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I've been reading mostly light romances or dystopian literature from Kindle Unlimited.   Something I can easily put down when I need to do other things, then pick it up again later.   Anything that's really good, I want to finish in one sitting so either stay up way too late at night or fail to get other things done.  

ETA:  A bad book booya (okay not BAD, just not exactly fine literature.  or grammatically correct in any way)

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So, when I say "bad" about kindle unlimited, it's not that I think all reading has to be fine literature.   I actually LOVE romances (we have a romance author on here and I really enjoyed her books).  It's just that so much of the free stuff on Kindle Unlimited is truly awful.   Very awkward writing, unrealistic characters, discontinuity problems.    I have definitely found things worth reading, and I have a few favorite authors that I read a lot of stuff from.

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3 hours ago, Wheres Toto said:

So, when I say "bad" about kindle unlimited, it's not that I think all reading has to be fine literature.   I actually LOVE romances (we have a romance author on here and I really enjoyed her books).  It's just that so much of the free stuff on Kindle Unlimited is truly awful.   Very awkward writing, unrealistic characters, discontinuity problems.    I have definitely found things worth reading, and I have a few favorite authors that I read a lot of stuff from.

I agree with you here. I don’t do Kindle, but I am looking for something that is semi-well-written.

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Garden report:

I am trying to re-calibrate my thinking to gardening for gardening sake.  Ie. weeding for weeding sake.  I actually enjoy my time out there and it is good for me so it shouldn't be hard to do.

I weeded this morning for an hour. 

Then after lunch, chiropractor and errands, I changed into my weed-whacking pantz and went out for my ten minutes of weed whacking. 

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I survived AFSA (barely) and all the other doings.  I was able to get a string quartet recital flyer made that I was generally happy with so that's done.  I also rearranged "Let Me Down Easy" for string trio instead of quartet because suprise! Lol.  It wasn't too difficult.  So that's a couple things off my List of Things To Stress Over.

I realized today that I haven't made/ordered any graduation announcements for my two graduates.  There's not a big rush for that.

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We finished On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness today.  I wasn't terribly impressed with it.  Had some good quirks and interesting parts but I just didn't find the characters, setting, or story terribly compelling.  And it was awkward to read aloud.  Not as awkward as G.A. Henty, but enough.  Maybe the surgery has addled my brain.

We'll start Because of Winn Dixie tomorrow.  I cheated and read the first few chapters already. 😁

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Good morning!

I am determined to get myself outside to hike a hill this morning.  Don't want to, but the ground has dried up and it's not supposed to rain until this afternoon and it needs to be done.  Maybe I can get dd to come with me.  
     
I need to start making lists.  My parents will be here a week from tomorrow and there are Things that need to be done in preparation.  Like moving dh's work space so they have a place to sleep.

Coffee!

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Yay portal!   

Yay, Junie survived all of yesterday!

I hiked up and down The Hill 4 times.  It wasn't too bad, though my knees were like "what the carp is going on here", and I found a nice assortment of bones and entrails along the way - Somebody had quite the feast last night.  Must drink more water.

Jean has inspired me to go back to doing the Fabulous50s YouTube 10 minute ab workout.  

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5 minutes ago, Susan in TN said:

Chester is giving me his low growl of complaint because I stopped petting him.  Spoiled pup. 😂

Spoiled cat woke me up this morning 5 minutes before my alarm went off demanding high quality loves. 🐈

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Weeded my three (actually I've snuck in a two more) zones.  I do get discouraged that two of those zones are actual repeat zones that I'm doing a second time but I guess that's the nature of weeds.  

I got some huge root mats out by the tree we cut down.  Exciting, I know!  But it is kind of exciting because at some point in the future I want to plant something more suited for that spot and to do that the root mats have to be gone. 

I also did my ten minutes of weed whacking in my proper weed-whacking plants. 

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I couldn't get in this morning but now it let me in first try!

One more day left to this week, then 3 weeks to Memorial Day when I'm off for a week, then back for 3 days to wrap up this year.  Definitely in the homestretch now.    I'm going to have to make lists and schedules for all the things I want to get done over the summer. 

Dh and I took a look at the space next door to us yesterday and it looks like we are going to take about 600 square feet of it, which will gain us two classrooms and an office/storage room.   So total we will have about 1800 square feet, 4 classrooms, a large lobby/waiting room, an office/storage space, storage closet (may repurpose, not sure), a kitchen, bathroom and some hallway space. 

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I got in, too. Baby has been taking this Outschool class called Tour of Italy. I haven’t had to cook dinner all week. Tonight we are having Turkey meatball sandwiches. That Outschool thing is awesome. Middle DD is taking a drawing class.

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Happy Friday!  My highschoolers are finished except for one class.  Youngest finishes next week.  And she decided to take summer off from violin, so that's another thing finished for now.  🎉  Next week I hope to start shoveling out from under my desk and file school work and other stuff.  

One of my ds's showed me a Tim Hawkins video last night that I hadn't seen before, which prompted me to find and share some of his older stuff.  End result, I stayed up late ROFL at Tim Hawkins.  That was great.  

Yay for more classroom space and weeding and reading and Tours of Italy and string trios and quartets and recitals and surviving morning, noon and night!

More coffee!  Then my to-do list!

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Good morning!

(At least it's still morning here; apologies to Eastern time zone people)

Thanks for the coffee, Lynn!  Awesome to look forward to some breathing space!  I have 16 more days of excitement, then we are off to Lake Powell with dd18.

Dd14 went with me to hike up the hill.  I made it up and down 5 times today.  It was a real slog back to the van, though, especially watching dd14 skip along as though she had been lounging at the beach the whole time!  🙄

As soon as we're done with lunch I'm taking ds15 to get a haircut, then pick up dd18 from work, then try to get some things done around here.

Coffee!

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More double posting.  Everybody else is upstairs watching Dr. Who.  I'm putzing around on my iPad because our Modsy designer gave us a couple of designs to look at.  It's really neat.

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6 hours ago, Susan in TN said:

More double posting.  Everybody else is upstairs watching Dr. Who.  I'm putzing around on my iPad because our Modsy designer gave us a couple of designs to look at.  It's really neat.

Do you like the designs?  Are they "you"?

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We had our Friday night DIY date night.  We hit all the biggies tonight:  Home Depot, Lowe's and some smaller flooring stores.  We went to the flooring stores because we started to wonder if waiting 6 - 8 weeks for our flooring from Lowe's was worth it.  But the floors at the flooring stores were eye-popping EXPENSIVE! And not as nice.  (In our opinion).  The good thing is that we are confirmed in liking what we ordered.

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6 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

We had our Friday night DIY date night.  We hit all the biggies tonight:  Home Depot, Lowe's and some smaller flooring stores.  We went to the flooring stores because we started to wonder if waiting 6 - 8 weeks for our flooring from Lowe's was worth it.  But the floors at the flooring stores were eye-popping EXPENSIVE! And not as nice.  (In our opinion).  The good thing is that we are confirmed in liking what we ordered.

The flooring store might not have gotten them to you any quicker.  We got our floors from a flooring store with signs everywhere about all the stuff they had IN STOCK!! But then it was still weeks because the in stock stuff was at a local warehouse and they didn't have enough truck drivers to actually deliver it promptly.  

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Happy Saturday!   I didn't get up to work out with dd today.  Yesterday was her boyfriends birthday so they were out late.  She didn't send me the message until around midnight though, so I still got up at 6am, then dh asked who texted at midnight, so I looked and then went back to bed.  

Three more weeks until Memorial Day when I'm off for a week.  I plan to clean house that whole week.  It's a wreck.  

Dd's adhd meds don't seem to be doing anything.  No side effects, but none of the effects we are looking for either.  We go back Memorial Day week to do a check and tweak things. 

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6 hours ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Do you like the designs?  Are they "you"?

I do like them - I would totally love to live in either design. There will be a lot of tweaking -  initial designs are a starting point and then we give feedback on what we like and what we'd like to change.  For instance, my favorite design involves a large white area rug, and it looks great, but my family deals in way too much mud to be able to pull off white, lol.  
   
Each design comes with "photos" of your new room from 3 angles, a 3D panorama thing, and a design layout - they really help me see how the colors work together and how the furniture will actually fit in the room.

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Good morning!

I have to get moving and get dressed to bring dd to work, then we have our last training class with the pup.  This afternoon is ds16's cello recital - it's an hour away, so it will be a long afternoon and evening.  I'm going to try to get something in the instant pot for dinner that can be ready by the time we are home.

Coffee!

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1 hour ago, Wheres Toto said:

Dd's adhd meds don't seem to be doing anything.  No side effects, but none of the effects we are looking for either.  We go back Memorial Day week to do a check and tweak things. 

Hope you all can find a good solution!

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Good Morning!!!

COFFEE!!!~D

Saturday!!

I slept till almost 8:00 this morning!! It sure felt good. And DH closed the bedroom door so no affection-seeking kitties would come in and wake me up.

Not much going on today!! Housework, I need to go to the AFSA (svengo). 

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