How are we all doing? I’m in another migraine cycle that might have been avoided if my neurologist and insurance company had worked together, and while this would normally be something I would despise, I would persevere. But, with the lockdown still in effect, I am exhausted on many levels.
I mentioned a few months ago how I am in a hair intervention. Let’s have a check-in to see how I’m doing.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
What I’m Watching
What I’ve Been Doing
Teaching our bird, Joy, to talk
I learned you can teach your parakeet to talk by repeating words or phrases over and over. I never thought our bird would talk, but thought it would be fun to try!
I found a BBC video of a talking parakeet (Disco). So Joy and I would watch the videos, and I would hope that some of what she heard would sink in. I also repeated two phrases over and over for a two-week period, “she is a good Joybird” and “I love you.”
Then one morning, I heard Joy making unusual noises; kind of like she was trying to find her voice? Then I heard words!
She can now say, “is a good Joybird” and “pretty bird, ” and I feel like I gave birth again.
Get yourself a bird if you are in uncertain times.
Keeping the peace
Keeping peace with an almost 13-year-old and a grown adult has been the hardest thing I’ve done in this pandemic.
One day, I wanted to run away from my house and never return, in case those of you have no children at home need some perspective.
Here is a good article about sibling relationships in the time of Corona.
I finished a free course from Johns Hopkins on Contact Tracing. If you or someone you know (we ALL know them) is getting your coronavirus education from the school of Facebook, then I urge you to educate yourselves. This is how I am choosing to do so. It was completely free (unless you want the certificate), and it was enlightening.
Head here to enroll.
I need an otamatone and you will too once you watch these videos.
I cannot, in the ten years of writing here, believe that I haven’t mentioned Bonnie Hunt more than once or twice.
Thoughts and links
Dairy Queen needs to create a sampler or a flight of Blizzards. Kind of like a beer flight? So, for example, the cotton candy flavor. I don’t want an entire blizzard of Cotton Candy flavor, just a taste. Does that make sense?
I feel like they would sell more items this way. If you know someone at DQ headquarters, pass it on to them.
Two of my friends shared this video in the past month, and I felt like you might want to see it too.
Lastly, I will just leave these two here:
Be nice to each other in June.