Wow. It's been... a while, huh?
*blows dust off keyboard*
Is anybody still around?
Anyway. 2020. What the hell, right?! No, you know what? I don't want to talk about The-Year-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named. It has been a fiery dumpster full of poop kind of year on a global scale, and all we can do at this point is hope that 2021 has its shit together and is ready to swoop in and save us all with environmental reform, sane leadership, and people finally realizing that we really are all in this together and we need to help each other or we're all doomed.
Quick update on the people I've been stuck in the house with for the past 8 months:
Beege, who was an infant when I started this blog, is turning 15 on Sunday. Still brilliant and beautiful, now with a side of teenage angst.
Kee has entered her wear all black, dye your hair black, scowl at everyone, but secretly be a big squishy marshmallow phase.
Bean is 4, and has started kindergarten (online, which is.. interesting). She is just as funny and weird as her sisters were at that age, in a completely new way.
Husband is now working from home, and disappears into the basement to huddle in the dark like a troll for the day, stumbling blinking into the light occasionally for food or the bathroom. (He's a programmer, don't worry, huddling in the dark for the day is typical behaviour. It's actually a quite nice finished basement, and he keeps it dark by choice.)
As for me, I feel like all I've really done in the past few years is get older. I had been holding my breath, waiting for Bean to start school so that I would get my days back for all of the writing, arting, and napping I was planning to do. Then 2020 came and 2020ed all over everything and made online school a horrible, time consuming, necessary thing. You know how sometimes kids are a pain in the butt to get out the door to school, right? Well, turns out, some of them are also a pain in the butt to get to sit down in front of the computer. She has three learning blocks a day (four on Wednesdays) with breaks in between that aren't actually long enough to do anything, and she fights me almost every time it's time to get back to it.
Speaking of which, one of said learning blocks has just ended and Bean NEEDS my attention, so I'll finish here. But I'm going to try and be around more. Because just like when I first started this blog, I am stuck at home, I am suffering from the lack of contact with other grown up people, and I may just be losing my mind.
If there is still anyone around though - How have you been?? Seriously, please, leave a comment so I know I'm not alone.