I have a few fun things to write about today! First, I’m still educating myself on all things diversity and wow, I’ve learned so much in the past few weeks. I would be disappointed if I thought for too long about how I should have been educated about this much earlier in my life, but I’ve decided to be excited that I am learning now and that I’m open to changing. This gives me hope. #blacklivesmatter
While the US is opening up (kind of), I’m still staying home
and still so thankful I don’t have children. I have gone to the aesthetician (#ihatebodyhair) and I finally had my hair bleached and cut today (#ihatenaturalcolorhair)! But that’s it. I grocery shop as little as possible and don’t go to restaurants. The most consistent thing in my life are my walks. Every single day. I hate that I can’t swim right now and I can feel that I’ve lost a lot of upper body strength as a result. Althoooooooough, I decided to stop bitching and complaining and do something about it so I now do 5 push ups every time I go to the bathroom (not while I’m going to the bathroom, after). I’m probably doing 30+ push ups a day and I can already feel that it’s helping!
We have started fostering cats! We had two cats, Marcia and Stella:
Marcia has already been adopted so that’s awesome! Stella, the grey cat, had a litter of kittens and then got spayed so she’s spent her recovery time with us. She just got listed for adoption so we may not have her for much longer. They are both such nice cats and fostering is great – just feed them and you don’t have to think about how they’re going to be around for a million years. A lot less stress for sure!
I think we’ve all been spending a lot of time on Zoom and I’ve never been more thankful that I invested in wigs! Before I finally got my hair done, it looked like a cross between a mullet and clown hair so it was great to have a few wigs to wear. Also, the peeps I’m talking to LOVE to see my new looks when I join!
As I mentioned a few
weeks months ago, we have family Zoom meetings that sometimes incorporate challenges. We had a pizza cookie challenge that was pretty fun…although it took more time than any of us anticipated. I sent everyone this recipe as a guide.
The goal was to make something that looked like a pizza from ingredients for cookies, taste didn’t matter. This was my final result:
Here’s my sister’s family’s pizza:
And here’s my dad, Jon and Carlos’ pizza!
You may be wondering about my brother’s family, but they didn’t actually do the challenge and only put some pre-made cookie dough balls on a plate. #notwinning
Kennedy and I are also spending some time on Zoom together! My sister told me what books she has so I ordered a digital copy of one from the library. Kennedy and I have a set meeting every week to practice reading (her reading, not mine, but thanks for asking). We meet for about 30 minutes, which is enough time to talk about life, read a few pages of her book and check-in with the dogs. I LOVE IT and her reading is getting so much better!
Finally, George and I celebrated our 14th un-anniversary on Tuesday! We got married on June 30, 2006 and it was really one of the best days of my life. While I didn’t think we’d get divorced, I wouldn’t change it for anything. We are best friends and I hope we’ll always be in each other’s lives. In a true act of celebration, I got us some vegan Irish Oatmeal cupcakes from Piece of Cake bakery! They are so f*cking good.
We used to celebrate by eating half a cake each, but I thought it would be weird to order our wedding topper when we’re not married anymore. Oh yeah, and we probably shouldn’t be eating half of a cake…
Happy 4th of July! Stay safe, wear masks and social distance!!