Farewell, March

on March 31, 2020

It’s been a hell of a ride, and April and May are going to bring even more challenges. The silver lining–albeit a very thin sliver of silver–is that now that we have a shelter-in-place order here, there’s no more wondering what we can do. We’ve been quarantining since March 14, but now everyone else is…

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I’ve been staring at this trying to think of a title

on March 30, 2020

And I can’t. So there. We just ordered delivery from a local Mexican restaurant. They included a free dessert with a note of thanks and I almost cried. *sigh* Time to take a deep breath and regroup. My allergies are playing havoc with my head right now because all the neighborhood trees are having an…

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Sunday, Sunday

on March 29, 2020

I missed Saturday altogether, although time seems almost like an optional construct at the moment, doesn’t it? I got stuck in to a work project and by the time I was finished, I was fit for nothing but slumping on the sofa with a burrito and a glass of red wine. I also did my…

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It’s properly Friday, it is

on March 27, 2020

It’s tricky to keep track of the days just because things are so much at sixes and sevens right now, but I’m told it’s Friday. (If it’s not, just let me dwell in delusion.) Here are some links/suggestions to hopefully make your quarantine a little easier: *Last night I got a DM on Instagram from…

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Friday eve

on March 26, 2020

It’s very nearly Friday, and the sun is finally out here. It’s been a gloomy week, so it’s been a bit of a challenge to keep the spirits up. I’ve been countering it with projects–like starting my sourdough and planning the repotting of all my houseplants–but the best cure is just getting myself moving. It’s…

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Wednesday round-up

on March 25, 2020

Are you taking care of yourselves? I hope so. One of my favorite tools for self-care is @tinycarebot on Twitter. It posts gentle reminders to drink water, eat nourishing food, take a deep breath. *A delightful surprise this week was getting a proper letter in the mail from a dear friend. It has been so…

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It’s Tuesday, right?

on March 24, 2020

Keeping busy and sane during quarantine is not a sprint, y’all. It’s a marathon. Take it day by day, hour by hour if you need. There will be white-knuckle moments and times where you are able to block it all out for a short while and make some new kind of normal. Embrace those. I’ve…

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Good morning, my dears.

on March 23, 2020

Morning? Afternoon? It’s easy to lose track. That’s the joy of working from home and also the challenge. Some mornings you crack on and get through your entire to-do list by noon, and other days you look up and realize it’s 3pm and you’re still in your pj’s with a breakfast dish on your lap….

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Rounding up links

on March 22, 2020

Happy Sunday, my dears. I hope you are well. Today we’re talking mostly physical wellness–food and movement. If you’re new to staying home most of the time, you might struggle a bit with how confining it can feel. This is why fresh air and sunshine are important, even in small doses. I have a pal…

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Passing the time

on March 21, 2020

Today’s quarantine round-up: *Series to binge–Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Charming 1920s Australian series with a flamboyant heroine you will adore. (There is a 1960s reboot featuring Phryne Fisher’s niece. Very mod!) On Acorn. This is a great time to try a week’s free trial membership at Acorn and binge a few other things while you’re…

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