#251- Don't Like Post Holiday Blah
I hate the day after a holiday when the mood feels blah. But, I woke feeling so rested. This is the first time I've slept 8 hours, in 8 months at least. It was dark and balmy at 7:30 when I headed off to run.
I was gone 5 minutes when a huge clap of thunder made me jump and pause. Then another! I turned and ran back. I haven't been hunkering down, preventing covid for 8 months, just to be struck dead by lightening!
Stormy Day Thinking
I actually loved our rainy day today. The house felt cozy. It felt like Thanksgiving is supposed to feel. I was happy to think back on our day yesterday.
Zooming with the kids and other family, made the holiday feel extra special. And no. Don and I were not drunk on champagne.
8 Months of Zoom
After yesterday's Zoom, I thought back to all the virtual gatherings we've had with the kids, in past months. We've had hat-wearing Zooms and Western-themed Zooms.
We've done Tiki Zooms and Election Zooms. We've toasted to birthdays and pregnany. We've Played ukuleles on Zoom and we've played Lotteria, for Cinco de Mayo.
A week ago, I had a last minute idea for our Turkey Day Zoom. Lord knows we don't need gimmicks to have fun, but I can't help myself.
I dug in the closet for paper and found some old veggie stickers and some cloth leaves. I jotted down trivia questions and added in more thoughtful questions... to ponder. I tossed them in envelopes with turkey napkins and they somehow made it to CA and OR on time for Thanksgiving.
I look super bossy in this photo, like I'm telling everybody we need to play "the game" now! But the gang went along. We had trivia questions about the year FDR decided to have Thanksgiving a year earlier...
... and questions about the first Macy's parade. Fun.
A few questions allowed us to take turns answering. It was nice to get off on some fun tangents, like what we could all do together in the future.
I love this thoughtful bunch. It was fun to hear some honest answers and thoughts... but somehow one tangent got us back to politics. We are all on the same political page, but suddenly the conversation felt heavy. Trump's name was in invading our Thanksgiving discussion. Luckily Scott grabbed a card and said he wanted to get the conversation back to more pleasant subjects.
We ended with a little sharing about being grateful, that we've all stayed well during this pandemic. Love this family. Love knowing we'll all be together at a future Thanksgiving!
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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. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby 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!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
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