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2020

by Adira

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August 20, 2021

Grady Hendrix

I’ve read four books by Grady Hendrix over the past several years. I’m finishing the fourth one tonight, and I think I’m taking a permanent hiatus from his fiction after this. They always sound ...


July 30, 2021

At least it's not COVID

So, a little over a week ago I came home from a morning at work and was hanging out on the couch with the family when suddenly I felt like I was hit by a bus. Not literally of course, just in a ...


June 15, 2021

Camp

Those of you who have seen my Facebook probably think my kids had an excellent time at camp. Apparently the photos I was sent were the highlight reel, because when I picked them up on Friday the...


June 02, 2021

Tired

I feel like I’m always tired. No matter how regularly I exercise, how good (or bad) I eat, whether I’m crazy busy or have plenty of time to relax. Maybe this is just my lot in life now. It’s ...


May 21, 2021

Dental anxiety

Due to an unfortunate accident involving a birdbath in my grandmother’s back yard, I have had some pretty extensive dental work done in my life, which has left me with a deep-seated dental anxiet...


May 13, 2021

Half-vaxxed

My kids got their first Pfizer shot yesterday! Even Sophie, who is SO afraid of needles, did really well. I’m so proud of them, they both really wanted to get it as soon as possible. Second sh...


May 10, 2021

Monday

My youngest just left for the bus stop without saying goodbye to me because she’s angry. Why? Because I wouldn’t drive her to the bus stop. Why did she want me to do this when she usually walks...


May 06, 2021

Thursday?

I forget what day it is sometimes. Yesterday I thought it was Saturday, but that’s because Wednesday sort of is my Saturday (since I work Monday and Tuesday), and also Rob and the kids were home...


April 09, 2021

So much to write about

So little desire to write. But I’m sure someday I’ll look back and wonder why I didn’t chronicle much of this part of my life, so here are some bullet points: - Just ordered memorial cards for m...


April 04, 2021

Bathroom issues

The other night Rob and I were watching TV and David wandered in to ask us why there was water dripping from the ceiling. Turns out Sophie was in the shower (upstairs) and the water was leaking ...


March 25, 2021

New car

Well, not new-new, but new to me! After fourteen years of driving a grey minivan, I am pleased to report that my minivan days are numbered. My new car will be delivered on Sunday afternoon, tha...


March 12, 2021

It’s my turn

So much to write about…but no time right now! Just came here to say my state’s idiot governor decided to loosen the vaccine restrictions and under the new rules I qualify as my BMI is greater th...


January 28, 2021

That house survey

I feel like I’ve done this before, but I don’t know for sure and I’m too lazy to check! How many Bedrooms in your house? Four. We (obviously) have the master, which is way too big and has a smal...


January 06, 2021

What the actual hell?!

My son told me that the protestors had broken into the Capitol building, and I turned on CNN. I can hardly believe what I’m seeing. This is actually insane. Trump caused this. This is sediti...


January 01, 2021

2021

Happy new year! We had a quiet New Year’s Eve, and quite frankly it was lovely. I made a bunch of frozen appetizers and we played games with the kids (Jackbox on Steam, and then a card game they...


December 30, 2020

Gone

She went Monday night. My brother was half an hour away, we really thought she would hold on for him, but she didn’t. It was peaceful and I’m glad my sister and I could be there. I’m home now, b...


December 28, 2020

Hospice

I learned some new things in the past week. I learned that PCU means Progressive Care Unit (one step down from ICU here in the US). I learned that AND stands for Allow Natural Death (one step u...


December 23, 2020

Hospital, again

My mom is in the hospital again. She’s been there two nights already, and will be there at least another day or two while they figure out what is going on. She’s essentially nonverbal, though s...


December 20, 2020

Very Merry Survey

Before Christmas Does your family send out Christmas cards? Yep. My mom sent out a bajillion, with a newsy letter, but I just do a photo card and I send 30-50 (depending if I decide to do things...


December 09, 2020

Best Advent Calendar Ever

For our anniversary in September, I told Rob I wanted the wine advent calendar I had seen at Costco, and he got it for me. So since Dec. 1, I’ve been drinking the equivalent of half a bottle (37...


December 03, 2020

Quiet

I’m alone in my house for the first time in what feels like ages, and it’s so quiet. I love it! I have to get up and be productive eventually, but for right now I’m just sitting on my couch in ...


November 30, 2020

NoJoMo 30

How, and where, do you draw the line between judgement and opinion? Opinion becomes judgement when there are consequences involved. I don’t believe there should be concrete consequences for opin...


November 29, 2020

NoJoMo 29

What are three (3) pet peeves that you have? I hate it when people chew with their mouths open. Nobody wants to listen to you eat, dude. I can’t stand it when people criticize books they haven’t...


November 28, 2020

NoJoMo 28

Write about the small things in life that bring you joy. A text from a friend, a cuddle from a dog (or a teen, though that’s more rare these days than when they were little), a kiss from my husba...


November 27, 2020

NoJoMo 27

What are your favorite things about yourself? This is a difficult one. I can list issues I have with myself, but it’s harder to think of positive things. Hello, anxiety and insecurity! I think ...


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