badtina
Bad Tina
badtina
Sep 23
21

I’m having a little bit of a rough week. I got food poisoning Monday. We think it might have been some bad onions. In all the other US chaos, we completely missed the recall info. Thankfully they were the last of the onions. I’m still sick but I’m doing sooooooooo much better today. I just hate how being sick really Read more

Aug 31
9

Today, I’m in an awful mood. We were spared by the most recent hurricane, but my family wasn’t. It’s been a really stressful five days trying to figure out whether they are ok, to help them stay safe, and to help them recover while I’m a few hundred miles away. Something about this storm broke people. They’ve been Read more

Aug 17
4

I’m so sorry, HH! Although I’m very glad that you all are ok, dealing with the aftermath of a storm like that is exhausting. I hope that you all are able to get power back soon. Read more

Aug 17
5

Today is a good day. We’ve finally seen a break in 3 digit temperatures, so I took an impromptu walk through a nearby park at lunchtime. 90 degrees felt positively chilly compared to the nonsense heat this weekend! Read more

Aug 14
1

Today has been a good day so far. I submitted final grades for my classes. I completed two “impossible”* tasks that have been hanging over me since May. Finally, I got in my new office doo-dads to make my at home work space more comfy and enjoyable. This is essential since I’m officially WFH until January 2021, but Read more

Jul 15
6

We did something similar to your plan. We eloped in a simple courthouse ceremony and planned a wedding for the following year. At the wedding, we did vows, had a minister bless the marriage, and had a big old party. It was a blast and I cherish/celebrate both the anniversary of our legal marriage and the anniversary Read more

Jul 15
15

Still decompressing a bit from a family medical scare I posted about in an OT last week. The parent was supposed to have a fairly simple spinal surgery last week to fix some bulging discs. For months we thought this would take care of their declining balance and strength. Neurosurgeon freaked out in a pre-op Read more

Jul 3
2

Fuck. This. Year. We got some unexpectedly bad news this week for one of my parents. Issues we thought were caused by discs impinging on the spinal cord, are more likely being caused by a neurodegenerative disorder. It will take many rounds of tests to figure out which one. Very concerned we are dealing with ALS, but Read more

Jun 24
5

You’re not alone. Albuterol makes my heart race and makes me feel hyper. It affects the rest of my family similarly, so it might be that we have weird genes. I hate when I have to get a nebulizer for that reason. It gets a little less intense the more you take it. I’m sorry you’re crashing and hope you feel better Read more

Jun 22
11

I second the monster house recommendation. It is a super cute movie! Read more

Jun 15
7

!! I’m in shock but like happy shock. 

Jun 1
6

I have an odd trick for keeping my glasses from fogging up when I wear a mask: dish soap. One caveat: this may not be possible with the type of mask/face shield you are using. I rubbed my glasses with dawn soap and rinsed completely with water. It worked really well. The soap residue that remained kept the water vapor Read more

May 23
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That sounds amazing! Oreo milkshakes are the best!

May 23
1

What a great idea! I may try this myself. I’ve been having a hard time starting my work hours in the morning. Maybe a nice citrus candle to signal work time would get me going.

May 23
2

The end of spring term is my favorite time of year. Summer break is here! Read more

May 23
7

I have no plans for today and that is really exciting! My semester is officially 100% done (final grades are submitted and certified). I took a super long soak with a massive lavender bath bomb, a huge glass of grapefruit juice and seltzer, and book of short mystery stories (Invisible Blood) last night. It was like Read more

May 14
2

The Blue Train by Agatha Christie. Poirot is one of my favorite detectives. I usually fly through her books, but I’ve been trying to finish this book for three weeks. I blame end of the semester grading. It’s completely melted my brain. I fall asleep every time I open my library app!