TRA LA LA AND SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND ALL THAT S**T

THE LAYERED LOOK. MY FAVORITE SHOT OF THE DAY. OUR LIVES ARE LAYERED WITH THE EVERY DAY SWEETNESS OF LIFE AND THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF OUR MURDER OF THE ENVIRONMENT…

3/24/2020. Must be C-19 Day #8. Remember the pretty little expressions: April showers…. The merry month of May… Swing into spring…. Not feelin’ it. Well perhaps just a little. The first hour or so of the day goes up and down and up and down. I awake feeling smothered; get up and note body feels fine (something people ‘of a certain age’ check!), spirits lift; first hot milky coffee AND news that China may be easing back toward ‘normal’ AND to top it all off a cheerful FB post from a smiling colleague AND the fact there are so many things I love to do (writing, reading, photographing, enjoying friends via media) ahead of me today—should I choose to take advantage of them.

PREPARING FOR SPRING. A GOOD SPRING FOR GARDENERS TO APPRECIATE THEIR BIT OF THE OUTDOORS.

But NOW, Pollyanna has left the building and I remember we have an incompetent narcissist leading the country in possession of the most bombs—that would be my country, this country and all of a sudden that being-smothered feeling returns. AND I remember my son’s best friend, who is also a family friend, has unexpectedly died (not from C-19) AND that my brother/sister-in-law are back in Minnesota and I miss them AND my work is closed and may or may not ever reopen AND that I’m effing old.

Oh for heaven’s sake Marjorie, stop it. You are being dim-witted, negative, maudlin, defeatist…and you are not usually all of those things at once. Hmmm…now that I’ve voiced some of the morning’s non-thoughts I can get busy with this Tuesday’s agenda. Second large cup of coffee. Download pretty pictures to go with early morning blathering, post. Brush teeth. Think how lucky I am for … well … stuff.

An early-spring, walking-around-the-hood album.

STAY CALM AND CARRY ON as the Brits say. Good advice.

One Comment on “TRA LA LA AND SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND ALL THAT S**T

  1. Thanks for the blog, Margie. Your photos are always a pleasure and your thoughts so relevant. I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s best friend’s death. Please pass on our condolences.

    We’re so happy to have Bob and Marsha back. I hear how much you miss them.

    Doug has been going to Day Stay on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-2, a day care for Senior’s at our local YMCA. It was a nice break for me that COVID-19 has erased for now. The days pass quickly in spite of being mostly at home. We get outside as much as possible in the Spring temperatures. But Doug isn’t able to walk very far.

    Take care.

    Sending a long distance hug, Barb

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