Category: Partner

  • Sucked

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Four] I was recovering from the Janssen shot, P was sick with #NotCOVID and the kids were energetic, joyful, and a bit aggressive. And we started packing. #ThisIsFine

  • Posts

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Thirty Five] A friend reached out the other day, “Hey, you still managing? Haven’t seen a blog post in a bit. Not that I cyber stalk you or anything.” And they’re right. I’m not okay. This whole OMG WE’RE MOVING TO AMERICA IN AUGUST thing is really running me […]

  • I’m Kinda Scared To Post This, If I’m Honest

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Twenty Eight] This week has been…. fine. I’m fine. The kids are fine. Mostly. The house has not burned down. I’m just as shocked as you are. But first the news: Brussels, MEPs agree compromise deal on EU coronavirus travel permit Many teachers worried about full reopening of secondary […]

  • Leander

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Twenty One] I know I know – so so sorry. #NotSorry It’s a really intense time over here in #LeanderLand these days. And, yeah, still not time for the big reveal, but in the midst of all the chaos, my partner is flying to the States for work. For […]

  • Yes, I’m Listening, Leander

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seven] I have a mild headache almost every day. I’m scratching off my nail polish quite often. And then repainting it. Zits are breaking out all over. Sleep is terrible. And, yeah, I’m Super Crankypants McGee. I might be a BIT stressed. But first the news: Three-month curfew generates […]

  • I Can’t Talk About It Yet

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Seven] But I will soon. There are still some things going on here in Leander house that are up in the air and unresolved and have been this way for OVER A MONTH NOW but I still can’t talk about it. Because it’s still not my story to […]

  • This Is Staycation #LeanderStyle

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Nine] All day today in Groningen, Netherlands, it hails and then the sun comes out and then it hails and then the sun comes out and then it hails. Super surreal. Kind of like how I am enjoying the next three weeks of staycation. I code and then […]

  • Due To Ice, Everything Is Closed

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Thirty Three] This time it’s not just school, but also daycares, at least until one o’clock. Help! But first the news: Dutch hospitals studying Covid vaccines effectiveness in cancer patients Schools, Covid test centers closed due to weather alarm How to understand and integrate into Dutch society during a […]

  • Woke Up With a Sore Throat and a Fever

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Thirty Two] Happy Valentine’s, eh? Thanks to my incredible partner, I slept until one and when I woke up, the throat was less painful and the fever was gone. And I was starving. Thx, P! But first the news: Coronavirus breath testing stopped after several false negatives: RTL Covid-19 […]

  • Big Breath IN. Big Breath OUT. Repeat.

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Twenty Four] But first the news: Slight rise in positive coronavirus cases, IC patient total dips below 600 Children with a runny nose should stay at home says OMT Eurovision organisers remain optimistic yet realistic about event in May

  • And Now It’s First Minion’s Turn

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Twenty] “PAPAAAA!! !” This morning. At one in the morning. I have never been so happy to be second pick. First Minion threw up in bed and called out for the one he wanted to come rescue him from all the grossness. And that person was Not Me. But […]

  • Not So Much Hope As A Train Light

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Seventeen] I spoke too soon? Cause last night. About an hour after going to bed. Boy Twin puked everywhere. All I could do was laugh. But first the news: Dutch primary schools may be able to open in February, prime minister says Number of vaccination sites in the Netherlands […]