Things I Love Thursday

When the cats take over your tent

I love…

surprise visits from loved ones. Let’s be honest: sometimes I don’t love surprise visits, especially if I’m not wearing any pants, but they’ve been incredibly thoughtful while I’ve been sick.

much-needed overtime, even if it means canceling some plans

spaghetti straps in the day & fuzzy socks at night

my current mood, which is deciding between tossing out what doesn’t spark joy and hoarding what will be useful in the upcoming apocalypse caused by the rise of fascism worldwide. Example: This Orajel is 8 years old and looks disgusting but it’s gonna be a hot commodity! Wood Sprite is done with all these golden books, but if we end up running a fallout shelter for orphans they’ll come in handy.

when my guts aren’t cramping up and causing me to run to the bathroom, which I sort of remember. It’s been a few weeks.

a friend offering to help with Wood Sprite’s end-of-semester photos, since it’s been tough getting out of the house ❤

my mom and aunt bringing care packages by ❤

the Labyrinth soundtrack

Wood Sprite’s patience while I’ve been sick. Some days we can still do a lot together, but others I end up needing to rest and they’ve been great at understanding and helping.

the promise of a new month. I always love new months, even if June isn’t my favorite, and we have a lot of fun plans to look forward to when I’m well.

What are you loving this week?


The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

homebound with the same stomach virus. Hopefully it’s gone soon.

feeling incredibly anxious dozens of times a day thinking about the state of the world, the rise of fascism and what the hell kind of person I am to think it would be a good place to raise a family 14 years ago. What have we done? What kind of lives will our kids have after all of this?

writing night and day. When I’m not writing, I’m working on studies with Wood Sprite.

simultaneously loving not having to rush around and going stir crazy, which is really what the beginning of summer usually looks like whether I’m sick or not

listening to Patriot Act, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Parks & Recreation and the Lonely Island Unauthorized Bash Bros Experience (what even?) as background noise

drinking all the Pedialyte

listening to witchy mixes on Spotify

eating plain white rice and trying to not hate every bite

finishing up Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Course

loving my first Fortune Cookie Soap box! Indy bought it for me for Mother’s Day.

What are you up to?

Separating the Government From Uteri

Against abortion? Don’t have one.

No one has the right be surprised by the fact that Roe v. Wade is about to be overturned. Not only did we know it was coming with the SCOTUS stacking, but we’ve also seen how little the right cares for actual real, breathing children. They think they should continue to get shot down in schools (that’s the price of freedom!) and be doomed to low-pay, no healthcare, poverty, hunger and ultimately death by climate change within the next few decades. So why would they care about people with uteri whose lives will be altered through illness, injury, poverty and maternal death?

Politics Report
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Real Book
The Coolest Bookends

Cat Talk
Your Cat Probably Knows Their Name

eShopper Forum
DIY Guest House Kit

Poetry Talk
Epic Poetry

Animal Report
Wild Animal News

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

hustling with Wood Sprite to finish up our homeschooling year to begin the next one on July 1. We’ve already got more than enough hours, we’re just working on completing some of this semester’s goals!

working all night before a dental extraction and filling tomorrow. My stomach’s rolling.

hoping we can still do LOTR trivia night after my dental work!

sending out reminders for my last scheduled field trip for the semester! OK, that’s not entirely true, as I’ve set up some trips to the MUNY and a monthly teen night over the summer, but it’s our last official co-op trip (to the art museum).

wanting coffee and sweetener so bad, but my stomach’s been acting up so it’s all water and blandness for me until that’s all settled.

making mud puddles with Mogwai before dunking her in purple bath water, which she loved. I blew bubbles around her while she got the mud off. We also played hospital with my Funko pops. Alana had eye surgery and Marko and Captain Marvel were grateful for Mogwai’s deft hand at repairing their head injuries.

handling a bunch of random weirdness, like the medicine cabinet falling off the wall (good thing nobody was under it!).

hunkering down during the tornadoes… while running in and out to check on dinner. I know, I know…

playing a bunch of Marvel movies while I write at night–Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Infinity War–and wishing I had Captain Marvel already. Indy’s off tonight so he’s sleeping behind me while I work and he’s got Song of the Sea on.

reading Angelfall and Into the Drowning Deep–both were fantastic! Wood Sprite and I are reading The Turtle of Oman, Ida B and a bunch of books for our homeschooling goals, and as a family we’re reading Alanna: The First Adventure (one of my childhood favorites!) and Beastologist 4: The Unicorn’s Tale.

hoping to catch up on American Gods with Indy but with all of our goals and my workload, I don’t think it’s going to happen

feeling meh over missing the last season of Game of Thrones–I think I’m good not seeing it, but if Martin finishes writing the books I will probably still read them.

wanting to see Gentleman Jack, Outlander, Unicorn Store and Wine Country, and to finish the second seasons of Sabrina, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones... argh, I wish there were time! Everybody’s binging everything and I’m just like covering my ears, hissing, “No spoilers!” over stuff they saw years ago. Sigh. I’ll binge TV when Wood Sprite’s in college.

digging Wood Sprite’s projects. While I work I’ve seen two different versions of Cap’s shield, a bunch of cool pins and buttons, a giant mini city mat out of cardboard, several comics and drawings, a bunch of painted minifigs and other cool things materialize.

I’m also enjoying WS playing Minecraft on the Xbox while I write. It’s nice company and sometimes we stop to share a meme or sing a quick song parody at the top of our lungs, which makes Gizmo bite us and remind us to quiet down. She’s either biting like an angry librarian or howling to speak with the manager.

What are you up to?