Every night I look at the global covid maps. I want to see how other places are doing with reopening and easing of restrictions.
I leave America last. Sometimes I skip it all together. Sorry, it’s not you, dear readers, it’s your dear leader…😳
Anyway. Blah. We are all weary and fed up. How are we going to get through winter? Last winter was hard and too long. I was on the verge of a deep depression. Just getting outside was something we all craved, deeply. Some variety. Socializing. Going places, doing things.
Except. None of it happened.
I haven’t even gone shoe shopping. 👞👡👠👢👟
Fall and winter are not far off…
This morning Paul posted out of Belgium they’re going back in. Restrictions are tightening, bubbles reducing, etc.
And it’s still summer. What will winter look like?
We watched a bit of baseball on tv. Then suddenly one team (Miami Marlins) reported 13 positive cases and the magic is gone. Mostly players and some staff. That’s half the team! It’s all just so maddening.
My son’s baseball league canceled their season but released the coaches to do what they want. Some have registered their teams to play under a provincial league and although they can’t play games just yet due to the small group bubbles still in place, my teen’s team is out there practicing twice a week.
This is important for fitness and mental health for godsake. They’re 15yo boys. All they’ve been doing since March is sleep and play video games. 😵
(And eat and grow but that goes without saying…)
Anyway. By the second week of practices (this week) the paperwork started piling up. Each kid had to sign 3 waivers, another 3 for each coach. I think the parent(s) also had to sign stuff. Since my partner is a coach I’m out of all that. I haven’t read or signed anything. (My turn is coming when gymnastics, ringette and who knows what else my daughter is into will start up again. If it will…)
I shudder at what the school year will look like in September, if that will even happen.
There was a house party in a Toronto suburb that got broken up by police. Upwards 200 people were attending before police arrived. They got fined $880 among some other charges, but our Premier (head of province) freaked out and wants to throw the book at them. We were still in phase 2 of reopening and the maximum is 10 people. Blatant disregard toward the rest of the community.
So…yep. We have us some covidiots in Canada too. Yippie-doo.
Today is my last day at my mom’s house. My daughter and I will return home tomorrow in the afternoon sometime. I wonder what awaits me at the house… 😶
But today, I’m still able to sit and write. Stay focused. Keep going despite the pile of rejections flooding in. I have an idea though and may change gears slightly. That’s my goal for today: make a list of all my ideas so I won’t lose my thread when I get back to my own house and work among the chaos, interruptions and clutter.
Wish me luck.