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What Day is it Anyway?

Piggybacking off KC’s post, who was piggybacking off of Linda’s post, I guess it’s a safe bet we are all truly feeling the WDIIA vibe today.

It really is Tuesday, yet it’s felt like anything but today. So far I have been a basket case, my mind all over the place. I have a trip planned for 
Thursday, so I’ve done everything from start my packing, to weeding the 
back corner garden and did some writing, cooking, and studying scripture in between. It’s like I couldn’t figure out what to do with myself, which days 
I don’t go to my dad’s are all like that.

My sunflower is now taller than my rose bush, if it doesn’t bloom soon, it will be even with the top of

the fence! I did a small load of laundry that ended up needing a second wash due to a giant water bug getting mixed in the wash 🤮. It took me forever to know what to blog about on the Word of the Day Challenge, but I finally got er done. So it’s been a productive day, if no sense was made of it.

Mondays are usually dedicated to writing, however, with my brain spinning about the trip, I just wasn’t feeling it. I had my Spanish lesson, a lecture on the Bible my brother Kevin shared with me from his classes at seminary. I assembled my zucchini au gratin this morning so I could sauce it and stick it in the oven tonight, and somehow caught pieces of Poltergeist 2 and 3 in between all of my activities. This afternoon I weeded the corner garden, and ran around like a chicken with my head cut off worrying about what I’m bringing on my trip to Port A with Stephanie and Christina. I tried to call the Chamber of Commerce several times about securing a beach wheelchair, to no avail. I’m sure we will figure it out when we get there, they told me before to check with the lifeguards and we should be able to get one. We are all traveling in her ramp van together, so I’ve been worrying about how much room she has for all of our stuff, even though it’s only a three day trip.

Now I’m trying to relax with a glass of vino and watching the new season of Deadliest Catch, an all night affair as they take us from the Bering Sea, to Russia, and previously Hawaii. I love these shows about catching King Crab and Wicked Tuna and the like. Hopefully, tomorrow feels like the day it really is….Wednesday, right?! Hahaha!

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SoCS & WDIIA 4-4-20

We have been invited by Linda to dig deep today. My thoughts are not deep but my days are running together, so I decided to combine the prompts today. I’m considering starting a fun series kinda like Dan‘s but instead of a virtual bar, mine would be something like “Convos with David” since he’s the only person I’m seeing lately. 🙂

I was also reminded that one of my favorite old bands was Deep Purple, famous for the song ‘Smoke on the Water’. The only water I’ve seen lately is the water in our backyard pool, yet it’s still too cold to do anything but stare at it’s crystal blue beauty.

So the Convo with David this morning went something like this.

David: “So I guess we are gonna have to find some masks to go out any more?”

Me: “Yeah, if we are to comply, I guess we will. I think I have some bandanas around here somewhere I can make us a couple with.”

David: “We have no choice but to comply, they won’t allow us to go out without one.”

Me: “Yep, I guess that’s where we are at this stage. I’m ready for this to end now.”

 

I’m sure that’s what we are all thinking. What day is it anyway? My days are all running together with Dave being home so much.

I just checked to see if we could order some groceries from Walmart, they said not today but I could pick a time slot for tomorrow. This is getting ridiculous.

I hate not going to see Dad, I hope he understands we are just trying to keep him safe, I know he is lonely, but thank God Sean is home today. (My oldest son lives with Dad, but works during the week)

I’m staying in touch with friends through social media and FaceTime, crafting, writing, reading, and playing games like pool and Qwirkle. We are cooking most of our meals and getting bored like everyone else with staying home and watching way too much tv. We finally got our Amazon Prime working to watch the new Stephen King movie A Good Marriage...I highly recommend it, it was very good. I suppose with everyone else watching so much Netflix and Prime, the server was super busy and it took a long time and a reboot to finally load.

“Try to comply” is my new motto. Stay safe and well everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Badge courtesy of Maggie at From Cave Walls

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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What Day is it Anyway?

Gosh, it’s Friday and somehow I don’t feel like celebrating the fact. Life is weird right now, even if I’m used to staying home a lot. I can always find things to do, but now that we are being forced to stay home, I don’t want to, lol.

Yesterday, I went and helped Dad fix his lunch. He was feeling kind of dizzy, so instead of playing pool, he looked as if he would be happy watching some inane thing on tv about animals. I watched with him for all of five minutes and then had a brilliant idea. “Dad, would you like to go to the park and sit and watch the ducks for a while?” He was up for it! So that’s what we did.

Then we came back here and watched more tv while he rested. Being an 85 year old with Parkinson’s, that little outing was enough to tire him out, not to mention, I had to help him navigate a small incline to get to the park bench, not taking into consideration how stiff he has become due to the Parkinson’s. Poor guy really was tired. After a while I looked at him and asked via my whiteboard if he was bored. (He is also mostly nonverbal now, so we use the whiteboard a lot). He nodded yes, and I asked if he was up for a game yet, he was so we played two games of pool and then I took him home.

Today, I have a ton of writing to catch up on, a new site that I got published on asked me to read other’s stories and comment, so I have that to do, housework, crafting, and a show to watch. I’m also going to look into staples I can purchase online and that is a time eater, so it will be put off for as long as possible. Luckily, we have plenty of food and supplies around here, so the need is not dire yet anyway. I just have a couple of gift cards burning a hole in my pocket, lol.

I’m very bummed that social activities I had planned for this month and next have been canceled, but the same is probably true for everyone. We will get through it all, remember your friends and family, I had the thought strike me last night that I don’t use FaceTime nearly enough. When we can’t be in the same room with each other, that is the next best thing! Call a friend! Call your parents, let them see your face! It’s an easy way to stay connected during this difficult, crazy time.

Hang in there everyone and TGIF! (even if it doesn’t feel like it)

 

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