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Very bundled kid sitting in a bucket bike at a playground.

Cold weather biking is our favorite biking. Save for maybe summer biking 🤷‍♂️

Child in a winter coat walking towards a fallen log in the woods.

Springtime adventuring.

Child climbing into an ornate window seat.

Gotta get to the view.

Man in yellow coat pulling a child on a sled through a snowy city street.

Snow day explorations

Large masonry oven.

Oven lovin’ — totally smitten

Dragons, cars, work, mills and states starting with the letter 'M'

March! February has come and gone, and March is now begun.

Things of note:

  • The car
    • broke
    • was fixed
    • broke again
    • was fixed again (this time for good, we hope!)
  • I ran the first campaign session for a Dungeons and Dragons group that I was invited to GM. I think it went pretty well! The group is a) HUGE and b) new to Dungeons and Dragons so we’re taking it slow. Doing this, and reading like a million books, has led to my really wanting to play some other games. Making the time between work and family is hard. Who new, making time to play games as an adult in this day and age isn’t wicked easy.
  • We (aka family unit) explored some of the greater Portland area, including the mills of Biddeford and Saco
  • We continue to noodle the potential possibility of one day, maybe, moving from Maine to Minnesota
  • Work-wise I’ve been focused on a lot of QA tasks as well as doing some frontend stuff. A recent project has brought me back into the world of CSS preprocessors…such feels. It looks like next month I’ll be partially focused on writing a lot of documentation which I am wicked excited about. It is probably my favorite work related activity these days
  • The migration from WebFaction to Linode is more or less complete. Linode is nice
  • I continue to poke at side projects, finishing” nothing
  • Got new glasses

Child in a winter coat and a black hat wearing a yellow backpack standing on a bridge overlooking a river and some brick mills.

Throw back to our recent exploration of some nearby mills.

Man in yellow rain coat walking a black and white dog, with a 3 year old walk through a snowy graveyard.

We went for a cold wet walk today.

Young child wearing a winter coat and a yellow backpack running along an outdoor corridor.

Exploring the mills of Saco and Biddeford.

And lo, a plague beset their house

February! We made it to the month I most commonly misspell. In mid and late January I had my doubts if we’d make it. I would like to propose that we re-schedule Christmas, or some other really big event that involves lots of decorations (namely lights) for somewhere in the middle of February.

December gets all the hoopla, January gets to ride the December hoopla-wave for a bit while February and March (poor March) get squat diddly save for the continual grind of the winter, and, this season at least, seemingly relentless colds and flu.

Beyond seasonal mope, though, the month was good. Tova launched her freelance endeavors (don’t miss her blog!) and I cleaned mine up a bit. I was invited to GM a D&D campaign (probs one of my favorite things to do, ever). There was much technical fiddling with my website. Work is going well. Aaaaand we started to read longer books to the kid. Moomintroll, FTW!

Looking back January wasn’t all that bad…we just used a lot of tissues.

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Merry Christmas you all! May it be safe, cozy, and happy.

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Wandering the old port

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A weekend of baking, birthday parties, running with friends, riding in new carseats, and books.

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Watching the the snow plows in the parking lot.

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Preparing for toddler thunderdome on this very snowy day.

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Hey hey New Hampshire 👋