There should be a German word for this.

I already mentioned that I wasn’t feeling well over the weekend, but it ended up going way beyond that. There was an accumulation of episodes of melancholia that all seem to fall under the same general category, a category I am just making up that seems like it should be a German word because they … [Read more…]

Isn’t it Ironic?

On Friday, I received my Pfizer #2 shot on the SUNY Albany campus. I actually had an appointment for 9:30 am, and I left with enough time to arrive ten minutes early because I could not wait to get that shot. While I was on the highway, a sudden rain downpour started and stopped within … [Read more…]

Mini DIY (or WDIH, really)

You might remember that we repainted the kitchen a couple of years ago, and I included before-and-after shots in that post. At the time, I didn’t share a photo with the microwave, and that’s partly because the space above the microwave has always irritated me. I did, however, take a picture while the painting project … [Read more…]

Y’all! GUESS WHAT I GOT!!

My first vaccine! Whoop, whoop! So. . . it was time for my annual labs & physical, and in the process of confirming my appointments, I saw something in my patient portal: a notice that the health stats listed in the portal could serve as official proof of comorbidities for the purpose of qualifying for … [Read more…]

Optimism

This time last year, M was chatting with her future college soccer teammates, connecting with future classmates, and checking out my parents’ Facebook group for cute boys. She was so excited. This year, my group’s become active again, and I asked if she wanted to take a look. Nope. She’s not allowing herself to get … [Read more…]

Clumsy

From Thursday, February 11th: What really surprised me about grief is how literally clumsy and muddle-headed it’s made me feel, that the physical symptoms are so acute. I’d had a headache that had defied ibuprofen and hydration and fresh air for several days running when I finally said to Cute W, “I think that this … [Read more…]

In Which I Try to Meditate

One of the items on my holiday wish list was Beachbody on Demand. There are things I don’t like about Beachbody (for example, the name, and also it’s got nutrition/gear upsells and a weird pyramid-scheme-like coaching program). But there’s also a ton that I do like about it, including a huge variety of workouts of … [Read more…]

M got COVID

So, yeah, y’all: M got COVID. This was not unexpected. Yes, she masks up everywhere and doesn’t go to parties or even gatherings, but she also rides a bus to a job where she spends a lot of time politely reminding people that they need to wear masks. So. . . we could see this … [Read more…]