I’ve Got Thowback Hair In These Quarantine Times

Three months since my last trim, and my hair has officially gone back to the 1980s. I had thick, curly, wavy hair that hit just above shoulder-length prior to lock down. It is now past shoulder length and big. Pouffy, large, teased-out and not happy about it. And by big, I mean big on itsContinue reading “I’ve Got Thowback Hair In These Quarantine Times”

My Post-Lock Down Shopping List

There are a few things I need once the lock down is lifted and shopping in regular malls and retail stores begins again. But the list is not what you think. I really hate to shop for myself and only do so when something needs to be replaced, or if it’s for competition purposes, andContinue reading “My Post-Lock Down Shopping List”

Just When You Want To Celebrate…You Can’t

I just had a birthday in lockdown. Not a big deal, or maybe it is. I never was the whoop-it-up type. Never went out, caroused, stayed out too late and came home not recalling where I was. I don’t come from particularly conservative people. My family could bring on a bash as well as theContinue reading “Just When You Want To Celebrate…You Can’t”

Coronavirus Commercials vs. Real Life Right Now

If you’re home as much as most people, you can’t get away from the TV. You’re listening to it even if you’re not watching it. The noise is the background sound to our indoor lives right now. Whether it’s the drone of the White House nightly press briefing or the ever-growing grim statistics of deathContinue reading “Coronavirus Commercials vs. Real Life Right Now”

Big-Ass Dust Bunnies And Other Discoveries

When you’re mostly stuck at home, it’s amazing what you find when you have the chance. All those times I said I didn’t have the time to deep-clean the place…well, that’s no longer an excuse in the isolation era. But in doing so, it’s scary when you realize there are corners and crevices of yourContinue reading “Big-Ass Dust Bunnies And Other Discoveries”

Love Thy Neighbor…Do Laundry For Them

I know. It’s a dangerous thing to suggest any kind of social interaction in these terrifying times. But allow me to explain. I was coming back from a run yesterday and noticed a strange car at my neighbor’s house. Their front door was open and the car’s doors were open. This was not the firstContinue reading “Love Thy Neighbor…Do Laundry For Them”

Viral Upside: Dogs, Walkers, Runners, Neighbors

Where did all these people come from? And where did all the new dogs come from? People and pets I’ve never seen are out at all hours (but in keeping with the social distancing norm, they are in small groups or solo) walking or jogging with their leashed pals, or even out just getting exercise.Continue reading “Viral Upside: Dogs, Walkers, Runners, Neighbors”

Rage Against The Virus

OK, we’re all understandably a little scared. And anxious and nervous and needy. Not to mention concerned about having enough TP to last another week. Stop a minute. COVID-19 is serious stuff. Whole newscasts consist of nothing but reporting on it, plus hour-long news specials filled with experts, numbers, data, statistics, and a daily doseContinue reading “Rage Against The Virus”

Stuffed Into A Swimsuit

An older body packed into a bathing suit is sometimes not a pretty sight. At worst, it’s environmentally unfriendly, depending on the size of the suit and what it (fails) to cover. Personally, I am fine with the idea of “let it all hang out” if what’s hanging out is yours. What’s mine, not soContinue reading “Stuffed Into A Swimsuit”