12/12/17: Daily Post

A very happy birthday (yesterday) to my Grandfather, who turned 96!

Yesterday, I spent the morning tutoring in Magdalena.  I am trying to get in as many hours as I can this week, as it will be my last week until the second week of January to earn money.  I tutored the usual lineup of AVID, Math Analysis and Chemistry.

At lunchtime, I went back to Socorro, bolted a quick meal, and then ran to the Senior Design Presentations.  Overall, this fall’s presentations were good, and there was a lot of great discussion and guidance for the future of these projects.

In the afternoon, I commuted home.  I spent the afternoon grading some homework for the instrumentation lab.  I have a few changes to make for next year’s assignments, but overall, I am reaching a steady state position with that class, finally.

In the evening, I cooked quite a few meals for our travels next week.  I will cook a few more on Friday, but I’m almost ready to go.

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12/3/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was a relatively routine day.  I did some grocery shopping and cooking, then cleaned the kitchen when I was finished.

I did go for a brief run, only making it one mile before it became dark.  I don’t like to run in the dark, but I don’t mind walking in the dark.  I walked back to a park near my house and did three chin ups before walking home.  I’ve never done three, but yesterday I was able to do two in a row, then rest for a second before doing the third.  I was pleased with that!

I did one 15 minute varsity tutoring session to help a student with their fractional exponents problems.  It took me a minute to work through them, but once I figured out the trick, it was no big deal.

Other than that, it was an uneventful day.

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11/23/17: Daily Post

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and I think we had a good time.  We started out the day by cooking what needed to be cooked to take with us for Thanksgiving dinner.  We have quite a few food allergies, so we tend to bring our own food to these types of events.  We made mashed cauliflower (instead of mashed potatoes), turkey, cranberry sauce (using real cranberries, not just a can), mixed vegetables (squash, zucchini, onion, and eggplant), yams with green chile, pumpkin bread (using coconut flour and a sugar substitute) and so on.  It was all really good.

We went to my brother’s house and had Thanksgiving dinner with our families there.  That is always a good time.  It was chaotic but fun, as it always is!

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11/4/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I went to Sabbath School and Church at the Rio Rancho Seventh-Day Adventist church.  Overall, it was a good time.  Next week, I will lead the Veteran’s Day service.

In the afternoon, I did some writing.  I caught up on my NaNoWriMo project, though did not get ahead (which I had intended to do yesterday.)  I was able to put in around 3000 words though, which caught me up to where I need to be.

In the evening, I went for a 2.7 mile run, though it was not at a fast pace.  I did enjoy running though, as I have not been running in over a month.  I will try to go for another one sometime today as well.

In the late evening, I spent some time doing housework.  I cooked quite a few meals, and ran several loads of laundry.

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9/24/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a six mile run.  It felt good to get back out there and run again, as it had been almost two weeks.  I might have been able to run little farther, but six miles seemed like a good place to stop.

After my run, I worked in my garden for about two hours.  I weeded the sweet potatoes, harvested tomatoes, beans, okra, squash and peppers, and also cut some high weeds (with pruning shears) that were growing in the row.

In the afternoon, JoAnna and I chatted a bunch, then went to the junkyard.  At the junkyard, we picked up another gas cap for the Crown Vic.  I bought a cheap-o one from Walmart, and it didn’t seal properly, so hopefully, this one will do better.

In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna and then finished up our grocery shopping for the week.  When we returned home, I did a bunch of cooking and then called it a night.

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9/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going on a 4 mile run around my neighborhood.  It felt good to get back out there and run, as Saturday was pretty lazy.

After that, I did a little housework before meeting with one of my students on Varsity Tutors.  We had an hour and a half lesson in Physics.

In the late afternoon, JoAnna and I did some grocery shopping, and went on a quick date to Whole Foods for dinner.  We sat outside and chatted until well after dark, before heading home.

In the evening, I did some cooking and finished processing the green chile from last week.  I had peeled all of it, but had not yet run all of it through the food processor.  Now, it’s all finished.

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8/27/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent most of the day in an amateur radio class hosted by the Rio Rancho Seventh Day Adventist church.  I was not expecting that to happen, but it did.  As it turns out, several folks I know were leading a class at the church for the Pathfinders; some of the teachers didn’t know I knew amateur radio and some of them weren’t from the church and didn’t know I attended this church.

However, I did start my day out with a 4 mile run, and, while the time was awful, it felt good to get back out there again and run.  It had been three weeks since my last run.

In the evening, I cooked, cleaned and shopped.  I changed the cat boxes, added salt to the water softener, and played with my weather station to try to get it working.

Overall, it was a busy day.

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