I think it’s time.

Vermont has reached 80% vaccination and lifted all Covid restrictions. I’ve been everywhere without a mask this week, and I think it’s safe to say that the tide is receding on this big mess.

In its wake, it leaves me. At the moment, I have roughly the consistency, shape, mental focus, and general fortitude of a slightly melted marshmallow.

I haven’t been reading enough. I haven’t been doing any of my physical therapy. I’ve been on an all carb diet for a year, and let’s not even start about how much I’ve been drinking. I’m not embarrassed about any of this, because I know I’m not the only one. I see you out there, finishing that bottle of wine and watching trash tv. I get you. We are one.

We’re definitely justified in blaming the pandemic for this dumb situation and the loss of all the good jeans. Here’s the trick though: correctly assigning blame is not going to solve the problem. I think it may be necessary to do some work.

Today’s my 49th birthday. Much as I hate to say it, this seems like as good a time as any to begin.


(This is a picture of a cutie cute cake that my company sent me for my birthday. The sentiment is very appropriate. The fact that I ate some of the chocolate off the top within seconds of opening the box also illustrates my point pretty effectively.)

One thought on “I think it’s time.

  1. Happy birthday, Katie! I love your posts. (And I think a good reason for your (and my!) stunted cooking is having lived in New York.) Wishing you a fabulous year!

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