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What I’m Wednesday 39

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We’ve blown bubbles and made forts and watched movies. The weather has been pretty so lots of outside time. I had a legitimate nervous breakdown over my nails, which is honestly the dumbest thing ever. The highlight of my week was probably when one of my best friends accidentally video called the group chat we have with our other friends. Then the four of us grown women proceeded to play with all the filters on the phone and make ridiculous faces at each other for half an hour. If you don’t have friends like that I highly recommend you find some!

But honestly, I’m not actually sure what we’ve done. It’s all this weird quarantined blur. Anyone else feel me?

Not Doing

I will say that last night, there was no sleeping. It stormed violently at 3 am. The dog got scared. The eldest child got scared. The dog went into her room and cried in her bed and then cried to come out. Then the child climbed into our bed and snuggled and kept talking about how she was hot until 5 am when we finally carried her back to her bed. It sounds like it was awful…but it was weirdly nice even though I am so tired that we made two pots of coffee today.

Working up the courage to do

So last week, I wrote about how I was scared to take off my gel manicure. Well I did it, actually my husband did it. We didn’t peel my nails off, but I wouldn’t call it a rousing success. Pretty sure he buffed away some of my nail beds. The kit definitely helped. Also helpful? Pure acetone.


I’ve  finished Age of Light, a historical fiction biography about real life World War 2 wartime photographer Lee Miller. It was really interesting but much grittier than the mind candy I’ve been into lately.

Suggestions for what to read next?


At some point over the last week we delved deep into Disney Plus and started watching the nature documentaries. We’ve reached the point of this where I am counting it as school for my daughter.

We’ve also watched Toy Story 4 and Onward.

Toy Story 4 was adorable! Unpopular opinion alert: I am lukewarm at best on the first Toy Story movie. And I hate the one where Lotso sends them to the incinerator. But Toy Story 4 was so much fun, heartwarming and unexpected all at the same time. It held my attention and entertained both the adults and the kid. Highly recommend.

Onward was ok. By ok I mean it was tolerable to watch once as something to break up all the repeat movies. But it was an animated brother/buddy road trip movie. The plot was predictable and I can’t see it standing up to repeat viewing.

Schitt’s Creek.

Holy cow. That series finale. I loved it. I won’t write a synopsis so I don’t spoil it for you, but everything ends up exactly the way you want it to and also Moira Rose is everything. EVERYTHING.


Stuff? I don’t know. Groceries come today. It’s been awhile. It’s like an episode of Chopped over here today.

There’s been a lot of this white bean pasta and just pasta in general lately.


SO tired. Tired in general. Tired of it taking 4 hours to grocery shop online. Tired of not being able to go places. Tired of my house. It’s pandemic burnout here. At the same point in time, I am overwhelmed with gratitude that my family has the luxury of having these issues. These are not terrible problems to have.

That’s it for me this week! What are you up to? How are you all holding up? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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