Holy Pandemic

I wish I had taken the opportunity to write at the start of the pandemic. I was too busy going stir-crazy and trying to manager it all. I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to work from home, keep my family and my parents safe, and not really have much change other than the extras in life. What a shit show 2020 was….and really I don’t even think 2021 is looking to be that much better. Just our new normal. It sucks that my daughter doesn’t really know anything other than a life with masks. I mean she is only 6, and while she does remember
pre-pandemic days, it won’t be long until this is what she only knows. My boys are 8 & 10 now, and I think they will remember things. But again, who knows…I notice my boys forgetting so many things from earlier childhood days that are so vivid in my mind. The bittersweet part of parenting. I was re-reading some of my earlier blog posts – and I still recall their sweet little voices as if it was yesterday. I often think that when I’m old and dying, that is what I’ll remember as the lights go out. Being a mom is the experience and privilege of a lifetime. And nothing else will ever top it for me.


Haven’t updated in a bit. Back to school happened, and I’m still cleaning up my dad’s piss. I AM going to have a conversation with him tomorrow about buying some Depends though because he has a serious bladder issue. I will obviously be sensitive in my approach, but I’m over it already. I’m also going to schedule him an appointment at the eye doctor because his aim. God, his aim. No depth perception at all.



Eff this Sunday

I’m usually prepared for my week by Sunday evening and like to just relax. I was super proud of myself today because I had all of my back-to-school stuff done. Ready for that. Most of my work stuff was good to go. The only thing I was slacking on is my college class, of course. I figured I would take the last few hours of my night to knock out my weekly assignments. I went to log in, and it wouldn’t let me. Awesome. I’ll have to call to set the security features on my account and reset the password – on Monday morning, where all my assignments will be officially late. Totally my own fault. I’m annoyed with myself.

Of course, I ate a snack to make myself feel better. I started out with some vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, and decided to add a little honey to sweeten it up. Then I noticed the mini blueberry muffins on the counter, and thought that would probably make a delicious addition and went ahead with creating the crumble. I couldn’t stop there though as I realized it needed some texture and went with the vanilla almond granola. Oh my God! What started out as a healthy snack turned into crazy sugary binge! I’m ridiculous.

Then I realized I hadn’t read a few emails that came in this weekend, and played catch up only to discover that one of my customers is stirring up some stuff that I need to take to my management team. It is 100% out of my control, and I will leave it at that.

But damn it! Eff this Sunday.