Hello, friends! I hope you’re all doing well in whatever lockdown, quarantine, shelter-in-place you’re doing. I’m currently stressing about idiots who think they’re invincible, lack of federal leadership (or basest competence), and my parents’ health. I am also wearing my mask and going shopping at vulnerable-person times only, as rarely as possible. This sucks, doesn’t … More Keep on keeping on, or whatever it is we’re doing here.
Isn’t it glorious to get outside? Neighbors stay at least six feet back! Good neighbors discuss shared plans for how you will leave produce for each other, or pitch it over a six foot distance! Bad neighbors and random dudes (sorry, but informed by experience) still shout admonishments at your shoddy gardening skills, but now … More Gardening in the Year of Our Pandemic 2020
Today I did yard work! Outside the house! I breathed the air and burned the brush and dug out the compost and spread the dirt in garden boxes and petted the dog and read a book by the firepit. It was glorious. I really hadn’t realized just how much time I’ve been spending indoors — … More Here’s to FEELING GOOD all the time!
I has had it with this summer, I has. Seizures, emergency meds, stress, weird home healthcare companies and their lack of any basic human client services training, asparagus beetles, overgrown landscaping, cucumber beetles, Eamon’s dental op anesthesia gone awry, cryptosporidium, ER visits, oral rehydration solution, slugs (SLUGS) (WHERE is my bok choy, you slug bastards?)…. … More The Summer From Hell. With no apologies to Richard Lewis, as usual.
“The Creeping Bellflower” (a poem) (a la free verse because I do not have time to rhyme, I am weeding) Every spring I discover a new plant in our yard. Every spring I google it and discover it is new only to me but it is old old news to my neighbors. It is … More To [my] Campanula [infestation]
[I would love to stick a catchy tune here. But I’d rather play Baby’s in Black on ukulele for E than compose anything, so. *insert catchy update alerting music*] WRITING omg. I’m working on a first draft of something. It’s painful but fun. Also still working on my mammogram essay, which is hi-larious since I … More Weekly Update of I’m Old and Loving Every Minute of It
THERE IS NOT REALLY A THEME HERE This blog title has been brought to you by someone’s blog entry I read and can no longer find. But I am in solidarity with them — I love getting Jeopardy Questions right. I pump my fist in the air and (if all things are usual and I’m … More Who DOESN’T like getting the Jeopardy Questions right?
YES, HERE IS ANOTHER PRODUCE PIC Fine, the above-pictured six tomatoes is not “sooooo” many, but you should see the plants! Also, six is more than I generally buy in one shopping session. So far we’ve made chili, tomato sauce, stuffed peppers, and BLTs, and frankly, I like to eat the heirlooms in big fat … More Sooooo Many Tomatoes
SPOILERS I was driving home today, enjoying a little college radio in the truck. The song ended and the DJ talked about it for a bit, then did a quick news break about what failed garbage our president and Senate majority leader are up to at the moment, and then: “So on Game of Thrones … More Spoiler Theatre of the Mind
NOT REALLY SICK Weird migraine today. I did not know my headaches were migraines until my eye doctor informed me. Funny — you’d think I would know. But then, humans can be good at health denial. I can absolutely verify through family and friend experience that downplaying or denying health issues is considered emotionally tough, … More Can You Even Handle This Blossom End Rot