Hey Hi Hello. It’s been a minute, eh? 2021 has been a weird year. As we fled 2020 there was all this chatter about how 2021 was going to be amazing and 100xs better. This year is a little better, but I think 2021 might be our recovery year. We’re certainly not running on all cylinders yet.
It’s like how X-Men: Days of Future Past was really more of a transitional movie; a precursor to the next chapter. (Full disclosure: I actually haven’t seen the X-Men movie that follows DoFP.)
ANYWAY- this year has thrown me off my blogging game. Nothing feels important enough to write about. But it was never about importance- it was just therapeutic and relaxing to blog. And this year it wasn’t like that. The winds of BlogLand seems to be shifting toward influencers anyway. I’m too old to keep up- and I don’t care. Lol
This isn’t a goodbye post; it’s literally me just rambling. But while we’re here, while don’t I update you on what’s new in my life since I really blogged…
I talked K into getting kittens.
I have been waging this war since we got married. We’re dog people, but I’m actually an all-animals person. I grew up with an inside cat. Recently we’ve had a mouse problem at work and I refuse to use kill traps…. so logically we needed cats. (Yes, there are a thousand other solutions but somehow I got us to “cats.”)
My dad knew of a friendly stray cat who’d given birth to four kittens. K and I went to pick one out when they were 8 weeks and we each fell in love with a different one 😁 So we brought the two sisters “home” (a.k.a. to our office).
And now Mac (MacKenzie McHale from The Newsroom) and “Cheese” (C.J. Cregg from The West Wing) belong to us. I’m glad we took two because they’re wild and they wrestle all morning and then snuggle up together all afternoon. M loves to cuddle them when she visits the office. Our coworker just took them home with him for the long holiday weekend. They’re super sweet and ornery.
I’m so happy to have cats back in my life 😄
Allergies are the worst.
M and I both suffer from allergies. We’re both on daily allergy medicines. We’re both snotty and stuffed up. It sucks and it’s been like this for over a month. UGH.
Tomorrow M is getting a myringotomy so I hope that helps her with drainage and ear aches. (It’s ear tube surgery.) It takes 10 minutes. I’ve spent approximately 10 weeks fretting over it. It’s an easy procedure but no one wants to send their kid into an OR. Sigh.
I signed up for the BOTM Club.
And I’ve made the rule that I cannot pick out my next book each month unless I’ve read the previous month’s book. I think it’ll keep me from hoarding. I’m reading Malibu Rising right now and skipped the July book.
Honestly, I can’t think of anything else to update you on. We have a family vacation later this month. My best friend is flying home in Aug. for the weekend (and we might jet off to FL for a long weekend). That same bff is get MARRIED in September. K has been discussing a trip to Williamsburg (❤️) in the fall. And that pretty much sums it up. Add in a Halloween party and M’s second birthday, and that’ll cap off our 2021.
Whew, I really ran with that. Halfway through the year and I’m already summing it up.
I’m sure I missed some things. We get to start traveling for work soon and I am PUMPED. It’s the little things, ya know?
What’s new in your world? How would you define 2021? Are we in for an incredible 2022?? LOL