Saturday, January 1, 2022
Thursday, January 21, 2021
There are so many wonderful pictures from yesterday, so many that make my heart sing, but I really think this one with President Obama and Vice-President Harris is my number one favorite. Who says you can't read a person's face if it's covered with a mask? That is 100% unadulterated joy and happiness.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
It's that time of year again. We list our "best of"s, or reflect on our accomplishments, or make goals for the coming year.
But what can we say about 2020? Maybe "I survived!" is enough.
It's a year that will probably be looked at by the next generations as something the old folks talk about ad nauseum. The Spanish Flu was followed by The Roaring 20s. Will we get our own version? Because I think we deserve it!
I'm not going to rehash any of it-- hell, we've all lived through it, even if groups of us were looking at it through different colored lenses. There are going to be lasting effects on our psyches, certainly.
I've become more introverted.
I'm not the eternal optimist I used to be.
I fear I'll have a hard time breathing any time I get caught in a crowd.
Some of my relationships have been irreparably damaged.
And yet there has been some positives. I've grown closer with my husband and son. I've made use of our local nature center, which is good for both my cardio health and my mental health. I've built my baking business. And I've made some strides in my writing.
It's not over, yet. I'm afraid 2021 is still going to be rough. But I'm hopeful.
Knock on wood.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
This week The New York Times published an article about Pandemic Fatigue. It was interesting, and definitely something I’ve witnessed in the population around me. The article discusses the replacing of the fear that many people felt in the Spring with the fatigue that results from living with continual upheaval. I live in a corner of the country where much of the population has decided they’re done with it, and they are ignoring the recommendations. No masks or social distancing for them!