Update December 3, 2022


Saturday’s D&D one-shot was nearing 6 hours long. 95% battle scene. I managed to strike the killing blow against the blue dragon. When we finished, Aaron, dad, and I watched the first 3 episodes of Wednesday, despite Aaron’s protestations that the actress can’t hold a candle to Christina Ricci, who (I found out) is his celebrity crush. Sleepy Hallow Christina Ricci, he says….he doesn’t crush on 14yo Ricci.

Anyway, Sunday was a bust, as was Monday. I just felt SO low motivation on Sunday. I watched Loki and TV. I had had very little sleep. Then Sunday night I got very little sleep, too, so I was super unwell Tuesday. I had to triage my to-do list and just do what absolutely HAD to be done. Like appointments and a couple of phone calls.

Tuesday, we had a snow storm. We got about 4 inches. It made the roads pretty messy. But I had already moved M10’s appointment to virtual, so there wasn’t a lot of driving. I had IL10 home for the second half of the day (due to storm), on top of being unmotivated, so I wasn’t very productive. In the evening, D12, M10, and I watched Les Miserables. We all cried. I was trying to convince D12 into going to the theater instead of getting cash for her 13th birthday. She was convinced.

Wednesday M10 tried eating pineapple upside-down cake and maraschino cherries as his palate-expanding foods in therapy. He spat out both after the first bite. Next time is kale, cabbage, and mashed potatoes. D12 and I worked on her book report. Then I went to work.

First on Thursday, I went directly from one job to another job, at which I was supposed to find an assisted living for someone. I found a place on my fourth call that would be able to get her in immediately. And not a bad place, either.

Then, I came home and wrapped presents for D13’s birthday. IL3’s is a few days later, so we had him open presents too. He would otherwise have been upset that he hadn’t gotten any. D13 got a dress and some books. IL3 got some dinosaurs, dinosaur books, and snowshoes (which he wore excitedly in the front yard for all of 3 steps, fell down, and wanted to go inside).

Then we went out to eat at a nearby restaurant. Because we had a 6 person family and one car that seats 4, we had to make two trips each way.

But something weird happened Thursday – I called the insurance adjuster about our claim on the other car, and she said that the people who turned in front of us were claiming the car was stolen. We’re like “but it obviously wasn’t stolen based on the behavior of the other people.” I was in shock, because it seemed a foolish thing to claim when there was a police report. But then the insurance adjuster for the other people called and told us that our insurance adjuster had been mistaken, and she didn’t know where that rumor came from. 🤷‍♀️

Friday was a busy day. After IL3’s speech therapy, I ran some errands and then spent the rest of the day making phone calls that I’d been procrastinating on.

I have a friend who has a tooth ache, and I had a list of places that his insurance covered, but none of them had an endodontist for a root canal. (I called about 12 places.) Finally, I found one that both took his insurance and had an endodontist, but now we’re needing to get the paperwork signed to let them see the x-rays. Meanwhile, my friend is in so much pain he’s nonfunctional.


  • 1 letter Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • 1 letter Virginia Department of Corrections
  • 1 letter Maine Department of Corrections
  • 1 letter Djibouti (Any Marine)

Week’s Photos

Media Partaken In

Listened to Episodes 23 – 30
Listened to 9 – 7 hours left
Episodes 1-7


Review Halt’s Peril, by John Flannagan

Review I Like This Color, by Liz Goulet Dubois

6 thoughts on “Update December 3, 2022

  1. I’m so curious about Wednesday! Never saw the original so I don’t know much… may have to give it a shot!

    Tooth pain is the WORST. I hope he gets helpsoon…


  2. Congrats on slaying the blue dragon!

    I need to watch Wednesday but I know right now my stressed-out mind would be wandering in too many different directions so I wouldn’t enjoy it. I will save it for when my world has been righted again. I’ve never seen any earlier versions of the Adams Family so it will all be new to me.

    Ugh…missing out on sleep is the worst!

    Ahhh I love that Les Miz movie and I also loved the book.

    My Mom used to make pineapple upside down cake and the thought of it was so disgusting to me I never did try it, even though I like all the components! I am not a fan of kale, either, so I wish your child good luck!

    Thank you for finding someone an Assisted Living home.

    Before seatbelt and carseat laws, you would’ve just had two people sit on the laps of the first 4 people in order to take one car. lol I remember doing that many times when I was a kid. Can’t do that now.

    That is very odd about the car insurance drama. Glad it got sorted out.

    Man…people should NOT have to writhe in pain with a toothache while trying to sort out insurance and stuff! I hope your friend is doing better by now.

    Cute picture of child in a chair and also love the pic of another child making his cake.


  3. I hope you’re feeling better now and your friend finally gets some relief for his toothache.

    What a weird thing about the “stolen car.”

    I’m dying to watch Wednesday but we’re close to finishing a couple of other shows. We’re going to hold off on starting it until we finish those.

    I hope this week is better for you!


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