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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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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...


April 04, 2020

Heifer... in Day to Day

My damn sewing machine took a dive. I tried dismantling and cleaning her, but she’s still being a cow. There was definitely rust in there, so I’m hoping taking it in to be cleaned and lubed will ...


Is not enough. I have one and I’m over it. I can’t get him to focus on anything. Even getting the kid to trace shapes in a work book is laughable. I put together a mosaic project with foam square...


April 01, 2020

Mega headache in Day to Day

My head is an aching mess. I wore huge sunglasses instead of my usual actually-needed-to-see glasses when we went on our walk because I get light sensitive when I have a headache. I’ve taken Tyle...


March 31, 2020

Resurfacing in Day to Day

Alright… The furloughs are official, benefits are covered through this month, but we’ll have to pay to them after that. It’s all expected to go at least 45 days to 3 months or beyond. I’m ok. My...


March 30, 2020

Reality bites* in Day to Day

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...


March 29, 2020

Cooler in Day to Day

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 ...


March 28, 2020

103.6 in Day to Day

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...


March 27, 2020

Shite in Day to Day

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


March 27, 2020

Tied to my phone in Day to Day

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...


March 26, 2020

Annoyed in Day to Day

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...


March 23, 2020

I don't even know in Day to Day

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 22, 2020

Next update... in Day to Day

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* in Day to 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 in Day to Day

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 in Day to Day

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 17, 2020

Good people in Day to Day

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 in Day to Day

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 16, 2020

ADA in Day to Day

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 15, 2020

Breads a-bakin' in Day to Day

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 in Day to Day

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... in Day to Day

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

Drowning in Day to Day

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...


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