I said I was going to start blogging again and I meant it but … what does that even mean? What do I write about every week? Why did I make a promise that I’ll probably break today or next week or in a month? Which isn’t a big deal, except I’ll feel super duper guilty about it and I ain’t even Catholic!
And while we’re being honest, I almost forgot that I promised to start blogging again, because let’s be real: last week was crazy. Not my life, of course. My life is pretty dang boring. But the world … crazy.
I’ll Tell You What I Want, What I Really, Really Want
Normalcy. To wake up without a sore jaw from clenching my teeth all night long while visions of four more years fuel my nightmares. To not wonder what stupid thing dumbass has done now (and the fact you know whom I’m speaking about, says everything) or whom he has imperiled with his carelessness. To go on Twitter and only find cute animal videos and NOT EVERYONE TWEETING IN A CAPS BECAUSE THE WORLD IS ENDING.
That’s what I really, really want.
This baby wolf’s first howl pic.twitter.com/XcC8XOs47L— Welcome To Nature (@welcomet0nature) October 3, 2020
To Chinese people in the State of a Georgia, be aware of this. And be careful. And shame on this travesty of a woman named @KLoeffler. https://t.co/7igkdab7V3— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 2, 2020
And let’s be very, very clear: Covid-19 originated in China but China did not give it to Emperor Baby Fists. This kind of language (aka dog whistle) has increased racist and violent attacks against Asian-AMERICANS.
And guess what … we can make what we all really, really want become reality with one easy step. VOTE!
States across the country have voter registration deadlines coming up––and many of them are today. Do your part to protect this democracy and change our country for the better. Register or check your registration, and make a plan to vote: https://t.co/Q5BUeMaOB5 pic.twitter.com/YNgC4G1Llo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 5, 2020
Do it for the cute animal pictures and videos. And democracy.
What Else …
I’m thinking about featuring a monthly recipe again. The crisp Fall air makes me crave soup right now. My issue is the pictures, not the cooking. I don’t mind cooking (not super fond of the clean-up though) but I’m not the world’s best picture taker. My pictures never seem to do justice to the recipe and soup has always been difficult for me to photograph. But we’ll see. I got a soup recipe in mind and if the odds are ever in my favor … well, then you’ll get a soup recipe in the next couple of weeks!
Has the new TV season started already? Normally I know when my shows start, but this year is all jumbled together. I almost slapped someone when they told Christmas was two months away; I’m pretty sure it was March yesterday.
I know. I know. 2021 ain’t going to make everything magically better but let’s hope it’s not another … you know … 2020. Poor 2020. Forever known as a dirty word.
How many books must I check out before I read one? Who knows!! As of 10/03, still zero books read, but I’m really (HONESTLY) going to try to read one tonight because it’s due on Monday and I can’t recheck it out (because I’ve already done that twice!). Also, I put another book on hold because why the hell not.
UPDATE: I did not read anything. Ugh.
It’s pretty in Minnesota right now with the Fall leaves and the cooler temps. I don’t really enjoy the summer heat but I am not looking forward to pulling out my closed toe shoes. My toes demand freedom! Sadly, flip-flops just don’t work here after October. Trust me, I tried.
I made something with jalapeno. I did not use gloves. It’s possibly I rubbed my eyes and nose afterwards. It’s true that it does burn. And burn. And burn. It’s also making me sneeze. Now I wonder … Allergies … Cold or Corona? It feels like it can’t be all three because that’s like triple jeopardy and I’m pretty sure that’s illegal.
Yes, I’m 45. Yes, I have the sense of humor of a juvenile male.
So what craziness do you think will happen next in 2020? What do you really, really want more than anything right now?
Rebecca Jo Vincent says
That meme about the 4 days… isnt that the truth.
What is wrong with people? The tweets… & the inside viewing of people’s minds… not to mention to PUBLIC viewing of our President’s heartless mind… no wonder I too wake up with clenched jaws.
I am needing new shows too – but I keep watching the ones out now & am like – How do they have an audience & then that gives me anxiety. I’m officially going to become a hermit
Glad it’s not just me whose waking up with a clenched jaw. I’m praying that soon we can go back to normal(ish) and politics is boring once again. Ugh. I miss all the new shows and favorite shows restarting. I feel so blah about everything and I hate it.
Oh 2020. What a year. I’m crossing my fingers that this final quarter brings us some good things: fall, Halloween, a real president, Thanksgiving, the fall of the patriarchy, Christmas. You know, nothing big or anything.
I want normalcy, too. I want to celebrate my kid’s first bday without fear. I want to pass out candy. I want to see my extended family on Christmas… SIGH. This year…. sheesh.
Nope. Nothing big at all! It all seems quite reasonable to me and things I want too! I want for Moo to have a great birthday party and not grow up with all this craziness around her too. Such a strange, weird, unforgettable year.