You’ve Been BOO-ED!

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Two]

This is one of the very first oh so American activities I totally signed First Minion up for as soon as the sign up sheet went round – during the month of October, kids in each grade get a surprise Halloween bucket full of treats – and since I signed up so quickly, we were one of the first.

I think I got more joy out of it than First Minion.

And the twins.

“I wish you a great Halloween full of fun, mystery, and excitement.
From a fellow Bingham Farms 1st Grader!”

Instructions are as follows:

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Happy Mother’s Day Eve!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Fifteen]

Also known as one of two solid reasons why May is MY month.

FYI – May is mine.

The other reason is that it’s my birthday month.

FYI – it’s my birthday month.

But first the news:

Yesterday’s bacon lorem ipsum experiment post was care of scripts, APIs, and a bit of manual writing. I don’t think it’s interesting enough to make a daily thing of, but it’s always nice to test things.

To play.

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Have You Heard of Second Holiday Days?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty One]

It’s a perfectly normal thing here, but it’s NOT an American thing, so you can imagine my surprise EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. when it happens for Easter and Ascension day and White Sunday and Christmas.

What else happens on Mondays?

Trash day.

Therefore every time it’s a holiday on Monday, trash is picked up on Saturday and literally every single holiday – we forget.

Someday we’ll remember.

Today is not that day.

Especially since it was yesterday.

But first the news:

The thing is that when something isn’t high enough priority, it won’t happen.

Or be remembered.

Like Easter.

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Oh, THAT’S Why I Don’t Drink

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty Three]

Photo by Kym Ellis on Unsplash

I split a lovely bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon with a dear friend of mine (Hi, S!) for Christmas dinner and I think I’m only just now returning to normal functions.

As much as can be expected with the entire family about for the holidays.

I’m still figuring things out, but….

But first the news:

I’m still figuring things out, but before I do, I have to finish binge watching Netflix’s Bridgerton.

It’s positively addictive!

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Jingle All The Way

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty One]

I’m up SO FAR past my bedtime, so I’m keepin’ this one quick.


But first the news:

I don’t know if I’m streaming tomorrow.


Most likely.

What a day.

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