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Sunday, February 7

The world getting vaccinated

It’s daybreak and I’m facing the East window in the front room watching the soft blurred pink and blue muted colors of dawn breaking. I love this special silent fresh time. I made a pot of too-strong coffee. I grabbed a new kind at Aldi the other day. It’s even a bit strong for me. Mike won’t drink it. It’s too strong and bitter for him. The past couple bags have been milder Dunkin Donuts blend for him. 
My braided trunk money tree is dying. Most of the leaves turned yellow brown and fell off. It was doing fine on the porch all summer. Things got bad when I brought it inside at the end of summer and put it in the bedroom by the window. I don’t know if it got drafts from the window, too much heat from the vent, too much water. I pulled the roots out of the soil yesterday to see if they were rotting but I couldn’t tell. It’s just too cold in the garage right now to do a messy repotting. I put some baking soda in the pot soil and mixed it around and cut off all the dead parts. I moved it out to the front entry area where it was when I first bought it. That’s all I can do so now it’s swim or sink bitch. I hate when my plants die. 



I kept waking up in the night thinking about this possible sub job I’m considering taking at an elementary school in Elgin. It’s a cross categorical resource teacher for 58 days from March 1 until June 3. I like getting used to a place and having time to get comfortable. I don’t like not being home for the puppy or being able to do my swim appointments. I do like making money, feeling productive, having something to do. On the other hand I don’t like having something to do. If I took it I’d have one vaccine in me and get the second one the week I’d start so I’d feel more protected. Mike said I could just sub here for Huntley district but I’m not familiar with any of their schools. I have worked in most all of the U-46 schools over the years. I’m still not sure and still mulling it over. Plus Huntley wasn’t giving vaccines to the subs and district 300 that I’ve also subbed for put the subs behind everyone else and will only vaccinate subs if there are any leftovers. My old school district contacted me right away about getting my vaccine along with everyone else. I feel more loyal to them. I know that’s probably silly but that’s how I feel.



I have a bunch of Amazon returns to drop off at Kohl’s this morning. I need to quit shopping and doing “ retail therapy” - another reason to take the long sub job! Keep me off the Amazon app....
So I drove the five miles to Algonquin Kohl’s and returned my eight Amazon items for refund. Good to get that done. Bitzi has been outside several times this morning and WILL NOT PEE. It IS super freezing cold. I’m going to go try again.
Okay we walked about a block and she peed but was shivering so I started to walk back but she wouldn’t move and just stood there shivering like she was freezing to death so I scooped her up and wrapped my arms around her and carried her back inside. Poor little thing.




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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