Sunny Side Up

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It is legit to ask whether there is really any good right now. The raw numbers concerning this virus continue to be depressing and now we start to get stories about overwhelmed hospitals.

And that means it also seems silly and a bit more self-indulgent to be writing about my daily life. On the other hand, we have no control over the whole situation with the virus. Everyone wants this over and for life to get back to something approaching normal. Everyone wants that to be soon but, so far, there are no signs of a quick end.

If you start despairing over things you really have no control over, then that kind of feels like a recipe for falling into a deep pit of despair. That’s not where I want to be. All I can do is control my attitude and look for the good that does exist in each day.

We woke up to a foggy morning. I love the fog. I sat outside on our deck and listened to the birds calling through the fog. It was peaceful. The sun came out today and we had warmer temperatures so Rocco got another walk. I’m pretty sure that all dogs in the world are totally confused right now and they are also probably very tired.

Attempting to radiate right now

The parks are full of people taking advantage of one of the few things that hasn’t been taken away and that’s the ability to get outside for a bit. I suspect the powers that be here understand that those of us who have to live through winter need to be outside on those days when you don’t need multiple layers.

OK, I feel a little silly with a quote from this move but I liked it.

One of our warehouse type stores just put up a message saying they would not be accepting returns on paper towels, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other items. Got a nice laugh out of that. I suspect they were jumping ahead of the curve and realizing, when this is over, that all the hoarders were going to realize they didn’t need a two year supply of hand sanitizer. Now, they are stuck with it. It made me smile. Maybe next time just buy what you need.

I’m having a real problem keeping track of what day it is. With the gym and dance studio closed, I don’t have any frame of reference. The dance studio was kind of my calendar. Tuesday was a late lesson with JoNY. Wednesday was with Mini. Thursday was the early lesson with JoNY and the studio party. All that is now totally scrambled.

So here’s the kind of dilemma one deals with when you are supposed to stay at home. It is near Easter and I’m kind of addicted to Cadbury Eggs. But I didn’t buy enough on Saturday. Not really a necessity that would justify an extra trip to the store. So I’ve been looking around for other things I might need but I haven’t come up with enough. Guess I’ll just wait until Saturday when we have to go out for dairy product and produce. Probably better for me in the long run.

Well that’s all I’ve got for now. Life is just a little weird with all this stuff going on. Again, I’m intentionally avoiding overdosing on the news and the doom and gloom. Just take each day as it comes and try to find something positive. Our redbud tree is close to budding so we’ll soon have trees full of pretty purple flowers. That’s one thing to look forward to.

This doesn’t have anything to do with the post. Just sounded good in the era of “social distancing”. If you know someone who is alone, check in on them.

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