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Monday, May 18

The Last Dance

11:13am Monday 
  We watched the last episodes of the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance last night. It was really well done. I watched a lot of those games during their double three-pear era. My oldest son was crazy about basketball and Jordan was his idol. The program was very enjoyable to watch.

I just got home from Aldi. The store here in Huntley is only about a mile from our house. I wore my mask and gloves and used hand sanitizer when I got back in the car and took my gloves off. Everything in the stores is about as safe as they can make it. I do take precautions but I’m not going to stay hidden in my house 24/7 every day in terror. This is bullshit. I’m being careful I’m just not going to go completely out of my gourd off the deep end like a lot of these freaks. Suck it up buttercup. Darwin had the answers. 

I have my last Zoom lessons this week starting in a little while. I’ll be SO GLAD to be done! 

2:34 time gap between lessons. The first girl for the noon lesson ( whose mother just requested this lesson a few days ago) didn't show up so at 12:14 I ended the meeting. Then in the middle of my 2:00 lesson the girl emails me and tells me she's waiting. I'm not sure if she and her mother thought she could just log on anytime and I'd be sitting there waiting or what. I have two more lessons to go today. Both good studious advanced sixth grade girls, a trumpet and an oboe. I wish they could all be as conscientious and polite as these girls. 

5:43om.     As usual, Mike is still back in the office working. I went ahead and ate. I cooked some hot Italian sausage that needed to be cooked. I charred it all crusty in the iron skillet. I ate some leftover tortellini that was in the fridge.( I’m usually the one who eats the leftovers) but then Mike said he thought it looked good so I made a little more tortellini for him to have with his sausage. I have another loaf of bread rising. Wednesday I have to drive to downtown Elgin to my school district central office to turn in my laptop, charger, school IPad and keyboard case, my door key fob and a French Horn. Someone will come out and escort me into the building. After that I have to drive to South Elgin to an elementary school and bag up a few of my remaining possessions and leave my room key. I have to wear a mask and gloves to both places of course. Next week on the 27th my school email will be deactivated along with my school blog, Google Classroom, YouTube channel and everything else associated with my school email account. Today I reset my school Ipad clean of all my stuff. I’m ready. This is really happening. It feels good and exciting but a little scary and sad. It’s like I’m losing part of my identity and don’t know yet what I’m going to put in it’s place. I have a lot of thoughts and emotions brewing around in there. I’m just going to have to become fabulous in a different way. I have my ruby slippers. 

Sunday, March 15

Just stay calm and breathe



The chicken I roasted turned out very so-so. I cooked it in my new stoneware pot. I’ll have to get used to it. I’ll turn the leftover chicken meat into something else. I’m looking forward to the debate tonight. I don’t know what else Bernie could possibly say at this point. It will do him no good to try to cut down Biden or boast about his platform. The horse has left the barn. It also will be weird with no spectators. I’m just intrigued enough to watch it. I have a bunch of work assessment tests to grade and calculate. I’m not looking forward to doing that. Next week will be better for that. Mike’s newspaper company has them all working from home for now. He’s head of sports but there are no games being played so his department is scrambling to come up with interesting stories. On Tuesday, election day-night, he’ll be going in to the office though.

It’s so weird how things have changed so quickly- the state, the country, the world. 










I cleaned the kitchen up and scrubbed my stoneware pot. The sun is shining out after yesterday’s snow. Now the snow is all gone. I have a bunch of flower seeds and flower roots to plant when the danger of frost is gone. It will be good to get out there and dig.

 I keep fighting the heartache. I keep pushing it back and tucking it under the bed. Theres so much going on right now with family and friends. Things I can’t fix but still need to live with. Give it to God. I have to be grateful and count my blessings. 


A Whole New World

Sunday 8:27 am

Mike and I have been up for a couple hours. We just went out to a couple stores, not so much that we needed anything but just to get out of the house a little. As yesterday the stores were pretty crowded and picked over. There are lots of bare shelves and no toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antiseptic wipes to be found.Most all events are canceled now and stores reducing their operating hours or closing entirely. Schools are closed until at least March 30 and may be extended when that dates arrives. At this point I’m dreading our school year being extended to June 3 but it may be even after that and there’s nothing I can do. Give it to God.

I read an article this morning from a pediatrician suggesting the corona virus has been here in the US months earlier and just wasn’t caught. There was a super bad “ flu” going around in December and January and many school staff and students had it. I got it the second week in January and it was awful. I had a fever for eight days and many other horrible symptoms. I’m wondering now if it was Covid-19. I’m trying not to become a total germaphobic hypochondriac but still..... you never know.


I am still just heartsick worrying about my daughter. She isn’t communicating with any of us and has just stated she’s trying to de-stress and get well. We have no clue if something awful happened or what. Her husband is not talking either. So I just worry, Hope and pray things will be okay in time. There’s nothing more I can do. 

I have a baking hen thawing out in the kitchen. I’m going to stuff it and roast it after while. 
Marinade injector.  I’ve been baking too many sweets lately and neither of us need that stuff so I’ve resolved to do better and behave myself. I’ve been unusually stiff and ache-y the last week so I’m planning to head over to the lodge pool after while and do some water exercises. Great women’s swim goggles  Last night after I finished the three loads of laundry I took a nice long rejuvenating hot bath, exfoliated my skin, conditioned  my hair Infusium hair treatment and  turned the bath jets on for a back and feet massage. It felt so good! I slept like a baby. My Bedside vaporizer











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