Saturday Musings: 1

I have decided to change up my Saturday postings a bit. I had been doing a Checking In weekly during the past year. Then I got to the year mark and decided Covid-19 wasn’t going to be going any time soon so I needed to find another way to think about this time.

I had to take a break for the last month because of reactions to my first and second Covid shots, a bit of a depression when we hit the one year mark for Covid-19 and things seemed worse not better than a year ago, and finally my real life job was busy and needed lots of attention. Each of these things I think I could handle individually but it has been a perfect storm. The depression I was feeling about life from being in Covid for so long was mild but still frustrating. The numbers in Michigan are continuing to rise due to the variants, mostly UK here, but the Governor asked everyone to do their best in helping out. I feel the entire state shrugged its shoulders and said, “Nah.” Then adding the reactions to the Covid shot put me in bed for almost a week the first time and sent my immune system into overdrive. We got my immune system calmed down just in time for the second shot which was actually easier for me. A bit of cold chills and exhaustion? So much easier than the first shot. Finally, life. I have several jobs and one is working for a Certified Public Accounting firm that does taxes. They wanted to finish 95% of the returns before April 15th even though they have until May 17th. The last few weeks have been answering emergency phone calls, which really are not emergencies, and talking to clients who don’t understand we cannot make the IRS go faster. We can provide them the information but if you claim you didn’t get your stimulus money it may take longer for your return to be processed. I can do nothing about that. So. lots going on!

I have had lots of ideas about my blog over the past weeks. I have had my family brainstorming about the summer and they have several themes they want to explore – dining al fresco (eating outdoors), not your usual hamburger and hot dog toppings, and pita and tortillas for dinner. We want to get back to the beach in the evenings which means we head to the beach about 7 or 7:30 for a 9:30 sunset. Come home to have dinner about 9:45 which means everything needs to be ready to go on the grill or into the pans. We eat late and want quick, delicious, meals. That is what this summer is going to be all about. Sun, fun, and food!

What are your plans for summer?

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  1. My, my, my. Your life is a flurry of activity. So glad you are on the mend. Enjoy those evenings! 🌟✨💫

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! Feels good to be back!

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  2. Hi Marci, I think we’ve all had to adjust to the idea of the relentlessness of this pandemic. There are a lot people feeling a bit depressed right now. I am glad you are going into summer that helps. We are facing our second C-19 winter here in South Africa.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Wishing you the best. It does help for the summer sun to brighten things up. Adjusting to the perpetual pandemic does take getting used to.

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  3. Who can think that far out? I can only think as far as the tip of my nose. Basically day by day because I was depressed before the pandemic but I try to fight it off. Mine is due to my job. Yes, I am thankful that I have a job but I still want a new job and have for quite a while now. I just keep on keeping on. And now the cicadas are coming here next month so I’ll be in the house because I can’t stand those things.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      We had a run in with cicadas many, many years ago. We were traveling and stopped for gas. I thought there was a 16 wheeler nearby because of the noise, there wasn’t. All of a sudden I looked up and my wife had them on her back as she finished pumping gas. I motioned to her and she started screaming and running around the car. The guys in the gas station were laughing so hard. Needless to say we have avoided those areas since then. 😀

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      1. Where I live and before they arrived, it sounded like a stadium full of people cheering. Then when they arrived and were close up to you, they sounded like some type of alien: eeeyoh, eeeyoh! It went on day in and day out, for about two months. I remember being on the phone with a friend and she asked me what the noise was and I told her, “Cicadas!” They were either in your face or going down your shirt and I almost fell down my kitchen stairs when I opened the back door to take out the trash and one dropped down and almost went down the back of mine. Sure, they’re harmless but they’re big, they don’t see well, they make a lot of noise and if you live in an area with a lot of mature trees, they can really make a negative impact on your life until they leave. And went they die and you have thousands of carcasses to sweep up… ugh! They smell horrible.

        But I do feel sorry for them as I do moths because they have a short lifespan. 😕

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