Monday Meander

My hours are being cut back at work. Not really a surprise, it’s been slow. I’m a ‘special projects’ person & right now we are very low on projects. So for now I’m down to 4 days a week. This may get cut to 3 and my summer work from home is up in the air for now. 

Ah well, it was a nice run while I had it.  Guess I should switch back to the $8 bottles of wine, rather than the $11 the job has been letting me afford.



Mayhem has been using my old laptop. The one that overheats and dies all the time.  He was warned about this. You cannot leave it on all the time. It absolutely must be turned off when not in use.

He forgets this and then screams bloody murder when it cuts out in the middle of a Minecraft video.

It’s not been a source of joy for me.


Baseball seems to be settling into a sort of routine. I can be 99% certain that we will be home for meals on Mondays & Sundays and 90% of Thursdays. Fridays are more of a 50/50, with practices being suddenly scheduled sometimes for one or the other boy. Games happen on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April. In May they happen on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Except when they happen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.

So I only plan 3 meals, plus 2 days of sandwiches & salads, one day of leftovers and I just assume Saturday will be fast food since the boys always have games at different times & who knows where we will be at any given moment.


They won their games!  Mayhem’s team won 11-7 on Saturday & was rained out on Tuesday. Havoc’s team won 5-3 on Wednesday and 15-8 on Saturday.

Havoc has expressed interest in the Discworld series. Luckily for him I have the Color of Magic on kindle.  I’ve loaded it on his and as soon as he finishes the Minecraft novel he is reading he is going to move on to it.

Mayhem has found a ‘true stories for boys’ type series in his school library & is reading true stories of boys’ daring do during WWII.

Mayhem doesn’t do ‘fiction’ much.

I have a new book by Amanda Quick to review.

I finished Turtle Recall & really enjoyed it. I haven’t read the Tiffany Aching books or some of the ‘notebooks’ and side publications, nor have I read all the ‘regular’ Discworld novels (I have skipped the witches books, for whatever reason I have failed to get more than a third way into any of them) so I didn’t recognize some of the people/places/things but I wasn’t really bothered by it. I have been left wanting to reread Thief of Time, Reaper Man & Soul Music.  I suppose I need to see more of DEATH, as it were. SmileLuckily the library has them in stock.


There is this…thing.. around here, where people come up to an intersection with a red light and instead of pulling all the way up to the white line they wait further back a bit, usually an entire car length. I do not understand this behavior in the slightest but whatever. It rarely affects me or the lights.
Unless you are in a left turn lane that needs to know you are there to change the red arrow to green when the other lights go green. In which case you are SOL because the guy is too far back to trigger it.
Today I got behind such a guy. He left well over one car length between him and the white line and so the main lights went red and then to green without triggering the left turn light. This did trigger a lot of honking from the people behind me, but guy refused to pull up. When yet ANOTHER light cycle went by with no left arrow the guy behind me pulled out and then pulled in front of the guy ahead of me (Plenty of room available) and the guy ahead of me rolled down his window and lost his mind shouting at the guy who was behind me.
But then the green arrow was at last triggered and we all blasted our horns at idiot in front of me.
Possibly the funniest thing I have seen in awhile.

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