Week 5.5: The real pandemic, books, baths and Zoom in a time of covid-19

Our governor extended the stay-at-home order to May 3. I was not surprised. As a matter of fact, my surprise will come if she doesn’t extend it longer. There are certainly people in our state who still believe “it’s just the flu” or who prioritize economy over people’s lives and lay blame to an overreactive … Continue reading Week 5.5: The real pandemic, books, baths and Zoom in a time of covid-19

Week 3.5: Looking forward in a time of covid-19

Friday. Remember when we used to look forward to Friday? Now, with most of us at home during the week, Friday has lost its magic. No TGIF! memes – more like, Friday, Meh memes. Friday has lost its ranking and has now become just another blurry day of the week. As I was contemplating this … Continue reading Week 3.5: Looking forward in a time of covid-19

Week 2.5: Letting go in a time of covid-19

I struggled a bit this week. It started on Monday. Now, some of it I attribute to my allergies blowing up over the weekend – teasing of spring emerging from the ground, Kansas wind and the burning of the fields will do that to an allergy sufferer. But I hadn’t slept well all weekend due … Continue reading Week 2.5: Letting go in a time of covid-19

Day…I have no idea: Tele-working in the time of COVID-19

It’s been eleven days since I began working from home. Eleven days when our world went from a cautionary tale to survivalist novel. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions, to say the least. I’ve had at least two good cries and a handful of moments when silent tears come quick and I don’t even … Continue reading Day…I have no idea: Tele-working in the time of COVID-19

Day 4: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 and the therapy of cleaning.

Monday arrived in not its usual fashion, but I’m trying to create a new schedule. I’m a list-making-keep-to-a-schedule kinda gal. I thrive on organization and consistency. How I’m not a basket case in today’s world is beyond me, especially now. I’ve yet to find the perfect work schedule but I keep reminding myself it’s only … Continue reading Day 4: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 and the therapy of cleaning.

Day 3: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 and teaching mom new tricks

The wind howled through Thursday night into the wee hours of Friday morning. I mean, howled. Like a tormented wolf, it shook the window screens off the house and at one point I stared through the dark at the ceiling just waiting for our roof to peel off. The creaks and groans made Beatrice, Executive … Continue reading Day 3: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 and teaching mom new tricks

It’s okay to disengage

I’m sure there are those out there who will disagree, but for my own sanity and peace of soul, I’ve chosen to disengage from the news. Life bombards us enough throughout our daily lives with tiny hand grenades of flooded basements, ailing parents, lost pets, high-maintenance co-workers, health scares, and just being a parent, so … Continue reading It’s okay to disengage

More than Memories – a life in photos

My dad loves to take photos. From slides to 8mm, our family history is well-documented. Two or three handmade wooden cases contain rubber banded packets of slides catalogued by number, each one corresponding with the content list handwritten on the inside of the lid: #28- Christmas 1966, #48- The Farm 1974. The reels of movie … Continue reading More than Memories – a life in photos