Another new year…

2022 is here, and I think we can all agree a change of pace is needed from the last two years. The pandemic has been exhausting, especially for healthcare workers, parents, and educators.

New Year’s Eve was fun in the Tracy house. We travelled to the lake to get a change of scenery. The lake provides quiet solitude; a place to operate at a slower pace. It provides more opportunity to just look and take in the environment. I saw so many stars last night!

As soon as I got there, I had to do the yard. We haven’t been up to the place in a few months and leaves completely covered the lawn. I was able to use the mower to get rid of most of them, finish them off with the blower. (It’s electric, I have a huge distaste for the volume of gas powered blowers) While finishing it off, I found a tiny snake. Not sure what type it is, but I took a picture

Here he is, not more than 7” in length

We told Thomas he could stay up to ring in the new year, around 8:00pm we realized this was a mistake. We were so tired from being with him and being up all day that it wasn’t a given we were even going to make it to 10:00 before falling asleep. Parenthood y’all, it’s absolutely exhausting!

The neighbors did fireworks a little after 8 that night. It was fun to watch Thomas enjoy as the colors exploded overhead.

Here is an incredibly terrible picture of some of the fireworks. They were much MUCH better than my one picture I thought to take can show.

After the fireworks I got a fire started with the idea that it would help propel us to midnight. Thomas was beginning to realize how late midnight was and decided he was fine with doing his “New Year Countdown” at 10:00pm. Thank Goodness!

I wish all who read this a happy and healthy 2022. Let’s hope this year allows us to see the light of the end of this pandemic.

Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend

Saturday Morning wake up

Pinhoti Section 7

Christmas evening

I never post pictures of myself. I’ve always been very self-conscious of how I look. I want push myself to share more. Here I am.

Afternoon Croquet

Apple looks to switch Mac architecture to ARM.

Ars Technica:

sources close to Apple who say that Apple is on track to introduce Macs running Apple-made CPUs and GPUs in 2021. The chips the company is developing are codenamed Kalamata.

The fact that Apple is developing multiple Mac chips may be a clue that Apple may not just be thinking about a single new Mac laptop based on in-house silicon but an entire line. It’s not clear from this whether these will be additive to the current, Intel-based lineup or whether Apple will began replacing Macs in its current lineup with computers built with these chips in mind.

While this would be a scary transition for those deeply familiar with with the Mac platform, especially developers, I am very excited by the idea of Apple managing their own chips with their state of the art chip design.

The speed of the the iPhone is much faster than the fastest Mac in their lineup for single core performance. Yes, the $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro is faster than the $50,000 Mac Pro.

I welcome this transition.

Srsly, WTF?

Trump Today:

“Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light … and then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re gonna test that,” Trump said, addressing Bryan. “And then I see disinfectant, where it knocks it [coronavirus] out in a minute — one minute — and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.”


Quarantine Makeover

A thought that I have continued to come across with all of the news and confusion of the day, the lives lost; what was their story? You are the only one who can speak to your emotions. Only you can describe how something makes you feel. This is the human experience.

It’s sort of a morbid thing, but what happens to your legacy, your story, when you die? If you aren’t there to shape it, others will do it for you, so it is important to have a role in how your story unfolds from your point of view.

I am guilty of not taking the time to post, reach out to friends, comment, and just be present. So here is the challenge I am presenting myself. My Quarantine makeover. I am going to try to post on my blog at least 3 times a week. This is my space. I should use it.

Erika, our foster dog, Foxxy, and myself. Walking at the lake.

I hate posting pictures of myself, but I am going to try to do more of that too. I think in 10 years I will be glad I did.