Tomorrow, my son returns to in-person school for the first time since March of 2020. It's something he's looking forward to and something I'm a little anxious about. Even though he has autism, my son is incredibly social and loves to be around others. He has always loved school, and being home hasn't been ideal … Continue reading Fingers Crossed
Dang, it's been months since I blogged. It's not that I haven't had anything to say; I have. It's just mostly been a barrage of middle-aged-woman irritations, though, and I haven't been too sure that's something that needs to be sent out into the Universe right now, ya know? But here's the deal: I started … Continue reading Where Ya Been?
Pacific Twilight (image by author) For all of us, the last year has been out of the ordinary in ways we never could have imagined. We’ve not been able to see so many people we love. We’ve not been able to travel wherever we’d like. Many of us have tried to stay home and limit … Continue reading Reset
Something I've "discovered" during this pandemic is the magic of YouTube. Now, I've known and used YouTube many times pre-pandemic for things like replacing my car key fob battery or watching ASMR at bedtime, but having to find new ways to occupy so much at-home time led me to YouTube one afternoon a few months … Continue reading YouTube – Who Knew?
It's July 1, and I realized I had absolutely nothing to write in June. I was busy being quiet, watching, learning, absorbing, grieving, and trying to make sense of everything that's going on in the world. When I feel confused and scared, I don't have a lot to write about. I fear pissing people off. … Continue reading Coming Out of Hiding
I slept until 8:00 this morning. This might not seem like any big deal, but I’m usually up by about 5:30 when I’m working or getting my son up for school. Since there’s no school for the foreseeable future, though, we had no reason to rise so early. An hour later, I’m also already exhausted. … Continue reading Social Distance Ramble