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Aftermath

GISH 2020 is over and I’ve got that good tired going on. My house is a wreck, and I keep thinking about what to papier-mâché next since all the supplies are all over the place anyway. Everything is sticky and/or crusty, thanks to projects like the cotton candy wig: We’re considering just burning the house …

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I signed up for this

The insanity that is GISH has always appealed to me, but I’ve never been able to make participating a priority…until this year. This year, with a house full of bored adults and almost-adults, twenty years worth of crafting supplies that I’ve accumulated, a library of neglected cookbooks and other random items, I finally am getting …

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Unicorny

As I mentioned, sheltering at home has done some really, uh, special things to our family looks. All of our hair has grown out of any sort of style, I ran out of foundation a few weeks back and finally replaced it just this week, and basically, we’ve been looking a little scrubby. I had …

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Fantastic. Really.

My son just got a job today, joining my oldest working at the Starbucks inside our local Safeway. Apparently my daughter will be training him. Hoo boy. I’m pretty sure it will be fine, both of them are much better at following other people’s rules and take pride in doing (paid) work the right way, …

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Bonus Kid Birthday

My oldest daughter’s boyfriend is turning 21 today, and we’re barbecuing hamburgers and celebrating with an ice cream cake. Turning 21 during quarantine is definitely the worst – ask my daughter, who celebrated her 21st at the kitchen table with us in March. We had her taste a selection of different wines and she hated …

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