Daily Life

– Ginger made this luminous plant sculpture several years ago. It’s recently appeared more prominently in the bedroom following a tidy-up

Ginger – Breakfast at Denny’s.

Breakfast at Denny’s – Ginger, immersed in her phone.

Breakfast at Denny’s – Breakfast, our first meal out in over a year.

A cuppa and two biccies – what better way to celebrate my second COVID jab?

Tidying away – After one thousand miles of driving, two nights away, and three live-streamed services, I get a chance to tidy away the AV equipment. It’s been a busy Holy Week. Two-minute read

I have my COVID-19 jab booked – Who knew? My age, health, and profession mean I am in the current tranche of vaccination recipients.

Packed and Ready to go – The Bishop’s staff were delivering the second of two training events for new vestry and church leaders this Saturday morning. Like most meetings nowadays, it was on Zoom. I got to be slide master, and we all gave 10-minute talks to introduce ourselves and let the folks know how we can help them. As soon as we’d finished delivering the morning’s training I was ready to get changed and head out of here! Two-minute read.

New work profile picture – It’s time for a new profile picture for work — the old one was taken in 2011, ten years ago. How did that happen?

Snow February 2021 – The snow was really fine and fluffy. Very easy to work with. Though I must confess, Ginger cleared the pathway down the drive. +1

Snowy Feat – I just couldn’t resist giving it a try. Despite it being around 13°F (-10°C) it wasn’t too cold. I ended up spending around 20 minutes outside clearing the snow off the front deck and path.

Snowy backyard with chairs gathered around the fire pit – It got cold. -13°F (-25°C) cold. Yes, we had a couple of short power cuts, but they were a minor inconvenience. Fortunately a week or so before the cold snap we had our furnace replaced with a new high-efficiency model. +1

Cold – Ho hum – It is 0°F (-17°C) outside, and we’ve just been told that there are going to be ‘rolling’ blackouts of 30-60minutes. Yay.

Snow day gear repairs – I’m usually pretty easy on my equipment, but recently I’ve got careless and damaged three items of my backpacking gear. Today I removed my temporary duct tape fixes and applied permanent repairs to my underquilt protector and rain skirt. One-minute read, +5

Any day that starts with bacon has to be good… I start every day with bacon.

Today is a triple espresso + Mountain Dew type of day…

So Grammarly tells me it detected a new tone in my writing last week — ‘negative.’ Now I need to get started on ‘sarcastic’ and ‘antagonistic.’

Recycling – It’s been a long time. We bribed one of the kids to do it earlier in the year; at that time, there was a huge amount because it included all the packaging for Ginger’s studio remodel.

Working and bopping – Preparing some social media posts ready for Christmas. I’ve just got to get a week’s worth of evening prayers prepared and scheduled, some loose ends to tie up, and I can take a week off work.

Geek Moment – Recently my computer of nine years died, and I decided to replace it with a gaming laptop (right).

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