I am typing this from a new HP laptop which arrived just before I had to report to Nickki for the punishment she referred to several times. It is difficult to explain the relative ease and consequent appreciation of using a keyboard where every letter works. I do want to say to my fellow bloggers that, while I did manage a few comments here and there, I feel way behind on my online interactions.....almost to a degree of intimidation. I really don't know how catch up at this point and maybe I just shouldn't try, but rather just pick up here and now.
However, it might not be a bad idea for me to list.....in bullet form.....some of the things that have been on my mind during the absence after posting the last Interview post:
-Rosa and I have a hopefully "nothing-to-worry-about" issue that we ARE currently worrying about. It has colored a lot of recent moods.
-Online interaction is feeling a lot like that "old gray mare" lately: "ain't what she used to be". I have noticed this seems to be a calendar-related trend for the last few years with interactions becoming frustrating to me right around October.
-As for October......Halloween is here. In retaliation to having Covid rob me of my annual party, Rosa and I have been hosting one couple events each weekend to safely compensate. I have unofficially declared the entire month of October 2020 "Halloween" rather than merely the 31st, turning a negative into a positive.
-I did have a punishment session with Nickki last Friday, and I will post about that separately soon.....but not today.
-I have several projects in the works that are directly competing for my time and attention and given bullet #2, winning out over computer time. I'm hoping this new laptop rejuvenates my 'online interest'......but that will be something that remains to be seen.
-Politics have drained me emotionally and physically......but not in any way that promises resolution post Election Day. For me it's more about people rather than politicians. And people......unfortunately......offer little prospect of getting smarter, becoming less reliant on tribalism, or just mercifully going away simply because the date says 'November 4th'. I have heard too many interviews with the average "person in the street" on a multitude of topics that have left me apoplectic in bewilderment. I'm weary.
-I recently tested negative for Covid antibodies, despite having had a bizarre incident during the peak in NJ that closely resembled descriptions of lower-impact Covid incidents, and did NOT resemble anything else I had ever experienced. My confidence in these tests? Low. My opinion of how this pandemic has been handled? Lower.
-Trump. (To those who understand I don't think I need to say more......at least now in this bullet format.)