It’s partly sunny in a lazy spring kind of way, most of the trees suddenly green with new leaves, flowers on the flowering ones. Pretty.
It probably looks warmer than it is, that’s Chicago for you, the spring can be a slow, reluctant walk away from winter. But it is away from winter.
I’m waiting for groceries. Though I’m fully vaccinated, the ease of online ordering hooked me, I’m not sure if I’m ever fully going back.
I’ll be making lunch on Sunday for Mother’s Day, I needed some things to bake, the rest I’ll be cooking at my parents’ in their kitchen, which is always a little weird. You never know where anything is.
My mother has a sorting system known only to her, so it usually takes three drawers to find things. Oh well.
I’ll have to remember to bring some of my own tools. We work better with our own tools, don’t we?
Anyway, we’re through the first week of May already, which is tough to believe, and that’s pretty much it for me. Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.
The world feels a little different now that I’m fully vaccinated, and it doesn’t seem life threatening to do even small things I wouldn’t have done months ago. For example.
I ran into a friend who lives in my building yesterday. She’s just redone her bathroom, and I went with her to see it.
Small thing, really, just popping in to look at her lovely new bathroom. But this time last year, it could have proven deadly.
I don’t buy into the people who are saying if you’re vaccinated it’s like the pandemic doesn’t exist. Not only are they not qualified to make that call, it’s facially not true. There’s a lot they don’t know about the efficacy of vaccination, especially with the variants which were fueled by these exact same people.
But I do think we can broaden our horizons a little. Spend time with others we wouldn’t have. I’m not ready for restaurants, but take out feels OK to me.
See what feels OK with you.
I’ll continue to mask up, though, I’m not sure when I’ll feel comfortable not doing it.
And with that, I’m moving on to Wednesday. Have a great day.
It’s very gray today, gray and rainy, and I’m glad I ran up to get my prescription yesterday. The walk today may have been much more unpleasant.
I don’t mind the weather when I can stay inside, though. There’s a coziness that just can’t be duplicated.
It was a full night of busy dreams, dreams with much to do, dreams fraught with something just beyond the edge of my memory. It seems I’m not alone, though, a lot of people are having vivid dreams these days.
Maybe it’s our minds sorting through the last four years.
Regardless I’m kind of tired and probably irritable. The irritable hasn’t been tested yet, though, so that’s only a theory.
Well somehow it’s May. It’s also gray and rainy today, though not gloomy somehow. So that’s interesting.
Maybe interesting is too strong a word.
As of today, I am fully vaccinated. I may go more places but overall, it’s not going to change my habits that much, I’m still going to mask up. And there are reports that due to people who buy in to Republican lies–Republicans who, themselves, I’m sure, did not hesitate to vaccinate, I might add–the US may never achieve herd immunity.
What a mess.
I will never escape the thought that this was done by trump and Republicans deliberately, given that trump did the opposite of very pandemic containment protocol from the very beginning, and admitted he knew it was deadly, also from the beginning. And now we’ve had 577,000 deaths.
The number does seem to have slowed, finally, with President Biden in charge, now there to clean up the incredible, devastating messes of the past four years.
Wow, the weather may not be gloomy but I’m certainly making up for it. Oh well, Monday thoughts are Monday thoughts, and they’re not always fun ones.
Anyway that’s it for me today. Have a great Monday.
Yesterday I had some reservations about seeing some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. We sat outside; two of us were fully vaccinated, I have an official half-week to go, and the forth has had one shot. We were careful.
And we had fun.
Today I feel good in a way that is entirely new. I was unsure about picking up old threads, about venturing fully back into a world that has become, seemingly overnight, so dangerous. And yet I did.
And that’s the thing.
Sometimes if you don’t face it, if you don’t take it on, if you don’t try it, it looms larger and larger and larger until you can no longer see beyond it, you can no longer even contemplate doing it. With this pandemic, we absolutely run that risk.
If it’s safe, and ONLY if it’s safe, do it. If it’s safe, and ONLY if it’s safe, dip a toe in the outside world again.
It just may be a kind of relief you didn’t even know you needed.