Phase – Get the Heck out of Dodge

Day 61 I started daily (nearly) a COVID journal here on this blog at the beginning of the Coronavirus stay at home/school at home order. Today is officially the last day of school. Illinois is still under a stay at home order, but my daughter and I have left the state and taken up residence […]

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One of My Favorites…A Promise to My Daughter

Day 56 It is Mother’s Day. I am sitting in my room waiting for my daughter to wake up, because I’m not supposed to leave my room until she comes in to tell me I can. Don’t tell her, but I got up and got coffee 2 hours ago, because I’m old and I wake […]

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Next up…Chicken

Day 54 I’ve been quiet for a while. A week actually. There just hasn’t been much to report.  There still isn’t much to report, but I worry if I put off writing much longer I won’t come back to it at all or at least not for a long time.  So here we are. There […]

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My Pets Hate Me

Day 46 Well, all the little fat birds are dead.  I had one more left after the massacre earlier this week, but I walked into the kitchen today and saw this little guy laying on the floor. There were flower petals covering the living room rug and multiple picture frames were laying face down on […]

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Lovely Little Moments

Day 44 For the first time in several weeks, I got the urge to organize and clean some things today.  I don’t want to give the impression that I cleaned out closets or junk drawers.  Nothing that elaborate!  Let’s not get crazy! I cleaned off the kitchen table.  I know, that doesn’t sound very ambitious.  […]

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Keep On Keeping On

Day 43 Another Monday.  I took a long weekend from writing the blog. I wrote other places, but didn’t really have anything fit for public consumption to say here.  The weekend was OK. I made my weekly trip to the grocery store to pick up my order.  I even braved another store, while wearing a […]

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Just Some Random Thoughts

Day 39 I seem to be on an every other day posting kick right now. I’m not sure why. Yesterday I sat down to write something several times throughout the day, and got distracted each time. I would apologize for that, but really this is a journal for myself to remember this time of quarantine, […]

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I Miss Reading

Day 37 Every year I set a reading goal. I put it on Goodreads so that I can hold myself accountable. Two years ago, it was 30 books. Last year it was 40 books.  I achieved both of those goals. This year, I decided to really challenge myself and try to read a book a […]

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How Fast Can You Pedal?

Day 36 And it is the start of Week 6 at home. That is a very strange thing to write; at times it feels that long and at others it doesn’t seem quite that long. It feels long, but six weeks sounds crazy. This weekend was beautiful and warm.  It was also really windy. I […]

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Good Grief

Day 33 We were “blessed” with about 10 inches of snow overnight. Which promptly melted in the 50 degree temperatures of the rest of the day. The Governor announced the end of the school year – at least in an actual school today.  We, parents, are required to finish out the learning year at home. […]

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