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Sunday, May 10

Dias de Madre

9:56am Sunday

I slept late this morning. Mike made me breakfast (he  almost never ever cooks). He made scrambled eggs with cheese, he heated up and gave me half a “ Supreme” brand tamale on my plate and toasted a piece of my homemade jalapeño- cheese bread and brought it to me in my reading area in the sitting room. Very nice. He knew I was pissed off at him last night. I didn’t say a word and just left him sitting alone for hours. He almost never apologizes. I do think sometimes he’s sorry he acts like an asshole big-mouthEd Fred Flintstone type but very very rarely actually utters an apology. I think it’s a man thing. It was the same type of deal with the first one ( admittedly MUCH much worse) but still unable to apologize or accept fault. At this point Mike and I are mostly just good friends and roommates and sometimes you just get sick of one another and need a break. I still can’t believe what an asshole ogre he was last night. I just don’t say anything because it’s no use. He doesn’t listen and always deflects it and ping pongs it back at me. Why bother to try after all this time?

Wednesday, May 6

Keep paddling or sink

12:52 Thursday 

I’m making jalapeño cheddar bread with the sourdough starter I’ve been brewing for a week. It’s on its second rise now. I have a couple Zoom group lessons in a while. I went to the store this morning and filled up the Tahoe with gas. I have some red potatoes in the crockpot with beef broth and pepper. I’ll mash them later.

Sunday, April 12

Here comes Peter Cottontail

10:42 Sunday 4/12/20 Easter

I’m getting ready to go out for a walk in a little while. It’s chilly but the sun is out. I’m going to FaceTime call the kids this afternoon. I just discovered the little tomato and zinnia plants I grew in the house from seeds and put out on the patio the other day when it was so warm have now gone to shit from the cold snap. The zinnias are all dead and the three small trays of tomatoes look very sad and shitty. I drained the rain water from the bottom of their trays and brought them inside and put them on a little table by the back sliding glass door and put their plastic greenhouse covers on them. There’s probably no saving them but I’ll see. What a total dumbass I am to forget them out there. Total brain fart. 

 I have a turkey breast in the crockpot and prepped mixed berry crisp to put in the oven later. We’ll have mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and carrots and fresh- baked bread with the turkey for our Easter dinner. I’m finally getting a little better at cooking smaller quantities. We no longer have the spare fridge and freezer in the garage like we did at our old house.

Yesterday I sent a deposit to a Shih Tzu breeder in Galena for a white and dark red spotted female puppy that will be ready to bring home on May 24. It’s pretty expensive but that’s how much they are. Mike is not happy but he’s pretty much pissy and grouchy about everything anyway so I don’t care. It’s not my fault his salary got cut and for now I’m making a lot more than him. Of course I’m retiring soon and my monthly salary will decrease considerably. I’m taking a lump sum rather than a changing yearly percentage increase so with that lump we’re paying off the house and my car. It’s not a huge amount but it will greatly decrease the monthly nut we have to cough up. Of course the stock market has taken a bad hit and the 401Ks are down considerably but I have faith we’re going to bounce back. I’m confident I’ll have some other job or side hustle. And I deserve my Shih Tzu puppy. I’ve been good. 


The meal is almost done. I’m just waiting for the berry cobbler to finish browning on top. Mike just took his clippers and trimmed his own hair then asked me to check around his ears to make sure it was even. It looks fine to me. He has hardly any hair left on the bottom sides and back. I’m not even sure what he trimmed but as long as he’s happy. He’s jumping in the shower now and then we’ll eat our lunch and then go for a drive.

I finally spoke to my oldest. daughter Friday. I hadn’t heard from her in months. She just wanted to be alone. It was good to talk to her. I didn’t press her on what the hell happened. I know she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in November and the doctor was trying her on different doses of Cymbalta. I know she’s been going to physical therapy and counseling. Taking it in baby steps for now....
My stepdaughter is still struggling with pretty severe post partum depression. I’m not very close with her because she has never allowed me to be. Her mother and father were divorced long before I came along. 

Novel Corona virus cases in IL

3/17    Tested positive   115           1 death 

3/18       228         1 death 

3/19        422.         4 dead 

3/20.                       7 dead 

3/22.      753.       14  dead

3/30.   4596.        65deaths 

3/31.  9000.        105 deaths 

4/6    12263        307deaths 

4/8     13,549.     389 deaths 

4/9      15,  078.    462 deaths

4/10.    17887       596 

4/11      19,180.      677 

4/12.     20,852.      720

2:40. The dinner was very good. good. We actually sat at the table ( instead of eating in front of the living room TV like usual) and Mike said his Catholic meal blessing. I had to ask him to do it because I know that’s how he was raised. We didn’t say grace in my family at meals growing up but actually it was always kind of unspoken and implied. We raised and produced nearly all of our own food when I was a kid and we sure were grateful. Mike hasn’t been a practicing Catholic since 1978. I haven’t been a practicing anything since 1965. Our family attended the Wesley United Methodist church in Canton when I was little and my mother read the Bible to us every night. Mike’s family was really in to Catholic when he was a kid. They went to Catholic school, he was an alter boy and the whole spiel. These days I’m a big fan of Buddha. 

Sunday, April 5

Riding the storm out

5:40 pm 

Like most every day lately it’s been a calm uneventful day. The sun was shing all day and the temperature was mild. I went for a nice walk without a jacket around noon. Later in the afternoon I planted some stargazer lily bulbs in the front of the house and some bleeding heart roots in the back. I planted some morning glory seeds in the 3 big pots behind the patio lattice and sprinkled some allium seeds in the north side flower bed and then a whole bunch of assorted perennial wildflower seeds on the south side. Then I took most of my houseplants outside for the season. I still have all my aloe Vera plants inside still but they’re going out too. 
I made some germ face masks out of bandanas. We won’t be going back to school. I’m done in 7 weeks and out for good. What a crazy bummer way to go out. I’m trying really hard to stay positive. I’ve made myself a schedule to stick too so I don’t spin off the edge of reason #covid-19 #pandemic #shelterathome

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