Category Archives: Holidays

Weeknote for 12/26/2021

Christmas πŸŽ… Over Christmas my family vacationed at a vintage house in a small, southern Illinois town. The house was built by the owner’s grandfather for his wife in the ’70s. They call it Arsula’s House. The owners have modernized … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/19/2021

Christmas labels πŸ™‚ I’m nearly done with the labels. I came up with a simplified version I liked and went with that. Judging by how much time that version took, simplifying was the only way I could get the project … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 11/28/2021

Christmas labels 😐 The main task of the project is rolling along. I spent my holiday time less well than I wanted, but I wasn’t too unhappy with my progress. Programming πŸ€” I spent a little too much time on … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 11/7/2021

Christmas labels 😐 My Christmas labels project was sidelined by my Christmas list. My family likes to be organized and conduct our Christmas shopping via wish lists, and we try to get them settled way in advance. But I like … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 1/10/2021

Health 😌 My post-Christmas self-isolation is done, and I haven’t had COVID symptoms. And I haven’t heard bad news from my family, so it seems that by some mixture of hard work and luck, we avoided disaster. Politics πŸ˜• My … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/27/2020

Video πŸ€” Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me gives us Laura’s side of the story. Between tasks in my travel preparations, I watched the Twin Peaks movie. Some of the actors in the retrospective documentary said they were disappointed the … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/20/2020

Life maintenance 😐 My pre-road-trip COVID test came back negative. I had to break my self-isolation for my regularly scheduled outpatient hospital visit and a couple of curbside pickups at stores, but I’d already arranged a COVID test for five … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/13/2020

Life maintenance 😌 I got my Christmas present mailed in plenty of time. This was one of those times when a deadline made me procrastinate less and not more. πŸ™„ Polyphasic sleep apparently doesn’t work for me. I’ve drifted into … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 12/6/2020

Christmas labels 😌 I finished them. On Saturday I was on the home stretch, so I pretended it was Christmas Eveβ€”the time I’d normally finish themβ€”and worked on it till morning. I’d slept earlier in the night, so it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/19/2020

Website πŸ™‚ I’m experimenting with adding text-to-speech to my site. Click the Listen button at the top of this post to hear it read by a life-like machine. I’ll probably try a few options, but this is a pretty good … Continue reading

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