dog and I
Friday

4.30.21

Friday is my favorite day. The anticipation of the weekend and everyone is already in a weekend mode so not too busy at work. I usually take Opee on a very long walk and then just ease into my day. Bliss. I started seriously writing. There is a short story in the works the preview of which you might have…

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testing placeholders
Wednesday

4.28.21

So, I got a lot of positive comments on Facebook for my writing. One comment even said that I should write a book… I am not sure that I can write a book but maybe start with a short story. Here is the beginning of one: “So, let us start the story of the protagonist’s life who is called John…

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Wednesday

4.21.21

I have an urge to make stuffed peppers. It is not often that I crave a particular food but yet here it is — the craving out of the blue. I never cooked stuffed peppers before but found a good recipe to try out. I imagine it would be like my borsch which demanded a lot of practice. It took…

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Thursday

4.8.21

I love my house! I moved here a couple of years ago from the apartment I lived in for 5 years. That apartment never felt like home and every year I was telling myself that it is time to move on. It was a beautiful apartment: a top-floor corner unit with tons of big windows. Anyone would be happy to…

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work in progress
Saturday

3.20.21

Rainy day today but we got lucky and walked between the pours. This morning we went to Rock Creek Greenaway urban trail that goes along the preservation nature area which is green and full of ducks and otters to break the monotony of going to the same urban trails during the working week. Although we have 5 trails to alternate…

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leaves
Wednesday

3.17.21

Things that I value the most: Fruit in my kitchen basket Washing dishes by hand Walking my beastie in fine weather Running My beastie jumping in my bed in the morning to cuddle Morning coffee A glass of cold water on a hot day Reading before falling asleep No rain Watching real DVDs in the evening (old school) A glass…

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heather lake
Friday

3.5.21

Beginning of March already. Time flies like crazy. I don’t know where winter has gone. It’s like it never happened. Spring is definitely here in Oregon. The daffodils are blooming full blast. The rest of the vegetation is not far behind. Everything has buds on it and they are growing at high speed. I’ve been monitoring them during our daily…

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buddha picture
Monday

2.22.21

Monday is here and it is a Monday after my week-long time off. It was wonderful not to work for a week. Tomorrow I am buying a lottery ticket. Even though I started working again it is not busy. Granted I have plenty of projects besides tech and pedagogical support of the faculty but feeling way unmotivated especially that I…

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winter is coming
Saturday

2.13.21

Snow day! Yey! It is so rare to have one here in Oregon. I am happy, the dog is happy. Happiness all around. Children are frolicking on the streets either being pulled on the sleds by their parents or sledding themselves from hills around the neighborhood. Many people are walking, including the beastie and me. Not whole a lot happened…

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Tuesday

12.29.20

There are only 3 days of 2020 left. Good riddance I say. However, despite being a horrific year for everyone I actually personally did not experience much hardship except for the fear of getting COVID. I am immunocompromised so that would be a piece of very bad news indeed. In many respects, COVID was made for me. I am a…

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