Do you know what I was looking forward to when my LEAST favorite month of the year ( well, I hate July and I despise August too, but I digress ) rolled in back in 2019?
I was super excited because October was only four months away and then WINTER would show up.
Oh those were simpler times.
This year I’m super excited because our stay at home order expires on May 31st and it’s not going to be extended.
Of course, it doesn’t really change anything because the Virus is still out there and things are going to slowly open up but I hate shopping – so I don’t care about that but some people will get back to work so it isn’t a bad or meaningless thing at all.
I just wish I was as excited for October as I normally am.
I guess I’ll have to find other ways to cheer my favorite month on.
Hell, I’m suppose to be creative so I guess I better hop to it- right? I mean, it’s not like Autumn can be cancelled. Can it?
My son Nico gave me an Gift Card for Mother’s Day and normally I use those to add to my Gargoyle collection. I do have a neat collection thanks to Nico.
But this year I decided to change it up a bit.
I decided to start working out at home – because unlike some states our Governor isn’t insane and he didn’t open up gyms. Not that I’d go to one, but my point is I know I have to do something because I feel like I am in a rut.
A big, giant rut.
And then it came to me.
In the past I used to work out to Richard Simmons Sweatin’ collection and yes they did work and I did get fit and yes I did have fun. I still have my DVD collection, but Richard has done a lot more since the Sweatin’ Days so I used my Gift Card to buy some of the more recent work out dvd’s and I only had to buy one accessory and all of it will be here in June.
I am hoping that some exercise helps my wonky knee and I’m hoping it helps my attitude because both are in need of some work. Besides, it would be nice to have some fun while I’m getting fit as opposed to getting fit before I show up in a Yoga Class or whatever it is the all of the kids are doing nowadays.
The long and short of it is, the Coronavirus is here to stay and I need a boost so that I don’t feel so worn down by it all and that when I’m feeling the Blues music is involved
I think that this might be a step in the right direction.
Yesterday I was watching the news, and one of the health experts that was being interviewed suggested that when families from different households get together over the holidays that they eat before they get together and just enjoy the company- while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing- and of course people who are high risk should probably not be there.
You know, the holidays are going to be bust and I’ll probably skip it this year. Besides I am notorious for buying the wrong gifts and not cooking the right foods and always showing up on the scruffy side because I manage to not wear the right thing too.
I am tired of this stupid life and this stupid world and I am tired of idiots screeching for their ‘freedoms’ and I am tired of encouraging people who are doing the right things.
I hate this life we have with abandon- for some reason my enthusiasm for that has not waivered.
Last year at this time we were on a train heading out to Wisconsin to visit our son and his family.
I remember being a little bored, impatient. I took a lot of pictures and played around with my camera. I did enjoyed the leisurely pace of traveling by rail, but I did not enjoy the fact there was no WI-FI on the train and my laptop was not cooperating with my phone so I couldn’t use that to get on the net.
Oh well, I thought- plenty of time for cruising the net later.
The scenery that chugged by my window was pretty and the trip itself was not without some excitement because the train hit someone who was crossing the tracks. I think that happened in Minnesota. I’ve seen what a train does to a human body and I was really glad I was sleeping when it happened and that there was nothing to see when the train started to move.
And then we finally we got to Wisconsin.
I also had a cold so I was out of sorts for most of my stay but I still enjoyed my visit.
We made plans for our next trip out- plane or train? Spring or Winter?
Oh well. Lots of time to figure that out we thought because we had all the time in the world- an entire year as a matter of fact!
But then March rolled up and the Coronavirus made itself at home and everything shut down.
Photo A.M. Moscoso
I am still thinking about our next trip out-
there really is plenty of time to figure it all out.
No denying it, no getting around it may as well surrender myself to the idea.
I have a lot of time on my hands because all of the clocks have stopped moving and the days of the week don’t have names anymore.