observations

Hey, Dude, I’m Not Sure You Understand Your Bumper Sticker

I saw a bumper sticker recently that I could see slapping on my car if I were the type to use bumper stickers: “Make Orwell Fiction Again” Right on! Let’s get rid of the Big Lie, up is down, over is under, right-wing politicians making up a bunch of nonsensical propaganda so they can keep their fascist dreams alive and distract the rest of us from their criminal activities. And then I looked closely at…

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family health history

On Blogging as a Grandma

I officially became a grandmother this week. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Hubby and I are beyond excited and can’t wait to meet the baby. We’re going into a self-imposed quarantine, complete with Covid tests, for a couple of weeks in hopes that we’ll be healthy enough to visit without introducing anything into the household. We’ve already had both of our Covid shots (Pfizer, if you’re wondering). Due to the pandemic,…

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family

When Did Grandma Names Become a Thing?

Our first grandchild will be arriving within the week. To say I’m excited would be a major understatement. With the pandemic, we’ve missed the challenges our daughter and her husband have faced with this pregnancy, which started with in vitro fertilization. Like me, she suffered hyperemesis (massive morning sickness that doesn’t limit itself to mornings) only hers lasted 5 months instead of 3 and was more intense than the morning sickness I had with my…

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reading

Book Starved

People Who Read Books for Pleasure, have you ever felt book starved? Aching to read for pleasure but circumstances won’t allow it? I have been book starved since the beginning of the year. Admittedly, it was a self-imposed book starvation but no less painful than if caused by external forces. For fourteen weeks, I’ve been taking a 2-part paralegal certificate course from CLS by Barbri. When I started the course in January, the organization was…

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Fully Vaccinated from COVID

Yesterday, Hubby and I got our second COVID shots, after having the first on March 26, 2021. Our clinic was offering patients the Pfizer vaccine and asked if we would like them. Because a new baby is entering our family soon, we jumped at the chance. Symptoms after the first shot included tiredness, a very sore arm, a little bit of body aching, and, for me, tingling in my fingers, especially in my left hand.…

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