Everyone's doing it, so I feel like I must too. Here's a posting of some of our Christmas and Baptism pictures from the last couple weeks. I can't embed a slideshow here, so have to settle for the link.
Many friends from outside the area have inquired how we've fared through the recent disaster in Colorado. Here's an update: Our current place (rental) is fine, though the property we're building on was decimated pretty badly (it's about 2 miles from where we presently live, next to a lake on the St Vrain river). The river is normally 20-30 feet wide and 1-2 feet deep. I could have waded across it no problem a week ago. It was 200-500yds wide when we saw it a few days ago (no typo there). The shot below is our lake, but it's connected now to the river and the next lake over. The water continues for hundreds of yards to the right side of the frame. Utterly amazing. Here's the sign to our neighborhood. Irony is we just changed the street name from Dougla Drive to Waterside Ln. How appropriate. This guy tried to go around the road barriers. Bad idea. Fire department got their engine stuck trying to save him. He gets a Darwi
I took my 8-year old on a date tonight and she chose for her activity--wait for it--Walmart Bingo. She found bingo cards online and after our dinner, we commenced the hunt. The items on the card were mostly outrageous and not likely to find (including "bearded woman"), though not outside the realm of possibility; the "someone buying beer and diapers" came pretty close. Here, however, were some delightful finds I did manage to pick up, even if not on the bingo card: Teenage girl in PJ's Dude with "Shh, this is my hangover shirt" t-shirt Dude with one eye Dude with a mohawk and a mouth full of chew Guy buying worms Guy with a full 1-1/2" gauge in his ear, plus more jewelry on his lips. He looked like livestock Broken bottles on the floor in the drink aisle Mormon missionaries. Maybe they broke the drinks! Luckily they were missing the facial jewelry. Phew. A girl playing (successfully) with 3 hoola hoops at the same time ^^^M
In the midst of the worldwide pandemic we're each now navigating, we are obviously in uncharted waters in all aspects of our lives. Professionally, nearly every one of us is now working from home (WFH) full time. Though many folks have long WFH'd one day per week or on occasion, it’s a very different thing to become a full-time remote worker. Some of you are adapting to very new ways of working that might at times feel awkward. Here's some tips from those who have been doing the WFH thing for years. Routine. As much as you can, try to maintain a normal routine. That means starting the day on time, getting ready for work as you normally would. You might not be dressing up like you would for the office, but there’s mental value to the whole “getting ready” routine. If you wake up and immediately hit the laptop to start into emails, you don’t get that important ramp-up/ramp-down time in your day. Take breaks as you normally would. It’s not uncommon to find yourself si