Monday, February 01, 2021

Very Few Words

There just isn't much to write about lately. There's not much to photograph either. It's been rainy and windy for days, or has it been weeks? I can't remember. The pandemic keeps us at home day after day after day. When the sun makes a rare appearance we go for a walk. Or, if it's a very brief break in the back-to-back storms, I run out to take a look at the sky. Sometimes it gives me a glimpse at something lovely. 

We are looking forward to the Senate impeachment trial. How's that for having something fun on the calendar? LOL.

 We hope you are all well and managing in these times. We're finding it pretty damned challenging.

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  1. Nothing to write about? Consider the last three thoughts that passed through your mind - admittedly at the speed of light - as you sat down to post the fact that there was nothing to write about. Perhaps you were feeling apologetic ("I'm letting my readers down"), angry at the situation ("Damnit. How long am I supposed to keep on churning out this stuff?") or purely domestic ("Will four eggs last until Thursday?").

    And there's always the fallback at this time of year: "I think I may be suffering from SAD (seasonally affected disorder)." In 61 minutes I will start my Skyped singing lesson. A year ago, perhaps two years ago, I asked V, my singing teacher just that question. As far as I recall she said she couldn't afford to suffer from SAD.

    You're right. There's nothing to write about. And I've not written about that.

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    1. Roderick-- I need to know how you knew exactly what my last three thoughts were before I started this post. Well, really we have six eggs left, but wow you were so close. Thank you for the laugh. I was going to write about the army of Argentine ants that invaded our house last week. I thought writing about nothing was so much better. LOL.

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  2. In recent days I've heard people say they're looking forward to going to a supermarket again, being able to go to work and having a jab in the arm. You're the first who is eagerly anticipating an impeachment trial. What a wonderful world!

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    1. John-- Yes, it truly is a wonderful world we're in these days. It's still raining here.

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  3. We are well and managing, but feeling the challenge. The days seem long.

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    1. Colette-- We are feeling the challenge, but trying to stay sane.

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  4. Thought you might have had a smile at my Friday post of the sunrise but at least you have something to smile about with that dummy on trial. It miserable here at the moment so your not alone in having nothing to take photos of. Any sing of the racoons

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    1. Billy-- I just went over and saw that beautiful sunrise you posted last Friday. I don't know how I missed that. I always look at your blog. No signs of the raccoons. Yay!

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  5. It certainly is challenging, that's for sure.

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  6. 6 weeks shy of a year of my own self quarantining but at least I live out where I have lots of space around me and the weather for the most part doesn't keep me indoors. although the three major projects during the past year have kept me if not entertained, busy.

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    1. ellen-- Yes, we've been self-quarantining for nearly as long. We only venture out to the market and doctor/dentist/pharmacy visits. The weather has made it too difficult for us to balance our insanity with a good long walk. Soon the sun will return, and we're hoping sanity comes along.

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  7. You apparently hit the nail on the head...by reading other's comments here at least. I'm kind of ok today...but have been out and got my vaccine yesterday, oh dear, it was the day before. Yesterday didn't leave the house but watched a church service on line and saw a few other church people on a zoom coffee hour. They used to be my family...but have mainly felt removed from them for the last year or so. Yes, lots has been missed this year. Time to make a gratitude list....

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    1. Barbara-- I am so glad you got your vaccine. Yay! I know we'll all feel so much safer once we are vaccinated. We'll still wear our masks to protect others, but we'll be safe. I like your idea of a gratitude list. Our blogging friends will definitelyu be on it.

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  8. I read over the weekend that there are 48 days to Spring (so now even less days!) so that gives us something to smile about. The days and weeks are flying by.
    February 1st today! Hope your spirits are lifted soon, Robin Andrea!

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    1. EllenD-- Yes, 48 days to spring, but today is Imbolc. It is half way between solstice and equinox. Here at 42 degrees northern latitude, the sun returns with enough light to actual get Vitamin D from it. Yay! Yes, this lifts my spirits. If only the sun was shining!

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  9. Same ole, same ole can really wear on a person.
    Perhaps the trial will give us something to cheer for--let's hope.

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    1. Patti-- You nailed it... same ole, same ole. Boy does that get boring. So yes, the trial will be something to enjoy, we hope.

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  10. Challenging is a good word to use for a description of what we are facing. We've made it this far so we will just have to keep on going. We thought it would be over by now but it's not so is a disappointment.

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    1. Red-- We did think it would be "over" by now, but the collision of the pandemic and Donald Trump made us lose a whole year. We are paying for his stupidity. Ugh.

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  11. I am not much for calling these times challenging, I tend to think that it's a time of discovering what really matters and how resilient we can be. We'll need to figure it out.

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    1. Sabine-- I like this. I will hold that thought and see if I can find the resilience. Thank you.

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  12. Oh, my, the impeachment trial. Really? Take a look at the Cheerful Monk on my blog sidebar and her wonderful video of a man and his bird. It will cheer you up. I guar-ahn-tee!

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    1. Catalyst-- Oh yes! That video definitely cheered me up. Thank you thank you for that.

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  13. Well a huge chunk of our state is in COVID lockdown for 5 days, there is a wildfire threatening my brother's property and my mother is under a watch and wait notice because the same fire is a bit too close to her unit in a retirement village. But I reckon we are still doing better than you are in the US Robin. Hang in there.....world cases of COVID have been dropping for the last 3 weeks. There may be light at the end of the tunnel.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- There's so much going on these days all around our beautiful planet. Snowstorms blanketing the east coast here and wildfires threatening the land there. But yes, there really may be light at the end of the tunnel. I'm hoping... I'm really hoping.

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  14. I know of what you mean about what to write about.

    It keeps snowing here. There are only so many posts you can write about snow!

    As for the times... Pretty damn challenging. Certainly is.

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    1. Carruthers-- Snow and rain, winter and covid. A worldwide pandemic, this historic event we are experiencing is pretty damn challenging.

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  15. I hear 'ya. I've never been this long at home doing nothing much of anything before-- and I'm an introvert. Even I'm getting tired of this lifestyle.

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    1. Ally Bean-- I'm pretty much an introvert too, and this lifestyle is definitely getting to me. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  16. I'm trying to make peace with the fact that the Republicans will not convict the criminal ex president, but at least the Democrats will put the information out there for history's sake.

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    1. 37paddington-- Yes, that's why I plan to watch. I want to hear and see the evidence. I want it to be written down in history. All of it.

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  17. Leah is still recuperating from her back surgery, so we can't do much anyway. Back before the pandemic we hardly went out. I'm ordering groceries for outside pickup most of the time, and occasionally going into the store for certain things. So, near-quarantine is not too different from pre-quarantine for us.

    I think the impeachment trial could be an anticlimax, or it could be a turning point.

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    1. Mark-- How is Leah doing with the post-surgical recovery? Going well? I hope so. We're hoping for some smart legal arguments and evidence during the trial. That should be interesting. I hope.

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  18. Your post could just as easily be mine, but the snowdrops are up, spring is coming, let's be hopeful for the future!

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    1. ShareMyGarden-- We're all in this together, aren't we! Yes, let's hope for the future. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  19. You are right in that most days are the same, Robin, and that's OK with us as we are doing OK and will get our first vaccine shot next weekend. Life isn't perfect for sure, but it's life and we are thankful and as happy as possible.

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    1. Beatrice-- So good to know you are getting the vaccine next week. Roger is scheduled for his second shot on the 19th. I'm waiting to hear when I'll get my first. Take care there!

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