Houseplants, Revisited

Since the last time I wrote about plants, I’ve killed a couple more. However, I’ve acquired still more plants, and some of them are thriving. I also had to come up with some more places to put them in our small-ish house, so I bought this little shelf to stick in our packed-with-bright-but-indirect-light master bathroom: … [Read more…]

Half Bath Before and After

We are still recovering at our house, a bit, but it is lovely to have M back. She was very excited to be home for the first few days, but then she remembered that we are kind of boring. The summer job she’d planned to do is not happening, through no fault of her own, … [Read more…]

Springtime

We’ve had a tough couple of weeks. Since my last post, Cute W fixed up our half-bathroom on the first floor. This is wonderful now that it’s finished, but the process itself was very stressful. He’d taken off spring break week to do the work, hoping he’d be able to do it and then have … [Read more…]

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…]