We’ve gotten a dusting of snow, only enough to turn patches white with browny-green grass around the edges. The sky is threatening though, it looks like more snow to come.
Today I feel like I have a chain of tasks, the next thing only to be done after the previous one, a tightrope that can only be walked in a particular direction.
No side diversions today.
So that’s fun.
Besides that, it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the US, and a good time to think about how much people tried to undo over the previous several years. How much hatred they fanned; how much division they continue to try to sow.
Already diverting but have you noticed if you use the homonym, “sew” it actually fixes the problem? So instead of sowing division you sew division?
English is weird.
Anyway, today is a good day to ask ourselves whether we are doing our best to ensure equality, dignity, fairness and justice for all. If we aren’t, how can we do better and serve the legacy of the Rev. Dr. King?
And with that, I’m off to put one task in front of the other. Have a great Monday.
You may have noticed I didn’t do a Mom Update yesterday. Here it is, and it inspired today’s blog post.
Talk about your bang for your proverbial buck, proverbial as it’s not like I’m charging admission here.
I simply forgot to do it yesterday. Completely forgot.
And in calmer times I might have agonized. I might have dropped everything else to get it up and published in a rush.
But I didn’t. I figured I could just do it today. There are no rules requiring it to go up on Tuesday. No laws. No deadlines beyond the self-imposed.
Sometimes you’re going to drop a ball. Sometimes you may drop an entire gym locker of them. But as long as no one gets hurt, most of the time, you can find that ball where it rolled under the couch and get right back to it.
Shrug and move on. The world probably will.
And with that, I’ll call it a post. Have a great Wednesday.
I’m moving into the week slowly, now that we’re out of that holiday shadow and it’s plain winter. No more pretty lights, no more holiday recipes everywhere, just head down moving forward.
Against a frigid, piercing wind.
Take that as literally or metaphorically as you will.
I’ve been having really weird dreams lately, it seems like it’s something in the air. I remember only bits and pieces, but none that make much sense. It makes me wonder about all those hours spent asleep.
Such a strange thing that we do.
Anyway, that’s it for me on this Monday. Have a great day.
As it’s Tuesday, here’s my Mom Update. Not visiting makes it harder.
I think it’s gray today, though my weather app claims not a cloud in the sky so I’m not sure who to believe.
Nope, wait, it’s changed its tune, as they’re apt to do.
APPt to do?
You know we’re in trouble if I’m punning already.
We’re in a weird quasi-state which isn’t locked down but not everything is open, either. It makes me think of this time last year, before we had the vaccine, and that year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s surges.
How people still don’t have the hang of this, I’ll never know.
I particularly enjoy the complaints about measures from people who have never actually undertaken them. That feels very authentic.
Anyway, here we are, cruising through the first week in January, another new year carrying the burden of last year’s problems. It’s a lot of responsibility for a baby of a new year.