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Meme from the gorgeous and talented wordweaverlynn

Answer each category with a SONG TITLE. No repeats and don’t use the internet (it's tempting but try not to). Go with the first song that comes to mind, change my answers to your own (can’t steal mine), and repost.

Something To Wear - Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini
Something To Drink - Black coffee in bed (Squeeze)
A Place - Oklahoma (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
A Food - Chocolate Cake (Crowded House)
An Animal - Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War (Paul Simon)
A Color - Blue (Joni Mitchell)
A Girl’s Name - Louise (Bonnie Raitt)
A Boy’s Name - A Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash)
Profession - Fishing (Richard Shindell)
Day of the Week - Manic Monday (Bangles)
A Vehicle - Take me for a ride in your car-car (Peter, Paul, and Mary)

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Bullet points

These are not in order of importance. My mind is all over the place today.

1) Playing Choose Your Own Apocalypse is wearing me out. I know I am not alone in this.

2) Went back to school to get (finish) a degree in nutrition. I like school. Plus, I like having something to do with every moment of time. But it doesn't help with the worn-out part.

3) mac_arthur_park has died. I will miss her dark sense of humor, her deep goodness, and even her air of benevolent tragedy. I will never smell patchouli and not think of Al. There will be a collection for her surviving family. I will post about it when I hear details.

4) Mom has been very ill for the last 10 days. I am wiped out from it, and angry with her for resisting medical care, and simultaneously respectful of her needing things to be on her terms. But yeah, really tired of the physical work of caring for someone who hates being taken care of.

5) My kid hasn't had a hug in 6 months and I am sad for her but not willing to hug someone who is housemates with an ICU nurse while I'm living with elderly relatives. This entry was originally posted on Dreamwidth (DW). I welcome comments here or at the original post, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. If you don't have a DW account, you can post using your LJ name as an OpenID account, or feel free to comment anonymously and I'll unscreen.
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Quick notes

1) Because the quarantine is less hard on me than it is on others, I sometimes forget to give myself a break for the ways in which it is hard. Privilege doesn't mean nothing ever hurts. I'm gonna try to be kinder to myself about all this.

2) I'm now getting two weekly farm boxes. I'm not sorry at all.

3) We've killed off 18.5% of our consumer debt since January. We rock.

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5) ETA: Oh, and my heart? Is not being nice to me this week. But I love it anyway. This entry was originally posted on Dreamwidth (DW). I welcome comments here or at the original post, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. If you don't have a DW account, you can post using your LJ name as an OpenID account, or feel free to comment anonymously and I'll unscreen.
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Plant diary 2020

On May 4th and 5th, mom and I planted a bunch of stuff in a square-foot-gardening box, and I'm going to start keeping a plant diary here. I'll put them under boredom cut tags. :-)

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For now, maybe surveys are all I can post

I just closed a half-dozen tabs that were old posts from y'all that I keep meaning to respond to. Apologies, but I have limited oomph this week, as a lot of us do.

But hey, surveys are easy.

Quarantine meme (quaranteme? quaranmeme?) picked up from [personal profile] julian who got it from [personal profile] crystalpyramid.


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Meme from hobbitbabe

Questions and answers, the former from [personal profile] adrian_turtle, who is awesome, and at least one of the latter stolen from [personal profile] hobbitbabe, who is also awesome.

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Thanks to firecat for the post-ish-ness

Some of us who are disabled and/or fat are worried we'll be denied access to scarce medical resources during the pandemic. This document describes our legal rights (in the US) and ways to maximize our likelihood of getting care.

#NoBodyIsDisposable Guide to Surviving COVID-19 Triage

Crips and fatties made this.
Please share with everyone who needs it.

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Update: COVID-19 version

Just emailed this to a family member and thought I'd put it here for my later reference:

Thanks for the update. Sorry for being brief before. They closed my school to move to online instruction (and UCSD; and most or all the K-12s; I don't know about SDSU yet). We're off for at least two weeks, and they'll let us know for sure on the 23rd if we're going back on the 30th. They're paying us, thank goodness (and thank labor unions), and they've given me remote access so I can work from home, which I'm happy about.

Mom has finally gotten it in her head that this is serious, so she's bowed out of her big weekly bridge game, which is actually illegal here now -- more than 10 elderly people or more than 250 people, period, is outlawed.

Today, I'm taking it easy except for a visit from the kid and some work-from-home stuff that's not difficult. For the next two-plus weeks, I plan to read a lot, write a lot, and play cards with mom, who will develop cabin fever pretty quickly. We stocked up on necessaries last weekend, so we've decided that barring actual urgency (not, like, "I want ice cream" urgency, that is), we're not going to shop at all during my break. This will be harder for mom, as you can imagine.

My baby brother (he will be 48 this week -- a mere embryo! -- is near ground zero in Washington State, but so far, his family is okay. He's worried about his wife's grandparents, who are quite old and quite ill. He (my brother) is in management at the cable company there, and he's just making sure his installers keep their distance, etc.

Love you, and hope to see you soon. Don't touch your face. :-)

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In which you skip this because other people's drama is exhausting

I want to write this, but I don't want anyone to feel compelled to read it, so here, have some cut tags!

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I'm thinking of getting therapy just to have someone to talk to about all the stress. The good thing (honest, I see it as a good thing) is that most of the stress is basically external to me -- my days are generally easy and pleasant, and everyone who's not me may be melting down, but all my stress is in the way of a contact low, as it were. Other than being in a sandwich-generation holding pattern (when will the next phase of my life begin? no one knows), things are pretty good. I'm making more money than I ever have, I love my work, I get lots of downtime to read and hang out with James and mom, and my health is better than it's been in years. So yeah, if the universe could just leave my loved ones in peace, that'd be great.

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