Well, I certainly have been missing in action when it comes to this blog. As you know, it’s been a pretty strange year. Who would have thought back at Thanksgiving 2019 that this is where we’d be for Thanksgiving 2020? Not me. Likely not you. COVID has captured the nation and the world. It’s been turned in to a political football, which is really not surprising when it comes to the state of politics in the last decade or so.
Politics aside, here we are. Some folks are saying screw it and are gathering as they normally would, while others are literally isolating themselves and celebrating Thanksgiving via things like Zoom or FaceTime. We are somewhere in the middle…which is where I am with most things. I’m in the middle politically (now back to politics). I think both sides are assholes. I’m in the middle on all sorts of things because I think the truth is typically found someplace in the middle.
We only have one child but I grew up with an older sister. I could imagine my sister talking shit one way and me talking shit another way and the parent having to decide what actually happened. Well, the truth was probably somewhere in the middle. Seems reasonable to me, most of the time.
I don’t believe the Democrats. I don’t believe the Republicans. I am not a fan of Trump the human being. I don’t disagree with all of his policies but I disagree with many. I thought Obama was a decent human but did not agree with all of his policies either. This is my opinion; you are free to have yours.
We (Annie, myself, and Sammy) have been coping with the craziness like we’ve all been trying to. Masks, shutdowns, social distancing, curfews, the economy, home schooling, and the idiots hoarding things like toilet paper. This has been the strangest year of my 44, period. As someone that lives with depression and anxiety, this year has exacerbated the problems. I’ve been exercising like an addict to help stave off the demons. I started micro dosing mushrooms to help with the anxiety. I’ve been able to maintain via these things along with some other stuff.
I’m not sure what the point of this blog post is other than to let you know that I/ we are still here. I’ve lost interest in wine tasting and all of it. This year has shown me how insignificant so much shit is. But…it’s also shown me what is significant. Tightening up friendships, survival skills, rest, breathing, respecting others even when you vastly disagree with them, open mindedness, and understanding how best to spend your time.
Moving forward, I hope to be on here more. I apologize if this post seemed a bit all over the place. If you’re reading this, thank you. If you’re not, thank you. I don’t care, really. I write this and post it for me. One thing I have not been doing this year is writing, for this blog or simply for myself and I miss it. I miss vomiting all over a blank page in order to empty my mind. Deep breath. I feel better now. Happy Thanksgiving. I also want to acknowledge National Day of Mourning. If you don’t know what that is, Google it. I feel bad but don’t know what I can do. Maybe mentioning it is better than not mentioning it. So, regardless of what you’re doing today, I hope you are well.
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