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October 18, 2021

Oops in 2021

I fell off the “one scary movie a day” wagon with my trip over the weekend, but I’ve picked up an audiobook instead. Erik Larson (author of Devil in the White City and other nonfiction books) ha...


October 11, 2021

October movies in 2021

I’m attempting to watch one scary(ish) movie every day in October, and figured I may as well keep a list of what I’ve watched thus far: It (1990) Halloween (1978) Fear Street 1994 Fear Street 197...


August 24, 2021

Andrew-versary in 2021

Twenty-nine years ago today Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida and destroyed my parents’ house - with my parents and me in it. I was eighteen years old, had just graduated from high scho...


August 20, 2021

Grady Hendrix in 2020

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 ...


August 11, 2021

I survived in 2021

I finally feel like a normal person again. Still have a bit of a cough (and that’s definitely worse at night, making bedtime super fun), but I don’t feel like death and I actually have a relativ...


August 04, 2021

Not dead yet in 2021

But I’m not exactly improving either. I went to work on Saturday, thinking I was recovering and it was time to at least attempt to get back to real life - but it was way too soon, apparently, bec...


July 30, 2021

At least it's not COVID in 2020

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 ...


July 02, 2021

Done in 2021

Last week, we went to Virginia to bury my mom’s cremains. I was worried that I would forget the urn (she’s been in my living room for the past few months) and I must have vocalized that more tha...


June 15, 2021

Camp in 2020

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 08, 2021

Childfree in 2021

I dropped my kids off at camp on Sunday, and I’m picking them up on Friday. I can email the camp and they will print out the emails and give them to the kids - daughter said, “No thanks mom, I’l...


June 02, 2021

Tired in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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? in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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?! in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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 in 2020

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...


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