I’m trying to not feel
despair at how (as a nation) we continue to choose activities that might kill
ourselves or other people. I feel gaslighted & like a drama queen, but
COVID is here in my community now, and even if it doesn’t kill you it can make you
miserable and cause long term health issues. Here is a graph showing the trend
in my county here in NC (I got it from here):
I’m also linking to a guide to gathering this holiday season. If you plan to get together with family that don’t live with you, please review this. The author of this guide knows that we are going to engage in risky behavior because that’s who we are, but she wants us to be aware of the risks & to know how to mitigate them.
I’m not trying to be judgy – I myself am going to be participating in a couple of things that seem not all that smart. 2020 is just a whole mood of making decisions and then hoping for the best. I wish us all well!
Sunday, November 15th
Sunday sunset in the holler.
Monday, November 16th
I’m writing this on Sunday, and I’m proud to say that I've hit my (modest) step goal for the last 8 days. Since I work at a desk all day the only way I can achieve that is getting on the treadmill in the evenings. Yes, I know I could walk outside, but I will not do it at lunch and it’s dark by the time I get home. That’s my excuse right this minute.
Tuesday, November 17th
An employee came in to sign his retirement paperwork. His wife said that she needed a picture or she wouldn’t believe he’d actually done it. (Image blurred to protect his identity.)
Wednesday, November 18th
I keep pressing this button, but I never go to space. This is the Space Force emblem, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, Miss Pinky and Rita moved into their winter quarters to hang out with their sexy neighbor.
Thursday, November 19th
I crocheted during a riveting webinar about document retention for local government entities.
Friday, November 20th
This bush at work has been glorious this fall. It's probably 8 feet tall.
stole this picture from my sister-in-law. These two surprised everyone by
coming home from South Korea five days early! Brandon is in the Army & was
stationed there for two years. We’re so glad that they made it home safely.
Saturday, November 21st
I haven’t shown a Misfits Market haul in a while. I’m very excited by the pomegranates!
Dr. M roasted some potatoes, carrots, & parsnips and served them up with instant pot BBQ chicken and shelly beans. Yum!
Despite worrying about the health (and sanity) of everyone in the United States, I am SO EXCITED that next week is a three day work week! I love my job, but it will be nice to have four days where I don’t have to pack my lunch. I will probably spend some time with Dr. M’s dad, zoom with my dad’s extended family, and play on my iPad. What are you planning to do over the holiday?