It is 8:40. I have not gotten up yet. I resent that I have to do things, as predicted.
@BiblioFeroz shared elsewhere and I am stealing it for here for safekeeping.
That is really good. Thank you for posting it here.
I get the spring sads! I didn’t even realize it until I started keeping a “line a day” journal for several years and literally stayed home from work the same date three years in a row. Weirdly, I think allergies are part of the issue for me? Records show it gets better once I start meds!
Yeah allergies fuck me up mightily. I get lethargic and give up on life.
Realized this belongs.
I have seen conversations shift from “self care” to “community care” over the last couple of years (starting before COVID, I think). Which includes people caring about the community, but also the community caring for people.
Is there a jaw drop emoji? Because this explains so succinctly what has been in my head recently. I’m not actually supposed to feed, clean, care in my current setup. I’m a social creature but I live with only 1 other adult trying to raise kids, which when I look at how I grew up seems normal but if I look back at How Humans Live seems really fucking weird. Even making food at home - cheap takeaway has been around for centuries.
This makes me so mad when I think about it too much. Like literally everyone ate bread and cheese or food that a professional cooked from like… 1000 BCE to 1700 (dates approximate I know biology not anthropology) and I’m supposed to figure out how to make dinner 6-7 nights a week?
ETA: and usually someone else cooked the bread! Or made it from scratch!
2nd ETA: my assumption about basic food is Eurocentric. But I bet other places also had easy grain + fat and protein options that were portable in a similar way.
Or stew. Sometimes with… questionable ingredients.
I mean progressional just means you’re paid for your labor, not that you’re good at it, right?
Pretty sure that in cities it was more than Europe only. Noodles, tiffins. But I can’t remember my sources from years ago.