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Julia
Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
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Seriously. When this pandemic started last year, when it was an EMERGENCY, life was easier. Okay, "easier" might be the wrong word. I should say life was more clear-cut. Stay home. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds. Only go... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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It's been almost a month since I last posted. Things have changed in a lot of ways and the blogging is not coming along as a regular thing anymore. Which is FINE. Kurt and I are now fully vaccinated and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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The last weekend of Spring Break, after such a lovely relaxing time in Ojai and a fun time in San Luis Obispo, we all chilled out at home a bit before school started back again. Kurt sent pics of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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The morning we were to pack up and head to Ojai, Kurt got word that a job he was going to be starting had heated up quicker than expected. So we drove him back home. Saw this dog having a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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We got out of Dodge for a few days over Spring Break. I was so ready. (I'm still ready for next trip and the one after that and the one after that. LET'S GO.) But first I had to tidy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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This post is two weeks worth. As previously mentioned, I'm getting a bit bored of these posts, even if it is still representing real life in Covid-World. But things are moving. We are going to send Harper back to school... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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I've put off writing this for two days because I'm getting so bored with it. After a year, I want to be done with Corona Diaries. (I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this.) Also, I think I miscounted weeks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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QUICK TECH NOTE: if the images don't load, but you see an image link, click it and the picture will pop up. Just impatient. I know I'm not alone. This week I did have some serious fears about our stupid... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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Apologies for switching metaphors on you. Maybe it should have been "I feel a breeze coming" or some such. I'm starting to feel some positive stuff again. That's the main take away. More people I know are getting vaccinated, another... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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Sums it all up: Mockingbird here to mock me. Because what I need is more mocking. As if my self-loathing is not enough. Made an egg salad sandwich on white bread with lots of salt. It was yummy. Marinated ribs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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Still drifting. It's Wednesday and I've barely been able to get up the enthusiasm to write this blog post. I was thinking of The Long Winter in the Little House series. They are trapped in their house with no food... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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Still here. Still in blah mode. The mom guilt reared its ugly head this week and while burning this candle was nice, it didn't help with the guilt. Harper has not had enough physical exercise at all lately and she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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Becalmed seas. No wind. Dead sails. Dry air. That's what it feels like these days. I hear bars and restaurants are open again (outdoor only) in LA. That sounds nice. We are not changing our habits now. We have treated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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*There is much work to do to clear a path forward from the wreckage of the last president, but damn if it isn't a great start just to have rational, responsible, smart people in charge. Here I am, inauguration morning,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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All of us will get a covid birthday - last week was mine. It was not crazy different than what a normal birthday might have been like. I'm pretty low key about these things. Biggest difference is we would have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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The turning of a new year is symbolic, I know that. But maybe 2021 doesn't really get started until after January 20th. Last week was BONKERS. Attack on the US Capital by a huge trump crowd, five people died. That... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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In April of 2020 I was on a zoom hangout and someone asked everybody when we thought we'd be through this pandemic situation. People gave answers like "Summer" or "October." I said "2022." I'm not normally a pessimist, but even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
I forgot to tell you, dear reader, about the funniest thing on Christmas morning. There we were, on the bed, opening our stocking presents. Some topic came up and I said to Harper, "When your dad and I were little--"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at Julia's Mexico City
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Christmas week. Often melancholy as you get older. Having young kids makes it magical again. This year was a combo of both, what with a raging pandemic but also with a nine year old who we think might have still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Busy busy week. I have a paying gig which was very nice in terms of money around the holidays, but then it kept me so busy that I had to pile a ton of stuff into the weekend, so the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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I'm having pandemic fatigue. More so than usual. There is good news on the horizon, but it will be what? 6 - 8 - 10 more months like this? Hard to say...I'm hoping for the best, but. But. The holidays... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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The very first blog I started was "Julia's Bookshelf" in October of 2005. (YouTube was only 8 months old then!) In 2009 I folded that blog into this blog and somehow, writing about the books I was reading fell by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Earlier in the fall, we had discussed having a small birthday party in the park with Harper's friends - much like we'd done all summer, with bikes, masks and lots of space and fresh air. Then it became clear that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper turned 9 on Sunday (12/6). (I'll do a separate post on that pandemic adventure.) Here she is 8 years ago on her very first birthday and again, same wagon, same spot in the yard, turning 9. Leading up to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City