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Wordpress

Sabbatical Kick-off

Three months ago we had the best plans ever. Wait. Let me go back in time a bit. Last September I hit my five-year mark of being an Automattician — a Happiness Engineer working at Automattic, Inc. The company spoils us rotten. We get a specialized computer with a logo for our fourth year anniversary, […]

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Family

Easter 2020

Gotta admit. That was one of my favorite Easter Sundays ever. No fancy dresses, no muss no fuss. I woke up at the crack of 10 am (how lazy can one get?) so I’d be ready for 10:30 Zoom church. A few minutes later, Zeb called and we got to talk with Zeb, Bri, Mollie […]

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Friends

The Incredible Timing of Time With Friends

Looking over the past few years, today would have been the last day on the slopes for us this season. I’m wearing the shirt I generally wear while snowboarding in honor of the day, but in reality we’ve been off the slopes for almost a month now thanks to our stay-at-home status in New York […]

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Technology

Make Safe Online Purchases

I don’t know about you, but my online ordering has recently had an uptick. I’m waiting for my groceries to be delivered as I type. It’s something I have never done before. It’s really quite amazing to realize how easily we used to run to the store for small items. Can you believe I ran […]

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Family

A Whole New World

How I wish you all could meet my 86-year-old mom-in-law. She’s amazing. I think if she were young in the world today, she would be a computer programmer. But she also still has the traditional homey gifts of cooking and sewing, etc. For me that’s an either/or. I can rock a computer…but sewing? Not so […]

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Family

The Beach Playground

We are fortunate here in northern NY. I hear other places such as Novia Scotia have closed their beaches, but our beaches remain open. They are more crowded than usual, but people are doing a great job of keeping the minimum 6-foot distance. We take turns going through narrow passages on bridges and to parking […]

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Family

A New Reality

I kind of didn’t want to write about the Coronavirus. It’s filling our social media feeds and affecting all our lives, and it seems so overwhelming at times. Then again, it would be silly to go through this part of history and not document the experience. Twenty years from now when our lives are thriving […]