Day 70, with Chocolate

I’m at that point in the negotiations between my allergies and my foodieness/not-quite-supertasting thing where everything I can eat that I can make for myself is annoying for some reason, except for chocolate*. Thing is, I also swell like a balloon when I eat too much sugar, so regular chocolate is pretty much out rightContinue reading “Day 70, with Chocolate”

Day 59, with US Mother’s Day

Since getting together with Jon, I’ve had a little tradition of sending flowers, a plant, or some such thing to my mother, grandmother, stepsister, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. This year I couldn’t send what I’d usually send because, yknow, not an essential business. So it’s a giftless Mother’s Day, this year. I’m a bit taken abackContinue reading “Day 59, with US Mother’s Day”

Day 43, with Anniversary and Work-based Failure

I’m not gonna talk about Russia’s new 5k, or Lysol having to issue a disclaimer about something the President of the United States said during a press conference*. This post is a wee summary of a personal good and personal bad on the same day. First, I have been struggling to get an update toContinue reading “Day 43, with Anniversary and Work-based Failure”

Day 41, with 50 yrs of Earth Day

It’s weird that I can’t go out and enjoy the burgeoning spring on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but I get that the weirdness is also poignant and poetic. I’m not the best steward and I should learn more skills in that area, and figure out how best to protest misuse given my physicalContinue reading “Day 41, with 50 yrs of Earth Day”

Day 40, with Overwhelm

CW: Death toll, other associated numbers, general horror at the state of the world Today is a rough one. A reeeeeally rough one. I understand that anything that would make US governmental bodies shut down businesses would have to be bad. But today it hit me how bad it still is, vs my miniscule effort,Continue reading “Day 40, with Overwhelm”

Day 34, with Exhaustion

Yesterday morning my voice was ragged and low, what Jon calls my Kathleen Turner Overdrive voice. I sounded like a massive cold was in my throat and lungs, snot not there yet but oh-yeah incoming. And I was TIRED. Really darkdeep tired. I was seriously debating calling in a sick day. But people need, andContinue reading “Day 34, with Exhaustion”

Day 24, with Inspirations

CW: Coping or lack thereof, discussion of a death unrelated to COVID-19 It’s funny how many tiny inspirations a person can pull from their immediate surroundings when trying to cope with a mass trauma event. I’ve been through more than one, and normally I get my coping juice from being outside or with blooming thigs.Continue reading “Day 24, with Inspirations”