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?
And I only cried once. There's a pencil on my desk with lines from A Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock on it. In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. This is the first thing I saw when I sat down to work today. It made me … Continue reading I made it through the week
I’m writing this on my phone in bed. Because today I hit my edge. I couldn’t even talk to M about where my mind was without weeping. And that was before 10 am. I pushed through and worked until mid afternoon and decided that pushing through wasn’t working. I’ve been doing it all week and … Continue reading I almost missed posting today
I found several holes in my favorite leggings today. Forget about real pants when my "coworkers" here just plaster them with fur. Work was good, but I'm having trouble finding the motivation and concentration for some tasks, so they just keep moving from one to-do list to the next. I had to go out to … Continue reading My favorite leggings