If you know me in “real” (scare quotes because what’s real, even, in this day and age?) life or read this blog, you almost certainly know that I’m a LEGO superfan. Those little plastic bricks aided me as I recovered from a brain injury; they’ve distracted me during long hospitalizations; they’ve rewired neurons fried from … Continue reading Yet Another LEGO Appreciation Post
This is a post about how I made myself angry this afternoon by counting noses on public transportation. As one does. Perfectly normal, right? My husband and I are pretty—OK, very, very—careful when it comes to COVID-19 and PPE. We take calculated risks, sure, as evidenced by the fact that I was on the TTC … Continue reading Seeing Noses (Some of Them Red)
I'm taking a few minutes from my Boxing Day to wish you a happy holiday week (if that's relevant to you). I hope that you're striking a balance between celebration and safety and that you're responsibly marking the season in a way that feels right to you. In other words, Merry Christmas! Or not. My … Continue reading This Christmas
My husband and I each got a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday afternoon. So many (unexpected) emotions! Most of all, I’m grateful, relieved, and more optimistic than I was about my ability to hunker down and survive—emotionally and otherwise—whatever this next COVID curveball throws at us. In a word, I’m boosted. I don’t … Continue reading Boosted!
In case past blog posts haven't made it abundantly clear, I am, in general, a Christmas person. Like, the kind of Christmas person who would, and did, just this year, purchase five (yes, five) Christmas-themed sweatshirts, not to mention a Christmas-themed T-shirt and several pairs of Christmas socks. The kind of person who wears that … Continue reading Christmas Feelings
Every spring for the past many, my husband and I told ourselves that we were going to make better use of our patio, which is remarkably large for one belonging to a city apartment. In March, April, May, those shoulder months when the weather is periodically warm enough to allow you to imagine being outside … Continue reading The Patio
My husband and I both got our second Pfizer dose last Thursday. We’d been scheduled to receive it at the end of July, so it was really, really nice to be given the opportunity to change our appointment date by such a significant chunk of time. 💉💪🏻✔️ 🎉 It’s been interesting to observe that relief … Continue reading Double Jabbed!
It's been a rough May. My city's still in COVID-19 lockdown, and until a few days ago, it was—or at least it felt like it was—an unusually cold spring. On top of that, I’ve been having health issues that I won't get into here (but probably will in my next post if I work up … Continue reading Sun, Cautious Optimism, and Fancy New Sneakers
Well before COVID-19 warped the realities of many workplaces and made it socially acceptable—trendy, even—to don stretchy pants to Zoom meetings, my wardrobe consisted of approximately 50% loungewear, 25% novelty T-shirts, 15% other stuff that I hardly ever wore, and 10% undergarments. Though I pulled these numbers out of thin air, I guarantee that they're … Continue reading Flannel Nighties Definitely Meant for Elderly Women: Stepping Up My Loungewear Game
My husband took a well-deserved vacation last week. He spent it both relaxing and getting things done, and I spent most of it in his office, which I commandeered the Friday his time off began and quickly turned into a low(er)-stimuli retreat—my version of a spa, minus the pedicures and saunas and without the danger … Continue reading Creative Solutions to Practical Problems