Three positive things, day fifty nine (catching up)

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Hello Friday!

The first positive thing was Aidan's first day at his first job. Yes, you read that right. The day before their mom took them to an orchard a few miles out the road. They got talking with the woman who runs the orchard when she jokingly mentioned that Aidan could come over to pick up all the apples off the ground before other people came to pick them, and he said "ok". So #awesomewife decided to use it as a learning exercise for him. Every weekday morning he has to show up at the orchard and pick up the fruit that has fallen since the previous evening, and he gets paid a few dollars for it. We're not making him cover the cost of the gas to 'n from the farm as it's only a few miles away, which is also part of why his mom agreed to it. We'll only do it for a week or two, because they were having enough difficulties juggling the week, but it's still working out to be a nice learning exercise for him.

The second positive thing was finishing a busy week at work.

The third positive thing was getting in some ukulele practice, and continuing to formulate a plan to teach the kids a tune.

Three positive things, day fifty eight (catching up)

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Thursday happened.

The first positive thing was someone posting a link to an (NSFW) interview with Amanda Palmer and two others that was part of her book tour from last year. I didn't know much of her before that, but I the interview left me very interested and wanting to know more of her work. Which led to..

The second positive thing was discovering that Ms Palmer had posted a full concert of her and some support artists from this past June.

The third thing Drupal training with my #awesomewife and her friend. Tonight we spent a lot of time talking about some things so only worked on text formats and some basic HTML, we'll get into images next time.

Three positive things, day fifty seven (catching up)

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Today was Wednesday and that meant...

The first positive thing was Kian picking up a potato from a box of spuds his mum had brought home from the store, and then just running around the house with it. I don't know whether to blame that on some genetic memory of his Irish heritage that tells him potatoes are important, or he was just being a toddler, but either way.. lol!

The second positive thing was doing a security release for a Drupal plugin/module I maintain. I'm always impressed by how much emphasis the Drupal community places on security, and it's always a pleasure to be a part of it.

The third positive thing was going bowling with my friend and coworker, Matt Goodwin, and our families. We actually focused even less on the bowling this time that we did last time, but we still had fun.

Three positive things, day fifty six (catching up)

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Today was Tuesday so that meant..

The first positive thing was my weekly ukulele class. Yes, it was fun, yes, I learned some new things, yes, I need to practice more :)

The second positive thing was that my burns from the weekend are healing, and we used it as a learning exercise for the kids - i.e. always wear sunblock, otherwise you end up looking like Daddy.

The third positive thing was deciding what my first tune would be to each Aidan and Liam to play the ukulele. More on that later.

Met some new friends

My friend Carlos.
My friend Carlos.
Carlos likes grass.
Carlos likes grass.
Jealous Carlos is jealous.
Jealous Carlos is jealous.
Aidan teaching goats how to climb.
Aidan teaching goats how to climb.
A friendly cow.
A friendly cow.
Sad cow is sad.
Sad cow is sad.
Mom, I want Boo.
Mom, I want Boo.

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Today I met some new friends. One of them, Carlos, is a Red Brahma / Red Holstein cross that's so large their measuring tape is to small and they need to get a new one, which meant he weighs at least 2,500lbs; his back was up to the top of my head, which is larger than any bovine I've ever met before. Crazy. Even when we met Carlos' brother, who's about 1,000lbs lighter, he couldn't stay away. Jealous Carlos is jealous.

I also met an extraordinarily friendly small cow (forgot to ask what breed she was, or get her name - sorry) who just loved scratches. When I turned to walk away I saw she was already crying.

Then there was a pack of piglets and their mom - one of them was hungry but the mom would just not roll over enough to let down some milk, the little thing spent several minutes trying to get something but didn't seem to be having much luck.

There were also goats, and Aidan took the opportunity of teaching them how to climb onto a large tractor tire that was left in their yard - he's helpful like that.

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