PARENTING, TRAVEL, AND LITTLE JOYS
What a Reasonable Guy
When you rewatch Monk in 2020, it’s about a very reasonable guy surrounded by maskless lunatics and doing a pretty good job staying chill considering how close they’re breathing to his face.
There are lots of things to be mad about right now. I would suggest there's nothing wrong with being mad. It's up to you to decide what to do when you're angry.
If you are angry about a social issue, I suggest that you act to better what's making your mad - with time or money. Give your time or your money to fix it. Small amounts of money can make a significant difference in addressing an issue.
My chosen place to give in the face of my anger at the most recent wave of police brutality and systemic racism captured on video is to the Massachusetts Bail Fund. A cash bail system is immoral. Innocent people spend days, months, and even years in jail, often losing everything, because they and their families do not have the cash reserves on hand for them to be released under a cash bail system. The best thing about donating to a bail fund is that bail is a renewable resource - your donation once can be used over and over again.
Posting on Facebook is not enough. Being mad is not enough.
What Day is It
Shoutout to the dude I just walked by in the woods (at 7:30 pm) who said “Good Morning!” and then we both like laugh cried for a full minute because honestly what day is it.
The Restless Leg Syndrome Cure
I had the WORST Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) during pregnancy. Maybe it was my punishment for thinking it had a silly, stupid name when I used to see TV ads about it and thinking that it sounded made up - you have to move your legs? Haha.
NOT haha. It is the worst, and it makes you so uncomfortable and makes it impossible to sleep. I would just pace in our apartment for hours crying, because the second I'd lie down, it would start again. I tried lotions and baths and all the things I'd seen suggested, and nothing worked, until I found something that did.
I still get RLS now about once a week, but now that I know what stops it, it's gone from being a total nightmare to a completely minor inconvenience. What cured my restless leg syndrome during my pregnancy? What cures RLS now for me?
Protein powder. I don't know how to why. Because your leg muscles are some of the biggest in your body, I have a theory that if your body needs protein, it may go to these muscles as a source, causing "discomfort" (otherwise known as agony). I have no way of knowing if that's true.
But what I do know is that when I had RLS in every day of pregnancy, if I would drink a protein shake (for me, just a scoop of protein powder in water) before bed, I wouldn't have restless leg syndrome. If I didn't drink it, I would. If I forgot, and the RLS pain started, I could get up and drink a protein shake, and in 10 minutes it would be gone.
This is still true. If I lie down and it starts, I get up and drink a protein shake, and then 10 minutes later, no problem. This is the protein powder I've used. There's supposed to be no cure for Restless Leg Syndrome, but this really does cure it. It has worked 100% of the time I've done it, instantly. Fortunately, protein powder is affordable, safe, FDA-approved, and generally accepted to be good for you anyway, so there's really no risk in giving it a try.
If you are looking for a remedy for RLS or you are trying to stop suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome, I strongly STRONGLY recommend giving it a try. Curing Restless Leg Syndrome could be just that easy.
Does it have a bathtub big enough for an alligator? Is there a green toilet in the middle of the living room wall? Where's the cat cabinet? Giraffe stairs? Floating bed? Does this house even have a window wall?
I miss my job. I miss bringing my son to all his favorite haunts: playgrounds and libraries and the museum down the street. I miss personal space and quiet lattes like this one. I miss walking in the city.
It is day 60 for us. I'm surprised that it feels much shorter, despite how much has changed. It almost has become a new normal.
There's a lot to be learned by what we miss... and what we don't. What do you miss in this quarantine?
Sounds About Right
“After you play with them, you clean up them. Or mom will lose her ever-loving mind because you live like an animal.” - Max
Hi, I'm Jane.
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." Said Thoreau. But he hung out in the woods and jail.