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Mood swings, mood roundabouts: 5 things 14.4.20

Stage of cabin fever: alternating between smug satisfaction at cooking/baking efforts and extreme grump at having to cook ALL THE DAMN TIME. Similarly, C alternates between randomly declaring "I'M BORED" and "I LOVE MY FAMILY" (and has rearranged her room twice more, with at least one more effort planned). She has also opened a "restaurant"… Continue reading Mood swings, mood roundabouts: 5 things 14.4.20

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Talking ’bout a revolution: 5 things 6.4.2020

Cabin fever status: day drinking (and bedtime boozing). Sourdough, like everybody else. Experimenting with eyeshadow like I'm 13 again. Oh, and C has rearranged her furniture three times. And, amazingly enough, the kids seem to have settled into a mellow mode for mockdown,* in which they (sometimes) hang out together and (mostly) nobody winds up… Continue reading Talking ’bout a revolution: 5 things 6.4.2020

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Shiny: 5 things I’m getting right, 9.3.20

In the spirit of celebrating small victories, let me report that I'm feeling quietly smug about managing to keep the house moderately clean and presentable. Very moderately. My standards are pretty low. But we have a fairly steady cleaning routine and it basically works and I greatly enjoy that weekly feeling of having Done Right… Continue reading Shiny: 5 things I’m getting right, 9.3.20