Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 5
It's been a long year since I posted here... And not just because it's 2020

Braidgirl is doing well at college. Covid put a kibosh on her travel plans (she was supposed to do a summer study abroad trip and a fall semester abroad) but she's adjusted well. She signed up for fall on campus classes as a back-up way back in March so she's not scrambling to find stuff. She's living off campus and Boston is doing OK so I'm concerned but not too worried about her. She's studying for the LSAT and wants to get into a T14 Law School.

Wafflegirl is going to be a senior in high school. I'm not sure about sending her back in person. The school has a good plan, they're going to be at half capacity with their hybrid model, they're increasing fresh air intake, masks are required all day (except for some short breaks they'll provide) but I'm still going to check with her GI doc.

Last fall Wafflegirl had some routine blood work done with her pediatrician. It came back as severely anemic. We saw a specialist and started treatment for that. (iron infusions and supplements) The hematologist referred us to a GI doc who diagnosed her with Crohn's. The treatment for that (Remicade) has been a godsend. She's back to her old self and has regained the weight she lost. Later this month the GI doc will see how the Remicade has helped internally. And I am incredible grateful we have really, REALLY good insurance.

DH and I are still married. We had a staycation for our 25th anniversary earlier this summer.

My dog passed away about a week and a half ago. :( But he was old and it was his time. We had him for almost 4 years and he was already a senior when we adopted him.
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.