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A mom with an amazing husband and the cutest damn kid you've ever seen, trying to get into a new career (again!) and get life moving.

Don't compromise yourself; you are all you've got.

Janis Joplin

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July 04, 2020

Remember when... in Day to Day

7500 new cases yesterday. The judge in my county already made a proclamation that we don’t have to abide by the governor’s order to prevent gatherings of more than 10 people. I feel like this rol...

June 23, 2020

Doing ok in Day to Day

Alright… I’m alive. Work is… work. It’s not bad, people or schedule-wise, but… we’re literally at the north edge of Harris county, where Houston is located, which is a nasty hotspot for corona ri...

May 24, 2020

The last week in Day to Day

This time last year was basically the last good week we had before the summer of garbage hit. It’s sad to see the entries knowing what was coming. But we made it, and we’ll be ok. Mermaid and her...

May 21, 2020

Par in Day to Day

My contractor apparently sprained his wrist moving concrete, so it’s not done yet… Color me shocked! I’m not really mad. It’s not like I didn’t expect it. I’m just ready for it to be done. Nathan...

May 15, 2020

Almost done! in Day to Day

Our contractor came today and they did a LOT of work on the patio! They put up the bead board ceiling and corner pieces, ran wiring for 2 outlets, installed a pair of solar security lights, corre...

Yesterday we hit the ground running. I dug in Nathan’s tires (which turned out adorably,) planted two trees, and cleaned our (omg super gross) gutters. Thomas mowed the front yard. Suffice to say...

It’s been a busy couple weeks. Kind of. Not really? I’ve been sewing surgical caps for my doctor and a handful of masks here and there. I finally put together and finished (with so much cursing a...

April 30, 2020

Beltane Eve in Day to Day

Oh, the goings-on. There has been so much anxiety this week. Monday- the governor announced that medical and dental offices could reopen for non-urgent/routine procedures. Mind you, that is not i...

April 28, 2020

Shake-up in Day to Day

I’ve been thinking, as the world of late has made many of us do.. What am I missing in my life? Breaking up my routine. I think I would love if every day held something different. I want adventur...

April 27, 2020

ManicMonday in Day to Day

Yesterday I ran around and delivered a bunch of orders and finished my latest round of masks. I saw Mermaid (I was delivering to her SIL next door) so I dropped off a latte cuz I luvs her and mis...

April 23, 2020

Strained in Day to Day

I need to stay away from social media. The Texas Dental Association is kicking up shit trying to get offices open sooner, and the CDC is not adjusting PPE mandates accordingly. It gets me extreme...

April 22, 2020

Go fly a kite in Day to Day

It’s been a good day. I put together a couple orders and got them shipped out. I heard from Olive Garden, which was kind of funny… we had ordered a curbside order a few days ago and they took fre...

April 21, 2020

More celery in Day to Day

Actually, it was super crunchy, and I eat it with peanut butter, but it wasn’t bad at all. Nathan could hear me eating it from another room and asked if I had chips..... LOL. Two orders done, thr...

April 20, 2020

Clarity in Day to Day

Finally got clarification on the executive order, no work for me until probably 5/11. I’m ok with it, considering how high-risk my profession is and the possibility of people getting lazy and num...

April 19, 2020

Crabitat in Day to Day

I finally took the time to refresh/rehydrate our crabitat for Nathan’s hermies. The 3 left are alive and kicking. I added more fake plants and rearranged a bit. They started to show signs of acti...

April 18, 2020

Postage in Day to Day

I used the self-service kiosk to ship out half a dozen orders today, but I didn’t realize how large the postage sticker was and had to put it on the back on the envelopes. Hopefully they won’t ge...

April 18, 2020

Executive mumbo jumbo in Day to Day

So the executive order released is, once again, not terribly clear for dental offices. That said, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners apparently stated in their meeting, which was essential...

Today has been a little better. I’m waiting to find out what the governor and various associations say tomorrow. I’m no Abbott fan, but he seems to be taking things seriously. Anyway, I’m trying...

April 15, 2020

A page in Day to Day

I finally wrote an entire page! It’s a freakin’ miracle! I’ve been stuck for weeks, unsure of how to proceed from a county coroner’s office to hitting the road at gunpoint. The tipping point was ...

April 15, 2020

Gnawing in Day to Day

My brain won’t stop circling around next week. The order that limits dental offices to emergency only is set to expire on the 21st or 22nd, and I don’t think it’s safe or prudent to return to wor...

April 14, 2020

Paralyzed in Day to Day

I feel weird. Like… My house is a wreck, and I hate spending time doing nothing when it’s like this. I’m tired and unsettled and restless and snappy. I would like to be working on my story or org...

I had some super random funny thing from years ago that I wanted to write about, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was. Hmmph. I have a herd of masks prepped to sew. I hoped to hav...

April 08, 2020

Side Hustle in Day to Day

The mask-making business is steady! I’m averaging 2-4 orders a day, which is great. Tomorrow will start with a run by the post office and the fabric shop, then more sewing. (I’m wearing a mask, w...

April 06, 2020

Success! in Day to Day

Almost all of my orders of masks were sent out today… And 3-4 new orders came in. 😅 But it’s ok, it’s money coming in and something to do. My mom has been a huge help, so I’ll be sliding some com...

April 06, 2020

Beat-ass Tired in Day to Day

I sewed and pressed for the better part of 12 hours and I’m exhausted. I’m also not finished. 😵 I have a bunch of the cow masks to finish, but they’re all about 2/3 of the way done. The cow print...

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