Dutch Lock Down Day Sixteen

Alternative Title: ‘I Want To Go To School’

Seriously, that’s how we woke up this morning. With the oldest whining that he wants to go to school this morning.

That’s. Where. We. Are.

But first, the news:

There are little signs here and there that I’m cracking up. I started drinking coca-cola instead of sprite. I’m eating candy bars like they’re, well, candy. And when I wake up in the night, I can’t easily go back to sleep.

Cause #rumination

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Dutch Lock Down Day Fifteen

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Two WEEKS, Warriors.

Is it starting to feel ‘normal’ for you?

I think it might be for me?


But first, the news:

I had a nightmare last night.

Which is nice.

Cause the pattern for the past TWO WEEKS has been having dreams and waking up to a nightmare.


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Dutch Lock Down Day Fourteen

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Today was Spring Forward in the Netherlands and, to celebrate, we all “slept in” an hour.

And, because there’s no school or daycare or work for the next who knows how long this will be the first ever and probably last time change that doesn’t absolutely WRECK us.


But first, the news:

It is only SIX degrees here but the wind factor is rather fierce which means that, despite the sunniness, we’re all going to stay the fuck inside.

Which is unfortunate because there are bears to hunt.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Twelve

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Today I SUPER crashed and by super crashed I mean instead of taking a shower or doing yin yoga or studying languages, I laid down in the bed and didn’t get up again until 1830 local.

But first, the news:

I found out last night that I got the date for my grandma’s funeral wrong.

It was today.

Not Saturday.

Today at 1000 UTC+4.

1500 local time.

Apparently that was too much for the depression and stress and such and I just laid back down and fell right the fuck asleep.

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And Then I Got Sick

In my very last post, A Vacation From My Vacation, I was going to do All The Things ™ and whatnot, but then I got #ForRealsies Really Real Sick.

Sometimes “tomorrow” unexpectedly punches you in the throat meat.

Here’s what I did instead of all the things.

  1. Called the therapist.
  2. Talked to the therapist.
  3. Worked out a path to wellness with the therapist.
  4. Followed the path to wellness.

Okay, but seriously, this is what actually happened after step three.

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