Monday, June 29, 2020

a quote from Monty Python, "I'm not dead, yet".

Wow, 2020 has turned out to be like an episode of the Twilight Zone, with more twists than plot.

I've been scared, mad, hurt, disappointed, blessed, fulfilled, lonely, overwhelmed, busy, lazy, worn out, and that is how the see saw tips. I'm generally a hermit so the shelter in place has been a breeze.....uh, until it wasn't. Just like all the rest of you, I missed my family. We have attempted to visit and still be safe. At first doing drive by's for a short visit, then meeting somewhere and visit from our cars (more than 6 feet apart) and eventually we cheated and visited face to face. That has to change again because Corona Virus is making a comeback in NM too.

Our governor has been a rock star caretaker of all of the citizens of NM, but there are so many gathering in opposition to her orders (us included) and so many shopping when it isn't essential. There is nothing I need that badly. I have only been inside a store (health food store) once since the shut down. Worn a mask everytime I leave the house. But it's not enough.

Joe stayed home all of March, April and May. He travels the state (New Mexico) and it became evident that he would be required by his company to return to take care of his customers. During the shut down, he got so creative, I am so proud of him. He sold more online and on the phone than he had in the months leading up to the shut down. His company had him give a pep talk to the other outside sales people because he did 200% of his quota and needless to say, that's a big deal. So cool.

My lovely daughter Shelley, has gone to work, on the computer, for a mortgage company. Loves it. My "grand and glorious" son in law got a new job and he also is loving it. My youngest granddaughter Sydney will be getting her drivers license this week, my almost 6 ft tall grandson Ry has done really well on the Zoom school thing and is even more involved with his electronics, my soulmate grandchild GereaKaye is like her Oma, in that she has come up against the mental health wall and is finding her way in a neural typical world with new skills and new mental health protocols. Yay for help.

And here is the part where I say to you my lovelies......I confess to being a craft and fabric aholic. I have been sewing again, masks, market bags, curtains from strips of fabric and sari material....always the hippie. But I need to devest myself of said hoarder stash. So I am sending these items to others. Selling some, giving most away. But before I do, I will use the Halloween fabric for masks. If you would like a masks for Halloween, just let me know in the comments and I will be happy to get one to you. Since only friends can see this and I have most of your addresses.....let me know.

I've missed blogging. I hope you will comment and let me know if you have seen this.

Smooches and squoozes,
Love to you all, Oma Linda

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