Still Negative

I’ve felt kind of lousy the last few days, with coughing, congestion, a sore throat, and an earache. Yesterday the fatigue overwhelmed me, and I fell asleep in the middle of the day, something I never do. More than anything else, that made me wonder if I might have covid. Getting tested has been nearContinue reading “Still Negative”

Preparing for Snomicron, Round 2

After weathering Monday’s storm and being spared the widespread power outages that persisted through Tuesday, we actually lost power Wednesday afternoon, after most people’s electricity had been restored. It was off for a few hours, and the house was beginning to get pretty darn cold. But it came back on that evening, and we wereContinue reading “Preparing for Snomicron, Round 2”

Snomicron Update

In honor of the Omicron coronavirus variant that’s blasting through the country right now, some have nicknamed yesterday’s snowstorm Snomicron. Monday’s snow was beautiful, but a foot of it was a lot more than anyone expected! In addition to losing at least one tree in our yard, we lost internet service for most of theContinue reading “Snomicron Update”

Covid Downturn

I haven’t posted about the covid-19 pandemic in a while because the situation slowly seemed to be easing, as more people got vaccinated and received the booster shot that’s now recommended six months afterward. Then came December, and Omicron. The Omicron variant of the virus is spreading like misinformation. Epidemiologists are still deciding whether thisContinue reading “Covid Downturn”

Twilight for Tangier

I recently joined an online group, Abandoned in Virginia. Members post photographs of abandoned buildings around the state; the emphasis is on stunning images of decaying buildings that were nevertheless glorious in their day. Yesterday I posted my first image, an abandoned home on Tangier Island. And I was floored by the responses I received.Continue reading “Twilight for Tangier”

Off Topic and Out of Line

Do you get annoyed by people who think that whatever they’re concerned about should take precedence over absolutely everything else? Like when you read a article about global climate change and someone remarks in the comments section, “I can’t believe you’re all worried about fuel emissions when women and their doctors are murdering thousands ofContinue reading “Off Topic and Out of Line”

Throwback Thursday: Pope in the Tree

My genealogical research has turned up something interesting in my family tree. All my life I’ve heard family rumors that I’m related to a Pope (no, not a direct descendant) but I never knew for sure. And I had no details about which Pope or how I might be related, if it was true atContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Pope in the Tree”

What Is Wrong With People?

I read something online today about a couple of paramedics who were called to the scene where a young woman had drowned. She was in her 20s and wearing a bikini. One of the paramedics suggested to his partner that they turn over the body, because he thought the way she was lying was sexyContinue reading “What Is Wrong With People?”

Boosterization Happy Dance

The teen has been boosterized! Yippee! Friends in other parts of the country talk about how difficult it is to get a covid-19 vaccination. Not here. Last month I received a text from the state health department, saying I could get my Pfizer booster, with a link to options for signing up. I made anContinue reading “Boosterization Happy Dance”