Life Update

I’m Karen J. McLean, and here is your Karen’s Life Update for the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2022:

I heard the birds greet the dawn this morning, the first time this year. I am usually at my desk at dawn, and today was the first time they sang and I heard them. Spring is here, regardless of the weather forecast.

Trying out a new morning routine here, Chez McLean. Doug left Piper in the kitchen when he left for work. As she continues to age, it has become pretty much impossible for me to be at all productive with a geriatric border collie trying to boss me around because she’s bored.

I love her to bits, and I also have things to do — like online meetings and writing and stuff that requires what little concentration I can muster.

My plan is to spend quality one-on-one time with her when I go collect her after lunch. So if this works, it will be beneficial to both of us.

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Currently Listening To: Duran Duran’s “Rio” on Apple Music’s ’80s Dance Party Essentials Playlist

Currently Reading: Sarah Polley’s Run Towards the Danger.

Current Hat: Brown Walden Pond ballcap featuring Thoreau’s sketch of a scarlet oak leaf.

Current Writing Project: A short memoir piece about the summer of 1989, to be submitted to my local critique group and then on as part of my application for a Canada Council grant.

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Day 24 of the March SOLSC 2022

This post was created as part of Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life Challenge

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Do You Wordle?

I do the Wordle puzzle every day, and post it on my Facebook so that my fellow Wordlers in my Friends list can compare and contrast.  I think it’s fun.

Naturally, not everyone out there is a fan of this year’s most popular online word puzzle.  And that’s okay.  There are plenty of things in this world that I’m not particularly interested in, either.  (Like NASCAR.  I don’t get it.  And that’s okay.)

But what’s not okay is people complaining about people posting their scores on their own social media feeds.

My friend and I were talking about this today, and she actually had someone say something to her face.  With everything going on in this world, people are so offended by an innocuous little graphic and a handful of characters, that they confront and try to control someone they know, instead of controlling what they look at, if it’s really that upsetting?

People.

Cranky people.

Cranky people making me cranky.

CRANKY has six letters, so that can’t be the solution.

Must be LEAVE.


Day 22 of the March SOLSC 2022

This post was created as part of Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life Challenge

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