The COVID Diaries: Things I Thought About Buying to Soothe My Pre-Election Anxiety

Hey Darling Ones, Before I get into it, I just have to say the light outside here at dusk the day before the apocalypse is exquisite. It’s that purple tinged with orange sunsetting kind of light. If I weren’t committed to being a silver fox (with a lavender rinse at some point) or had any hair, I would dye it this color. How are you…

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The COVID Diaries: La Guitarra

Greeting & Salutations, Darling Ones, Forewarning: I’m so exhausted from lack of sleep I feel a little drunk. I’m the kind of slap-happy last-one-up-at-the-slumber party kind of tired. Every time I go to the bathroom I stare at myself in the mirror and remind myself that I’m not drunk. Also, I am sitting in the dark listening to The Replacements. Specifically, I’m listening to “If…

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The COVID Diaries: Pearl Jam & GenX Spinsterhood

Question for you Darling Ones, Is the “I was into them before they were cool” or “I saw them at this bar with six other people, nobody showed” an asshole trait specific to GenX or are other generations afflicted with this disease? I ask because I saw some people of my generation complaining about the youth discovering Fleetwood Mac (like is that a bad thing?)…

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The COVID Diaries: The Cure for Insomnia

Well, well, well, Darling Ones, Guess what? It looks like I have stumbled upon the cure of insomnia. Aside: Yes, I know you don’t care about my sleep habits, but I’m like that friend with an infant who tells you all about their sleep habits and the baby’s sleep habits and even though you don’t care you still listen because that’s what friends do. We’re…

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The COVID Diaries: Not Even on My Top 10 Virtue’s List

Hi Darling Ones, Today I have decided to be obsessed with my wilting lavender plant. She’s the latest addition to the Sadness Garden and she is not doing well. I think I over-watered her and I’m hoping she can recover. I’ve spent a lot of time today reading 82 different articles about what to do if you over-watered a plant and all of them are…

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The COVID Diaries: Cannot Make the Words So Good Right Now

Hi Darling Ones, Today is my nephew Maxwell’s 22nd birthday. Do you remember when I interviewed him for this here blog back when he was four? Some of you might. It’s weird to read it, because the kid still loves all the animals and his dream job is still to work at the Minnesota Zoo. To celebrate his birthday I made a Mexican feast. There…

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The COVID Diaries: A Level-Headed Paragon of Mental Health

Hey Darling Ones, I thought about skipping today because I’m so damn tired. Insomnia is kicking my ass and last night was the worst so far. I was doing laundry at 2:30 a.m. because sleep wasn’t near happening and I didn’t know what else to do. So I might not be sleeping but at least all my laundry is done. Tonight I discovered “Pump Up…

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The COVID Diaries: It Was Hearing My Heart

Hi Darling Ones, So yesterday sucked. Today’s a little less sucky because everyone on Minnesota Twitter talking about the yellow skies kinda made me happy for a hot minute, but today still sucks. I was really rough on myself yesterday for my shitty mood and inability to do anything at all besides read a book and watch TikTok. I am often rough on myself if…

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