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Holidailies Day 21: Survey 2.0 Posted on Dec 22, 2020, 1:12 am
I dug in the archives of Facebook for a survey I did in 2009 and added my current answers. Good times.

Holidailies Day 20: I Love My Fidget Cube Posted on Dec 20, 2020, 11:12 pm
It's the only thing getting me through the madness.

Holidailies Day 19: Duck Appreciation Posted on Dec 20, 2020, 1:12 am
I'm very tired because unpacking, and I felt like appreciating some ducks.

Holidailies day 18: I Swear, This Stuff Multiplies Posted on Dec 19, 2020, 2:12 am
Or, "what I think every time we still aren't done getting the old house cleared out."

Holidailies Day 17: Paperwork Posted on Dec 17, 2020, 9:12 pm
A sweary, ranty post about trying to get health care as a poor person...

Holidailies Day 16: Cleaning Posted on Dec 16, 2020, 5:12 pm
Trying to front-load all of my daily tasks because we are going to be spending the rest of the day doing All The Cleaning.

Holidailies Day 15: Muscles Posted on Dec 16, 2020, 2:12 am
I have them, it turns out. Also, they are very sore currently.

Holidailies Day 14: The Moving Saga Continues Posted on Dec 15, 2020, 2:12 am
I finally had enough mental energy to process some of the progress we've made in moving. Little bit rambling, but that's more than I could muster the last couple of days, so I'm counting it as a win.

Holidailies Day 13: Exhaustion Posted on Dec 14, 2020, 1:12 am
Of tiredness and Blogger doing weird formatting things that I do not have enough energy to figure out.

Holidailies Day 12: Moving Day Posted on Dec 12, 2020, 9:12 pm
Short post because moving is exhausting.

Holidailies Day 11: Prompted Posted on Dec 11, 2020, 4:12 pm
In which I answer a prompt that I gave to one of my tutoring students earlier today.

Holidailies Day 10: Moving On, Or Something Posted on Dec 11, 2020, 2:12 am
0/10 do not recommend being forced to move in the middle of a pandemic.

Holidailies Day 9: Survey Says Posted on Dec 10, 2020, 2:12 am
Last night's post was A Lot so I'm reverting to my 12-year-old self and filling out one of these old surveys.

Holidailies Day 8: No Matter What (Part 3) Posted on Dec 9, 2020, 12:12 am
Being the third (and final) part of the story of how I came out and what happened in the aftermath (good and bad).

Holidailies Day 7: Incomplete Lists Posted on Dec 8, 2020, 12:12 am
Well, at least I can cross this off my list for today!

Holidailies Day 6: Eh... Posted on Dec 7, 2020, 1:12 am
The problem with trying to write stuff daily is that I very rarely have good things to say multiple days in a row. It's like my brain needs some time to recharge in between long-ish posts.

Holidailies Day 5: The Other Shoe Drops (Part 2) Posted on Dec 5, 2020, 11:12 pm
Being the second part of the story of how I came to identify as queer and Christian, and marry a non-binary person.

Holidailies Day 4: Placeholder Posted on Dec 5, 2020, 2:12 am
Today got away from me a bit...

Holidailies Day 3: The Good Old Days? Posted on Dec 3, 2020, 11:12 pm
Being a partial telling of the story of how I moved from being a very conservative Christian woman to a progressive, bisexual Christian woman married to an enby person :) (Part 1 of ?)

A Highly Biased Definitive Ranking of Tamora Pierce Series - Tortall Edition Posted on Dec 2, 2020, 8:12 pm
This post is brought to you by the article I read on this topic that I strenuously disagreed with, both in methodology and conclusions. Obviously, the only answer was to do my own and fix the issues. All love to Tammy, whose books have kept me company for most of my life, and have provided unparalleled comfort reading in my adult years. Especially this year, when so many of my other childhood favorites don't hold up as well.

Holidailies: The Dumpster Fire Edition (Day 1) Posted on Dec 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Holidailies? Is it that time already? Bless it, that means this year is almost over! As is traditional for my first post of the year, a bit of a catch-up.

What Next? Posted on Dec 6, 2018, 2:12 am
An examination of what happened in the dark months this year and some of the things I've done to pull myself out.

Interesting Question Answered Pt. 1 Posted on Dec 4, 2018, 2:12 am
In which I relive the days of internet surveys, in absence of a deep thought for the day.

Hope Springs Eternal Posted on Dec 2, 2018, 9:12 pm
A recap of the last year and a half of my life, and some thoughts on what it taught me about hope.

Hope Posted on Jan 1, 2017, 1:01 am
Where would we be on New Year's Eve without hope?

Politics vs. Love Posted on Dec 30, 2016, 5:12 pm
I have avoided politics up until now, but I finally detached myself enough from the trauma of the dumpster fire year to speak about the issue without screaming. Particular focus on the intersection of politics and faith.

Whoops Posted on Dec 29, 2016, 6:12 pm
So close to making it 100% this year, but I have a good explanation for why I missed yesterday: I was trying to impose some order on the chaos that is my room.

Creativity Posted on Dec 28, 2016, 12:12 am
In which my mind makes a connection between Carrie Fisher, the Ghost Ship tragedy, and creative people in general.

Home Posted on Dec 27, 2016, 1:12 am
I am home after vacation. Tomorrow I have to be an adult again... sigh

Merry Posted on Dec 26, 2016, 1:12 am
Merry Christmas!

Food Posted on Dec 25, 2016, 1:12 am
Amazing food is amazing. That is all.

Chillin' Posted on Dec 24, 2016, 12:12 am
A very low-key day, and a low-key post to go along with it.

Turning Posted on Dec 22, 2016, 2:12 pm
A little bit of closure on my plans for the next few months, very happily so. Life turns on, and in this case, I am a fan.

Spirit? Posted on Dec 21, 2016, 6:12 pm
What's this Christmas spirit you speak of? Am I supposed to have some of that? I do not.

13th Posted on Dec 20, 2016, 7:12 pm
I watched 13th on Netflix yesterday, and it got me thinking. First firey post of the month (something of a record).

Holding Posted on Dec 19, 2016, 1:12 pm
First day of vacation includes... lots of phone time, paying bills, and adult stuff! Whoo hoo!

Almost Posted on Dec 18, 2016, 1:12 pm
Almost done with the madness. Sorta. Kinda.

Better Posted on Dec 17, 2016, 8:12 pm
Fun day, short post. I feel better than yesterday though, so that's a plus.

Decisions Posted on Dec 16, 2016, 11:12 pm
About the news I got yesterday, and what I plan on doing about it.

Long Posted on Dec 16, 2016, 12:12 am
A brief post.

Surveying Posted on Dec 15, 2016, 12:12 am
A post about the beginning of the end of my student teaching placement.

2016 Posted on Dec 14, 2016, 12:12 am
In which I discuss the dumpster fire, and what we have perhaps (maybe, hopefully) learned from it.

Pieces Posted on Dec 13, 2016, 12:12 am
A song that came up tonight, and a bit of a story to go with it.

Driving Posted on Dec 12, 2016, 12:12 am
What I spent most of my day doing.

Rest (Really) Posted on Dec 10, 2016, 2:12 pm
A short post, directly related to the amount of effort my brain was willing to put towards anything today.

Rest (Sorta) Posted on Dec 10, 2016, 1:12 am
I finally got a night off to relax.

Christmas in October Posted on Dec 8, 2016, 11:12 pm
Somehow, my normally Scrooge-like tendencies towards Christmas music were upended. I present theories on this seismic shift in my musical life.

Reflection Posted on Dec 8, 2016, 12:12 am
A reflection on how I don't want to write a Reflection, with a dash of the song Reflection because I associate words with music reflexively.

Cold Posted on Dec 7, 2016, 12:12 am
Cold. It is cold. I am cold. I need to remember to pack more clothes for night practices.

Why Not? Posted on Dec 6, 2016, 12:12 am
Or, why I chose to coach soccer in the midst of the craziest schedule of my life.

Of Kittens and Couches Posted on Dec 4, 2016, 3:12 pm
A tie in to my last two posts, explaining why those subjects logically fit together in my head. Kinda.

Exhaustion Posted on Dec 4, 2016, 1:12 am
Musings on the role of caffeine in my life, and why Christmas is my holy grail this year.

Fa La La La La... Posted on Dec 3, 2016, 1:12 am
A brief story of my journey to sing with my mom's caroling group this year, despite madness.

Oh, It's December Is It? Posted on Dec 2, 2016, 1:12 am
A summary of my November of minor NaNo, plus why December snuck up on me this year.

Holidailies Day 31: Equality is Not a Bad Word Posted on Dec 31, 2015, 8:12 pm
For my last trick of the month, a bit of a spitfire post about the representation of women (specifically) in pop culture and sports realms, being the two realms I exist in the most.

Holidailies Day 30: Alarm Clocks Posted on Dec 31, 2015, 1:12 am
I was not respectful of my alarm, and had a full day. The tired is great in this one.

Holidailies Day 29: Just a Little Bit More Posted on Dec 30, 2015, 2:12 am
A thought and a funny video.

Holidailies Day 28: Confessions of a Tomboy Posted on Dec 29, 2015, 1:12 am
A snapshot of my experiences with Christian modesty culture (hint: not my favorite part of my upbringing).

Holidailies Day 27: Vacation's End Posted on Dec 28, 2015, 12:12 am
A look at what lies ahead in my life, at the end of at least half of my vacation.

Holidailies Day 26: Adventures in the Kitchen Posted on Dec 26, 2015, 10:12 pm
What happens when someone not terribly experienced tries to make a brand new - somewhat complex - dish with only text message instructions to guide her? Adventure, of course.

Holidailies Day 25: Driving Posted on Dec 26, 2015, 1:12 am
One harrowing drive later...

Holidailies Day 24: Subversive Christmas Carols Posted on Dec 25, 2015, 12:12 am
Have you ever thought about the lyrics of your favorite Christmas carols? I have, at least about this one.

Holidailies Day 23: Christmas Eve Eve Posted on Dec 23, 2015, 11:12 pm
Title is unrelated. When lacking inspiration to write, write about lack of inspiration.

Holidailies Day 22: Rest and Recovery Posted on Dec 23, 2015, 2:12 am
In which I try to remind myself that rest is still a thing I need, even when there are many shiny things to do.

Holidailies Day 21: BRB, Star Wars Posted on Dec 22, 2015, 3:12 am
Got to see it tonight. Spoiler free, for another few days at least.

Holidailies Day 20: Weekend of Netflix! Posted on Dec 20, 2015, 11:12 pm
About what I've been doing this weekend, including being productive (with Netflix helping, of course).

Holidailies Day 19: Made It! Posted on Dec 20, 2015, 2:12 am
A short post about my relaxing day.

Holidailies Day 18: Placeholder Posted on Dec 18, 2015, 2:12 pm
I hold out hope that I will have time for a long post eventually. Today is not that day.

Holidailies Day 17: Of Cold and Caffeine Posted on Dec 17, 2015, 2:12 pm
Regarding the two major themes in my life today. Being a Cali Cold Wimp, and my attempts at weaning myself off of caffeine after school.

Holidailies Day 16: Wrist Problems Stink Posted on Dec 17, 2015, 12:12 am
This is a short post, because my right wrist and hand decided that they hate me. So, I'm not going to make this super long, because ouch.

Holidailies Day 15: The Brilliance of Story Posted on Dec 15, 2015, 2:12 pm
On the power of stories, as demonstrated by Humans of New York.

Holidailies Day 14: What Is Life? Posted on Dec 15, 2015, 1:12 am
The title would seem to demand a deep sort of post. Existential musings, and all... yeah, no. It's mostly just the question I've been asking myself all day as I try to remember what it feels like to have a to-do list that doesn't include homework.

Holidailies Day 13: It Is Finished Posted on Dec 13, 2015, 11:12 pm
A very tired sort of celebration of the end of my paper, and my re-emergence into the real world.

Holidailies Day 12: PROJECT FOR AWESOME! Posted on Dec 12, 2015, 12:12 pm
Project for Awesome is... well, awesome.

Holidailies Day 11: Good Guy Paul Posted on Dec 11, 2015, 1:12 pm
One of my favorite authors of the Bible is Paul. He doesn't beat around the bush, he's incredibly intelligent, and his rhetoric is both clear and convincing. Also, he's not afraid to tell it like it is when people are doing something that's messed up.

Holidailies Day 10: Researching My Life... Sorta Posted on Dec 10, 2015, 2:12 pm
In an attempt to get the juices flowing, I figured I'd break my rule about not writing about my paper (since it has taken over almost every other aspect of my life) and talk about my subject and why I chose it.

Holidailies Day 9: A Short Miscellany Posted on Dec 9, 2015, 3:12 pm
Given the fact that I am hitting crunch time with my paper (my goal is to be done with it by Friday, because I want my weekend, dammit), I figured a short post would probably be wise.

Holidailies Day 8: The Wall Posted on Dec 9, 2015, 12:12 am
I'm feeling very lacking in creativity and inspiration tonight. The obvious answer to this conundrum when I have a blog post to write is to talk about how I don't know what to write.

Holidailies Day 7: Melody Posted on Dec 8, 2015, 1:12 am
It's a music post! A list of some of my favorites from the past couple of months, with commentary on why I love them so dearly.

Holidailies Day 6: Holy Hypocrisy, Batman! Posted on Dec 6, 2015, 2:12 pm
It seems like this always pops up at least once during Holidailies. Christians in the media being so completely over the top dumb that I feel compelled to remind people that we're not all like that.

Holidailies Day 5: Cat Pictures! Posted on Dec 5, 2015, 8:12 pm
Well, I had great plans of productivity and deep blog posts today, but then Netflix happened. Now I have to get ready to be a human being for the night (as opposed to a couch potato). So instead, here are some awesome pictures of my cat!

Holidailies Day 4: Of Trophies and Belief Posted on Dec 4, 2015, 2:12 pm
I feel like the last couple of days have been nice and deep and... slightly depressing. So today I decided to talk about something that always makes me super happy: Soccer. Specifically the World Champion US Women's National Soccer team. Who are pretty much the best thing ever, in my opinion.

Holidailies Day 3: Memories Posted on Dec 3, 2015, 2:12 pm
Facebook has been doing this Memories things, where they show you posts from previous years. I actually kinda like it. I have always loved history, and looking at my personal history as recounted on Facebook is cool.

Holidailies Day 2: Late Post is Late Posted on Dec 3, 2015, 2:12 am
But here I am! Alive, mostly. Being sick + final projects + work being a constant whirlwind = tired puppy face a lot of the time.

Holidailies Day 1: Because I Can Posted on Dec 1, 2015, 12:12 am
Since I last embarked on this journey, a few things have changed. The one that most affects this endeavor is that I have, in fact, gone back to school (finally!) to work on getting my teaching credential and Masters degree. Which means that this time of year, once again, is marked not only by holiday cheer and general merriment, but also Finals.




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