Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eight

[Oh, OW]

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Around the end of May 2018 this site was hacked and since I had poured my heart and soul into it and had six month old baby twins and NO BACKUP, I let it go.

Sort of.

I rebuilt the site, started writing again and kept… stopping. Cause MAN that hurt to be hacked. To not have backups. To lose ALL that writing.

I had been writing daily back then, too.

It took me a while to get back to that habit.

But first the news:

Have you heard of the Internet Archive?

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred

[Today Was SO Much Better]

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TOTALLY went to bed angry last night and woke up angry and got the kids off to their respective locations angry, but then we had to drive forty five minutes each way to take the car to the dealership to remove a couple of rocks from a wheel.

And despite my best efforts we had a constructive healthy conversation.

But first the news:

I’ve been going doing downhill for the past few days, but I couldn’t figure out why. Then yesterday morning boy twin wanted to wear a dress.

And I let him.

And P freaked out because he was worried about BoyTwin’s safety.

And I pushed back because it’s the Netherlands and he’d only be at daycare and it’s his choice.

We had a MASSIVE fight.

And it sort of resolved, but we still went to bed angry last night.

And then….

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Dutch Lock Down Day Ninety Nine

[Today Was Not a Good Day]

Today’s official title makes that song start in my head like an earworm that won’t die and that sucks because today was NOT a good day. Starting from the moment I woke up.

No, actually, starting from last Thursday.


But first the news:

I’m not actually ready to talk about it as the big explosion happened only today with the past few days being this weird, tense, anger that left me sniping and impatient.

And now it’s WAY past my bedtime – that witching hour where everything sucks and nothing’s okay and guess I’ll go eat worms.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Eighty Nine

[This is Our New Reality]

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I haven’t stopped counting the lock down days because it’s still affecting us here in the Netherlands.

And it still will.

For a while.

But first the news:

The twins have been super mildly sick. As in, the tiniest extra snot. And smallest coughs. No temperature. Full energy.


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Dutch Lock Down Day Seventy Three

[Sleep Might Be Difficult Tonight]

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I never thought I’d be super excited to go work out.


I’m especially super chuffed to see my personal trainer cause she’s awesome and she’s guaranteed to make me sore and she’s so totally going to get me fit again.

With my help.

Over a longer span of time than just, say, one hour tomorrow morning.

But first the news:

I even went on a super long walk today and totally got ten thousand steps in!

What is happening, Warriors?

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