Hello, dear readers! We’ve made it to another Thursday. Where has the week gone?

Last Friday, I took the day off from work and my partner and I helped a friend move. It ended up being a very long day – in addition to the move, we also decided to go to IKEA. I’m so, so glad we were able to help…I was also so, so tired on Saturday that I did basically nothing all day. Sunday we put together the furniture we’d picked up at IKEA (an actual desk chair for me and a desk for my partner).

The beginning of this week wasn’t bad – pretty nondescript, really. Yesterday, though, I woke up with some pretty obnoxious vertigo. (This is a thing that happens almost every year when my allergies get really bad – one or both of my ears get plugged and it throws my balance way off.) I ended up having to take the second half of the day off from work, because looking between my two computer screens was making my head swim. I’m feeling somewhat better today, but I still have moments where I go to take a step and sort of start listing to one side. Hoping it clears up in the next day or so and that I don’t end up with an ear infection right before the wedding…

The wedding is the thing I’m mostly focused on right now. Our rings came yesterday, and they fit and look lovely, so that’s exciting. We have a LOT of cleaning up to do around the apartment, and still have a few technological details to work out. We’re just over a week away from the big day, so I’m trying not to freak out. I’m glad that we’re getting married, and I’m looking forward to the wedding…I’m also glad we didn’t give ourselves more than two months to plan, because I can see how it just takes over your life after a certain point.

I hope you’re all hanging in there. Keep wearing your masks and washing your hands. Stay hydrated. Keep educating yourselves and standing up for the marginalized. (I recently subscribed to the Anti-Racism Daily, and I’m finding it a really helpful resource.) We’re all in this together.


Sorry for the late post today, friends! I’m all sorts of scattered this week.

I’ve been fighting a cold for a few days. Yesterday, I woke up, rolled over in bed, and the room started spinning. Now, this happens sometimes when I’m sick – my ears get a little plugged and it messes with my balance. Usually, if I can get myself upright, it settles down pretty quickly. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen yesterday.

Half an hour after getting up, when I found I still had to hang onto things in order to get around the apartment, I gave up and called in sick to work. I spent most of the day on the couch. I tried to stay hydrated, and took as much cold medicine as was reasonable and safe. That vertigo lasted the whole damn day – while it was better by the time I went to bed than it had been when I got up, it never really disappeared entirely. It was really frustrating. I frequently feel like my body is a bit of a traitor to the rest of me…chronic pain and other related issues often prevent me from doing as much as I’d like to do. This felt like another in a long line of times when my body betrayed me.

Thankfully, I’m feeling much better this morning (still occasionally having moments where I’m a little dizzy, but nothing like yesterday), so I’m at work and trying to catch up on everything I missed yesterday. And really, I can’t complain too much – we’re entering the season of many weeks of Jewish holidays, so I have a lot of free time in the next few weeks.