are in the area as they move from Taiwan to New York. They come with a sweet, talkative, princess- and sand- loving 4 year old who gets on swimmingly with my boys, so that was fun. Came home & I snoozed on the couch for about an hour while my family read & played Legos & did some iPad time. DH rustled up dinner for him & the boys, I had a salad from the fridge: it was so mellow! Today is, Lord willing, part of an "eye of the storm" month of July. Gently organizing, getting game prep done, & laying groundwork for the very busy times to come this year. So I'd like to ... stretch & do my migraine-prevention stuff; work for a couple of hours on my RPG: campaign development, plus the July summer camp from World Anvil slowly, calmly continue to straighten the house garden -- water the things that want watering from the can, maybe get mole repellent down and putter piano practice @HomeAgain-- praying for your little's blog setup! and imagining the sweet smell of cookies in the air 🙂
  15. Morning! Glad you have rain, and a break from the hot sun! Today's goals are re-normalizing ones. I'll get through as many as I can of: Fitness for me: migraine prevention(xxx), strength(x), tiny bit "ballet" (x), aerobics (x) -- need to work a lot in today. Fitness for boys: AM (casual: construction work for elder, soccer/frisbee for younger) & PM (strength). School: younger piano focus + Latin/math/history; elder math focus + Latin/writing/reading; some art, Shakespeare. House: 2 rounds cleaning. Garden: Some watering, soil amending. RPG: write group with recap, reschedule next game, get letter to J. in mail, work on campaign some. Time with family. Love! Bible + pray. ETA: go by J's house and see if I can get news of him
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