Skip to main content


Good Lord, y'all! You certainly know how to make a girl (and, by proxy, Bearded Wonder) feel the love. There may have only been 4 comments on the last post, but there were dozens of comments on Facebook, text messages, phone calls, Marco Polos, private messages... It was overwhelming in the best possible way. <3 From the bottom of our hearts, we're grateful for all of you and the support we've received in the last week. Sharing that was a terrifying decision to make, and now I wonder why I waited so long!

SO. Now on to something a little lighter, I'd like to discuss....

In case you're living under a rock (or pulling a Jared Leto), global citizens are social distancing to try to let COVID-19 run it's course and stop infecting people. That's the Cliff's Notes version- you guys get it.

Instead I'd like to list some options for entertainment during quarantine, more aptly known as "Quarantainment". 

1. Read all of those books you have laying around.

2. Reread them.

3. Scream into a pillow.

4. Go for a walk.

5. Try to cook or bake something new!

6. Play a new game called "When's the last time I showered?" (*Can also play different varieties such as, "When's the last time I shaved?", or "When's the last time I brushed my teeth?", or "When's the last time I wore non-elastic pants?") 

7. Break out the board games and/or puzzles!

8. Scream into the void. Different experience from a pillow. 

9. Try to recreate really intense haute couture make-up looks with pantry staples. Have paprika? Pfft- that's blush now. Oregano is your glitter now!

10. Purge your closet, jewelry, etc. Bonus points for a fashion show of mis-matched items. Email pics to me. 

11. Deep clean EVERYTHING (except your own body. See #6). Pull a Monica Gellar and hand vac your regular vacuum.

12. Resurrect your long-dead blog! (ahem...)

13. Download Duolingo and try to learn new language. Confuse your friends and family when you're screaming pleasantries at them in Russian.

14. Reread the books you've already re-read. Start to memorize them. Converse in lines from said books.

15. Go on a walk! But stay away from people. Like far away. Give everyone you meet a wide berth, but smile manically as you do, as if to say "I DON'T WANT TO GET SICK BUT I STILL WANT TO ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE!"

16. Have a driveway/cul-de-sac with your neighbors. Just sit ~6' apart from each other and bring your own drinks/snacks. Boom. Sanitary hangout. No DD required.

17. If you're working from home now, take a 5-minute dance break every hour. Who cares what moves you got? No one can see them except pets or family. 

18. Speaking of working from home. Go pantsless during a video teleconference. Feel exhilarated at the danger! **Note: Do not recommend if you have a glass table or desk. 

19. Shamelessly binge watch an entire series of something on your chosen platform. I know we all do this anyway, but now it's socially acceptable! This is our time, couch potatoes!

20. Pray or meditate. I know I made a lot of weird suggestions above, but there is a lot of uncertainty right now. Praying or meditating, whatever those look like to you, can only be helpful. <3 

21. See if you can make the front of your head look like the back of your head. 

Is it the back of my head? The front of my head? What's happening?!

Stay well, friends! Send pics and videos of the weird crap you're doing to stay entertained.

A Redhead


  1. "....Like far away. Give everyone you meet a wide berth, but smile manically as you do, as if to say "I DON'T WANT TO GET SICK BUT I STILL WANT TO ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE!""

    I felt this one and belly-laughed outloud. This is literally me every time I see a neighbor when I'm walking our pup hahaha!

    1. Hahaha yes!!! I always have this really yearning look of, "wanna talk from across the sidewalk?"


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Shame Eating

I found the above image on the interwebs and it always makes me laugh. All.the.time. It's kinda true though, right? IF you've ever had any kind of food addiction then you know the sweet sweet embrace of "one more" handful of kettle corn (ahem), or "one more" piece of bread, or whatever.

I was joking with my co-worker that I might as well be shame eating out of the Costco-sized bag of Kettle corn on my counter in the dark, licking the sweet and salty remnants off my fingers. That I can't be trusted alone with it. That I grab a bigger-than-small bowl and PILE it up, lamenting the few rogue pieces that make it to the floor.

Another colleague overheard us and said she used to do that with angel food cake. She would sit it on the passenger side and just drive, picking at the fluffy confection. I know a girl who could knock out an entire family size container of Sara Lee pound cake.

So friends, those are a few confessions. Using the powers of anonymity that y…

Frustrations & Fertility

The Bearded Wonder and I got married on a sunny Saturday afternoon in September 2013. Barring a few minor hiccups, the day was pretty perfect. Per the (unfortunate) societal norms, people started asking questions like "So, next comes baby, right?" or "When are you guys going to start popping out kids?". 
Between me, you, and the Internet, I was a virgin when I got married so I was in ZERO rush to start having kids. I wanted to enjoy being married for awhile, hopefully travel, and just settle in to living with this person I'd never lived with before. 
It's funny to me now, looking back on those first few years. The Bearded Wonder had some job transitions which led to some tight finances. We got by (not without help), but I was in a constant state of fear that I'd get pregnant. We were just floating with the 2 of us, but adding a baby in the mix? Yikes. Definitely not the right time. I remember calling my best friend in a panic, "I'm craving hot…

Hormonies and the Flurry of Shame

Menfolk, feel free to skip this post. It's about to be way TMI up in here. 
Also, if you work with me feel free to skip this. 
With the pending nuptials coming up in just under 2 months (!!!), I've started taking birth control. I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say this is my first go-round with them. While the Bearded Wonder and I love children, we want to enjoy being married for a few years first. Do some traveling, get a dog, you know, the uze'.

So. The birth control regimen started on Monday night, and by Tuesday night I was a raging hot mess. Everyone says, "side effects may include mood changes, in/de-crease of appetite, etc.".

What they fail to mention is the seething rage that makes you want to rip the faces off of those you love. Not because they've done anything other than happen to be in your general vicinity. What they also don't mention is that you'll burst into tears at the drop of a hat, or at the site of your extremely …