I Ate Bread In The Car And Turned Into My Mother

Did you know it’s a mistake to go into a grocery store early in the morning? It’s true. Not because it’s a bad time to shop (it’s actually pretty empty and easy to get in and get out fast), but because it’s a bad time to know the store has a bakery. We may eatContinue reading “I Ate Bread In The Car And Turned Into My Mother”

Well, That Was Ugly (for a day)

I have now received both of my COVID shots. Yay, me. First shot a month ago produced mild symptoms, mostly a sore arm. Second shot was worse than the first. I felt well enough a few hours after to go on an afternoon run. Felt fine to cook and eat dinner. THEN it hit. Feverish,Continue reading “Well, That Was Ugly (for a day)”

Suffering Has No Age Limit When It Comes To The Cold

If you live just about anywhere in the U.S. (except for Florida, where I am), it’s been an awful couple of weather weeks. It’s worse than cold. It’s snow, ice, wind, and temperatures no one expected in places no one has see this kind of weather in years, if ever. It’s a literal killer winterContinue reading “Suffering Has No Age Limit When It Comes To The Cold”

Johnny, We Hardly Knew You

I went to a memorial service Friday, and of course it was difficult. No matter how hard anyone tries to make them fun, lighthearted, and filled with good memories of the deceased, it’s still awful. Especially when the good died young, full of plans and hopes, and was someone you thought would be around forContinue reading “Johnny, We Hardly Knew You”

2020: We Dove Into A Dumpster Fire And Found Flowers

Who would have thought, on Jan. 1, 2020, that the world would look like this on Dec. 31, 2020? Masked, isolated, separated, and searching for the elusive “new normal.” Kids and parents working and schooling from home, and all of them wondering why the idea of an open concept home was ever appealing. Schools sanitizedContinue reading “2020: We Dove Into A Dumpster Fire And Found Flowers”

This $%!# Just Got Real This Week

I lost a friend to the coronavirus this week. John wasn’t young, and his health was more than a little compromised. I won’t even deny those things. But that did not mean he deserved a death like this. He was hospitalized less than 48 hours, and not even sick enough for a ventilator. Respiratory andContinue reading “This $%!# Just Got Real This Week”

I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!

I live in the South Florida area, and that is all you need to know when it comes to COVID-19. We are well over the 100,000 mark in terms of number of infections, and our state infection rate is over 10%. Our deaths per number of infections depends on whom you believe: the actual scientistsContinue reading “I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!”

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”