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Tanya @Tdorey@mastodon.social

Been spending a lot less time online lately. More time plugged into my family. I miss my online community, but feeling very present and grounded in the real world.

Looking for a contractor to support a baby Moodle upgrade. Hoping someone might know of a baby company that might be interested.

My dad is in the hospital. He went in for treatment, but instead they are doing more tests as his health continues to decline. He is having his third spinal tap today.

We will go to visit later, but I spent the morning making the spaghetti sauce I used to make with him on the weekends as a kid. I smiled as I put in the bay leaves - always 2, I have no idea why.

It feels good knowing we'll come back to the house to the smell of that sauce simmering.

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Somehow since my move I’ve stopped listening to the CBC, which was apparently my last source of mainstream news. When someone at work referenced an incident in Florida, I was the only person who had no idea what had happened, and that seemed just fine.

My awareness of world events is filtered through a 15, 12 & 9-year old and what I read here on Mastodon.

After a long weekend, thinking about how to answer the question, "How was your weekend?"

Depending on the moment it could be described as a tough weekend facing health issues of dad and silence issues of 16-yo son. Or, it was a wonderful weekend with family skiing, laughing, puzzle building, trivia-ing, hot-tubbing and olympics watching. How many times did I answer, "OK" when what I meant was "wonderfully complicated."

I have a new big boss, an accountant who has new experience in learning or training. I quite like her except that she seems set on "figuring out this learning stuff all on her own." As the training advisor, I know I could assist her in her journey if she would ask. Then I wonder how many times I have unknowingly been her in my own life.

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Dear veterans!

It would be great if some of you would volunteer to keep an eye on and similar hashtags (you can pin them),

As well as keep an eye on your Local Timeline (no matter the server) and welcome new people onboard! There are a lot of "hello world" messages popping up, and we can all help with greeting these people and them into the herd!

Sitting in a conference room waiting for a meeting and I noticed 3 largish filing drawers labelled Grievances 1994-2007, Grievances 2008-2012, and Grievances 2013-14 respectively. Wondering how many drawers it takes to house the files from 2015-2017

I got on the train this morning and noticed it was busier than normal. Then I looked at the time, I was two trains behind normal. Oops.

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if you have a personal web log, please reply with the url!

an attempt to collect everyone’s blogs - so as to not let precious non-commercial content go unread and unnoticed - is likely the only time i’ll ever ask:

please boost this toot.

I just *almost* got a handle on forklifts & assorted certifications, now here come the cranes...

Higher ed's regulatory structures look simple in comparison!

This afternoon, I dropped my daughter at a play-date and then walked to the grocery store and then home *in the sun* looking at all the things starting to bloom.

Last night I went somewhere new on the train. Coming back, I noticed all the windows, mostly lit, some not, in a series of high rises. As we passed, I thought about each life, each story playing out within.

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If you know of an artist selling on Etsy: be sure to support them if you're ever in need of wares similar to their offering.

I just snagged 2 belt buckles and a belt from someone thanks to Etsy.

I hate finding new belts due to my preferences in a buckle.

Now I won't care ever again. These buckles should last the rest of my life.

That's how good people are.

Thanks to the internet 'local' is 'global'. Use that to your advantage.

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Please ensure your Patronage stands for another 28 days.

Many people use Patreon, Ko-Fi and other sites to afford food, housing and basic necessities.

Please try to keep the support alive.

Thinking about my cat. I’ve never in my life before had a pet. Regularly I find myself surprised how much I care for her (and how much I put up with from her.) mastodon.social/media/ToHVFoo8

It turns out that my son broke his wrist on our skating expedition. I have two boys and both have broken bones this winter.

Here's hoping the trend doesn't spread to the girls!

Yesterday I went skating for first time in a decade. Then I helped with tear down after a gym competition. This morning I felt great. Now, I can hardly move. Every muscle aches. I am sooo tired.

It’s a good tired feeling, so long as I don’t need to move more than my fingers.

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"On the fateful afternoon of April 8, 2017, yours truly was bored and decided he wanted to set up this hot new piece of social networking software called Mastodon. Little did he know how this bit of idle curiosity would affect his life months down the line.

This is the story from then to now in various pieces, as much as I can recall anyways. I don’t remember every detail but what remains is enough to write this post."


I wrote this post, I hope y'all read it.