So much is going on in the world, and yet work/family obligations necessarily keep me focused on my own little piece of it. I do scroll through the news feed on my phone every day, in horrified fascination, unable to look away. Black lives matter. Well, of course they do. How can it be that … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
Last week was a stressful week. No time or energy to blog. What else is new? With perseverance, though, the crisis was averted. Still working 7 days per week, unfortunately. Time still is at a premium, but I thought I would share some pictures from the last few weeks. And you know what happens when … Continue reading Inside/Outside
I am spending my day at the office today, looking out at the sunshine. I am working, but mostly I’m am here as support for my younger son who has a big assignment due and needs the quiet place to work. I used to tell my husband when the kids were small that I’d love … Continue reading Mother’s Day
This morning was nice... my husband brought me a cup of coffee in bed! A rare treat. We've been getting along pretty well as co-workers -- especially since we started using the trick I read on-line. We invent an imaginary co-worker to blame things on, as in, "That Felix! He left his coffee cup on … Continue reading Discoveries in the Time of Coronavirus
I had a hard time on Friday concentrating on work, while ideas were percolating about adapting some Billy Joel lyrics to fit our new reality. Once the lyrics had coalesced into a version I was happy with, I couldn't just leave it unsung -- I had to find a karaoke video of the original song … Continue reading What I Did When I Was Supposed to Be Working on Friday
Hard to believe that it was only two weeks ago that I took my little trip, but I'm really glad I had that chance to recharge my batteries, however briefly. Came back to the same crazy amount of work, plus more because of coronavirus. You see, in addition to my other responsibilities, I am also … Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus
Home again. I was greeted by the dog, who seems to only love me for the treats I give. He runs to get in front of me, herding me, hoping for something, anything. My younger son tells me that we need to do something ASAP about the wifi in his room and that he has … Continue reading The Escape: Home, Books, Movies, Etc.
I had a nice, long lie-in this morning, trying not to feel guilty, like I should be up and doing something. After I eventually roused myself and got ready for the day, I enjoyed my coffee and a simple breakfast in my room. I always travel with the dark roast coffee I like and the … Continue reading The Escape: Day 2
It's hard to express just how overwhelmed and exhausted I have felt lately, with the volume of work I've had. (Sorry if I haven't replied yet to your comments or emails.) It feels like I can't keep my head above water or see land on the horizon. I may post more about this, but for … Continue reading The Escape: Day 1
No power and around two feet of snow! What happened to my mild, green Vancouver?! Worst of it is... I can't keep binge-watching my House MD marathon!