Happy Mother’s Day

Big spider with lots of babies.

GAAD 2024

GAAD logo in navy

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and you see companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google post about how they are making things more accessible for their users1.

It’s good to see major companies doing this as it helps everyone. I just wanted to take this time to remind you that you can do your part by making your website a little more accessible.

A good place to go is WebAim and looking at the page on accessibility for designers. After reviewing the guidelines, you can checkout this page of accessible website examples.


  1. I did not mention Sonos↩︎

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My chemex broke. I don’t think I will be replacing it anytime soon.

A chemex coffee maker handle. The rest of it is shattered glass in the garbage.

Number of workouts May 2024

So, I’ve been feeling less than great the last couple of months and I’ve been wondering why.

Turns out that I’ve been really neglecting my workout routine the last couple of months. I know that I feel better if I get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day, but I haven’t been making it a priority.

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Getting sleep when you can

Memoji of me sleeping

I was feeling really run down the last couple of days due to allergies and lack of sleep. Isn’t is so amazing how coughing and sneezing can keep you up at night. Tonight, I figured I would try to get some better sleep and look up some resources on how to do it.

How to Sleep Better
I enjoy the posts on wikiHow because of the illustrations and how they break it things down into individual steps that you can do.
20 Tips for How to Sleep Better
I like linking to organizations because they don’t have any ads before you get to the information or links that say Click Here for production information. I’m sure that you can find something on this list that you can do in your own life.
How to Sleep Better
I like this article because it has more details on how the tips actually contribute to better sleep.

Well, I’m hoping to get back into writing regularly. Tomorrow, I’m going to be writing a little bit about exercise.

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Not feeling well today because of lack of sleep and allergies. Going to post more tomorrow.

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My kids say I drink weird. What do you think?

Keep on going

Sometimes, it’s hard to think about how to make it through the day. I’ve had my moments where I thought the world would be better without me.

I’m lucky to no longer have those thoughts play around in my mind as they did back then.

I’m not going to say that my life is perfect now, but I will say that it has gotten better. I have a better understanding of what kind of solution I was thinking about and how it really just makes things worse.

It’s not over. This world needs you and things can get better, but not without you in it.

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🎡 Louden Up Now - !!! - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Hemispheric Views had another great episode of their podcast. This one was about the perfect album. Defining perfect as an album that you can listen to without skipping tracks and just enjoying. Since the initial release of the podcast, people have been blogging about what they feel is good.

Louden Up Now - !!! poster

I’ve thought about a couple albums but one that comes to mind right now is Louden Up Now by !!!. I bought this album while I was in college on a whim and I find myself putting it on when I’m feeling particular angsty or frustrated.

It is ** extremely explicit ** and puts my frustration into words with a beat. But, after the album is over, the anger is disrupted and I feel like I can move on.

Of course, sometimes I just feel like listening to Pardon My Freedom on repeat and letting the world just float on by.

But I feel that it’s the other tracks that jostle me out of that feeling as it becomes a little absurd with the lyrics and the beats are just erratic enough to shake me out of a funk.

It took me a while to find other information about this group online because I thought they only had one album and the fact that looking up !!! didn’t work in the search engines that I was using because of the wildcard nature of their names.

I highly encourage you to check out the listing of Perfect Albums that Robb Knight put together.

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Take a break

I’ve been thinking about what to write for this day during Mental Health Awareness month.

And, it came to me.

Sometimes we need to take a break.

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