31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Autumn Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes

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Surprise surprise. This is just proof that… CLEVELAND’S SPORTS TEAMS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suck it, Elena!
(HT: Yahoo Sports)

I guess I can go back to fully hating the Yankees now…

— 2 —

What the eff?!?!?!? An African-American man swings a flashlight at a white supremacist trying to spear him and another man with a Confederate flagpole, gets kicked to the ground, beaten almost to death… and is charged with a felony in his own beating. I swear, I am not making this crap up and IT IS PISSING ME OFF!!!!

— 3 —

Definitely autumn. It is seriously too freaking cold in the mornings and I’m going back to bed and falling back asleep because I’m trying to get warm. Alas, this is screwing with my productivity. *grumps*

— 4 —

Some hopeful “news”. It turns out that the supervolcano below Yellowstone National Park could spring to life quickly, erupt, and destroy life as we know it. Yeah… been hearing that on the Discovery Channel for 10 years, Fox News. Oh wait… a UFO has been spotted above it? That’s actually slightly more believable than the normal crap y’all report.

— 5 —

Harvey Weinstein. This is an excellent piece on why women don’t fight back or speak up when they’re harrassed.

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How pro-life of him. 45 is threatening to pull hurricane relief efforts from Puerto Rico. Apparently, he doesn’t like being told that his measly efforts are craptastic, and that throwing a roll of paper towels at people or purposely misprounouncing the island’s name is immature.. Cry me a freaking river, dude. 80% of the island has no electricity and people are homeless. I know you didn’t carry the territory in the 2016 election (are they even allowed to vote for the president?), but they deserve the same level of relief that Texas and Florida are getting.

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One more baseball take. I’m waiting with bated breath to find out who gets to knock the Losers in LA out in the NLCS. C’mon Cubbies! Mama wants you to go on to #BeatLA!!!

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Current Baseball Playoffs

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Currently in the ALDS/NLDS…

-I can’t decide who should win in the matchings with the Yankees vs. Indians because they both apparently have contracts with Satan. (I mean, hello? Cleveland sports teams SUCK as a rule! There has to be a Shoeless Joe thing going on there!) I’d kind of like both teams to disappear in a puff of smoke.

-I’m wishing the Astros weren’t doing so well because Texas. Still, I’d prefer them in any match-up with the Yankees or Indians.

-I think I’m rooting for the Cubs a little bit over the Nats. I’ll definitely be rooting like hell for the winner to take out the Dodgers. I mean, the Dodgers in the World Series? The freaking state of California is on fire trying to prevent this!!! Hoping that the Cubs or Nats #BeatLA!

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: 7 Quick Takes on ADHD, Greek Food, and Other Fun Things

7 Quick Takes

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ADHD anniversary. 2 years ago today, Daniel was diagnosed with ADHD and put on medication. As controversial as that decision was, it’s been a good one — he sleeps better at night (and goes to sleep on his own) and he can play independently.

— 2 —

Greek food. I made the comment at choir practice that I would give up Greek food in order to not have to deal with Seattle-Everett traffic. People started throwing out suggestions of closer options and I realized that I could go up to Bellingham. Apparently, there are several up there and there is also an Ethiopian restaurant. Yay!

— 3 —

An Epic issue. The local hospital system just got a new computer system which is kind of a pain in the butt. However, they sent me my code to login and sign myself up so I did that on Monday and got to populate my chart with information. It was geeky fun and I didn’t have to worry about transcription errors or Dragon Dictate problems or anything else that I’ve had to deal with in the past.

— 4 —

Special intention. Please pray for a special intention. Thanks!

— 5 —

Baseball take. So I know in the postseason, these will be the teams I support:
Cubs
Red Sox
Nationals
Diamondbacks

I can’t root for the Astros because they’re a Texas team (I LOVELOVELOVE messing with Texas), the Dodgers are the archenemies of my boys in San Francisco, the Yankees are evil, and I’m pretty sure the Indians made one with Satan again this year to get into the post season because… CLEVELAND SUCKS!!!!

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NCAA football. My Huskies are at the top of the PAC-12 and 6th in the nation. Duuuuuude…

— 7 —

On a parting note… Here’s some amazing music and scenery.

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 1, 2017

For Today… October 1, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window… sunny now though it was raining earlier and we’ve had a few days of good rain. Weather.Com says it’s 50F and I believe them.

I am thinking… about my Doodle assignment this week.

I am thankful… for classes I like this quarter.

One of my favorite things… when my sports teams win. My Giants beat San Diego and I’m hoping my Niners can beat Arizona.

I am wearing… a grey heather long-sleeved shirt and jeans. Church clothes this morning were a blue-grey long-sleeved shirt, black slacks, and black flats.

I am creating… various Doodle polls.

I am listening to… classical music on a DISH Network channel

I am hoping… Daniel’s appointment with the Autism Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital this week goes well. We’ve been waiting for this appointment for a very long time. (The waiting list for an appointment is over a year long.)

I am learning… about email best practices.

In my kitchen… coq au vin is cooking.

In the school room… Daniel continues to love school.

Post Script… Tesla’s aid to victims of Hurricane Maria.

Shared Quote… “The four sayings that lead to wisdom:
I was wrong
I’m sorry
I don’t know
I need help”
— Louise Penny

A moment from my day… Our anthem today.

Hosted by The Simple Woman.

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7 Quick Takes: Homework Break Edition

7 Quick Takes

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Baseball take #1. Kind of bummed that Matt Cain is retiring but it sounds like it’s for the best. He’s got some injuries and he’s had a really good run with the Giants.

— 2 —

Because I *OBVIOUSLY* don’t have enough on my plate right now. I’m doing Write 31 Days again. I’ll have a sticky page up on Saturday with my details.

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— 3 —

School take #1. My CDSP class on church finance is fascinating and has led to some interesting conversations with my Vestry. I may end up as the church treasurer at some point in the next 10 years so I’m glad I’m learning about fund accounting.

— 4 —

Divorce-related take. I’ve largely kept the divorce off of this blog because I don’t want to air my dirty laundry. However, the final judgment has just been submitted to both attorneys for signatures. Please pray we can get everything signed off in the next week or so and also pray for Jon’s heart and my heart as this is a very painful process for both of us.

— 5 —

Having just said all that…This song came up on YouTube and I think it’s definitely where my heart is at the moment.

— 6 —

School take #2. My other three classes are going well. I want to immerse myself completely in Sage50 for my Microcomputer Accounting II class and play but I need to be diligent and finish things up for my Electronic Communications class in the next day or so.

— 7 —

In closing…

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7 Quick Takes: First Week of School Edition

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

A bootylicious bone broth recipe. Because I completely spaced on it being Thursday and had nothing better to do tonight before this than download accounting software or talk on the phone to boys, my Quick Takes are late and I saw what Kelly posted beforehand… which means I can *TOTALLY* share her recipe for bone broth. Apparently, it’s guaranteed to make my loser liver into one that’s bootylicious. Score!

Oh… a memo to my liver: remember our deal! I don’t drink alcohol and you don’t crap out on me before I turn 40. You better not die before May 19, 2020! I don’t want to have to depend on the Evil Twin to keep his liver pristine enough to give a piece!!!

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Back to school again. In case you missed my *AWESOME* daybook post this week with a fabulous photo of me with freshly-washed hair, I started school again on Monday and I’m all online this quarter. I’m taking a class on electronic communication (basically Outlook/Skype/business apps), a class on Sage’s accounting software, an online PE class, and a church finance class through CDSP.

— 3 —

Wait, Jen. Online PE??? Yep… online PE. I have a book to read, a discussion board post weekly, and a report to send to my instructor weekly of my exercise logged (30 minutes of something physical x 5 days/week). In theory, I could lie through my teeth about getting all that exercise but I would end up screwing myself over because my aim this quarter is to incorporate some movement into my day.

— 4 —

Geeky linguistic fun. Here’s a map of the most common surnames in Europe by country. Why is it geeky linguistic fun? Well, the blogger follows it with an explanation of what each name means and mentions that in Iceland, there is still a patronomic system in place. Duuuuude…

— 5 —

Prerequisite baseball take. My Giants are unfortunately at the bottom of the National League. 🙁 (Can we say bad trade decisions?) Even worse news: the Dodgers clinched a playoff spot. At least the Cubs are in and if I have to root for the American league, I can root for Boston.

The match-up that would guarantee me boycotting the Word Series: Dodgers vs. Indians. Because Cleveland teams are horrible (other examples: the loser Cavs and the Browns who are consistently at the bottom of the NFL *EVERY* year) and the Dodgers are the archnemesis of my Giants.

— 6 —

Music take #1. This is one of my favorite hymns and I love the setting by Michael Card.

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Music take #2. I’ve loved this song since seminary and I used to sing it to Daniel as a lullaby.

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7 Quick Takes: Pity Party Edition

7 Quick Takes

I pondered writing this at 3:15 a.m. when I was up with Daniel so… here is my pity party of things I’m missing.

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Sleep. The kid was up between 1-5 a.m. this morning. 6 more days until he starts school and I can go back to sleep after getting him on the bus!

— 2 —

My massage therapist in Galt. I saw a massage therapist almost the whole time we lived in Galt (2011-2014). It was helpful for my fibromyalgia and she kept my neck and shoulders worked out. I could seriously use her right now!

— 3 —

Obama. I miss having a president who was intelligent, classy, ethical, and *NOT* 45. Seriously, even my diehard Republican friends who didn’t vote for him even miss him!

— 4 —

Sugary cereal. Given that I live with my health-nut parents, Lucky Charms and Cocoa Puffs wouldn’t be allowed in the house. They’re also pretty much verboten because of my diabetes. However, I’d still give almost anything for a bowl of them.

— 5 —

My Giants being a winning team. Seriously, the freaking DODGERS are at the top of the NL West. Let’s talk about how *WRONG* that is, let alone that my boys are 40 games behind them. My #2 boys (the Cardinals) are only 6 games behind the Cubs so they could still take the division if the Cubs and the Brewers lose some games.

— 6 —

In-n-Out Burger. If you’ve lived anywhere in California, you will understand. They’re better than Five Guys, hands down.

— 7 —

Rain. We’re having an abnormally dry summer up here in God’s Country (the Pacific Northwest) and I’d like a nice rainstorm.

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