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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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty]

Finished wrapping presents this morning.

Placed everything in its place.

Bought the ingredients for the three dishes I’m making for tomorrow night’s dinner.

We opened stockings tonight and tomorrow morning we’ll attack the big presents – this wasn’t in the plans, but COVID shifted things a bit.

Want to hear the plot hook?

But first the news:

Picking up kids from daycare today at 1800:

“Tomten’s the Swedish gnome who brings the big presents on Christmas Eve, yeah? And American Santa Claus brings the stockings on Christmas Day, right? Well, we’ve been home all day and NOTHING’s arrived. So let’s go investigate what happened, yeah? We should’ve at least seen Tomten, but we haven’t. And we don’t have any gifts. And the stockings are empty. What do we do?”

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