I know you read my blog for the laughs and rants, but honestly, I got nothing but Virus going on. It’s all anyone can talk about. My entire Twitter, Facebook, Insta, even Pinterest feeds are all about THE virus of the Century. Covid-19 how I HATE you. If you haven’t been paying attention (because you were literally just born) we are all obsessed with the pandemic. And lets add insult to injury today because it’s also the dreaded (for me) POLLEN SEASON. So pretty much hell.
We are not quarantined yet, but it’s coming. Word on the street here in Raleigh, NC is that we will be ordered to stay at home sometime soon. We have already shut down schools, restaurants and bars. Anywhere people gather. Grocery stores are still open for now. I’m working from home and my husband is an essential employee where he works so he goes in as usual. Until next week. They made some crazy decision where he will start working split shifts. So half the staff will work one week and half will be off a week. So…. He will be home with me every other week. Great. This is going to test a lot of marriages.
People are suffering, dying, ignoring, drinking, binge watching TV and eating snacks. It’s all over the world. (In case you are reading this from another planet) So my anxiety is up so high right now that I can’t sleep at night. Same for lots of folks I am sure. I worry. Worry about my kids who live elsewhere, my parents and 99 year old grandmother, friends, neighbors, first responders and health care workers. Even the president. No one wants to be in this mess. No one. But here we are.
So, for the sake of my sanity, we are going to list some words and phrases I have grown to hate lately:
New Normal, Toilet Paper, Quarantine, Chinese Virus, Bats, Social Distancing, Face Masks, Hoax and anything political.
News Media is dramatic and fear mongering. Why can’t they just shut up. Just let our Governors speak each day. Give us the facts and what we can do to help. That’s it. Nothing more. Speaking of media, turn off the TVs. Or watch mindless TV. If you can, get out and help. make cookies or something for neighbors/elderly. Kids? Get crafty. Use Pinterest. Make phone calls to people or face-time them.
I’m hoping this doesn’t last too long. Not sure I can handle the anxiety. I’m terrified of running out of Netflix shows. Oh and on that note, Here’s some Netflix Tips:
Don’t watch The Platform or Last Ferry. I want to help you not watch things that are horrible. Lots of violence and weirdness with underlying political tones.
Do watch: Valhalla Murders (subtitles but so so good!). A Ghost Story with Ben Affleck, The Gift with Jason Bateman and Horse Girl. This one is a little dark but I felt it was well written. Those should get you through a week or so.
You’re welcome. Sorry for being so ‘Debbie Downer’ today. It was even difficult to just sit down and write today. Our FB page is great though with lots of fun memes and stories. Same with our Instagram and Twitter.
How are you feeling? How are you passing the time? What’s on your mind? Seriously, reach out and tell me because I have a lot of time on my hands right now.
Lastly, we added a book list to my Amazon Storefront. There are lots of great books by awesome authors. Light, fun reading and some are FREE or extremely cheap! So check it out: https://www.amazon.com/shop/midlifemargaritas?listId=12D19HNJUPZOW
And as always,
Peach Love & Margaritas!