Considering the merits of simply staying put.
Saturday, August 01, 2020
Happy first day of August! I miss July. I miss June...heck I miss all the other months this year! This has been one crazy ride so far and we are still being encouraged to keep our lap belts on and hands inside the vehicle.
One continuous loop.
I feel sorry for all the folks who had grand and not-so-grand plans for the year. We've a wedding that's been postponed to next June. There's another I know of that's going through with restrictions. My kids are still going to the beach house for a week with their bubble of friends, in state, and they aren't partiers. Not with all the kids in the group. Once they go they will be off my list of people to visit.
I keep telling everyone we'll have grand parties when we are all protected. Fireworks, glitter and things we shouldn't eat to make up for all we missed. But have I really missed those things?
Our vacationing sibling-partners are inquiring if we'd like to get away to a 'cabin in the woods' in the fall just for a change of scenery as we had no trips this year. I really don't know. I've developed an apathy or enjoyment of "caving" as OKM might call it. I'm safe in my house. Not afraid, but safe if you know what I mean.
In late January I presented our travelers with two extensive road trips to 'Americana'. Factory tours, oddities and some natural vistas. BIL didn't want to fly as there was a hint in the news. Something didn't feel right and I waited to book things. Three weeks later we knew we were going nowhere.
I don't feel so bad about it. I think I'm focusing more on the plights of others right now. I donated my stimulus money to charities. I'm not an activist. I don't feel healthy enough to go out and be one.
But I sure as he!! am going to exercise my right to vote in November!