So there have been several local stories about staffing shortages, particularly for restaurants. This area relies on tourism and in particular, restaurants. And now some people have decided, without any evidence, that unemployment payments are the reason restaurants can't hire enough staff. To hear that tale, the enhanced unemployment payments are making people choose not … Continue reading Unemployment… AKA, Why Does the Governor Hate People?
So after being in this house for over a year, I mostly still love it. But one of the things I don't love is our stair wall. Because, well, it's this. It's a wall. The model of our floor plan actually had spindles, but we were told that was only in the model, and we … Continue reading I Want Spindles!
It's been one year. One year since I was trying to navigate a horrible website design for unemployment. One year since three of us started staying home all the time. The 4th person had to work in-person. One year since we realized how lucky we were to have just gotten moved into the house, where … Continue reading One Year
I don't use writing prompts often. Partly because they're usually related to writing fiction, and I don't write fiction. At all. But I'm kind of in a writing slump and have been spending most of my time doing writing for other people. BTW, I'm kind of over coffee grinders and makers, especially when I don't … Continue reading Randomly Selected Writing Prompts
We all have causes that are important to us. Political, personal, whatever. These are some of mine. Planned Parenthood If you know me, you know this. Planned Parenthood gets a regular donation from me. They do SO much more than provide safe abortions for women. They're one of the biggest providers of birth control in … Continue reading Near and Dear
You know them. We all know them. It's been a part of life for so long that I don't remember life without such hypocrisy. It's always been there, but now it's front and center. Republicans are telling us that it's time to unite the country and heal. What the actual fuck? They've spent years stoking … Continue reading H Is for Hypocrite
I don't venture outside of my preferred genre that often. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson, is not in that genre. It's sort of literature, historical fiction, with a little romance all rolled into one, maybe? It was a book club book, and I wasn't really looking forward to it because … Continue reading Personal Experience: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Today is one of those days. I won't pretend to be a political commentator. I'm not. I'm just another person who watched the events of yesterday with horror. My heart hurts. And yet, I wasn't surprised. We saw this coming. If you didn't, you willfully ignored all the signs. In 2016, he said, "What do … Continue reading There Are Some Days When Your Heart Hurts
So this happened. I took screenshots for proof, lol. The younger daughter is attending school virtually. She has a school-issued computer, but she prefers the Microsoft Surface we got her. Right before Thanksgiving, it stopped charging. If you don't know, the Surface doesn't have a traditional laptop battery. There's a magnetic cord for charging, similar … Continue reading Microsoft, Are You Kidding Me?
Perhaps one day, I'll live in a state that tries. I hope. Our governor had a news briefing last week. South Carolina is trending up in COVID case numbers, but he will not be ordering any restrictions. He takes his cues from a certain angry toddler, so I guess we're all just going to pretend … Continue reading Are There Any Grownups in the Room?