Boring Life Stuff

Nothing makes you want to read a blog post more than when it’s got the word “boring” in the title! But life’s been boring, which gives me time to blog, which brings us to this post.

1. I got my first Covid vaccine! My second one is tomorrow, and I’m kind of dreading the aftermath…except for this part of me that is looking forward to not feeling guilty about lying in bed for a day. (That part of me is about 48 hours away from big regrets.)

2. I’m dreaming of all the places I want to travel to once I’m vaccinated, and Kevin says I can actually book something now. Go for it!! Then I think through all the logistics and details of it and realize I really don’t want to go to those places after all, or at least not on my own—I just like the idea of going.

3. Leo had his first day back at school, and any doubts I had about sending him back vanished when he got in the car afterwards with the biggest smile on his face. “That was the best day of school ever!”

4. The cloffice remodel is 95% finished!  Oddly, I’m kind of going to miss the roughing-it  feel  of my temporary office.

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5. My kids continue to resist any form of physical activity. I tell them to walk around the block a couple times. Instead, Leo starts spontaneously doing high knees next to me.
Leo: How long do I have to do this for it to count?
Me: Okay Google, set timer for 30 minutes.
Leo: MOOOMM!

6. I’m looking into GI specialists to help with this whole Tourette’s-squawking thing. My search slowed considerably when I read that most likely I’ll be given either an endoscopy or a colonoscopy. It’s really not SQUAAWWWK  that bad!

7. I’ve put the novel to the side for a bit. I can’t remember how much I’ve blogged about it, but there’s a chance it’s just not my book to write and I’ll have to walk away from it. [Insert a month of grief and mourning.]  In the meantime, I’m writing little stories about a cast of woodland creatures in  winter. They are cute and cheesy and nauseating…and I love writing them. Who knew my creativity had such a dark side?

9. Vincenzo made flan for Spanish class. Remember when we had to do that?

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10. My sister tapped our maple trees.

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We didn’t get a single drop of sap. Of course we didn’t, because that would be interesting and exciting, and like I said, life has been boring lately.

But it’s been sweet and good, and that’s the important thing.

Now I’m off to write the cheesiest story yet about Hedgehog giving the gift of nothing (and everything) to his friends for Christmas. The smell of a raspberry, the sound of a river, feel of a sunny day, the taste of April rain…

WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Penne with meat sauce
Parmesan broccoli
Chocolate pudding cake

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