Weekend Plans Post: Almost A Return To Normalcy
Way back when, in the beforetimes, when Maribou would go on vacation for a week or two, I was batchin’ it and my life would change. CDs would migrate out to the car. I’d order my pizzas from my places without even thinking about whether I should consider coordinating deliveries or getting pizza from my second favorite place instead. I might take a three day weekend and spend the third day not doing ANYTHING.
Last December, Maribou went away for a week and I took the week off and… well, that wasn’t particularly healthy. I turned into blobfish for a week. It was the type of recuperative that you need recovering from.
So, this time around, I didn’t take time off. Just work in front of the bad screen until it was time to switch to the good screen. Make spaghetti sauce. Make baked potatoes. Make homemade pizza. Make the GOOD hamburger helper (with jalapenos and a full onion and what many might call “too much garlic”). Go do my business throughout the day, do some cooking and reading at night, maybe watch some television, and get up and do it again.
Instead of it being an orgy of sloth like December, I had tasks, chores, errands, and purpose. It was like being the Omega Man.
Only without the shooting.
So now everybody is back, everything is back to a normal pace, we’re back to “safer at home”, groceries delivered, not meeting up with people, and normal, normal, normal.
And I very much want this semi-quarantine to end and get back to a normal, normal, normal that includes getting my own groceries, eating food with friends, and having exercise to do that isn’t merely run for an hour.
Anyway, this weekend will be devoted to doing all of the laundry that Maribou brought back with her, perfecting the pizza stone, and maybe finishing up Avatar: The Last Airbender (I am a big fan of Uncle Iroh).
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is Alice wondering why in the heck the bald one keeps thrusting a black quadrangle in her face. Photo taken by the author.)