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Every year I make some resolutions, and sometimes they stick and sometimes they don’t. (2014: 20% success rate, 2015: 0% success rate. 2016: at best, 33%, 2017: 50% 2018: 37.5%) In line with what I[…]
I was waiting for a call from the car salesman today to tell me he had the model I wanted. Instead, about two pm he called to say that not only did he not have[…]
The girls greeted us this morning to tell us they’d made a winter wonderland in their toy room. They’d accomplished this by pulling apart the polystyrene packaging of my wife’s new food processor into thousands[…]
Every year the whole of the US comes out to celebrate my wife’s birthday with fireworks and parades. The pandemic put a dampener on mass gatherings but there are still rockets going off late into[…]
I made Destroyer ride her bike to the Dane today. It’s a cafe up on 80th, five blocks north and uphill all the way from our house. When La Serpiente managed that, it was a[…]
I had a steady state run to do today; that involved warming up for 10 minutes, then doing 10 more at about five minute km pace, and then slowing down and cooling off.
La Serpiente’s gym teacher came over this morning to give her unicycle assessment. This required our daughter to get on her unicycle, travel 50 metres and dismount gracefully. It was another grey Febjuly day in[…]
Destroyer’s birthday came today, and bless her heart, instead of boisterously waking up the house as early as possible as La Serpiente would, she slept in, and then gradually increased in excitement through the day.
I worked all day today, with hardly a break. I got a single chance to go for a walk around the block between meetings, but otherwise it was call after call after call, until my[…]
Today we had two parties for the girls, with different friends visiting in the morning to dress up and play in the house, and then in the afternoon a hungover friend brought round her daughter[…]
It rained today, a fine drizzle from start to finish, so to try to keep the girls from a total meltdown I took them each out, in turn, to walk around the neighborhood. On the[…]