Saturday, August 15, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
I have several symptoms of Covid 19. I have a sore throat, congestion, a headache from hell, cramps and diarrhea, nausea, a fever, and muscle weakness and aches. This all came crashing on me this morning after just a couple days of a mild sore throat.
To make matters worse, my daughter’s stepmother is really giving me a hard time about it. She got all nasty with me about rescheduling, then changed her mind about getting nasty with me when I reminded her about the times that she rescheduled due to potential Covid. Then all of a sudden, illness/coronavirus is an acceptable reason to reschedule.
To make matters even worse, my mom knows I’m sick and is still insisting on constant conversation with me. Not only do I need to stay physically away from her, but constant conversation wears me out. It took all I had to drive Evita back to her father’s house and back, just to get back into bed. For how long? Two weeks?
The earliest I can get a test is Monday. I paid all the bills and am wondering if I need to quarantine in a motel room for my sanity.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
I wonder what Rabbit Hole I was entering to come across this book. “Full Surrogacy Now” appears to be a feminist theory that the nuclear family should be abolished and all pregnancies should be by working surrogates for the whole society.
Basically, it’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but instead of a patriarchy-run society where women are forced into childbearing servitude, it’s a feminist-run society where only some women are working surrogates, and the “family” doesn’t exist. The former is considered a dystopia, and the latter I suppose, is supposed to be a utopia. The former was also supposed to be fiction. This bitch really thinks this should actually happen.
In The Handmaid’s Tale, the women who are forced into childbearing servitude are women considered by the patriarchal religious elite to be sinners. Who then, would become the surrogates in the feminist-run Handmaid’s Tale? Probably women like me, who rebel against their causes. Maybe those of us romantically involved with men or who excel at homemaking and desire a lot of children. We’d be like the “unwomen” of this society, the ones they delegate pregnancy and baby snatching on as a punishment. Except this author doesn’t consider it a baby. It’s “The product of your gestational work.”
Maybe the next time Evita gets snarky with me, I can call her that.
What’s sad is that this woman meant for her book to be taken seriously, and I’m reading it to make fun of it.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Last night, I was awoken at 4:00 am to find that I had left the window open in my room. This is how Alex gets in and out. Chu cant go outside because his previous mom had him declawed as a baby, but he is unable to jump as high as the desk Alex uses to get to the window anyway.
I woke up to “m-m-m-m-meow” coming from outside. I thought, is that Alex? It doesn’t sound like him. I went to the window and called his name, but he didn’t come. So I went outside and around to the side of the house to see what was up.
It was two black cats that live like five houses down. They were starring at my bedroom window and calling for Alex. They looked all guilty when they saw me looking at them.
Alex came home about 30 minutes later. And yes he is neutered.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
But, I’ve also been following a few more TikTokers:
Nurse Penny, who educates people about hospice care.
Dub_Frost, who cares for two disabled kids.
Her teenage daughter, Blue Frost
Coupon Katie, who has taught me a ton about couponing (I ignore her Trump supporting nonsense).
Omar ur life, who has the cutest “demon dog” named Senna.
What about Bunny, a dog that can use push buttons associated with words to communicate with her owners (though I’m not convinced)
Just Charla, talks about mental health and goes live a lot.