Category Archives: Personal

Sunday Coffee – 100 Happy Days, Part 1

I was not doing well mentally over the summer, so I made myself a personal 100-day challenge that began September 1st. My plan was to discuss it here at some point. Honestly, the plan was overly ambitious and stressful, so … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 80

It was a fairly calm week, so let’s get to it. This week’s numbers: Cases: 306,769 (+4,615) Deaths: 4,314 (+152) Seven-day rolling average: 595 (-213/day) Positivity rate: 4.9% (-2.2%) Cases per 100k: 41.7 (-2.8) Hospitalizations: 820 patients; 289 in ICU … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 79

We are in the middle of a worrisome scare here this week. Ambrose’s college just opened up to on-campus students last week. He only has two in-person classes, on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday, he went to these classes, and by … Continue reading

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Saturday Coffee – 20 Years

On September 11, 2001, my family consisted of Jason, me, and 10.5-month Morrigan. This photo of us was taken in September that year, though I couldn’t tell you if it was before or after the 9/11 attacks. At that time, … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 78

Let’s get right to it. I don’t have pics for this week, so I’m going to sprinkle this post with lots of cute kitten photos instead. Heh. This week’s numbers: Cases: 295,953 (+8,542) Deaths: 4,017 (+81) Seven-day rolling average: 983 … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – More Kitten Updates

Yes, another kitty update. And if anyone is annoyed by that…well, there might be quite a few of these going forward, because after these kittens are off to their forever homes, I plan to volunteer as a foster for one … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 77

Honestly, I don’t have the bandwidth for all the crap this week. So let me just start with the numbers, and then bullet-point my way through the mess this week. Screw trying to condense and make this more readable. Whatever. … Continue reading

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August 2021 in Review

It’s been a month. With a capital M. Man oh man am I glad to have August behind me! Reading and Watching August was a slumpy kind of book month, with me sending back to the library several books that … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 76

It’s been a really, really tough week. On Monday, I picked Laurence up after school and he immediately said, “Ugh, I feel like sh!t.” A shudder of “oh no” went through me. The kid wore his mask the entire first … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – The Not-So-Ferals

A couple weeks back, I discussed the feral colony and the new kitten that had appeared in our yard (agh!) etc. There’s been no news since then. The little kitten didn’t appear again after I got the photo of him, … Continue reading

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