15 May 2020 — The COVID Diaries: Staying Sane in a Time That’s Not


Dear Diary,

No time to write today. TOO BUSY SNUGGLING NEW GRAND-PUPPY. 

OMG, Diary.

Also, GAH.

Also-also, ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ x Infinity.

Also-also-also, I’m picking up these two at the airport tomorrow morning.

Also-also-also-also, it’s a good thing they’ll be home to snuggle their new fluff ball because I’m going to be competing in The Great Pandemic Bake-Off and it would be awkward, while all the other competitors open the secret recipe and bake their hearts out, to be the contestant who quits before it starts because she won’t put the fur baby down. I can see all the video feeds — bakers measuring and mixing and pouring and kneading, flour clouds in the air, wiping brows with the backs of their hands, furiously working for perfection — and then a video feed of me in the hammock chair burying my face in puppy hair and reading a trashy novel. It would make a riveting show, to be sure, but it wouldn’t be exactly keeping with the spirit of the bake-off.

OK, Diary — gotta go. There’s a puppy belly to sniff and downy soft fur to pet and a tiny heater with a  heartbeat I need on my lap. STAT. I’m sure you understand.

Over  and out,





P.P.S. Weren’t those good selfies up there??


It wasn’t even a little bit hard to get a good shot.

And I definitely don’t have 27 photos of just the sky 

or the hammock wall

on my phone.

P.P.P.S. This is the livestream link for The Great Pandemic Bake-Off which takes place tomorrow (Saturday, May 16th) at 2pm Pacific Time. The Great Pandemic Bake-Off is the brainchild of Bethany Lee who decided it would be hilarious to recruit friends willing to bake the secret recipe of her choice… and, well, here we are! If you don’t want to watch all 2? 3? hours of live-streaming, Bethany will put a recording up later. I have NO idea what the recipe will be, but I DO know it’ll be fun. 

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2 responses to “15 May 2020 — The COVID Diaries: Staying Sane in a Time That’s Not”

  1. LOVE the puppy pics and so bummed to have missed it all because I’m reading this at 10:30pm on Sunday night. OTOH, we just had the fun of 2+ hours of extended family zoom for a USA-wide get-together and that’s always a hoot. (Plus I get to see the kids who no longer live here. Win-win!)

  2. Keep the puppy pix coming, it’s what the world needs!!! 😀 For reals. And your beautiful face with puppy? Awesome! Good luck on the baking challenge, and putting the puppy down!

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