Every morning, I'm drawn to the TV. I want to check the news, because so much is changing, so quickly. Maybe there will be good news?
Honestly, I never expect to hear good news. Each day seems worse than the last.
So today, I turned off the TV and let myself enjoy coffee with a magazine. But the cover of The New Yorker, was gloomy. An image of a public place, without people. I reached for the stack of older unread magazines. Ahhh, pre-Covid magazines. But, they have ads for dining and travel.
Away From People and News
The best way to get away from news, is to get outside.
Usually I run early in the morning, but last week I went later and saw all that I'd been missing in the pre-dawn light.
Today, I told Don we needed to walk! He hasn't been able to swim since the gym closed. So we got out and enjoyed some green scenery.
We saw a few other walkers, who also seemed to be escaping their homes. Everyone was courteous.
We also saw ducks and turtles and birds. I wonder if they sense any change in their world? Doubt it, but I'm sure pets do.
We passed the old prison building, which is now a museum... which has closed for an undetermined amount of time. That made me pause to think about all the prisons I've heard about in the news. Prisons and Coronavirus! That is not a good thought.
I wasn't able to totally escape the thoughts, that pop into my head all day long. But, we did escape the house and the fresh air felt mighty good!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 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. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!