Monday, May 25, 2020

Sunday Stealing on Monday--Sabotage

I suck at this blogging thing.  I am so out of spoons from the pandemic, that it defies description.  I am in negative spoons for the next 1000 years, it feels like.  If you don't get the spoons reference, I highly suggest you read about it here.  It's such a great way to describe the mental/emotional/physical way we feel when things are just.....too much.  Here's the short version:

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Anyhow, to the blogging.  I'm a day late and a dollar short on this one, but I need a break from studying finance, so I'm blogging and reading blogs this morning.  Huzzah!

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1. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?  Well, yeah, since it was hubs.

2. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red?   The pajama pants I’m wearing are a red plaid.  That’s pretttty close.

3. Did you meet someone new today?  Nope.  The only way I’m meeting new people these days is at work, which is the only place I really GO to where I have to talk to people, and even then it’s mostly webexes and emails.  I am none too happy about getting hauled back into the hospital from working at home, but it feels so petty to complain, considering I hardly ever leave my office, and don’t have to work at the bedside anymore.  But, it’s my reality, and I keep telling myself it’s OK to be freaked out walking around a 300 bed petri dish.  The whole “come back to the office” is basically a “group punishment” due to a few members of the team who couldn’t keep on task at home.  Their production was shite, and we all got to pay for that.  Am I pissed?  Yeah.  Boss lady tells me that I’ll be going back home in 60 days, but I’m really having a hard time believing that.   I worked at home for 5 years prior to this job, and actually get MORE done at home that at work with all the distractions.  Anyhow…enough about THAT.

4. What are you craving right now?  Sitting down in my favorite New Mexican joint, Hot Tamales--having chips and the best home-made salsa, a carne adovada stuffed sopaipilla smothered in red chile, topped with an over-easy egg and extra garnish.  I want to say hi to our favorite waitress, and drink a tall glass of iced tea, and just enjoy being OUT again, instead of feeling the waves of anxiety I get these days.

5. What comes to mind when I say “cabbage.”  Coleslaw.  Preferably the hubs version, which he makes with mirin, rice vinegar, a dash of gojuchang, and a touch of mayo.  Yum.

6. What does your last text say?  "Randall hiding" and this picture of our boy kitty.

7. Do you bite into your ice cream, or just lick it?  I rarely eat ice cream, I am horribly sugar and lactose intolerant.  When I do, it’s usually this amazing stuff, and I have 1 or 2 spoons, and neither lick nor bite.  It’s more like little delicate nibbles, lol.  BTW, I found this at Target, but I've also seen it at Albertson's and our Kroger store, Smith's.  Good stuff.

8. Do you like your hair?  Right now, hell to the NO.  I need a hair cut so.very.bad. and I’m not letting hubs anywhere near my head.  So I guess I’m growing it out again?  I even bought the requisite headbands, which I will now wear for the next year or so (ugghh).  I need to invest in a wind proof, bomb proof hair spray for work.

9. Do you like yourself?   Sometimes.  More now than in the past. 

10. Do you like cottage cheese?  I do.  With salt and pepper, and tomato slices or halved cherry tomatoes.  Good stuff.

11. What are you listening to right now?  The purring of Ellie, and the occasional snore from Maddie.  I’m typing this in bed, early in the am.  But, if I were listening to something, here's a new favorite.  This really sticks in my head, especially the line "rock of ages, cleave for me".  Why?  I have no idea.  Enjoy.

12. Is there anything sparkly in the room where you are?  This cute little gold cat/pig (could never decide which) change purse my Mom bought me on a whim a few visits ago.  I love it.

13. How many countries have you visited?  Not many.  Sadly.  Canada, Puerto Rico, here.  That’s it.  I’ve hit most of the states though….

14. Are you sarcastic?  I can be, although hubs is better at it than I.  My need to be polite and have manners gets in the way of really good sarscasm.

15. Have you ever crawled through a window?  When I was a wayward teenager, my best friend Tammy Lee and I would sneak out of the house in the middle of the night, through her window, so yep, I have.


  1. I am sorry that a few people ruined it for you and you have to go back to work. I don't blame you. I am in CA and they are slowly opening things back up but I will take it slow and see what happens to the Covid numbers. I am sure some places will go back up. I will have to try that ice cream you mentioned.

  2. I think I need the same hairspray.




  3. The Spoons--a very visual way to explain.

  4. I'm new to this party but love it. I have a lot in common with you. We moved from MD to CO two years ago and are not happy here. We wondered about NM... and you said you like it after growing up in the South. (Fl for me) LeeAnna at not afraid of color


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