Sunday, August 02, 2020
On some level I can’t name I feel more settled in with this Covid time. Perhaps it is simply accepting what is for a bit and finding ways to entertain and engage myself. Not that I am on fire by any means, but I am enjoying somewhat the lack of direction and filling it with some things I like. Am reading a book, Brain Rules, about what we really know about how our brains function. Am reading a novel 800 pages long about magicians in the 1800’s in England, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell... I picked it because it was on my ‘to read shelf’ (one of them, lol!) and was 2 and a half inches thick. What speaks summer more than the time to read a book like that? It is an adventure of sorts and is really well written.
I have also started to read old essays I have written and sort them. I found a few I really like and one I wrote just yesterday called “65.” (It only seems like “just” yesterday, as I wrote it when I turned 65 and I had my 73rd birthday in June).
And I think we are half planning a drive to Colorado in September which gives me hope I will get to see my son and his wife and the mountains before winter. We shall see. Meanwhile we are on the phone with family and friends pretty regularly.
Otherwise I am trying to be physically active and keep up family nutrition (cooking with what is on hand to minimize store trips) in between games of gin rummy with my DH and watching a few shows in the evening that we are following right now: Homeland and Grantchester. Homeland keeps us on the edge of our seats and Grantchester allows us to sleep at night after watching Homeland.
Oh, and I have postcards to write for our upcoming state and national elections.
I’d be banging about the world doing many other things were it not for Covid, and they might also be satisfying. But at the moment, NOW is working pretty well for me.