A Story Told in Selfies
January 26, 2020: My last outing with the kids, though I didn’t realize it at the time. We had a really lovely day at the Air & Space Museum.
February 29, 2020: Decided this would be the year of getting crafty again, and made myself a necklace!
March, 18, 2020: Preschool was closed, our meager version of a lockdown had begun, and the news was saying it would just be a few weeks (did anyone actually believe this would only be a few weeks?)
April 7, 2020: We were suddenly advised to start wearing masks, but oops, there aren’t enough medical grade ones to go around, give it your best shot with old pillowcases, good luck!!
May 1, 2020: I was about to lose my cat. May sucked.
June 11, 2020: 3 months in and starting to unravel.
July 9, 2020: Overcome by a combination of cabin fever and kitten fever, I caved much earlier than expected and acquired two more cats: Cherno and Belo. *_*
August 26, 2020: By this time it’s pretty clear nothing is changing for a long time, and the show must go on and all that, so I buckle down trying to edit a book with toddlers at my elbow and the world figuratively (and literally) on fire all around us.
September 20, 2020: Apparently I took no selfies in September! Just lots and lots of pictures of cats.
October 2, 2020: Move over, sourdough starters! Forget it, yarn crafts! The new household pandemic hobby is making alcohol, lots of alcohol, and I sure did zest this mountain of lemons and turn it into 2 gallons of limoncello!
November 7, 2020: A light at the end of the tunnel??
December 9, 2020: I finally left behind my daily pajama shorts and embraced my daily wizard robe. Still trying to work. Still being climbed on 24 hours a day.
January 16, 2021: It’s a new year, a new insurrection, we are still at home, we are having so many covid scares, coffee is life.
February 26, 2021: I spend a lot of time laying down and staring at the ceiling but at least I have cats.
March 6, 2021: I tentatively start seeing my friends again!!!! Outdoors, masked, and distanced, but baby, book club is BACK.
April 21, 2021: Well it’s been over a year since my last haircut at this point, and the floof contains an entire civilization within.
May 9, 2021: It is at this point I realize just how much gray this year has caused. I’m only 35!! 😡
June 13, 2021: We hit the second set of birthdays of the pandemic (a bit…depressing), but in year 2 we managed to bubble up with one other family to give each of our kids a mini party. At some point, you start rolling with the chaos.
There you go, 16 months of my life. I really hope that my next update is, “hooray, my kids are vaccinated!!” Till then… I’ll be here.