Are We There Yet?

We celebrated my birthday belatedly today with a carryout meal from Virgilio’s https://www.ilovepizzapie.com/ I got the veggie pizza with veggie cheese, it was scrumptious! We reminisced about all of the places we used to get food with the kids back in Baton Rouge. Then I was worn out and had to get horizontal again, read some books.

I tried listening to books but kept falling asleep. The highlight of my day was FaceTiming with the kids. I hadn’t talked with them in two weeks, usually, we Skype every week. I was too sick last week to visit. I’m so thankful they are doing well and are happy.

I am so hoping I feel normal tomorrow. This is such a drag, this lingering malaise though I’m so thankful I am almost better! I was incapacitated for a bit there. It’s been over twenty years since I’ve been that incapacitated by an illness. After the year I’ve had with my health I will never take wellness for granted ever again.

This has been a year of a lot of down time for me, guess it was a good year for it, trying to look at the positives, lol. Next year is looking more hopeful now so that’s reassuring.

It’s gonna snow tomorrow and I plan on sampling some hot cocoa mix I’ve been wanting to try. Maybe I will feel energetic enough to get back to my routine of drawing, dancing, playing guitar, and making a video. I hope so.

Our county is going to the more severe level just above stay at home for COVID precautions tomorrow. Hopefully we won’t have to go all the way back to stay at home, but it’s not looking good.

Maybe I’ll get to try out my new hula hoop tomorrow. That’ll be cheery and fun. I may need to get some other cheery things to play with during this long COVID winter ahead. I used to love my lemon twist.

Now they have Skip Its. I will look at the toy aisle next time we grocery shop, fun! Maybe they’ll have some jacks, lol. Maybe I can get a cool board game we can play too. I know, a deck of cards. Something simple to look forward to.

Before we know it, it will be next year and we’ll be closer to getting to the other side of this pandemic. It’s like a road trip where the kids are saying, “How much longer till we get there?” And the reply is, “Not too much longer.” Then there are eye rolls and exasperated sighs, lol.

That’s what I keep telling myself, not too much longer, it’s temporary, everything’s always changing and shifting, we can do this, we’ve made it this far, we can persevere and come through the other side as we always do with wisdom gained and interesting stories to tell.

Time for me to snuggle back in bed. We’re watching The Undoing https://www.hbo.com/the-undoing Nicole Kidman is such a stellar actor. I loved her in Big Little Lies too. Hugh Grant is also excellent. I love trying to solve the mystery, making wild speculations, and seeing how close my predictions are. It’s so wonderful to be able to escape into another world for a moment.

Michelle Miyagi
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