Bleak News on Bright Days
Today the world hit 1 million infections. 6.6 million in the U.S. have applied for unemployment... and my dad tried to walk out of his lockdown assisted living facility in Missouri.
There's so much to stress over, but the window near the TV lured me outside. Texas is under Stay-at-Home orders, but at least we can get out.
Spying on our House
Don and I feel lucky. We aren't in a high rise apartment. There's no blizzard keeping us inside. Yesterday, we took the canoe out, behind the house. It felt like a vacation. It felt like cheating.
For some reason it felt odd to see our house. Why? It felt strange to paddle around the lake, knowing that everyone was home. I felt like we were intruding on everyone's quarantine-at-home-time.
At one point I saw my neighbor in the yard. My dear friend is from Italy, with worries so much bigger than mine. We waved to each other. She took our photo and texted it to me. It was nice to feel a connection. Ordinarily, I would have shouted out, or pulled over to chat. But we are all in our private worlds, figuring out what the new rules are.
Later today, I played Mrs. Kravitz. I heard voices and looked out to see 5 cars parked near the bridge. There were at least 5 young people, fishing. If you came in 5 cars, you don't live together! Don't you know Texas has Stay-At-Home orders? I guess if they drove separately that's better. And they were standing apart as they fished.
Later, I noticed a dad and 2 kids in a yard across the lake. That actually made me happy. You don't see families doing yard work much. In the evening, I spotted a couple, across the lake. They were literally walking laps, back and forth in their backyard. They reminded me of caged tigers. Very serious and proud. That made me laugh. I promise. I wasn't trying to spy!
I have not pulled out any binoculars, but with all this time and all these windows, I was inspired to watch one of my favorite Hitchcock movies!
Oh, how I love this movie! What a perfect escape for Coronavirus Days!
It does kind of make me worry about what people will see if they're bored enough to look in our windows! I have a lot of cabin fever dance moves, that come out in the evening when I cook. Maybe it's time to start pulling the shades!
Cancer to Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!