Sounding like a broken record (sorry not sorry)

I was listening to the Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go just now. I wish I could go. Anywhere but within this province. Some far away place where there are no lockdowns.

Blah.

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Boots, selfies, and some link-love

There was a day last week when I told my partner that we needed to get out of the house so I could wear my new boots.

He said ‘it would be so nice to go out for dinner”.

We haven’t been out to eat since before covid and even then, it was usually at a sports bar after a kid’s hockey game.

I don’t typically wear those boots to the rink… sigh.

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Detouring with a little rant

Disclaimer: This is a rant about covid. If you live in an American State or some nation that is open for business as usual, please don’t comment here with a political agenda. You can comment if you want, but think twice before you hit publish if you’re going to tell me how you had a steak dinner in a restaurant or went to a party at some club or how all your stores are not going out of business because they are all open and functioning as normal. I don’t give a flying fuck crap which way you lean in terms of your political orientation or covid and I don’t want to engage, or have my readers engage, in a political pissing contest on my platform. Please and thank you. I’m just ranting here to get the unfairness of all this crap out of my system. #SorryNotSorry

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My email exploded. There’s a bunch of messages coming through from the hockey manager. My teenager, who is 15, has played competitive hockey since the age of 4. This is probably his third last year of playing competitive – after he graduates from grade 12 (he’s in grade 10) he will probably be done. Unfortunately, this year has been nothing short of a clusterfuck.

For obvious reasons.

But here’s the thing.

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Sometimes it takes an American friend…

Today I went to the post office inside a drug store. They have a counter at the back and handle the mail from there.

When I was done, I wandered slowly back to my car which I parked on a residential street.

I didn’t want to go home.

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Covid hair be gone…

First of all, no one is sick with the covid. 😬

Second of all, as is standard at this time of year (beginning with cooler weather), some people in this house are feeling a little run down. They made the decision to cancel all activities out of the house (of which there are oh so many – not 🙄) and remain here in the house at all times.

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The coming months of isolation

Yesterday evening, I took my kid to the rink for the first time in seven-ish months. She had to be dressed in full gear except for helmet and skates. There would be no dressing rooms available, no parents allowed into the arena, no use of the water fountain to refill bottles of water.

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Sunday thoughts – with some colourful pictures

The boys are in baseball today. It means for a few precious hours, half the family will not be here.

Will I have time to write a steamy story?

Oh wait.

I got this guy hanging around.

Tucker, 3 months.

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And so it begins – pandemic back to school prep

As of today, the local board of Education is going to start calling every parent of school-aged children to find out what their intention is.

There are a few options here in my city of Toronto:

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