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Living Situation: Every day it seems I walk through slightly different areas of [my city] and sometimes a bit beyond just looking for neighborhoods and spots that might work for a move. I have ...


I just ended the cutest video chat with my little old mommy. We have been calling each other every day now since my carotid artery injury. Since the pandemic, we have been video chatting. She ...


I thought it would be interesting to keep a running tally of people I know personally (or at least as an acquaintance) who either have Covid-19 now or have had it in the past. Of course, I’ll ch...


Name: Foxy Silver Introduction Platform: A mutual friend! Right before the first lockdowns were in place in early March, I went to a little happy hour party for my friend Terri and there was ...


July already. Though I track the dates, I honestly don’t know who I am, where I am or what I am anymore. Sitting up on the rooftop of my building drinking decaf and trying to get in the mindset ...


…Or 10 Things That Have Happened Since I Last Wrote I’d been back at the office for what? A day? I was so happy getting into the swing of things and found myself surprised that I was actually...


So. Day 1 back in the office at new-old job. I say “new” because I was re-hired, but of course, it is my old job. It’s bizarre. Everything was frozen in time. Nothing has been worked on. It mi...


Been a long time since I’ve had the Sunday Night Blues. I’m surprised how familiar they feel. I’m so full of mixed emotions right now. Very happy to go back to a job. Very anxious that I’m sti...


This morning I decided to look fear in the face and walk to the city trail directly from my apartment’s steps. Of course, I was on high alert and paid attention to every step I took as well as m...


Boss had sent a text last week and earlier this week about how we need to get together on my priorities for when I’m back in the office next week. At one time, he said he wanted to take me to lun...


I’ve decided to take the rest of the week to take care of myself as if I were on summer vacation. In fact, the last week of summer vacation, so I need to savor it! Though I have been walking aro...


June 06, 2020

Oozing in These Foolish Things

Something must be oozing out of my pores. Seriously. It’s like there is something about me that says, “I’m a target, please fuck with me” to the general public. I swear I’m not being paranoid,...


You know what? I never heard back from last week’s date, Ken Doll. Do you remember I’d met him on the same day I’d heard back from work AND gotten mugged AND while the pandemic raged on. I’m se...


I want to cover up my most recent entry with a positive one. I desperately need to end today with positive thoughts! I’m thinking of a road trip for the not-so-distant future. I haven’t decide...


I’m back home in my apartment now, after spending the last couple of days with my parents, about to walk the dog for her last walk of the evening as curfew begins at 7pm. The curfew lasts until ...


June 01, 2020

Rattled.* in These Foolish Things

My city is in near-ruin. Over the weekend, the city was overtaken by what started as peaceful protests for justice for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement and turned into violence. ...


Yesterday was a HELL of a day. First, the nervousness of waiting, waiting, W.A.I.T.I.N.G. for the phone call from the office telling me I have my old job back come mid-June. THEN, being mugged ...


May 27, 2020

Mugged. in These Foolish Things

As a cherry on this WTF sundae, today I was mugged in broad daylight in a church courtyard. I live in an urban downtown area, right next to a very large church that takes up a whole city block. ...


I have been recalled back to work. Will start back in the office June 15 (we will be 50% in office and 50% WFH and will switch back and forth). This means that I will be able to pursue Operatio...


Today, some people from my former place of employment got “update” phone calls to let them know that they will NOT be coming back to work after the temporary lay-off. Bye-bye. I have my phone ca...


Greetings from home on a rainy, rainy Memorial Day Monday. Just a few quickie updates since I wrote last: Meeting with my kind “cheerleader” on Friday couldn’t have gone better. It was great ...


I’m about to run out the door to meet a guy I know from the last time I was unemployed (back in 2009, I was FIRED from my beloved and highly coveted job due to a broken heart…long story, but it w...


Well, had a conversation with the HR person. It was only a 15-minute conversation. I don’t know if she really knows this business and how it works - she’s been in the role since November. It ju...


Hi. Struggling today. I’m over this coronapalooza. Make it stop, please. I seem to be in a funk of epic proportions and I need to get over it somehow. I just wish the world felt safe. I kno...


I never do these quiz things, but this one struck a chord with me for some reason (pun intended)… Using only song titles from one artist (and their remixes), cleverly answer these questions. You ...


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