After a busy week, it is Saturday and our living area looks like a bomb went off. And there is the cat sleeping in the middle of homework & work clothes & steel toed shows &my glasses (!?) Part of me wants to start sorting it all, resetting for the week ahead, and part of me wants to follow the lead of the cat and just find a cozy place to curl up in the mess. #smallstories https://mastodon.social/media/WYRvrbJLotdba6yzvE
I've been thinking about utopian views of technology for the last couple of days. And then I saw this.
It is not technology that has the ability to affect change, but the folks who use it to break the existing rules, against all odds, in a world stacked against them in small ways and in small corners... HT @14prinsp
#thisday I started early washing floors. After two trips to the dump we loaded the inside & top of the car. I travelled with the two reluctant travellers. The cat cried the whole way. The 14-yo boy was resigned. But several hours later, the same boy was spinning around on a cart in on empty Ikea parking lot. Smiling.
As I go to sleep on the floor in an almost empty house, I look over & see my grandma’s painting on the wall. Smiling. https://mastodon.social/media/0a_MrVRhLvp5MCkS_eI
Laura told me to look up! and notice the clouds. I told her to look down! and see our friends. (That must be why I have no pictures of those clouds.) Truly wonderful #cito17 https://mastodon.social/media/pOPjDYILon6LEs6x8P4 https://mastodon.social/media/qliVIAId2YdZnUUour8 https://mastodon.social/media/lHss38GCDLinc1eI5qY
A day at home with no obligations! And brunch my favourite meal to make because it only happens when there is time. And after brunching while camping, brunching at home was pure ultimate luxury! https://mastodon. #smallstories #bigmeals social/media/tR4Hve3xezxmsTxpItg https://mastodon.social/media/YW67FeaJNq8jDQjnOdc
I have a place I walk when I need to think. As I pass the smallest flowers and the trees, both grand and broken, the active thoughts in my brain slow. Sometimes I then hear a quiet truth from deep inside. This time it whispered, "It hurts to feel invisible."
#smallstories https://mastodon.social/media/7HuOodp2qfgEWcFM9mQ https://mastodon.social/media/w49XhXHvihVCb5mW2Aw
really great! but... hoping I can ask some questions - in what both of your writings, there is a "Tweet this" - Did do pick those? Did you know that they were there? Any thoughts on this practice? (Seems to me the opposite of developing critical anything?)
I was poking around discourse and cam across someone doing a survey & one more reason to love this community - people expressing concern over the use of a Google product (Google forms).
Whether we are using Google products or not, we sure as heck should be thinking about their use and having conversations about the impacts. https://mastodon.social/media/3dm3XWZyLNe13U2gD3s
I've been feeling sad about things lost this week. Then we received an unexpected package from my (ex) mother-in-law.
Beaded graduation slippers for my oldest daughter and a new atigi (summer jacket) for my youngest girl. The fabric is printed with hearts that say: love me, hug me, be mine.
So I wrestled with PHP, FTP, Git and CSS (Oh the CSS!) to add the sidebar and top info I know I need on my site.
The result? One fantastically busy and ugly site. I cant decide if I hate it or love it. But I built it - and you can't get something like *this* off the rack 😂
Been thinking about the supporting roles that I've played. Realized that I have 17 years of supporting other folks reach their goals across *many* difficult situations.
Then I came across this - Words that stuck out were "now and then." Maybe it oughtn't be a full-time job. https://mastodon.social/media/a0K77fbyllXl1zoq990
Been struggling with exhaustion lately. Not sure if it's the long winter, lack of a pressing emergency or my d*#m thyroid. But today I noticed that both my apple tree and ornamental cherry were filling my windows with blooms. A little delayed, but seemingly more vibrant than in other years. Hoping that after a good period of rest I too will burst back to life.
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