The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

spending time with my plants when I’m feeling down

taking extra magnesium for the same reason. Seriously, my SAD kicks in during the summer, and not having central air anymore, in addition to social distancing, has exacerbated it

visiting with friends (more than 6 feet apart, with masks, outside) and appreciating them so, so much

swatting spiders away from my desk

burning a lovely Serpent & Flame candle

navigating some tough teen waters and Indy’s sudden straight 12-hour-shifts

calling out racism

watching The Boss

reading Get a Life, Chloe Brown, Stamped From the Beginning and P.S. I Like You

not sleeping much

transitioning to high school, the annual new binder and lesson planner, the works

and not having time for much else, between homeschooling and work

What are you up to?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

drinking All The Coffee And Tea. I’m a little obsessed with Grimoire Tea lately and I have a decadent cup with cream every day.

starting a new show with Indy (Outlander). So far, we’ve watched Siren and the first season of Twin Peaks in quarantine. I know, it’s pathetic, but we’ve been busy between work, homeschool and catching up on house projects! We highly recommend the former and decided to quit on the latter and just look up who killed Laura Palmer already. We plan to finish Wynonna Earp eventually…

watching Golden Girls and The Good Place with Indy and Wood Sprite. Wood Sprite is taking a philosophy class featuring the latter and we all watch the former when we’re in low spirits and need a quick boost.

celebrating the little victories

plotting Wood Sprite’s 8th grade graduation… whatever that’s going to look like! So far the kid wants a letterman jacket to put all the patches earned over the years on and some money to shop online. Sounds good to me. Kiddo also got braces off last week and I’m trying to get used to this new smile! It’s so pretty and straight and unlike Indy’s and my teeth!

painting the fence, making the fun signs above with Wood Sprite and doing what feels like a dozen projects at once each week

writing through mental fog. I’ve never struggled so hard to write as I do lately. Okay, there was the time I wrote about mattresses and casinos that I could barely slog through, but this is up there, and I know it’s largely anxiety and the inability to sleep.

enjoying watching Wood Sprite flourish a bit more while connecting with more friends over video chat/gaming systems. They still miss friends so much. This is not a normal way to learn and grow by any means.

loving my garden, another place I retreat to when my mind gets loud. Between the garden, my music, my animals and my tea, I have some good coping strategies set up–I only have to remember them in the moment of panic, when I feel like I’m drowning.

surviving one of my worse panic attacks yet. Covid-19 has not been great for our mental health. I’m sure many of you relate!

making social distanced plans with friends and family

protesting, tweeting, calling, emailing… taking all of the action that we can, both with my usual groups as well as a few new ones we’ve joined

happily passing on old homeschooling books we’ve finished to new homes (and totally forgetting to review them on Goodreads! Noooo!)

enjoying homemade jam courtesy of a friend, a very welcome gift while Zuul is here destroying everything this week

reading Red, White and Royal Blue, which is my favorite book of 2020 so far.

writing the Goo Goo Dolls new concert date in my 2021 planner. Our tickets carry over… let’s see how it goes.

loving the library’s new curbside service, but also knowing that if they open up soon we won’t be going just yet. Many museums and attractions around us are doing that and we are proceeding with tight caution.

reading a bunch of great new books with Wood Sprite, like Queer, There and Everywhere: 22 People Who Changed the World, A Young People’s History of the United States, In the Shadow of Liberty, Scythe and many others.

What are you up to?

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