Thursday, May 6, 2021

Hubby and I watched the new Son of Sam docuseries on Netflix. At first I was thinking, "Cool. Conspiracy theories and serial killers. Should be interesting." By the final episode, I was thinking, "This is just depressing and sad."

Sunday, May 2, 2021

I really wish people would write an easy to read blog post and share the link instead of writing convoluted, hard to follow, threaded tweets. Twitter was not designed for long form posts. Get a blog already.
Did anyone else hear about this couple that escaped from their secured ward because the man deciphered the key code using his previous military training in Morse code? Here's the link to the Newsweek article..

Friday, April 30, 2021

Did I ever tell you about the time my old hosted WordPress site got hacked? I received an email from the hackers letting me know. So courteous of them. Joke was on them cuz I didn’t have anything worth saving from that blog and it was the only thing hosted on that account so I just deleted the app, the database, and shut down the hosting account entirely.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

First shot done (Pfizer). Second scheduled for the 16th. Hopefully don't wake up feeling any worse than when I went to bed cuz I still have stuff that needs to get done regardless.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

I can tell there are way too many people getting their opinions told to them by memes instead of forming them on their own through empirical research.
"It's in a meme & others I know reposted it, therefore it's fact, right? I don't need to look this up before perpetuating it."

Friday, April 23, 2021

Got my link to create my COVID vaccination appointment from the state. I am scheduled for my 1st shot (House Pfizer) next Wednesday afternoon. Can't exactly say I'm looking forward to it but one of those things that needs to get done so I'm doing it.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Being the clutz I am I took a tumble in a parking lot on Tuesday. The chunk missing from the topside of my left ring finger's healing well but mobility in my right arm is still limited and painful. In other news the goat walk at the zoo yesterday went well and was a lot of fun.

Monday, April 19, 2021

The pollen has been extremely high around here recently and will continue to be the rest of the week. Definitely explains why, despite the air being cool and dry, my eyes have been non-stop itchy and watery. Thank goodness for allergy eye drops. Not 100% but better than nothing.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Renewed our @marylandzoo membership for another year. Also scheduled timed entry passes for Wednesday afternoon and bought tickets to do the Goat Trek while there since my husband is off work and we can all go together as a family after Mac's morning therapy session.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Wanted to start reading for leisure again so put the Libby by Overdrive app on my phone & entered my library card. The book I wanted to start with became available and is now "borrowed" and I will commence reading for fun again on Monday while Mac is in his therapy session.

Friday, April 16, 2021

I don't know how the vaccine compares to other intramuscular injections yet, but as someone who used to get regular IM shots when I was younger, I found moving the injected arm around as much as possible during the rest of the day post-injection helps mitigate next-day soreness.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

I have pre-registered for the vaccine on the state's website. No idea how long it will be until an appointment is available, which vaccine I will receive, or what location I will have to go to in order to receive it, but I'm registered.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Another tough weekend as one of my husband's aunts lost her battle with cancer. He had a chance to go to the hospice center on Saturday afternoon to say his goodbye. She passed away Saturday night. She was a very special woman & will be missed. Can this be it for a while already?

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Some people seem to love being angry for the sake of being angry and will seek out any little thing about which to be offended, irritated, or enraged. Not everything encountered during the course of the day is worthy of the energy required for indignation or fury.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

After being off for spring break the past week, Mac resumes his normal therapy schedule today. I think we've both been going a bit more stir crazy than normal so getting back to schedule will be good for both of us. It's also sunny out so the kids will get playground time.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

I don't care what is your race, religion, or creed. Cadbury Creme Eggs® and PEEPS® cut through all lines of division to unite us at this very special time of year.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Spent the better part of my day basically rebuilding my blog theme from scratch. I'm not sure why I decided to take on that project but it was definitely a learning experience. I'm now all "tinkered out" for the day.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

So glad the weather is starting to get more conducive to outdoor activities. Looking forward to some consistency in temperatures & sunshine soon. I still don't feel safe doing indoor things but outside there's plenty of room for aerosol dissipation therefore safer to go and do.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Have been re-watching @LuciferNetflix from S1E1 this week in anticipation of the new episodes coming out in May. I love this show. Excited for new episodes but sad they'll probably be the last. Hope they end the series well if it's the series finale. 📺

Monday, March 29, 2021

It was a bit cumbersome doing it over video conference, but Mac had his reevaluation and updated diagnosis this afternoon with the neuropsychologist to confirm he is still ASD and is still in need of certain therapies and services. Been over a year since I started trying to get this appointment. His reports will be available in a week or so and then we can begin re-setting up some of his services that have lasped due to both the pandemic and his outdated previous evaluation. Thankfully his main program of speech and OT isn't dependent on this evaluation and has continued in-clinic sessions throughout the pandemic so he has been able to stay consistent with those therapies.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

I usually have the taxes done by the end of February but due to events the past several months I'm behind on life in general. My husband took Mac with him to install his stepmother's new microwave so I completed and submitted our taxes today. Now I have one less thing. ✔

Friday, March 26, 2021

March @artetak patreon rewards. Godzilla vs Kong. I also really loved the cute dino sticker sealing the envelope so I saved it. #artetak #teamkong #teamzilla

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Can my family catch a break soon?

Yesterday my family's favorite feline companion crossed the rainbow bridge quite suddenly and unexpectedly adding to the grief already being suffered by my mother and daughter.

In the past 8 months, my husband's grandfather passed away, my husband was shot and watched his mother murdered in front of him by his cousin, his mother succumbed to her injuries on his birthday in November, shortly thereafter our marriage completely imploded. After a few months we were able to rebuild and are doing well. The new year came and there was so much hope. Then my father passed away unexpectedly in February. Now Minnie joins him.

It's not even the end of the first quarter and I have already just given up on this year.

Monday, March 1, 2021

I think that I need to explore some more and/or different creative outlets. I’m not even sure what I do or would enjoy anymore. Is it ok to do something for a bit and then stop and do something different for a bit? I feel creatively ambivalent.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

A month later and this already hasn't aged well.

Here is hoping that this year is better than last year. For our family it has started off as such so far. Hoping it continues to improve and that all the chaos, pain, and loss of last year can be partially replaced with good things to overshadow them.

Friday, February 19, 2021

We laid my father in his final resting place today. I am truly heartbroken.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

My father took a quick turn for the worst and he passed away an hour ago. He hung in there long enough for me to make the hour and a half drive through the dark, fog and ice to join my mother and daughter by his side and then soon after he was gone.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Here is hoping that this year is better than last year. For our family it has started off as such so far. Hoping it continues to improve and that all the chaos, pain, and loss of last year can be partially replaced with good things to overshadow them.

Friday, January 1, 2021

First Post. New Year. Starting over with the blog.