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5 days ago

Sad day in 2022

Yesterday we said goodbye to Duchess, my almost ten-year-old Great Dane. She was the sweetest giant, and I will miss her so much, but her health issues had gotten bad over the past few month - h...


July 15, 2022

Abbreviated in 2022

Because I suck at entries, but don’t want to forget all the things: Spent a marvelous week in Vegas with my sister. We planned outings about half of the days and the other days we sat on the cou...


June 25, 2022

I dissent in 2022

I knew it was coming, ever since the opinion was leaked, but it still knocked the wind out of me when the news broke yesterday. I was looking forward to a relaxing weekend, but instead I felt th...


June 07, 2022

It's official in 2022

My son passed his driving test this morning and can now officially drive by himself. If anyone needs me, I’ll be wallowing in wine and xanax.


June 04, 2022

Cedar Point day 3 in 2022

I have been on all the coasters here and they are all amazing. Did I mention that my poor husband has pneumonia? We thought he had a bad cold, but it wasn’t getting better so yesterday he went to...


May 16, 2022

All clear! in 2022

Diagnostic mammogram was today at noon. I was nauseous with anxiety, and they told me they were doing a 3D mammogram first, then an ultrasound if needed, and then I’d have to schedule a biopsy i...


May 14, 2022

Weekend things in 2022

So I had my mammogram about ten days ago, and on Tuesday they called to tell me there is some “asymmetry” and I need a diagnostic follow up. I panicked (because that’s how my brain works, and al...


May 07, 2022

Angry in 2020

I know I neglect this diary badly. I read frequently but just am not motivated to write often. That being said, this week has been a lot. My sister left her husband, my kids are doing exams, I’...


March 17, 2022

Bullet points in 2022

Because apparently I can’t be bothered to write a proper entry, but there are things I want to record! - Our Boxer now has a bionic leg. She had a torn cruciate and she had TTA surgery this morn...


March 06, 2022

The Courtship in 2020

I’m a shameless fan of trashy reality tv, like Temptation Island and Love is Blind, but I usually don’t get too much into shows like The Bachelor. There’s a new “dating” show on NBC called “The ...


January 20, 2022

Normal(ish) in 2022

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but I think things are starting to settle down. Child #2 finally tested negative for Covid yesterday, which means she can go back to therapy today - her therap...


January 06, 2022

Ugh in 2022

Husband is negative. I’m negative. Son is negative. Daughter? Positive. Fuck my life. So we’re all self-isolating through the weekend. Current CDC/Department of Health recommendation is five ...


January 04, 2022

I'm surrounded by Covidiots in 2022

Actually that’s not true, though I do know a few. I am surrounded by Covid though. Three people at the library are down with it, including one who just found out yesterday - and I just heard fr...


January 02, 2022

Back to reality in 2022

We just got home from our week at Disney. It was…interesting. My family (R and I, plus the teens) did six days at Disney parks and one day at Universal. My brother’s family (he and his wife, pl...


December 19, 2021

Front Page Survey in 2021

1) What’s the story behind your diary username? When I started my OpenDiary back in 2001 or 2002, I wanted a pen name that wasn’t my actual name and landed on Adira. It’s allegedly of Hebrew ori...


December 15, 2021

Wednesday in 2021

At least I think that’s what day it is. How is it already the middle of December? Ugh, I just can’t. I keep thinking I’m going to come here and write some Big Summary of all the Things, but I’m ...


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...


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