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Lots of finishes

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It's another quiet one here in my little corner of the Fort but I think that is to be expected right now with my neighborhood continuing to stay home. I will say that things feel different however. The energy about feels like life is going to start picking back up again. Don't quite know how I feel about it because I don't want things to get moving too quickly and jeopardize August. What did the girls and I do this last week? If things had gone as planned Serra and Preston would have represented Colorado in the National Science Olympiad Tournament this weekend. Instead schoolwork officially ended for the girls on Friday and this next...

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Eating the elephant

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! This morning I am thankful for sleep. This last week was finally a restful one with sleep coming deep and naturally instead of being a fight as it is most nights. This morning things are looking a little gloomy in my corner of the Fort so far today but ever since seeing Monet's Winter collection I've been looking for different colors in it. Thursday's odd winter spell here made it feel like I was actually driving through one of his paintings and it was beautiful. So what trouble did I cause last week? Amanda finally got the band patches that she was waiting for so a good chunk of evening time was spent completing her...

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A close, my birthday and gratitude

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Already a bit of a busy morning here with laundry spinning and kitchen cleaned up but I'm following the Sooner Rule: The sooner the work is done the sooner we can have fun. Granted fun today for me is having NFL Red Zone on and working on the tapestry so that might not be very exciting to others. What happened in my little corner of the Fort this last week? It was the culmination of Amanda's marching career. Two Silvers and two Golds at State Championships and a first ever appearance at Bands of America with an 8th place finish. We're going to be handling a lot of 'lasts' this year but for the next...

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Show prep and the end of the season

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I don't know about anyone else but this week has flown by. Maybe it's the time change and the additional evening dark that I'm not used to yet. Six in the evening feels like nine and I miss seeing the sunrise. So what did I do with this week that disappeared when I wasn't looking? Been doing a lot of tatting to get ready for the Holiday Market with Makerfolk on December 21st. I figure that if I make at least one pair a day I will have a good selection by then. Rapunzel and I busted out a new scarf. I measured the silk for this with a different color plan in mind but...

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A bit of this and that

Good Morning and Happy Sunday Internetland! I wanted to get up and actually use the time change well but instead of course slept in. Here's hoping the week is more productive than just extra rest. How did the week go? Instead of going to Colorado Springs we stayed in during the snowstorm that actually did come, I was rather doubtful after the sunny afternoon we had on Monday. Word came down from the Colorado Bandmasters Association on Saturday that regional competition scores would hold for State making Fossil Ridge back to back champions. Amanda's goal was to win regionals just in case something like this happened but it still feels a little weird. Now I'm actually glad for the Bands...

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