3 random things from inside my head

Thing 1

I hate my hair.

Surprise!

Tell me, you expected this from me, right?

Yesterday while writing my second book I fooled around with my hair again and managed to mess it up.

Today, this morning, I washed it before coffee, I was so fed up. I am wearing a towel on my head now as I type this, thinking maybe I’ll wear it all day. Or maybe I’ll switch to a hat.

Thing 2

I decided to embrace my tiny house because yesterday, I went on twitter and saw this.

How do you access the stove? Or open the oven? Aren’t those cabinets a fire hazard?

The thread and comments were interesting (click the image). Many people chiming in they live in worse places than this. Sigh…

Thing 3

The lockdown in Toronto and the entire province of Ontario continues. There are many, many things wrong here…

Look. I hold no ill will for places that have opened up, although I feel a little envious. For us, there is no end in sight at any sort of loosening of restrictions. It’s been 13 months…almost 14.

Meanwhile, Eric from Michigan sent me an article about the state of the hospital’s there:

I dug deeper and saw some statistics of other hospitals in and around the Detroit area – capacity is over 90% in most hospitals.

What I don’t understand is, how are people living such active social lives right now in parts of the United States?

I’m reading a blog by a single woman my age who lives in the Midwest. She is going to work, to restaurants and bars, to people’s houses… Even with masks, there is actual, real life going on.

I don’t understand; is the virus not mutating there? Or are people simply living with its constraints in a way we could be mimicking before the mental health issues of locked-down inmates like my kids causes more detrimental damage?

We were just informed camping in Ontario, on crown land (federally owned) will be illegal until the surge is contained and people are vaccinated.

Seems dumb, to punish small gatherings around a fire pit outdoors but to allow line-ups at IKEA and Costco. (Not now, we’re still completely locked down, but that’s part of the reason we’re locked down, they opened up the big box stores for a couple of weeks).

Oh and no hair cuts allowed, even one person at a time in a small salon. That’s dangerous too, apparently. Although you may go to Walmart to buy hair products and clippers… πŸ™„

Which brings me to vaccines. My partner finally got a slot for next week while simultaneously headlines are advising us that Ontario (or all of Canada?) ran out of vaccines, or will be shortly. πŸ™„πŸ˜΅

Don’t ask me what is going on. I stopped trying, or caring. I sit in my house, go to the grocery or drug store, and write novels. That’s about it.

Be nice to me. πŸ˜₯ I’m sad and borderline depressed.

If you’re interested in a naughty bedtime story, you can buy my kinky book. Use the .mobi format if you’re loading to kindle. 😘

32 thoughts on “3 random things from inside my head

  1. I follow a blogger in Philly who has a similar tiny apartment and kitchen. Granted, it’s just him, but I feel claustrophobic just looking at the pics. Can’t imagine actually trying to live there!

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  2. It really is crazy. We’re open, idiots are gathering in large crowds, hospitals are full, we have extra vaccine and a large portion of the public is refusing to take it. The way we’re going the virus will be alive and well in the US for a millennium.
    As for the NY apartment, it’s because they retro fit any small space. If there’s a closet? It can be turned into a kitchen or bathroom.

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    1. I saw a basement apartment in a popular downtown area of Toronto near beaches and boardwalks with such low ceilings once when I was in my 20s. The guy tried to convince me that it was legal (it wasn’t). It almost touched my head (I’m just shy of 5’5″). But I bet he managed to rent it anyway.

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  3. That picture looks about right for a studio at the beach here. It might be $2000 a month though. Yes, I’m serious.

    There are going to be mental health repercussions from this for years to come.
    I think places like the Midwest and the outlying pockets haven’t had the variants roll through. Like your other commenter wrote, California has already had it’s “crisis”. The variants were here in December or January.

    It is absolutely maddening to see people not following the guidelines and making everything drag out longer for the people who are!

    πŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  4. NYC Apartments..what a joke we pay like 1450 less in PA and our kitchen is small but hella more spacious than that insanity.
    As for Covid. I long for the day when I can see what people look like again. We’re not in lock down like you here in Pa because it was deemed unconstitutional, but things are far from how they used to be. There are still rules in place for capacity for dining and entertainment. Although my wife and I are going to the beach next month in Rehoboth, De for our 8th Wedding anniversary, it’s so hard to really plan a vacation it’s the only time I look at the news to know if there is a surge anywhere.

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    1. I know what you mean…it’s hard to plan anything. We were just informed lockdown won’t expire in April and is extended to May 20. I’m not sure how much longer the teenagers, and especially young children, can continue under these measures. I expect civil unrest. Sigh.

      You’ll find a way to celebrate your anniversary, no doubt. πŸ™‚

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  5. We have all been wonderfully made. Don’t let anybody (not even yourself) tell you you are not whole and beautiful until you fix something about your hair. I went to a mall (I had to) over more than a year of staying away and the perfect pictures of happy people scared the hell out of me. I didn’t notice how good I had started to feel about myself because I avoided advertisements to an extend I never had a chance to pre pandemic, and it did me good. I think we sometimes don’t realise how harmful our common environments are for our wellbeing.

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    1. Aw, the hair thing is just something to do to switch things up. I also baked a coffee cake today and wrote a story. πŸ˜‰

      I think you’re right about that last part. I am not a huge fan of shopping in general, but to take my girl to the mall after 13 months of not going there it might be nice to think about on a rainy day.

      Thank you for reading and commenting here. Nice to see you back:)

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  6. After an initial surge, Michigan went into serious lockdown and our rates, hospitalizations and deaths, dropped. Then the anti-masker movement kicked in and challenged the legality of the restrictions. They won. And our rates went to the sky. There is a serious anti-masker element here, and they ensure that we may never see the light of day.

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    1. Vaccines are slowly coming to our age group. But too slowly. 3 lockdowns in 13 months and they’re just now starting the 50yo? It’s nuts.

      And yes, they do advertise the below 50s and all essential workers, only to close the pop-up clinics a week later because of vaccine shortages.

      Insanity. 😐

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  7. To answer your question about life in the US, it’s been nonstop lockdown in certain democratic states like California, although Florida and Texas haven’t had anywhere near as many deaths and have also never imposed full lockdown. Currently, my entire family is vaccinated, and so are many of my friends, which is why we have been able to resume normal life. I’m still not in in-person school, though (not sure about other states. CA is one of the strictest).

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    1. Thank you for sharing. I know people in Texas and Florida and know that opinions vary from person to person. I’m just worried that continued lockdowns will cause irreparable damage to more than just the economy. They’re turning away suicidal people from psych wards who have waiting lists here. It’s beyond comprehension.

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  8. I saw an interview with a Toronto doc who looked genuinely fatigued. He said it will soon get to the point where they have to decide who to treat and who to let go. It’s a nightmare. I have no idea why and how the States think it’s okay to ignore this.

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  9. Clearly there are major differences in how individual countries are handling their situations and the factors involved in those decisions are as different as each country. Many states here are trying to make it a free-for-all environment again, and their cases are climbing exponentially, but then there are pockets within the same state that see cases spiking even under continued restrictions. The virus will do whatever it can to stay alive by changing it’s structure and there’s no “best way” to deal with that unfortunately. I wonder what we will have learned once this pandemic is under control? Or if it will even really matter for the next time…

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  10. I saw a CBC story saying that Ontario was going to be asking the federal government for 600 critical care staff. But from where? It’s not like there’s a bunch of critical care-trained nurses and respiratory therapists just hanging out at a tea party somewhere waiting to get called into action.

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