sunday 7: quarantine day 36

  1. My entire body is sore. Yesterday, I did a 30 Day Shred (with the husband…yay) and then a 2 mile run/walk. Later that night, we did a 3.5 mile brisk walk around the neighborhood. I got in over 20k steps yesterday, and I was already sore. My legs and ass are particularly bad. BUT – even I can see that my ass is looking mighty fine nowadays. Seriously though – have I mentioned that my legs hurt?
  2. Today is the day! RiekAlt Beer Festival will take place this afternoon. Yesterday, we purchased 12 single cans/bottles of various IPAs at Friar Tuck. We plan to split one beer per room. We won’t drink all 12 – we aren’t that bad. We will probably do around six. The rooms/spaces we plan to visit are: the kitchen, the breakfast room, the living room, the great room, the dining room, and the deck. I may need to drink my last Morning Recovery after this. Good thing my matter on tomorrow morning’s motion docket was resolved. Now I can sleep in/sleep off my hangover, if necessary.
  3. The weather is gorgeous today, as it was yesterday. I hope this pattern continues. The dreary weather of the last couple of weeks has been adding to our overall depression and fatigue. I like getting out to do walks. Last night, we were able to grill the salmon. We plan to clean up the deck furniture today so that we can sit outside and drink some IPA. Life feels brighter today.
  4. D is furloughed for the next two weeks. His company is trying to avoid lay offs – so everyone has to take two weeks unpaid. He has some stuff he plans to do around the house, but he has also decided to attempt to watch all of the Marvel movies in chronological order. I say attempt, because it is really sort of a chore. I know a lot of people love these movies, but we are not really those people. I, in particular, really have nothing good to say about them. I have only seen the ones released prior to May 2012 (before I left my ex), because my ex was fucking obsessed with them. Anyway – I’m watching along with him when I’m available (emotional support lol). I saw the first thirty minutes of Iron Man, which was always my favorite. He watched Captain America alone over like 28 hours (lol) – though I caught the last 15 minutes last night – and UGH I hate Captain America. Then we started Captain Marvel last night, and so far it is fucking dumb, though it was kind of cool to see Fury before the eye patch. Also – it annoys me how much I know about these movies from the days with my ex. lol. Wow – this turned into a whole thing. This is my weird thing I’m irrational about: much in the same way D’s ex has irrational hatred for DMB, I have irrational hatred for all things comic book related. haha
  5. Moving on… we didn’t get all of our errands completed yesterday, so we have to go out today. We are making a trip to CVS (drive thru) to get my meds, and then a trip to Target. I’m hoping Target won’t be really crowded. Last time, it was pretty empty, and we were able to get in and out quickly. While there, I plan to grab an air fryer if they have any in stock.
  6. Yesterday, we drove down to the city so that I could grab some stuff/drop some stuff off at the office. The area (CWE) was filled with people milling about – not even trying to social distance. We drove by Forest Park and it was the same – the walking trails were packed. Then, last night, our neighbors had a small party. They had several cars parked in front of their place. During our walk, we passed a large gathering of people hanging outside around a firepit. Listen – I get it, I really do. I also want to hang out with my friends. I miss them like crazy. But we have to play the long game here. Ugh. It’s annoying. Whatever.
  7. My cousin, Bill, is sending me old pics on Facebook Messenger with some hilarious (to me) commentary, and it is making me happy. That will be the subject of it’s own post. I guess I should have lunch now, and get this day on it’s way.


Sunday Seven: it’s been a while

  1. Today was a snow day. More of the same tomorrow. The commute will be fucking horrible. I bet it takes two hours to get to court. 😭
  2. I’m so bad at sexting or even being sexy. I don’t do sexy. I’m too awkward to be sexy.
  3. I don’t know how to relax anymore.
  4. I’ve cut way back on drinking recently. I don’t crave it as much anymore, and I dislike the all too frequent three day hangovers after only like two drinks. Pass.
  5. I go back and forth between finding myself quite attractive or a hideous troll beast. There is no middle ground. Lol. Today is a beast kinda day.
  6. I’m behind. In everything.
  7. Keep on swimming.

The 7

  1. This weekend has been a wild ride.
  2. I’m exhausted.
  3. How is tomorrow Monday already?
  4. Fuuuuuuuuck
  5. Fat and frumpy ftw.
  6. There’s some good shit happening this week.
  7. I’ve been taking notes about things I may want to unleash here soon. Or maybe not. I’m a fickle, moody bitch like that.


  • I can’t get That Day by Poe out of my head.
  • We walked tonight!
  • New recipe night happened. We made this, and it was way better than I expected.
  • Bubbles happened, too.
  • And cocktails.
  • I need to make a change.
  • But I could sleep for a hundred years.

Why not seven?

  1. My poor boy is sick. His dad texted me earlier that he has a fever and sore throat. So the new Monday plan is to work from home so I can take care of him.
  2. My joints are a mess. My knees and my hands are all swollen. My ring finger is too swollen to wear my wedding ring. This makes me sad.
  3. It’s going to be like -4 degrees Tuesday night and ughhhhhh. I saw a meme earlier that said it feels like January 74th, and…yeah basically.
  4. We spent the day chilling out. Hangover mode.
  5. My eating was a mess this weekend. Gotta get back to basics tomorrow. I saw some pics of myself and ugh for real. Do I really look like that?
  6. I’m having Sunday night anxiety big time, which is the only reason I’m actually blogging at all right now. I thought maybe it would help. It hasn’t really. I don’t even have any particular thing that’s bothering me. It’s just a general feeling of dread that suddenly hit me like a fucking wall.
  7. It will be good to have the kids back tomorrow. It was nice to get the weekend to cut loose, but I need my little chickens back at home. I have some stuff I’d like to do with them tomorrow night if Jackson is feeling up to hanging out.

I hope you had a fantastic weekend, and that the week ahead is gentle. 😘

random sunday musings

  1. I’m glad we’re going out tonight. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’m sick of relaxing. I’m sick of reading. I need to get out of my own head.
  2. I’m exhausted from the prednisone induced insomnia, but sleep just won’t come. I spent most of the night just lying in bed thinking. I was too lazy to get up and grab my Kindle from the living room. Tonight I may just get up and watch a movie if/when it happens. I have a list of stuff I’ve been meaning to watch.
  3. I’m working from home tomorrow, but all that really means is I’m preparing a bankruptcy case and answering some emails. Nothing big. I’m actually looking forward to life going back to normal on Wednesday.
  4. You know what I’m not looking forward to? Taking down all the holiday decorations. Especially the giant tree. This will be a several day process.
  5. I can walk without limping today. Not without pain, unfortunately, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. The plan is to walk the dog in a bit.
  6. I have a bunch of challenges pinned for 2019 and I don’t know where to begin. Lots of fun stuff to dig into.
  7. Today is my ex’s birthday. I emailed him a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble on behalf of Jackson around 4 am this morning, so I guess my insomnia wasn’t a total waste.

12:15 am

on a Sunday morning. So let’s do an early Sunday seven.

  1. I haven’t been on my phone much. I’ve been busy. Plus it’s easier to ignore the phone when the family is all here at home. When we don’t have the kids, I feel like I need to be available just in case. After all, you’re never really off duty as a parent.
  2. The kids and I did some clothes shopping. I’m afraid I’ve turned Freya into a shopaholic. Oops. Anyway…I bought a black faux fur coat at H&M, and I’m absolutely enamored. So much so that I had the shop girl cut the tags off so I could wear it out of the store. It’s surprisingly warm, and extremely stylish.
  3. Frey and I finished Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and woo lord it’s really good. I’m hooked. So many good Netflix shows right now.
  4. I’m trying some new natural remedies for various ailments. If they work, I’ll share. I’ve done a lot of research and I’m feeling really hopeful.
  5. It is cold. Mama like.
  6. I did a substantial Facebook purge today yesterday, and I’m calling it round 1. Next up: the family purge. Because fuck it.
  7. Spence is here this weekend, so we did a round of D&D tonight. More tomorrow. The kids are thrilled.

Night, night. I have a sleepy husband to cuddle.

7 @ 11:45 pm

Sunday is almost over, so I better get on this:

  1. Another amazing weekend with my amazing husband. I’m the luckiest.
  2. I made two new friends this weekend, and I see all of us spending many more amazing weekends together in the future.
  3. We ended the weekend seeing David Cross, and he was hilarious. His Trump rants were EVERYTHING. But why is there always that one drunken, dumb ass, dick bag motherfucker who has to heckle the comedian? Why? And why are they always sitting behind me?
  4. I miss my kids and my fur kid. I can’t wait to be reunited tomorrow afternoon.
  5. I probably gained like 10 pounds this weekend. Back to exercising tomorrow. Oh and I’m actually looking forward to not drinking for a bit.
  6. I have two more days off. 🙌🏻
  7. My book and bed are calling. xoxo

seven @ 11

    I had a friend/colleague confide in me yesterday that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We’re meeting up tomorrow so that I can give her info on docs and the like. And a giant fucking hug, of course.
    Fuck cancer.
    It was stormy today. Delightful as fuck.
    I’m working through some shit. Some life changing shit. I’m a bit melancholy.
    It’s my bestie’s wedding week. Friday is the big day. There’s so much to do.
    I love the nightly walks with the dog. Tonight D and I took him two miles. I like the walking, the talking, and even the comfortable silences while we take it all in.
    Tonight we saw a snake on the driveway. A little suburban excitement for ya!

How was your day?

I had a mostly chill day. It was good. The highlights:

  • Reading. I’m really into my current pick.
  • Watching Frey try to teach Jack how to ride his bike without training wheels.
  • Listening to them play together upstairs. Right now they’re at these perfect ages where they have common interests and still do imaginative play. I know it won’t last forever, so I like listening in on their little play adventures. I love how much they have grown into their relationship as step siblings. It has been one of those unexpected delights in life. ❤️ ❤️
  • D and I snuck away for a quick beer at our local place.
  • The fire table is a delight.
  • Our family walk. One of my favorite things.
  • Motherfucking Ozark, man.