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Quarantine and the Ukulele

Remember that thing that was making me cry over the summer?  I wrote about my ukulele journey, the difficulties I was experiencing and some of the wins I was getting back in the summer.

I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t been as consistent with the practice as I should be or could be but I have kept at it and during quarantine I produced almost something that sounds like music.  Complete with video, keep reading!

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Extroversion in the Time of COVID19

Where are my fellow extroverts?  How are you holding up?  Me?  Ehhh.  I have good days and I have bad days.  In my last post I talked about some of the benefits I’m seeing from this current situation but as we’re winding down week 3, I’m struggling.  I’m not going to lie, it has been really hard to stay in the house.

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When the world went quiet…

This month man….amiright?  I’ve been thinking a lot about how this month has changed in such a short period of time.  In the span of 48 hours I went from teaching in a classroom to remote learning which meant that I had work differently than I had ever done it before.

Interestingly, I sent an email to my supervisor back in November about setting up distance learning for our school as a way to help students with credit completion or other school attendance issues, so it seems that my wish (?) has come true.

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Follow “The Voice” in Frozen II

If you haven’t seen Frozen II yet, I’m going to guess you do not have a young (or maybe not so young) female child in your life but I would highly recommend everyone see this movie.  I will be the first to say that I am not obsessed with Disney, I have friends that have been to Disney more times in the past 4 years than I’ve been in my whole life.  The Munchkin, at almost four, has only been to Disney while she was still baking on the inside and we didn’t even know she was a she.  However, this movie had so many good lessons for the adults wrapped up in an entertaining movie that even the Mr. is excited to pre-order it.

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**Note: Frozen and all related material are property of Disney, I’m just a woman, wife, and mom who thinks the messages in this movie are awesome.  I have tried not to include specific spoilers but if you haven’t seen it by now that’s not my fault ;-)**

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The Fifth Principle (UU Series #6)

I am continuing my discussion and dissection of the UUA seven principles this week with the fifth principle which reads:

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large

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The Fourth Principle (UU Series #5)

I took a few weeks off to complete my 2019 in review and 2020 goals so this week I’m going to continue my UU series with the fourth principle:

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

You can read about the first, second and third principles as well.

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2019 in Review

December saw two waves of the stomach bug hit the household.  One for the Munchkin and I and then a second for just me (I know, I’m lucky, right?!).  Hearning a three year old say “hold me mama” while she dry heaves is one of the worst things I’ve had to experience as a parent.  I felt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain away but it is what ultimately made me take some weeks off from posting.

As we finish off 2019, I’m going to take a break from my UU series and write the obligatory “year in review” and “goals for next year” posts.

@insidethemessylife

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The Third Principle (UU Series #4)

In continuation with my 8 week series (with a week off for Thanksgiving), I am discussing the 3rd principle this week:

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations 

This principle outlines how people should interact with each other and what we should do with one another.  This principle focuses on the congregation but I believe that this is something worth bringing into all areas of life.

Accepting and encouraging one another is important in working towards the greater good and allowing all of us to be our best selves.

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