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Appropriate Work Attire

Hello humans of the internet! I have heard from a lot of people that when you work from home you should dress like you’re going to work to help put yourself in that mindset. But here’s my question: why can’t I work in sweatpants and slippers?

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Day ? Of Quarantine

Hello humans of the internet! I’ve noticed several people saying things like “day 4 of quarantine” or whatever day of quarantine it is. And I realized that I have no idea which day was the first day of quarantine. This whole thing is so surreal.

At first, I really wanted to talk about it, but worried that people would judge me talking about it because 1) what do I know about a pandemic and 2) would I sound like a panicker. But that was about two weeks ago. A lot has changed since then. It seems that the whole world has frozen in place. For many people, I think that their worlds froze suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly, due to their workplace sending them home or their school closing. For me, I feel like the transition into quarantine was much slower. I already work from home (please buy my book). It’s been a while since I went to school. Which just makes this all even more surreal.

Every morning, I watch the news and the world is different than it was when I went to bed.

Last week, I went to pick up my prescriptions and there was just one other customer.

My dad and sister are both teachers and have been working from home.

I live in a small southern town and all of a sudden, people aren’t having hour long conversations with you anytime you have to go somewhere.

Church was held over livestream.

I’m suddenly stuck inside with extroverts. I’m too introverted for quarantine, I need people to leave so I can get my alone time.

So, I don’t know which day was the official first day of quarantine for me. It was more of a gradual closing in. Now, suddenly, I’m just here. I can’t really leave. At least I live out in the country where I can still go outside and walk Peggy without seeing other people.

Stay safe, stay well

Much love

Anna Katherine

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Stuck Home

Hello humans of the internet! You might have noticed that there’s a virus going around. The whole world. From what I’ve seen online, a lot of people are stuck inside. The schools in my home state are closed, other states are doing the same thing. Some people are working from home.

What have I been doing?

  • Writing
  • Hanging out with Soot (the cat)
  • Hanging out with Peggy (not at the same time as hanging out with Soot because Peggy is too hyper for her. Peggy is too hyper for everyone.)
  • Laundry
  • Writing
  • Hanging out with my sister
  • Playing video games
  • Keeping my plants alive

That’s it. I’m literally doing the same things that I normally do, now with more video games and less running to the dollar store. (I did run out to get laundry detergent, flower pots, and snacks.)

Much love

Anna Katherine

If you’re interested, I wrote a book, I Still Wear Black Eyeliner. If you buy the book or have already purchased it, please let me know what you think. You can let me know that you hate it, I’m just curious how people feel about it.

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25th Birthday

Hello humans of the internet! Yesterday was my 25th birthday!

And I’m spent the morning going to get x-rays. I’m fine. But it is kind of funny that this isn’t even the first time I’ve spent my birthday getting x-rays. Of course when I was 11 it was because I broke my wrist on my brand new Heelys. Then all of my friends’ parents used me as a reason to not get them Heelys back when Heelys were at the height of their popularity. So, my friends were irritated that they couldn’t have Heelys because I had broken my arm. To be fair, I’m incredibly clumsy and I doubt any of them would have gotten hurt.

Much love

Anna Katherine

Also I wrote a book, I Still Wear Black Eyeliner

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The Newest Addition to the Hen House

The newest addition to the hen house is this little duck. It has some kind of deformity that keeps his head at that angle, so obviously, my dad decided to bring him home. We don’t know what caused the head tilt. But so far, other than that he’s a completely normal duck. He eats and drinks and plays in his water dish. He walks around and gets along with the chicks. And overall seems to be happy.

If anyone’s interested I’ll give an update on him later on how he’s doing and what his space will look like. Honestly, even if you’re not interested, I’ll probably do that anyway because he’s really cute.

Much love

Anna Katherine

And if you’re interested can check out my book, I Still Wear Black Eyeliner

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Baby Chickens!

Hello humans of the internet! I don’t have anything much to say about this. They’re super cute here are some pictures.

I hope that y’all enjoy these cute pictures.

Much love

Anna Katherine

Also if you’re interested my book, I Still Wear Black Eyeliner is for sale. It has poems.

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February 2020

Hello humans of the internet! We’re reaching the end of another month and I haven’t done a monthly highlights in awhile, but this was a pretty good month.

  • Cousin’s baby was born! That was super exciting and cute.
  • Published a book! Not as exciting as a baby, but I’m proud of it. I did realize that I never included a picture of the book, so here it is:

I just realized that I only have 2 highlights. I thought that there were more.

You can find my book here if you’re interested.

Much love

Anna Katherine

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Propagating Christmas Cactus

Hello humans of the internet! A while ago I started a Christmas cactus propagation. Here is a picture of what that looks like:

It’s doing pretty well, so why not propagate another one (from the original plant, this one is not ready to have pieces cut off.) Also my sister asked for a Christmas cactus. I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but it’s the beginning of growing season where I live. All the plants are starting to put off fresh leaves, so it feels like a good time to start some little plant babies.

This is the plant I’m going to be taking the cuttings from. In the past I’ve propagated Christmas cactus in soil, but I wanted to see if I would be able to get it to root in water, so I’m going to do both.

And that is it. Now I just wait a couple weeks until the plant has roots then, I’ll give it to my sister.

Much love

Anna Katherine

Also if you’re interested, here’s my book, I Still Wear Black Eyeliner.

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Avocado Seed

Hello humans of the internet! I think we’ve established by now that I like plants. So, I decided that I want to see what I can grow. Today, I’m starting with something I’ve tried before mostly so that when everything else fails, at least I’ll have an avocado tree. I’m using toothpicks to suspend the seed in water. I’m pretty sure that you can just put the seed in dirt and it will grow. But this is fun because you can watch the roots.

Avocado seed day one

Much love

Anna Katherine

Also here’s a link to my book, I Still Wear Black Eyeliner.

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Just Another Day in February

Hello humans of the internet! I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Personally, I went to a funeral that I didn’t know was happening because people had forgotten to tell me that the person had passed. In their defense a lot has been going on in my family. The first baby of the next generation was born a week ago today. It has been an emotional week. I’m so excited for my cousin and his wife. I’m going to miss Ms. Lola.

And it’s the week that my book went on sale and it’s weird because it feels so insignificant right now. Writing a book has been a dream of mine my whole life. In the 9th grade we had to write a letter to ourselves in ten years and I wrote, “I aspire to be a writer.”

Did I celebrate Valentine’s day? No. I got in a fight with my boyfriend.

I realize that this is a super rambling post and that’s how I feel right now. I hope that everyone had a better random day in February.

Please let me know what y’all did on Valentine’s Day.

Much love

Anna Katherine