marthabindc So. Online shopping with a five-year-old is not something I could have accurately predicted ten years ago.

B was looking through the available animals for snack bags and she didn't know what a hedgehog was.

So, to Youtube.

She almost couldn't handle how purely cute hedgehogs are. We were both drowning in adorable.

Flipping back to amazon, she had narrowed it down to a butterfly and the hedgehog. She was talking through the pros and cons of each.

A con of the hedgehog was it was "It's so cute. I don't know if I will be able to handle how cute it is. Those little FEET just POKIN OUT AT ME!!!" So, I asked, "That's understandable. Well, in the mornings, which can you imagine better, me saying 'Ok kiddo, go get butterfly?' or 'Eddie? Where is Hedgehog? Go get him.'" Hedgehog will be arriving Tuesday.
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marthabindc Oh Jesus. @sunshinethuggery & @haleygriffin311 <---- Do you want to go? (Haley, saw these guys at Ft Reno this summer w/ @sunshinethuggery. I want to marry them.) 3d

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marthabindc Sometimes I get really irritated with myself for having to catch up on work.

But mostly, I am happy to have dependable income and satisfying work.
Happy does not mean relaxed.

There are only so many hours in a week/biweek. That I lament.

I like working with a lit candle if it's night. Feels indulgent but comforting.
Tonight I light it intentionally, honoring all the friends who understand that there is only one of me, and love me despite the how long it's been since we've spent time together.

I look forward to having more time and less debt. But in order to get there, I must be here.

Don't let me fool you by omission as I share snapshots of the days here on ig. I do not have work/life flow sorted out. I am dunked fairly often, as we all are. And that's ok.

I am thankful that Neal always supports as he can with B when I ask.
And I appreciate all texts and pm chats with friends when I am not there in person.

I just kind of want to hug everyone tonight
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  •   weatherkim And we understand and hug u back. I want to clone myself to do all the ho-hum tedious crap so the real me can just love on my kids and create things and study the sky... Is that too much to ask? 5d
  •   marthabindc @weatherkim Same here. 5d
  •   photosbybonniem Oh MMC ;) I feel that need for ho hum as well...and I am always up too late after kids are in bed trying to catch up...I always "feel" behind the 8 ball...and I don't think that feeling will ever go away... So we spend a little more time in "ho hum" than we should and try our best not to feel bad about it :) xo miss you love you and will see you soon.... 3d

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  •   marthabindc @weatherkim Heading to bed but love that you shared the frustration with trying to stylize the NWS radar, your project is awesome. 1w
  •   weatherkim I'm in bed with my phone! IG is the last thing I look at every night to hopefully have creative dreams. Thanks for your ideas:-) 1w
  •   marthabindc @weatherkim You're very welcome!Hope your dreams were inspired and vivid;) 1w

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marthabindc @weatherkim - Not a great sketch, but a stylized cloud w precip reflecting the radar might key the visual. 1w
  •   marthabindc And, @weatherkim, ignore the phantom white along the left edge and shadow in the background... I was sloppy w the adobe ideas app;) 1w
  •   weatherkim I likey. Actually I had an idea formulating for a different pattern I wanted to call "Back scatter" that is kind of like what u have going on here. I definitely need to fix the golf ball /soccer ball image though (!) 1w
  •   marthabindc @weatherkim Hmmm... But it looks like that;) perhaps tilt the perspective and put the support structure peaking out... 1w

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marthabindc Tweetie: She's staying with us this month while her family is on vaycay. She is convinced the fridge door opens so she can flop in front of it. 1w

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marthabindc #regram from @weatherkim! She is turning her cornell meteorological notes into a design piece as part of a pattern design challenge for @goinghometoroost @creativelive (Kim is a DC based meteorologist with NBC 4️) 1w
  •   weatherkim Ha! Thank u! (Although it's been a little while since NBC Washington has needed my forecasting prowess) 1w
  •   marthabindc @weatherkim Are you with a particular station now or still forecasting at more than one? 1w

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marthabindc Today's lesson.

May I carry it into the week ahead. #meditation
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marthabindc Leibniz __just_wants_pets_.

I'm working at my desk and she is standing on a stool behind me, her paws on the back of my chair, making pet-me sounds and tapping my shoulder with her left paw (she heard a noise as I took the pic). #catsofinstagram #sheasks
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marthabindc For the full effect, tilt your phone so that the dining table top is level... I'm facebooking for a few minutes here on the futon and Leibniz jumps up and instantly sees Cat Hammock written all over me. 2w
  •   iolanikona So cute: 2w
  •   iolanikona Cuddles!!! 2w
  •   marthabindc @iolanikona It was so sweet. And instead of her taking a few moments to find the perfect position for cuddly cat hammock, it took her exactly one flop to get into this position. She was so happy:) 2w

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marthabindc Lord. I've used the iPad with a keyboard, for nearly a year now at the apt to save money. In order to telework, I need proper internets here. Called comcast two weeks ago, our building rep is awesome. Deepak graciously set up his old router for me last Saturday, today seeing if chrome will install on my ancient machine... If I TAP the laptop screen ONE MORE TIME... 2w

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marthabindc This WEATHER!!! It's just stunning. 2w

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marthabindc #regram from @refinery29. Robin Williams' death resonates. May he rest in peace. 2w

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marthabindc Took this to send to Neal;) She's been building a castle off and on most of the day and watched a lot of My Little Pony on Netflix (one episode rolls into the next and she's crafty about just letting it do so despite "one episode" being the deal;) We walked down to Pleasant Pops before nap today, bussed back. We ate pops and I read her all the well-wishes that came in;) The antibiotics she got before surgery gave her diarrhea but she feels really good and it seems to have nearly passed. I showed her some illustrations of her surgical procedure and she understands why she's got to take it easy and can talk about if she has pain or not and where it hurts. She feels pretty special about the whole thing;) Madeline has been the requested book since we got home yesterday (Madeline gets her appendix out and LOVES her scar;) #nomoreappendix 2w

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marthabindc All is well - appendix is out and juice has been drank;) 3w

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