A Clean House Is A Clean Mind

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Two]

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash

There is an INCREDIBLE amount of construction happening at our house for the past few months and by INCREDIBLE I mean, it’s enough to intrude upon my mental well being.

#GrindsTeeth #DAMNIT

But when it’s done, we’ll have an amazing new top floor, an updated full bathroom, and new kitchen appliances.

Actually, we already have those kitchen appliances cause that was a quick install – new oven / microwave combi thing, new stove top and fan, and a new faucet for the sink.

I’m not going to tell you how long it took me to think of the English word for ‘faucet’ but apparently I only say it in Dutch lately.

#HetIsEenKraan #WatLeuk

In the interest of restoring said mental well being, or, at least, controlling the things I can control, I’m making a list of all the cleaning / organising / Mari Kondo’ing I can do in the interim or will do over the next few weeks / months / years.

But first the news:

Oh, also?

I have a hair appointment for 23 March at 0900 which is the soonest I can get in with Monique at Jottem first thing in the morning.


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Hacktoberfest Unboxing!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty One]

Tomorrow morning!
0930 GMT+1 Central European Time!
On YouTube and Twitch and Twitter and Facebook!

I’mma unbox my Hacktoberfest thank you package !! !

But first the news:

Except it’s not a box. It was a bag.
And I already opened it. But I’ll show you what was inside.


Also, it’s twenty four days until we hit the one year mark for lockdown action here in the Netherlands – what are we going to do to celebrate?

Still be locked down.

And cake.

There will probably be cake.

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Were You Born That Way?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty]

Deborah Siegel, gender scholar and mother of boy/girl twins, brings to life key research about the gendering of childhood in the earliest years of life.

Taking us through a personal journey peppered with blunders and epiphanies, she challenges us to move beyond pink and blue and learn something new about gender from society’s smallest experts: our kids.

But first the news:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Deborah wants us to remember to:

  1. Embrace the purple.
  2. With great power comes great responsibility.
  3. Small change brings big change.
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Still Feeling Super Weird

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Thirty Nine]

So I did some shopping therapy.

Logical things that I totally need, sure, but also Dr. Martens.

But first the news:

And, honestly, I do feel a bit better.

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No Escape Room Tonight

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Thirty Eight]

Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash

Cause I need an escape.

Or something.

I know I know – most of you didn’t even know I did this – every Saturday night I do an escape room live on a stream via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch, but I’m just not feelin’ it.

But first the news:

I’m still kind of groggy like I was yesterday and feeling super introverted as well.

So no stream tonight!

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