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.)

I’m rambling.

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

8 thoughts on “A Life Update

  1. You are so right – it is a recovery year. I still feel like I’m not myself.

    Hope you enjoy BOTM. I have yet to skip a month, but I need to learn to do that – I’m getting a pile up of books I havent gotten around to yet

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    1. I definitely do not feel like myself yet. Between the pandemic and postpartum residual and everything… it’s a weird year.
      I just finished my BOTM pick! I’m excited to see the August options!

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  2. Phew, I’m very glad you threw in that bit about this not being goodbye. In too old to start reading influencer’s blogs . Lol.

    Yay for kitties and weddings, boo for allergies.

    I don’t even know what to think about 2021. We’re still so far from normal. I mean, Switzerland has basically opened everything at this point but I still have no idea when I’ll actually be able to see my family again (the UK says only people who were vaccinated in the UK are exempt from having to quarantine so even if I was vaccinated I wouldn’t be going there just to spend the entire time in quarantine not actually seeing anybody. And I currently can’t actually get vaccinated anyway even if they would accept the Swiss ones).

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    1. Hahaha- same. It’s nice for gift ideas but I don’t need to spend all the money influencers say I should. LOL

      YAY for kitties! Although they are wild and crazy, lol.

      I think people in the US like to pretend like a pandemic didn’t/isn’t happening. SIGH. I’m sorry you can’t see your family. That’s got to be so so tough. Members of my family have chosen not to get the vaccine and it makes it hard for me to feel safe around them/feel like M is safe around them. UGH.

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      1. Ooh, yeah dealing with family members choosing not to get the vaccine would be tough! My whole family is fully vaccinated now apart from my little brother who will 15 in September so currently can’t. Jan’s parents have both had their first dose and have their second appointments at the end of July or beginning of August.

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  3. Definitely not running on all cylinders yet here either. We are going away for a few days in August and I have forgot how to book and plan trips.

    I don’t want to spend one minute on a computer outside of work, and I never ramped blogging back up due to that. I may never.

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    1. We’re currently on a trip and we were like…. how do we pack for this? We’ve literally only been out in the camper and it has half our stuff. I almost forgot my toothbrush and phone charger.

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