Over Halfway!

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Eight]

I mean, if you can’t solicit YouTube subscriptions on your own blog, where can you?

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel because the link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4OeYtPTy-PkZmPEceEsdw/ and I’d like it to be https://youtube.com/u/RainLeander and you have to have one hundred subscribers to have a pretty link.

And I want a pretty link.

But first the news?

Except there is no new COVID news on https://www.dutchnews.nl/ or https://nltimes.nl/ or https://www.iamexpat.nl/news-netherlands – the only three English language sites I know of for the Netherlands.

TL;DR COVID numbers are shooting up, the Dutch people are sick of being restricted, the Dutch government is starting to freak out, and testing is a dumpster fire.

I *think* I figured out yesterday’s pregnancy scare.

Without any definitive proof, of course.

No, I haven’t taken a test.


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Are You Pregnant?

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Seven]

. . .

. .



But first the news:


Okay, no, but seriously, no.

I think.

I’m pretty sure.

Cause that’s not possible.

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Compassion vs Improvement: Adventures in Growth

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Four]

Photo by Daria Rudyk on Unsplash

That title is what I wanted to write today, but then First Minion started throwing up around three this morning and, well, it’s another rough night.

But first the news:

I’ve already done yoga, studied languages, meditated, and now I’m writing. If only I could manage the protein smoothie, but that involves the blender and First Minion is currently back asleep on the couch next to me.

You can’t always get what you want.

But back to $TITLE, yeah?

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Can’t Sleep The Clowns Will Eat Me

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Three]

Seriously, though, the sleep thing has been pretty miserable with rather high temperatures, but today the weather sobered up and got a bit more Autumn-like.

Sleep should be good tonight.

And 5am will be a little painful.

But welcome.

But first the news:

And also I’ve got a looming work deadline.

Want to see?

Cause this morning for the hacking stream, I totally just worked on the project.


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And It’s Only Tuesday

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Two]

Stress is rising.

Meetings are popping up like mad.

Deadlines are looming.

And I’m still here.

But first the news:

I’m definitely wobbly these days.

Definitely focused on daily rituals and coping strategies.

But I’m still here.

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