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WDIIA-What Day is it Anyway? 3-27-20 It’s Friday Again!

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It’s Friday Again, believe it or not!

We have survived another week, right now it’s warm and dry. Yesterday began my husband’s day on day off new schedule, so he was home with me, and the dogs were freaking out. They can tell time, I swear, and all day they kept looking at him as if to say, “Daddy, why are you home and what are you doing here?”

To take advantage of the situation, we finished draining the pool, cleaned it and started filling it, a long expensive process-yet it had to be done. We wanted to replaster it, yet that is too expensive right now and anyway, no one is doing that kind of work during the pandemic. We also started tons of yardwork that needs to be done, I felt a sense of accomplishment while at the same time feeling like it was a drop in the bucket of what still needs to be done. I’m not really supposed to be doing it, because of my knee, but I was careful not to squat, yet bending was a must, so my back is tired. I’m not sure I will tackle too much today, there’s always the weekend.

It felt surreal having him home yesterday, I kept thinking it was Saturday, lol. We were tired and hungry when we finished our work, so we cheated and had date night at home by ordering a pizza for pickup and I ate three pieces!! Shocker! This morning I made sure to drink my ACV tea, I do that after a major cheat to “erase” all those carbs I consumed. It must work (if only in my head) because I have maintained my weight through it all. I had been good yesterday up to that point, only eating a Chaffle sandwich for breakfast and a half a green apple for lunch with a dab of peanut butter. Lot’s of water and iced tea too. It was hot and we lost a lot through sweat.

I also had a conversation with my oldest who tends to be a conspiracy theorist, he upset me by claiming there is no virus, it’s all made up and the government’s goal is to have us all vaccinated. What??? Look around you, dude! People are dying from this thing, and I realize it’s small numbers in the big picture, but it is real. Sticking your head in the sand is not going to make it go away. I don’t know, what do I say to him? I can’t prove it is or it isn’t, I can only control my actions and those are to comply with the orders we’ve been given. I also realize people die every day from other causes, other illnesses and none of that seems to have the effect that this virus is having. Only God knows the answers to all of this. So I pray it ends soon, I want life to get back to normal just as much as the next person.

This #WDIIA post is brought to you by Linda Hill to help us figure out what day it is anyway during these increasingly weird times we are facing.

 

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WOD Challenge, One-Liner Wednesday, & Fun20075 Prompts 3-18-20

What the President must be thinking right now!

One-Liner Wednesday

 

Ok, now that that’s out of the way, let me give y’all a bit of advice…seriously, Chill Out! Yesterday, I strapped on my broken watch, just worn for jewelry purposes really, and went to my dad’s as usual to take him out to lunch. Despite getting caught up in the fearmongering myself a bit…I mean, my dad is 85 and falls into the group of people we should be careful with. We decided to take a chance anyway and began trying to think of where to go for lunch. I suggested Nikkis and my brother said, Spagetti? Really? So he and my oldest son agreed we should go to the Texas Star Grill instead, where we ate overpriced salad and sandwiches. Shocked that a restaurant was ignoring the suggestion to only serve drive through and take out, at least they were practicing social distancing, everyone was strategically placed at least 5 feet apart at the tables throughout the eatery.

I am trying to take my own advice and Chill Out, yet my subconscious must not be listening because I have not slept worth a darn all week! From stressing out about the economy to worrying about my dad and my middle son (who could have the coronavirus yet has not yet been tested to my knowledge), to trying to be everywhere at once, even though I am just one person. Maybe I need to get back on the CBD, it always worked before, not that my problem is going to sleep, it’s staying asleep! This morning I was up at 4:30, the night before I was up from 1:30-4:30, went back to bed and got an hour and a half more sleep. The day before that I was up at 5. Ugh!I wish, no, I pray that God will eradicate this virus and things around the world get back to normal!

 

This post was brought to you by the Word of the Day prompt, One-Liner Wednesday, and From Cave Walls #Fun20075 prompts.

 

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WOD Challenge 3-14-20 Quest for Sanity

Quest for Sanity

We live in the great United States, where we have an abundance of products, yet everyone is losing their minds over the coronavirus. I have never seen the likes of this in my 59 years, though I’ve lived where hurricanes are eminent, tornadoes are a seasonal occurrence, and flu season comes every year, no matter what.

Have we lost our minds here? Our church is closing it’s doors until March 29, for the first time in 21 years, my whole city’s public works and offices are shutting down, there are school closings everywhere…what the heck, people? This never happened before with any of the natural disasters or flu epidemics anywhere I’ve ever lived. Store shelves are bare as people hoard paper products and other groceries like meat and vegetables.

Why?? I have been out of the house to restaurants, stores, and other businesses and everyone is carrying on as usual, so why the widespread panic? You are just feeding this imaginary pandemic. What is different about this virus than any other except for the fact that the media has blown it out of proportion. I’m on a quest for sanity, I’m not finding anything but insanity everywhere! I don’t understand the hoarding, or the closures for that matter.

Take the normal precautions you would during flu season. Be mindful of those around you. Wash your hands, cough into the crook of your elbow, but stop all this crazy nonsense! What happens when we run out of supplies due to all the hoarding, the prices will increase and we won’t be able to afford groceries and paper products.

At least we can livestream our church service! Good grief people, get a grip!!

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