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There are many johannabs, johannabees, johannab33s and more than that johannas out there. I am a few of them.

In other random brain droppings today... my kid has gone to day camp for the first time this summer and spouse and I are still finding it difficult to focus working from home.... it's eerily quiet all of a sudden!

(Dear reader, note we are in Canada in a region that has controlled CoViD well at this point, with a local Rt < 0.5 at the moment. So camp is... reasonable.)

We are so very lucky, also, that his long working life left him with a pension plan and my Mom's financial savvy left him with both retirement savings and home equity... he's been able to afford life in a private "retirement community" that has been more diligent and successful about keeping the virus out than many other care facilities.

I think I've not actually seen my Dad in person since Xmas. We attempt vid calls weekly or so (when he's up for answering).

The small blessing of his state of dementia is I think, time passes differently for him and he's often lost in his own world, so I hope the impression that my sibs and I have that he's coping well emotionally is correct. He's always happy for company/attention but doesn't seem to miss it when it's not there.

My bra had completely self-destructed and it’s the only kind I like which is probably why I’ve worn it out in just a couple years, but now I don’t want to get more of that kind because it wore out. Except I think the ones I hate (most of them) probably last due to not being worn, so it’s probably unfair to be this judgy.

This is like the door from Howl's Moving Castle 😭 Such a nice idea!

Mask making weekend.

Crafted out some CoViD anxiety over these past weeks and have probably made > 100 masks. Most given away, dozen or so for my own household to have on hand.

I’m boarded with this simple accordion pattern now... will try something new next time, but should probably get back to some
Knitting soon.

Oh hai tooters. It’s been yoinks again . I am sucked into Insta and twit space by my want of “official” news and data... a couple of good epis and bio stats ppl to follow ... but it’s really not good.

Been playing ACNH otherwise, keeping my nose to the remote work grindstone, make my masks and trying to stay sane and safe.

How are you?

Reminder that you can just unsubscribe from emails!

ugh. the vicarious trauma of various friends&fam who have struggles in life is something I'm usually in a position to... absorb a bit of. you know, deliver a meal, hug, hang out.

CoVid is making the other traumas in life harder on my nears&dears, and the ripple effect of NOT BEING ABLE TO BE USEFUL is creating its own grief.

Sorry to everyone who is let down lately. And sorry, pocket-frens, I'm just spewing here since the nears&dears don't need to deal with my anxieties. I know U know this.

Hello world.

Been a while again.

hm. my feed has disappeared. Hope you're all holding up.

Though as I think about it, most of the photos of actual looting I’ve seen have been white people 🤔

I found a ton of wasabi soy sauce roasted almonds at the store and they may already be almost gone. NO REGRETS.

stupid weather. All the headache, none of the catharsis.

Storm, dammit! That thunder was promising me A STORM!!!!

Wine, a good book, a bathtub.

Where I went wrong was attempting skin care, too, because a face peel applied before hopping into a bath apparently melts... and drips into the eyes. So I can’t see well enough to read just yet, ow.

Oh well. At least, wine.

I would so dearly love to see this guy get his new boat, and help someone else off the street into his current one.

I dunno why, amidst all the other hard luck stories and crowdfunders I see (some I can support, some not), this one grabs me.

crowdfunder.co.uk/buy-a-boat-a

There's just something so basically relateable about "I need help, but I need to help someone even worse off, too".

Disclaimer: I don't know this guy at all, yeah, it could be a total fraud. But he seems ... real.

spider, but cute 

Hey all ya USian friends - stay safe in whatever you celebrate this weekend, mmmm-kay?

We got thru Passover, Easter, Mothers' Day, our anniversary, and Canada's Victoria Day last weekend sticking with distancing and only-essentials protocols. It's still needed.

Get outside, but chat with friends and fam from away or on video. Don't share massive picnic buffets. Be well.

Doh! Nope, looks like I’m gonna shit down for server maintenance.

Opening my island gate for some company. It’s raining on Hogsmeade if you find that useful/appealing. I’ve hear rumours that brings out cool fish but so far I have not benefitted. Hubs has.

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