Day to Day

by TX Tornado

Entries 755

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16 hours ago

Reality bites*

Thomas lost his job, which was part-time and still only training, so it wasn’t a huge concern. Now, though, I’m worried about my job. My job is where Nathan and I get our insurance, which is kind...

1 day ago


Nathan’s temp has dropped some over night, which is good. He’s at about 102° without Tylenol, which is far better than 105° yesterday. He’s still coughing, but it’s not constant or particularly ...

2 days ago


Booger’s fever is getting real, and now he’s coughing and complaining of a headache. My poor guy… I had a teladoc call, and it was the basics: meds for fever, rest, hydrate, monitor for difficult...

3 days ago


Nathan has a 101*+ fever. Thomas is on his way to pick him up. Uggggggh. My poor kid. TxT

3 days ago

Tied to my phone

Not for the usual reasons, though. I’m doing 10 hours of continuing education via live webcast today. Since I’m, y’know, home and not working, I might as well get this shit knocked out, and it wa...

4 days ago


Apparently my operations manager is suggesting the other hygienist and I go back to work after the 31st. Ummm… Yeah, there’s a directive from the governor that all non-urgent, non-life-threatenin...

7 days ago

I don't even know

Anxiety is ramping up today. Everything feels weird and surreal. I’m probably not going to be terribly productive today, beyond sewing masks to mail out. I connected with a local-ish nurse who wo...

March 23, 2020

Next update...

So the governor declared all non-emergency medical procedures cease until 4/21. Umm… Alright. I’m in the Twilight Zone. TxT

March 21, 2020

Rainy day*

The rainy weather blew in yesterday morning and the temperature dropped sharply overnight… Perfect day for chili! I knew we’d be wanting it soon. So I started my morning getting chili going to co...

March 20, 2020

Horrible confession

Ok, to start, I would never actually wish for a plague that caused such worry and suffering. The worst part of everything going on is worry for my friends and family. I would do anything to make ...

March 19, 2020

Day 3- the shakening

So apparently I’m not good with energy drinks anymore.. I had a Bang earlier, and instead of feeling my usual peppy and ready to rock, I’m jumpy and anxious. What the hell, man?! I made a dent i...

March 18, 2020

Good people

So it turns out I work for a pretty decent company. They’ll be paying hourly employees their 40 hours, and hygienists and associate dentists will make a flat daily rate. It’s not my full pay, but...

March 17, 2020

The call

Got the message a few minutes before I was about to leave for work, already dressed and everything, rushing the little man around. Our office has gone emergency-only, so no need for me… There has...

March 17, 2020


American Dental Assoc. has posted their recommendations to suspend all routine and non-urgent procedures for 3 weeks. What does this mean? I might get 3 weeks off, and god knows I could use it. W...

March 16, 2020

Breads a-bakin'

I made a small slew of cookies and now have 2 loaves of hummingbird bread in the oven. Had an interesting thing occur while mixing, involving curdled butter… It wasn’t anything that would ruin it...

March 15, 2020

Red wine and ramen

I’m contemplating my dinner… Red wine and ramen sounds great. It’s a sweet red, so add the salt and spice of ramen? Yummm. So far this weekend, we’ve cleaned the back porch, the kitchen, the liv...

School districts are closing for weeks ahead left and right. Thomas’s college is going online for another week or so, though we’ll see if that gets extended. Our daycare is staying open for the t...

March 12, 2020

Come on, people...

Well… The apocalypse is here, apparently. We’re being taken down by the common cold’s cousin and our currency of the future is toilet paper. Store shelves are literally going bare. It’s the most ...

March 11, 2020


I’m trying to survive a perfect storm of bullshit circumstances and I think I’m in an actual cycle of depression. I feel like I literally have 30lbs of weight on my shoulders, on my chest… It tak...

March 11, 2020


The virus has made it to my county and the neighboring county. Houston is a travel hub… Can’t wait to see how this goes. TxT

March 07, 2020

11 hours

Today was a long damn day. 11 hours. I’m 3 margaritas down and ready to sleep for 10 hours… TxT

March 05, 2020


Test came back negative, and (y’know, a day and a half later) period finally showed up. Fabulous. Couldn’t have made an appearance before seeing my doctor. 🙄 But I can get my next phase of dental...

March 03, 2020

Day 6

Calling in experts to negotiate this standoff. Waiting for a blood test, probably won’t get an answer until tomorrow. I know it’s early, but it’s basically the only time I could get in to get it...

March 02, 2020


Guy comes into the dentist. Guy gets xrays and exam. Guy is coughing. Guy is about to be signed in for a cleaning when he says he just got back from China. Cue Lysol grenade So if I end up wit...

March 02, 2020


I’m tired, crampy, and a bit snappy. I’m also a little weepy and starry-eyed while cuddling with my bug. ❤ He’s a sweet little monster. All he wants is to cuddle with me. He picked out a book to ...

Book Description

General goings-on, on life, marriage, college, and so on.