After a poor night’s sleep, I woke discouraged. ‘Why blog? Why tweet? Really, why bother?’ Things that seemed sustaining 24 hours earlier, seemed less so this morning. It alarmed me, actually.
Two cups of coffee and one dog walk later, I feel better. Nothing like a beautiful spring day! The sun’s out. It’s in the fifties. I didn’t have to wear down or a hat!
Let’s keep counting.
Five Zoom meetings this week. Four successful, one marred by a no show. Son #2 had better things to do, apparently. Maturing brain, I failed to teach manners, etc. But better things to do with a visiting friend from Brooklyn — really? REALLY?
Number of times I’ve wondered if DJT is a sociopath: too many times to count. Recent events confirm it. Incompetence, stupidity, and strategic vengeance only explain so much. He has more blood on his hands than all the most prolific serial killers combined (except Stalin, Pol Pot, and Hitler).
Spring robins are back! Saw at least five this morning. ‘Chirp-chirp-chirp!’ There they hop — through the green blades of daffodils, not yet blooming but nodding in anticipation.
Number of sirens wailing during 25 minute walk: three? four?
Number of new cases YESTERDAY in Massachusetts: more than 800.
Number of doctors and other health care workers who recently tested positive in Boston: something like 141.
Number of times I’ve seen a person on the red house porch on Jackson Street in 26 years: 0. Today, a woman with a lap top. “That’s 45 schools,” she says. “AND, all the faculty!”
Number of times I spray Lysol on the keyboard every day, even without external contact: once.
Number of yard crews suffered through yesterday: four.
Number of times I’ve looked for the tiny bottle of Purell that magically turned up out of nowhere and then just as magically disappeared: five?
God damn those elves!
Number of masks finished: 5. Number of masks half done: 5. Number of blog and instagram posts about masks: 5. Number of additional masks I plan to make: 0 to 10.
It’s an act of duty without clear cut benefit. I’d rather finish C’s quilt.
Number of email addresses collected for our hyper-local help chain: 11.
15: number of minutes I will sit and follow the breath today.
3: minimum number of pages that I’ll write. I expect pure ranting today but who cares?
2 or 3: number of yard waste barrels I will fill.
One delicious dinner planned. Fire up the grill!