To think that Nathan felt like we did nothing over winter break. Sure, it wasn’t as glamorous as if there wasn’t a pandemic going on and we could go to public places. But still...
Me & Mine 2020-24
Despite the House voting to impeach him a second time, the fact that McConnell has pushed any sort of Senate investigation into the matter until next week means that Donald J. Trump will finish his term as President.
For kicks and because it was the holidays, Katie thought it would be cute for the three of us to have “ugly holiday sweater” T-shirts representing some of our favorite holiday movies to wear during the Christmas season.
You hear all this talk about people having their identity stolen or falling victim to a scam or whatnot in the news and you think, "Nah, won't happen to me." And then? It happens to me.
We had a little mishap while cooking here at home today. No, nothing serious. More like oddball hijinks.
I hope you’ll forgive me for not posting my Kevin’s 7: Music list today as I was scheduled. My brain feels like...
For several years, on and off, I’ve used Breathe Right Strips (or a similar knockoff brand) to open my airways and help me breathe at night and, hopefully, cut down on my snoring.
One of the things you may have seen apt of people doing during the pandemic is to work on projects around the house. These could be renovations, crafts, hobbies, cooking, baking, etc.
Katie and I were discussing actor David McCallum (NCIS) and we’re debating his age. So I looked him up on IMDb and discovered he and Nathan shared the same birthday. September 19.
Today is a pretty darn big day for my family. My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary! In this day and age — oh heck, in any day and age — that’s a huge accomplishment.
Like I’m sure so many parents of young ones try to do (unless you’re Donald Trump and likely don’t give a damn what your youngest son sees and hears you do), we try to limit our swearing around Nathan. Additionally, when he sees or hears something involving swear words, we steer him away and explain why it’s bad.
Today was our day to renew our insurance policies through Katie's employer. Not that we had a specific day, we just dreaded it so much that we put it off as long as humanly possible.
My name in my Twitter profile has, over the last four days, changed from “So damned disappointed” to “Things are looking up” to, finally, “doing much better now... thank you.”
Some think of this solely as a map of the United States showing how Electoral College votes are going in light of the 2020 Presidential Election (thru Thursday, November 5).
I’m not sure how many of you know or will remember this, but we’ve been trying to do themed family Halloween cosplay.
Yeah, Halloween is gonna be FUN!
Too much COVID crap going on. Way too much. Make it all stop. Please!
After four or more years with no signs of mice in our house whatsoever, we discovered we likely had at least one. There were bite marks in the fruit we had in a basket on our shelves.
Planning ahead can be a good thing. It allows you time to get all your proverbial ducks in a row and, if you fail at it, it allows enough time to plan alternative approaches to resolving the issue.
I’d like to dedicate this post to the woman of my dreams. Still the woman of my dreams after 19 years of marriage as we are celebrating today.
I would’ve sworn I talked about it here, but I can’t find it. Anyway, this past January, I was trying to swap out the guts of the toilet in Nathan’s bathroom when I shattered the C-PVC water feed into the toilet from the wall.
**I can’t fall asleep**
I wish I knew why
or how to solve it
¡But I don’t!
Guess what? We’ve got another #PandemicProject in the bag! I think that makes five projects during the pandemic and six total this year... renovating Nathan’s bathroom, repainting Nathan’s bedroom, refinishing the patio table and chairs, front door bench, bathroom shelves, desk, and now this...
Why do I like puzzles so much? I don’t like them too difficult. Not Enigma-level ciphers. Just newspaper-grade stuff like this...
And, for all intents and purposes, the project we started this past weekend is done!
Whatever could we be building??
It's official, folks! That's Katie's shoe on top and Nathan's shoe on the bottom.
I don't think I'm meant to grow an avocado tree.
For the most part, I've held things together emotionally during this whole pandemic. I've kept it together because I'm the one at home with Nathan a majority of the time because Katie does not have the option to work from home like I do. So I try to keep a strong front while I'm with him.
I’ve bitten the same spot on my lip no less than 14 times in the last 36 hours.
Seeing as I finished another handmade project for our home...
Remember late last year when Katie bought me a bottle of single malt scotch as a combination birthday and anniversary gift? I had decided upon Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 because of a tasting in which I took part.
Man, I’m really terrible at keeping up with these COVID Diary posts, aren't I? My goal was to get through 19 of them, for obvious reasons. At the rate things are going, I may still make that goal... even at a post every two months. Ugh.
I woke up at about 2 a.m. because Nathan had crawled into bed with us and had kicked me.