I am a list maker. Here is a list about this week. More than 30 hours of Teams, Slack and Zoom calls Today is my sisters birthday 67 page PowerPoint deck draft delivered, culminating months of work with a great group of people Up to chapter 11 with the nephews in The Mouse and the Motorcycle … Continue reading Lists
It's been a very long day. It started early and ended late. I worked hard. Then I FaceTimed with my niece and nephews, helped another niece order a birthday present for her Mom, and taught my parents to download and then use Zoom on their iPads over the phone. I've struggled with depression since I … Continue reading Thursday thoughts
How are you all holding up? I haven't been getting here to post every day, but some days just don't work. Yesterday didn't work from top to bottom. I went to check on a prescription refill I'd put in last week, and found out that my insurance company has to pre-approve an increase from 20mg … Continue reading Day 20
Right after Christmas, M and I went to Quebec City for a few days. It is one of our favorite places and we daydream about buying a little apartment there someday, when we have expendable income (ha!). We ate and drank and walked and went to museums and slept and walked and shopped. Early on … Continue reading Surprises from December
“Stay safe!! Wash your hands 🙂” “Survival bracelets for kids. Please take one! Thank you🙂” Forsythia blossoms Things I was reminded of today: 1. Spring is here 2. The kids are going to be alright.
I’ve been on the edge of sliding into a pretty decent depression for a little while now, so I’d been avoiding calling my parents, because when I’m in this place and they ask me how I’m doing, I always start crying. (This discounts the call I made when my sister asked me to play “good … Continue reading Family, phone calls and death
This ridiculous baked good nearly didn't happen. For those of you that didn't grow up in the malls of the U.S. in the 1990's, this is a copy-cat recipe of Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, thanks to The Kitchn. Their picture is much more appealing, for what it's worth. I've been trying to bake … Continue reading Buffy and Cookie Cake
I cried a lot today at unexpected times. The dog won't stop barking. I had a lot of work to do. I kept going back and forth between wanting to get on the treadmill and take a nap. I took a nap. I got my work done. I had microwave burritos for dinner. All I … Continue reading Hard days
Today is day 12 of self-isolation for me. It was a pretty good day, all things considered. I started a new book (The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel), which was in the last delivery I got from my library before they closed the building and stopped circulating items. I'm about a quarter into … Continue reading Soup and books
I was exhausted yesterday and missed posting. I slept 11 hours Friday night, so my Fitbit tells me, but it sure didn't feel like it. I managed to walk the dog a couple times, get on the treadmill, vacuum and clean up around the house. I'm pretty sure I napped, though I'm having a hard … Continue reading Where did Saturday go?