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4 days ago

Still October in 2020

Sophie is going back to physical school on Monday. She prepped her backpack today, and is very excited. I am also very excited, she hasn’t been out of the house unless she went somewhere with m...


September 17, 2020

Food Survey in 2020

What’s the last thing you ate? Peanut butter M&Ms What’s your favourite cheese? Brie, especially with really good bread What’s your favourite fish? I’m not a big fan of fish. I do love sushi...


September 16, 2020

Wednesday in 2020

If I have to quit my job to sit on my 13 year old to make her do her schoolwork, I am going to be REALLY FUCKING ANGRY. Oh wait, I’m already pretty mad. Last week, I started getting emails fr...


September 03, 2020

School etc. in 2020

It’s supposed to be DragonCon weekend, so I’m having a sad. I did see that some people on the DragonCon Reddit were proposing a pub crawl downtown, but I think that’s a spectacularly bad idea an...


August 25, 2020

Frustrated in 2020

Online school is a series of exercises in frustration. I feel like I can’t complain anywhere but here - every time I say something people are like, “We have to support the teachers!” and “The sy...


August 20, 2020

Mundanity in 2020

My work schedule has changed. Instead of working two full days and two half days, I’m going to work three full days for the forseeable future - Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10-6. I’m ...


August 17, 2020

Not surprising in 2020

Online school, day one: school district website crashes as all high school students log in for their first class at 8am. Sigh.


August 10, 2020

13 in 2020

I’m officially the parent of two teenagers now. Good lord. We celebrated last night, or at least we tried to - she wanted sushi for dinner, so I ordered Uber Eats and the delivery person dropped...


August 03, 2020

Dogs in recovery in 2020

Two of our four weren’t spayed, so we remedied that last week. They had the surgery on Friday, I questioned the wisdom of doing them at the same time but it needed done and we figured we might as...


August 02, 2020

Ugh in 2020

I’m an insecure weirdo. If I’m not being given attaboys on a fairly consistent basis, I automatically assume something is wrong and something dire is about to happen. This affects me in multiple...


July 19, 2020

Virtual School in 2020

I was really not excited when our county’s school board made the decision to go all virtual last week. We’ve done virtual school before - my kids were enrolled in a virtual school for the 2018-1...


July 16, 2020

Never mind in 2020

Our county announced today that schools will be fully online for the foreseeable future. So much for all my agonizing! I just how they have spent the summer getting organized so it will be bett...


July 15, 2020

Tired in 2020

That’s how I feel. Just…tired. We got back from Florida last Monday, I went to work on Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday and Saturday and Monday and Tuesday and then again today. I’m beyond happ...


July 06, 2020

Houses & memories in 2020

We got back from Florida today. I really wanted to write while I was there, but I had little to no time alone and also I didn’t take my laptop and didn’t feel up to typing an entry on my phone. ...


June 25, 2020

"New Normal" in 2020

I hate that phrase so damn much. I keep coming here intending to write, but then I read and I note and I log out and forget to say anything. Forgive me if I’m repeating myself, I’m not motivated...


June 05, 2020

Adventures in Dementia in 2020

Today my sister sat in on a telemedicine zoom call between our mother and her doctor. It turned out to be…interesting. First, Mom told the doctor she had just signed up for a trip. When he aske...


May 31, 2020

14 in 2020

Tomorrow my son is turning 14. He gave me permission to post a baby picture on Facebook (“But none on Instagram, Mom! You have to promise!”), so I was looking through old pictures tonight and I...


May 22, 2020

2020 is canceled. in 2020

I was supposed to go to two concerts this summer: Barenaked Ladies/Gin Blossoms/Toad the Wet Sprocket in June and the Hella Mega Tour (Green Day/Fallout Boy/Weezer) in August. As of this week, b...


May 20, 2020

Tired in 2020

The library opened for curbside service on Monday. Actually we spent Monday getting organized - we pulled about 700 books for approximately 200 customers, bagged them, and called each customer t...


May 15, 2020

Fred Tokars is dead in 2020

If you don’t know who that is, in 1992 he had his wife killed (shotgun blast to the face) in front of their two sons (ages 4 and 6). From true crime shows, I learned that he was a nasty piece o...


Just snippets of actual conversations that have taken place in my house recently… Me, after finding the scale in our bedroom closet: “Hey babe, I’ve lost eight pounds!” Husband: “That’s what happ...


May 03, 2020

Sunday? in 2020

I come here every day and read, and I think about writing - but what is there to say when most days just blend together? Blah. My husband is a home improvement rock star, and it makes me feel ev...


April 19, 2020

Stimulated in 2020

We got our stimulus money last week. We barely qualified, it helped that I only had one paycheck last year and Rob wasn’t eligible for his bonus (he hadn’t been with the company more than a few ...


April 10, 2020

Survey! in 2020

Are you an Essential worker? Not in the slightest. How many drinks have you had since the quarantine began? Depends on the day. Sometimes it’s half a bottle of wine, sometimes a hard cider, somet...


April 08, 2020

Wed-meh-day in 2020

Running out of clever COVID titles. Today has been very meh. I slept through my alarm and had weird dreams as a result. Then the sourdough starting I’ve been trying to get started for more tha...


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