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?