Category Archive: Local Vancouver WA

Sequestered with Teens; Day 12

Today felt somewhat normal. Maybe because I actually wore jeans. Maybe because Jesse and I left the house together (for necessary errands). The day didn’t start great, but it’s wrapping up decently. I… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day 11

Today was interesting. Who would’ve thought that we’d be planning a birthday celebration and measuring out individual spots for our attendees to stand? Today is Phoenix’s boyfriend’s birthday. We had to do something!… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day 10

Today we hit day ten, still locked in our household pen. The governor extended the call to Stay ’til May. How will I keep these teens at bay? Ayden says he’s tired of… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day Nine

Mother’s Instincts. Teenage Behavior. The rhythm of love and discipline, sympathy and boundaries. Last night as I said goodnight to Alexis, something inside me KNEW… she was going to sneak out. Don’t ask… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day Eight

Today I woke up mad at Jesse, which makes sense since I went to bed mad at Jesse. I’m over it now. That’s usually how it happens. The morning was rough though. I… Continue reading

The Wheel that Doesn’t Squeak

After I posted the Dees-Day-Seven-Dredge-Report (AKA Sequestered with Teens; Day Seven), I really got to thinking about the term, ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’. Part of the way I retain sanity and… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day Seven

Wow. Day seven. And our governor is talking about extending the Stay Home, Stay Healthy ordinance. I was actually excited to wake up for work this morning. It must have something to do… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day Six

This was a day of coconut milk-veggie stick communion, junk drawers, bathroom cleanings, river walks, and Robin Hood husbands. I watched church in my PJs, online. Pastor Danny was up on the stage,… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day Five

It was hard to get out of bed this morning. Almost like I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself once I was up. This is almost comical considering the… Continue reading

Sequestered with Teens; Day Four

Day Four. Right? Is it day four? I think my garbage came yesterday, so that would make today Friday. Ha… does it even matter? When I was in the shower this morning, Jesse… Continue reading