A good friend lost their family cat of 18 years recently. They knew the time was coming, of course, which meant they could take some time to appreciate and coddle him a bit extra, before their final goodbye. Continue reading “Goodbye Banzai”
I have moments when I wonder if the end is nigh.
2020 has felt like a dumpster fire.
A giant game of Calamity Bingo. Continue reading “Is 2020 less a dumpster fire than a magnifying glass?”
Beyond my fence, is a little strip of land that’s technically public property – there’s a sidewalk and guardrail and whatnot out there.
It’s not mine. Or if it is, being outside the fence, it’s not top of mind. I don’t see it, unless I want to. Continue reading “Tending to the unseen (outside and in)”
I’m sure I’m not the only one having these moments.
Not the only woman who has a hot flash and wonders if it’s the start of a fever. (Of course not. Don’t be silly.) Continue reading “It continues to be surreal”
So a few days ago I had groceries delivered, as I mentioned. And as I mentioned, I really tried to keep everything contained – wiped things as they came from bags, then set aside to keep from touching anything that didn’t need to be handled or used immediately (to give any remaining virus a chance to die before I come in contact with it), etc.
And then bundle up a subset for my folks. Continue reading “Exhausting”
Written before the stay at home order here. I don’t know if that changes much of what I said, other than that it’s all just a bit more exhausting now that it’s not a choice.
How quickly things change, from the days (just a few weeks ago) when I’d be angry when Amazon over-promised and (literally) under-delivered. If their site would say something is in stock and available for delivery tomorrow! and then multiple days later it was still “delayed.”
Then, I just felt lied to.
Don’t lie to us. The truth is always better than false hope.
That principle still stands, by the way. Hopeful but realistic expectations are more sustaining than happy falsehood.
These days, I’m just so grateful if something is in stock, or even has an “expected available” date. Even if it’s delayed – Continue reading “Shifting perspective”
Even people who are nearby are far, for the moment. Some of my family is walking distance, and now the weather has finally started to turn nice to walk — but social distancing means staying away. Continue reading “Missing”