Laura’s Notes and Links: No big essay today

I woke up this morning with a sore throat and immediately took a COVID test. Negative. How many COVID tests have you taken this year? I don’t even need to read the directions anymore. Will these morning COVID tests, whenever we have allergies or a little sniffle, never go away? 

I probably just have the usual bug that one gets from working with small children with fingers up their noses. Because I don’t have enough on my plate, I started subbing in the local schools once a week. The kids are adorable, and it’s nice to have one day away from the computer. 

When I’m there, I run around all day with no time to check social media. Seven hours without taking a hit from the Internet bong is actually really nice. I’m surprisingly cool without being Always Online. Who knew?

Anyway, that’s a long way of saying that I’m not feeling super well today or very creative, so I’m just going to pass along some thoughts and links today. 

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5 thoughts on “Laura’s Notes and Links: No big essay today

    1. My honest but unpopular opinion is that certain items (stuff like ravioli and dumplings) are most efficiently prepared under factory conditions.

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  1. Husband and I had symptoms the same day, 1.5 days after we got back from NY. I tested positive right away, but it took my husband 5 days to test positive. Just FYI and be careful.

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  2. Laura wrote:

    “When I’m there, I run around all day with no time to check social media. Seven hours without taking a hit from the Internet bong is actually really nice. I’m surprisingly cool without being Always Online. Who knew?”

    I’m a family scheduling minimalist, but we somehow have the following going on:

    –high schooler playing tennis (three practices a week plus competitions)
    –high schooler’s random senior stuff
    –religious education for 4th grader
    –me participating in a college course…for the first time since Bill Clinton was president (3X a week plus homework)
    –me seeing a Russian tutor for the first time in about 11 years.

    Since August, I’ve written 7 women who are political prisoners in the Russian Federation, have gotten replies from 4, and have gotten a lot of replies from 2 of them. I also occasionally google them to see how their legal situation is progressing.

    Sasha has been in jail for anti-war activity since March 31, 2022.

    When the dust settles, I’m going to write another 2, wait a bit, write another two, etc.

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