Organizing all the things

Over the weekend, my family cleaned out our garage. All four of us at once. Usually it's just me and one kid or the other, dragging things out and throwing them in the trash. It takes all day, sometimes two. This time I put my foot down and made everyone work together at once. Two … Continue reading Organizing all the things

Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

I started this document ages ago and have shared it with many friends, family members, and FB forums already. It's compiled from many, many different places: lists on facebook, travel websites, space websites, family websites, school websites. It's broken down into categories for ease of use: The Arts, Books, Celebrities, Coding, Crafts, Disney, Exercise, Food, … Continue reading Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

The Saxophone Has Arrived

Have I ever told you the saga of the Christmas Saxophone? Settle in. This story is long and weird. Sometime in October or so, my sister called up and asked if Kid#3 was still interested in playing the saxophone. This is the kid that so far has learned to play the recorder, the violin, the … Continue reading The Saxophone Has Arrived

Coronavirus, Day Sixteen

Today's adventures included a trip to the post office and a walk around the neighborhood. Because I'm a writer at home, I normally have very few co-workers. I joined a few groups of writers, editors and publishers just to have some socialization, as you do. One of them is a group that also enjoys planners, … Continue reading Coronavirus, Day Sixteen

Co-working woes will continue

I had no idea my husband was on the phone so much. Or in meetings. No, really. I know what he does in abstract. I've seen the engineering charts, I've watched him work during family vacations. I just had no idea being my husband's newest co-worker would be so loud. Thankful that today is a … Continue reading Co-working woes will continue

Writing Group, Facebook style

Back before all this coronavirus craziness hit, our public library had asked our writing group to consider having an online presence. People had complained that they weren't able to come at noon on a Wednesday, not to mention for a two-hour period all at once. Some people in wackier places, like the Phillipines, wanted to … Continue reading Writing Group, Facebook style

St. Patrick’s Day, social distancing version

Today has been weird, y'all. Super weird. My Tyler Critique Group canceled their meeting, which I'd expected, as all four of us have immune system issues or family members that do. Nick's workplace said they'd let anyone with immunocompromised family members start working from home. The kids and I set up a desk area for … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day, social distancing version

Social Distancing

Today was supposed to be a several things that it wasn't. Kids were supposed to be back at school, but the district is having what they call a "Community Mitigation Period" instead. They're cleaning the schools and we're supposed to be back on schedule next week. Ree is a little bit wumbly over it because … Continue reading Social Distancing

Spring Break Summary

Yesterday Spring Break ended. It wasn't that exciting. Nick and I were minorly sick the first weekend, then Ree had his wisdom teeth out that Monday. I saw the Endodontist on Tuesday and they told me I needed a tooth removed and sent me back to my regular dentist to have that done. I got … Continue reading Spring Break Summary

Pneumonia and other disasters

My youngest has pneumonia -- they diagnosed it on Monday. My family of five had four dentist appointments and one doctor's visit scheduled this week even before that happened. We've been to the doctor every afternoon this week besides that. I still made it to a critique group on Tuesday and led a lesson on … Continue reading Pneumonia and other disasters