Last week, I wrote a special Mother’s Day email to my subscribers in which I shared all the details of my sudden virtual disappearance…my unexplained time away from the blogosphere.
If you’re not signed up to receive my exclusive (not to be missed – all the cool moms are reading it 😉) emails for subscribers only, you wouldn’t know that I was on hiatus for close to 6 months because I could barely keep my creative head above water after signing-up to be a tutor for my daughter’s Classical Conversations’ home school co-op.
I know that other moms are able to pull off tutoring and running a blog simultaneously, but I eventually had to choose. Then I took a deep-dive into elementary science and geography because there’s NOTHING worse than realizing that you’re really NOT smarter than a 5th grader (remember that show?), and you flounder as you stand in front of a class of students (some of whom know more than you do) as well as their (paying-me-to-tutor) parents.
Let’s just say that I did a good bit of dancing in front of those kids to get me through each lesson.
Trust me, I didn’t plan to drop off of the face of the blogosphere. I kept telling myself that I’ll write a blog post next week, which turned into the following week, and then the week after that – and then, I never returned. 😳
I hope you’ll forgive me for not having the foresight to say that I needed to take time off. I know that we were in cyber love, but now, considering my absence, you may have decided to quit me – like we used to do in middle school: Him: I quit you. Her: I quit you first!
So Gurl, I hope you’re still my Boo. And though I needed the break, I can honestly say that I’ve missed you.
And now, what this sista really wants to know is . . . Did YOU miss me, though?
Regardless, I propose that we kiss and make up, so consider this a big, sloppy, virtual kiss from me to you: MUAH! 💋
Still, it’s been so long that I barely know what to say now, and I Just. Feel. Awkward.
That may explain all the GIFs I’m using to communicate my message, and apparently, not only am I obsessed with GIFs, I’m obsessed with GIFs of beautiful, well groomed women.
I’m pretty sure this has something to do with the current state of my hair and eye-brows, both of which happen to be a casualty of covid 19.
I keep hoping that sometime before the shelter-in-place mandate lifts here in New York City, I’ll have my hair cut and colored, and have my eyebrows threaded (maybe a tummy tuck, too, from overindulging in ice cream). Until then, I’m staying away from all cameras and evidence of this period of solitaire.
In Other (Non-Essential) News
Some people are known for filling in awkward moments of silence with inappropriate and/or non-essential information, and in keeping with that spirit, I thought I’d let you know that I’ve gone “natural”.
This means that I did a “big chop,” or more specifically, I cut off all of my processed (relaxed) hair; hence, the term “natural”.
But this level of “naturalness,” it turns out, really takes some getting used to. Apparently, being artificial is easy, but being authentic is hard – at least when it comes to hair.
I can’t solve all the mysteries of the world. All I want to know is when will I look like this . . .
Because I DO NOT look like that! (You’ll see below.)
Here I am pictured (on the left) with straight, longer hair with highlights (with my bestie, Shadell)…
And here we are after my “big chop” – it’s only about 3 inches long, all black, and “curly”…
I just felt like sharing.
And while I’m used to short and straight, I’m not accustomed to short and “curly” hair. It doesn’t frame or soften my face at all. I’m falling apart!
Other Crazy (Social Isolation Induced) News
Geez. I am so super chatty right now. Seriously! I’m having so much fun talking about breaking-up and making-up, hair color and texture, and unruly eye brows.
Hmmm . . . this must be the effect of social isolation?
Apparently, we need each other, but I’ll stop short of trying to ZOOM or Webex with you.
Zoom Self Care via GIPHY
And now that I’ve used this post to say “I’m sorry,” exchange sloppy kisses, and to make-up with you, and I’ve shared needless (but fun!) information in an effort to fill the akward silence, I hope to share something more spiritually inspiring with you in my next post. Pinky promise. 🤙
Until then, I’ve had loads of fun catching-up with you and exchanging small talk.
It is an exchange, you know!
So, now it’s your turn. Tell me what you’ve been up to since we’ve last spoken.
Post a comment below and SPARE NO DETAILS! I’m all ears. 👂
About Tiffiney – Covid 19 Edition
Tiffiney is a faith and family life blogger who enjoys taking selfies with random skeletons at her Chiropractor’s office. She usually spends her time writing encouraging blog posts. However, she’s been known to occasionally go off-the-rails and write about random and trivial happenings, AKA life. It all just depends.