Fed up

Earlier today I texted a friend that I had a list and I was going to be productive and get things done. After all, it was raining, gloomy and cold; what better time to stay indoors and get some chores tackled?

My friend checked in with me a few hours later assuming, incorrectly, that I had accomplished at least some of the tasks.

He was, of course, wrong.

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A surprise adventure (part 1)

Yesterday, on a whim, I contacted our dog-owning friends to ask them a question.

“Will you let me kidnap your Schnoodle?” I asked [not so] innocently.

This Schnoodle:

Molly

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I went shopping and lived to tell the tale

There is a grocery store near my parents’ place that I occasionally frequent if I’m out that way.

🎡🎢🎡🎢 Should I stay or should I go 🎡🎢🎡🎢 (The Clash)

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Breaking free

This morning I was on my way to my parents’ place when the DJ on Q107, a classic rock station in Toronto, took requests from listeners. She said:

Give me a song title that describes your situation right now.”

Well.

The first request she played on the air was spot on. (Not made by me. But may as well have been…) πŸ˜‰

I wanna break free

by Queen πŸ˜‚

Now, the lyrics Freddie belted out aren’t about coronavirus or, you know, family and teenage drama, but I still like the title of the song. It’s appropriate. 😳

Boo. πŸ˜„

 

(In)consequential thoughts during lock-down

My local fruit and vegetable hole-in-the-wall shop where EVERYONE in my ‘hood gets their produce has closed.

It raises questions:

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Pandemic family adventures and a brief hospital commentary

Yesterday afternoon, 3/4 of my family entered my parents’ house and went about making some modifications to it.

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Rage and cleaning and interrupted zoom calls

I’m rage cleaning.

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Surreal day

Last night ended in a relaxing, long bath. Because, yesterday, the whole day was kind of surreal.

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Fresh start

I woke up this morning intent on finishing part iii of my Derailment series (part i, and part ii) and decided…nah.

I’m sick to death of that topic.

Doesn’t mean I won’t finish it at all; I just need a break. It’s about writing and the challenges I faced during my climb out of the abyss in getting words out of my head and onto a screen. I love writing about writing…even if my actual writing is nothing but drivel. πŸ˜‰

But that post can wait.

Instead I flipped a switch in my brain to get out of this funk. Seeing sun in the sky on the horizon helps. Several other things attributed to this change in mental focus as well:

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