Category Archives: Personal

Sunday Coffee – Back to school, for me this time

I despise the University of Houston. I chose to attend there for all the wrong reasons (fear, mostly, which kept me away from the school I really wanted to attend, USC), and I regretted it even before I began. I … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 22

We are officially 150 days into the pandemic here in San Antonio. August 9th was 150 days from our first diagnosed case on March 13th. We also hit five full months at the end of this week. Things are thankfully … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 21

I’m happy to report an extremely light news week with low numbers and very little happening. Yay! I hope this is a good sign as we transition from July to August! As always: If your mental health is at a … Continue reading

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July 2020 in Review

It was a rather peculiar month. All but the last few days of July were spent up north at my in-laws’ house with my two younger kids, while Jason and my oldest son stayed in San Antonio. I admit, I … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Favorite Photos of July

My photos for July are going to look quite different since I spent most of the month in Wisconsin! But here they are – and as always, these are taken by me with no filters on them. I’m not a … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 20

I’m home!!!!!!! There was really only one major news item in SA this week, so I’ve flipped back to my secondary formatting for this post. I really hope that the news cycle will remain low-key, and that things will slowly … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Chaos and Celebrations

The last week and a half have been a bit nuts. Some good things, some less good, but lots of stuff happening both here and at home in SA. I needed a little catch-up post (one which has absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 19

My mental health is poorly right now. Even though some quite nice things happened this week, I’ve been overwhelmed with anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, and general malaise. I finally hit my personal limit: It’s time to go home. I really appreciate … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 18

This week (July 13th) makes four months since our first covid-positive case in SA. Back then, my family took precautions, canceling/rescheduling appointments, setting ourselves up to be at home for some time. Imagine: my well-woman’s exam was scheduled for April, … Continue reading

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Homesick

Two weeks ago, I arrived in northern Wisconsin with my two younger boys. I was homesick in a way before I even arrived, especially after learning that my oldest son was sick about two hours before our trip northwards was … Continue reading

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