Monthly Archives: April 2020

Day 48: Money

I paid my credit card bills this week. It’s shocking how little money we’ve spent recently. No trips to the most expensive grocery store in town, no takeout, no school lunches, no fill-ups at the gas station, etc. Those things … Continue reading

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Day 47: Worn Out

You know you’re running really low on patience when one of the kids yells, “Mommy, So-And-So hit me!” and you’re tempted to reply, “Yeah, well you probably had it coming!” Forty-seven days at home is forty-seven days of nonstop parenting, … Continue reading

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Day 46: Doctor’s Orders

I’m bored, but I don’t have much mental energy, so I’ve been watching a lot of TV. My current go-to show is “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” I didn’t get to see the show often when it originally aired, and I’m … Continue reading

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Day 45: Same Old Same Old

Hey, guess what kind of weather we had today! If you guessed rain, you guessed correctly. If you also guessed cold, then ding ding, you were doubly correct. It was another rainy and cold day. Blech. What else can I … Continue reading

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Day 44: Another Rainy Day

It rained again today. Ugh. This spring has been the rainiest ever. I miss the sun. When I was a kid, I saw a short film on HBO that was about a girl in a school on a planet where … Continue reading

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Day 43: Ingenuity

Livia accidentally dropped a paper into the piano a couple of days ago. It seemed prudent not to play the piano until it was removed, but removal presented a challenge. There was no easy way to reach the paper. With … Continue reading

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Day 42: Going Crackers

We are nearly out of crackers. We are nearly out of a lot of things, but this impending shortage is especially upsetting. Cheese and crackers is one of my go-to snacks. I don’t know if I can manage the apocalypse … Continue reading

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Day 41: It’s Official

Today’s big news is that Rhode Island schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Ugh. I also recently learned that our town has a funding shortfall for the 2020-2021 school year. As is always the case … Continue reading

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Day 40: The Big 4-0

OMG, it’s Day 40! We still haven’t gone grocery shopping. We still haven’t replaced the paper towel roll. Somehow we just keep plugging along. One of the hot topics on Twitter lately is the stimulus checks that are being sent … Continue reading

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Day 39: TP, ENT, Etc.

Last night my kids talked me into playing their favorite card game, Butts in Space. It turns out to be a fitting game to play during the pandemic. The whole point of the game is to hoard TP. The player … Continue reading

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