Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred

[Today Was SO Much Better]

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TOTALLY went to bed angry last night and woke up angry and got the kids off to their respective locations angry, but then we had to drive forty five minutes each way to take the car to the dealership to remove a couple of rocks from a wheel.

And despite my best efforts we had a constructive healthy conversation.

But first the news:

I’ve been going doing downhill for the past few days, but I couldn’t figure out why. Then yesterday morning boy twin wanted to wear a dress.

And I let him.

And P freaked out because he was worried about BoyTwin’s safety.

And I pushed back because it’s the Netherlands and he’d only be at daycare and it’s his choice.

We had a MASSIVE fight.

And it sort of resolved, but we still went to bed angry last night.

And then….

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Dutch Lock Down Day Ninety Nine

[Today Was Not a Good Day]

Today’s official title makes that song start in my head like an earworm that won’t die and that sucks because today was NOT a good day. Starting from the moment I woke up.

No, actually, starting from last Thursday.


But first the news:

I’m not actually ready to talk about it as the big explosion happened only today with the past few days being this weird, tense, anger that left me sniping and impatient.

And now it’s WAY past my bedtime – that witching hour where everything sucks and nothing’s okay and guess I’ll go eat worms.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Fifty One

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I just finished N. K. Jemisin’s The City We Became and I’m absolutely in love.

With the story.

With the concept.

With the point of view.

She. Is. Brilliant.

But first the news:

I fell in love with N over her Broken Earth trilogy – every single book in the trilogy won a Hugo – and my only complaint is that when I finish each book, I’m in shock for a few days.

Well, not so much in shock as I’m a bit mopey.

Well, mopier than usual.

Well, depressed but in a way that I can point to the exact reason and it’s not as debilitating.

So that’s where I am.

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Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms.

To continuously create and foster an inclusive environment in the Fedora community, it’s important to respond to the needs of existing contributors and users, and welcome new contributors and users from diverse backgrounds.

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