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Happy Birthday, Emily!

Thirteen years ago today, a little kitten made her way into the world. Little did she know that ten weeks later she’d be moving to North Carolina to get her very own human, who would proceed to keep her through several moves including one to another state. And today she’s still going strong, being happy and showing the love she has inside.

Happy birthday, Emily Frost! I love you!


Day Zero Reboot: Week 2

The List:

In my own defense, it was a weird week this week too, which is why I didn’t get a whole lot done on the Day Zero Reboot project. Maybe starting it right across the Independence Day holiday wasn’t the greatest of ideas, but there really wasn’t any other way for me to have it end on the date it does. (In fact, I’d actually written the list about a month before I started the project, but delayed the start so that I could have it end then.)

But it’s time for an end to the excuses, and I didn’t get nothing done this week.

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Day Zero Reboot: Week 1

This has not been the best first week of a Day Zero project.

In my own defense, it’s been a bit of a weird week, primarily driven by some events at work; put bluntly, the work-life balance got shot all to pieces. Fortunately, though, the situation in question has now been settled. As I write this, I’m on a four-day weekend, and the plan is to use this to bring things back under control. That today is the beginning of Camp NaNoWriMo should definitely help.

Another thing that should help is to update the few items I can.

3. Train as a tax preparer.

I emailed one of the local tax companies about a class that starts on September 11th but I have not yet heard back. One goal for this week will be to follow up with them.

18. Complete 150 shifts with cat rescue.

I’m in a bit of a holding pattern on this as, while I’m still listed as a volunteer with Half the Way Home (and definitely still want to volunteer with them), I’m not able to easily reach any of their current locations. I still intend to pursue this, but this week I also sent an email to Planned PEThood (whose office is on one of my alternate routes to and from work) to see about volunteer opportunities with them. My second goal for the week will be to follow up on this.

99. Make a weekly update each Saturday.

Here’s the first update!