Dutch Lock Down Day Twenty Seven

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Alternative Title: The Kids Are Not Alright

As I garden outside, I can hear the kids in neighboring yards playing.


One little girl, whose voice I know particularly well because every once in a while she calls out, “Good morning!” to show how well she can speak in English, whether or not it’s the morning doesn’t matter, she’s crying.


A lot.


And she’s not the only one.

But first the news:

The kids are done with their ‘vacations’.

They miss their friends. They miss their teachers. They miss school.

They miss normal.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Twenty Six

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Ok, so first of all, I just want to say, THIS IS WHY VAGUE POSTS ARE SO POPULAR.

I allude to an awesome email and yesterday’s post was LUDICROUSLY popular.


I love you, Warriors.

No, ‘buts’.

I just love you, Warriors.

But first the news:

Well, maybe one ‘but’.

I love you, Warriors.


Today has been kind of rough.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Twenty Three

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I’m in this place where I want to simultaneously do a million things.

And nothing.

All at once.

But first the news:

One thing is obvious, though – time is no longer a valid excuse.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Twenty One

I mostly did everything the same today as I did yesterday and while I ended yesterday full of energy and contentedness, today I’m ending with dizziness, anxiety, fatigue and, yuppers, exhaustion.

But first the news:

The good news is that we’re leveling off.

The bad news is that people are still dying.

The shitty news is that it’s been three weeks.

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Dutch Lock Down Day Twenty

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Day twenty?

Day. TWENTY?!?



Either I’m adjusting to the new normalcy OR I have lost my mind.

Those are the only two options.

Also, it’s very difficult to write when you’re also watching Community having never watched Community. Since Community arrived on Netflix in the Netherlands.

If only Schitt’s Creek would get over here.


It’s a Saturday night.


While I had a really great day today, it’s dark and late and the brain is spiraling downward and so I better wrap this up and tuck myself into bed before the ruminations get really special.

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