Originally posted 2016-04-29 02:02:53. The New Journey Begins – March 27, 2016 There was slack in the belt. I didn’t care anymore that security had a malfunction with the card reader and almost made 7 plane’s worth of people delayed. I didn’t think about the fact that I had lost a lot of t-shirts and…

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Originally posted 2016-04-23 13:24:51. The old decaying Sugar Mill we went to check out today (April 23, 2016) is located on the south eastern-ish lower area of the tiny smaller island of Nevis. There are several of these old sugar cane mills in different levels of decay and ruin all around the Caribbean, as they…

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Originally posted 2016-04-22 12:39:46. Today, April 22, 2016, at approximately 0730ECT (Eastern Caribbean Time), I had my first official “I’m swimming in an ocean!” moment. See, my virtual identity – The clumsypixie – isn’t just a cute, whimsically chosen name for Minecraft. It literally describes me in more than just two words smushed together. It…

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Originally posted 2016-04-15 14:37:17. Today was the first of probably many to come of not having internet on the island. Though I did pop online briefly at the boy’s work to send a couple of group “don’t worry messages”, I will say it wasn’t bothersome. For now. I do hope that it gets into a…

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Originally posted 2016-03-16 21:28:22. In many places around the world, the number ten is a powerful number. It’s the basis for metric increments, as everything is in 1’s and 10’s – 10mm = 1 cm, 10cm = 1dm, 10dm = 1da (the deka). For DekaSteps, it started with a simple idea. I was only able…

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Originally posted 2015-12-27 12:14:00. I’ll admit, this year has seen almost every possible known (and some discovered mid-route) iteration of myself. I’ve decided for brevity’s sake, to just give you the point-form highlighted overview of the details, and only expound on the key points. *pops in Neil Sedaka’s “Calendar Girl” and queues it up* January…

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Originally posted 2015-12-23 16:12:53. Being an adult isn’t always fun. Sometimes, you just want to have a blanket fort and watch cartoons all day long. Sadly, this past week, only 1h22m was devoted to animation of any kind, and alas, no forts were made. But… I did manage to learn a few other things in…

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Originally posted 2015-12-14 14:56:07. I’m excited. I’m going to try to contain my level of excitement for the moment, because you need the proper introduction and explanation. I, and several others, want to shout it from the rooftops. Let me back up, and start properly. I’m jumping into the midst of things, and I’m bound…

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Originally posted 2015-11-29 14:55:43. (Note: I started hand writing this November 26, so I figured you should know that fact heading into this week’s review. I was a bit tuckered out by the end of the day, as you’ll soon find out.) You’d think after typing for eight hours straight and writing over 10,000 words…

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Originally posted 2015-11-23 17:13:11. High above the land below (nine stories up to be precise), sits a nefarious creature, bent on the self destruction and ill shenanigans that only that creature could manipulate. It is a lair fit for few brave intrepid souls, and a couple of furry beasts. The heroine of our story, is…

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Originally posted 2015-11-10 11:47:04. So ‘D’ arrived during the last two days of birthday week, but as I mentioned in the last update, I was saving all of this fondness for this week’s review. There are three areas in particular that I want to share with everyone, as much of it was personal and for…

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Originally posted 2015-11-06 12:55:22. It’s been a crazy week. Crazy AWESOME! But I should back up, because I really want you to understand WHY it’s so utterly gobsmackingly fantasticalistically chalked full of woohooohooo’s and *splorts* and O.M.F.S.M. moments. Last year at this time, I was in a pretty bad situation. I had taken a room…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 05:00:13. This has been a fun week for me. On Monday, SP and I went to the National Museum of the American Indian after a delightful lunch with the hubs. It’s free, and part of the Smithsonian collection. Twice, SP and I were told by security to quiet down in there. Although…

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Originally posted 2015-10-07 02:06:14. I got to sleep in this morning for an extra hour. We had to buy a duvet during the week, as it turned bitterly cold, thanks to the pre-storm to Hurricane Joaquin. The cold weather affects the hubs intensely now, since his chemotherapy and oxaliplatin (the cancer meds that made him…

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Originally posted 2015-10-03 05:00:32. This past week was a shorter one, as the kick-off for the new #100days started on Wednesday. Still, I had a crazy busy week. A visit from a girlfriend who I hadn’t seen in exactly 5 months (minus a day), and another who was around almost daily during my “hibernation” in…

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