Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Things have been a bit busy around here, not sure if you could tell. You’ve probably noticed that I am behind on my blog reading (again). One crazy (work) week (or two) and I am hopelessly behind on my Feedly. I’ll catch up, I promise. (Also, maybe it’s time to take some advice from my friend Anne and reduce my reading list a bit.)
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Yesterday was my aunt’s funeral. All day, I thought about her and the funeral service and yes, also about the fact that I wasn’t there. It was clearly bothering me subconsciously, as I had some strange, funeral-related dreams the night before. I wish I could have been there, but the timing was just very inconvenient between fieldwork, other work commitments, a long-planned race weekend, and a scheduled medical procedure … although, when is a funeral ever convenient? Never! If only my participation in such things wouldn’t involve a transatlantic flight. I had a lengthy discussion with my family and they agreed it would make more sense to come to visit in the spring when we could all spend more quality time together. Still, it was weird not to be there.
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I mentioned in my Currently post in January that I was going to try out laundry detergent liquidless eco sheets, and so I did. I bought some from Earth Breeze and I am pretty impressed so far. I cannot tell a difference between the use of these sheets and regular liquid laundry detergent, but I am a big fan of the small and eco-friendly packaging. I will say though that I have no specific feedback (yet) on how well they do with tough stains. I’ll give a more thorough review after I’ve used them for a while longer.
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We’ve had freezing temperatures again here in Northern California this week. There was actually the possibility of snow in the valley, which is not unheard of but very rare. We haven’t seen snow yet but we had a bit of graupel come down in the evening and lots of wind again through the night. Southern California has a blizzard warning. The weather is officially crazy.
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Today I’ll be running some last-minute errands and packing for my race weekend. I’ll be hanging out with some of my Streakers365 friends and, most importantly, Tanja for the next few days. I hope travel will be easy and that I am not going to get stuck along the way. The weather-related issues around the country are no joke.
How was your week?