Alternate realities? When dreams speak to us…

When I woke up this morning I was startled and confused. I had the most absurd, ridiculous, dream.

In my dream, my partner had bought a house with a lot of property.

In real life, this has been a thing we’ve been arguing talking about for a number of years now. Back when the kids were little, I would not have minded moving out of the city. Now? I’m not keen.

He is though. More so than ever before.

We are not on the same page when it comes to the topic of where, or how to live.

Given the corona pandemic, none of it is of any importance now. We’re locked down and going to be for a while. So there’s that.

But what about the dream then? Why would I dream that we have a new house?

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Who’s monitoring screen-time now?

I’m probably going to delete this later.

Remember back about a month ago when monitoring screen-time was all the rage? 😶

I don’t know if I should shrug my shoulders, roll my eyes, or cry.

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Beckoning sunshine during lock-down

*Not everyone has a garden, and this post is not meant to make you feel bad if you don’t. If you still can, go outside and walk around a little, especially if you’re in the northern Hemisphere and have been waiting a long time for spring to arrive. Please obey the physical and social distancing rules and be safe. 

For the most part, we were doing fine with this endless staying home and indoors.

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Taking the next step (or the first one)

A wonderful thing happened last night.

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About my sorry-not-sorry comments lately

I’ve been saying that a lot lately, haven’t I. Like my earlier post from a few hours ago which was all ranty and full of expletives.

Sorry. (Not really.) 😐

Apologizing is a very Canadian 🇨🇦 activity so sorry for saying sorry when I’m not really sorry. 😄

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More daily walk observations from Toronto

Disclaimer: swearing ahead. (#sorrynotsorry)

This is the continuation of my walk which I posted earlier.

I walked through the college campus which was deserted.

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Embracing (figuratively and virtually)

Some people are dropping off the social internet.

I get it. We’re all fatigued by the constant bombardment of ever-changing news.

Although I believe in staying informed, I do sometimes scroll mindlessly, which, given we are starting day 8 of quarantine here (for my family specifically – many of our friends just returned from spring break and are at the beginning of the staying home movement) is hardly surprising. We’re still adapting to social distancing and its emotional and mental effects.

It hasn’t been easy but for me, an introverted homebody to begin with, not that hard either. Having the family around constantly has been a learning curve but again, we’re managing. Mostly.

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Cultivating inadequacy

I had a meltdown a couple of days ago.

The worst part was my kids were watching.

Ugh.

In my defense, I had good reasons.

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The stress is building…but not about the virus

I’m stressed. Apparently we’re going to be moving. Did you know this? Neither did I. 😬

So while I’m trying to de-stress my post-boot-camp body and de-stress my brain with this endless moving-not-moving situation, I turn on the tv for some up to date info on this freaking virus and…

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