Inspiration — With all this time on my hands, the random thoughts should be expanded but that’s not how it works. It takes interactions to get the good topics. With this lock-down I’m spending all my time with the beloved husband and occasionally delivering groceries to my brother. If I wrote about either of them, they wouldn’t be happy. Oh what the heck!
A porthole into someone’s life – Every week my brother gives me a list of groceries to pick up. It’s been two months now and I know what they eat. Their lists are not standard for two 90-year-olds. So far I’ve bought them 15 pounds of potatoes, gallons of half and half, lots of butter, bread, eggs, and raspberries. Lots of raspberries. No meat, juice or cereal. One can conclude that they eat a lot of mashed potatoes and French toast. They get one or two Hello Fresh deliveries a week so I’m assuming that’s where their protein comes from. What weird thing would someone find if they did your shopping?
Ancestry research – I get emails form the companies I sent my DNA to several years ago. As more people do it, they refine their logarithms. This week I checked my “traits.” I don’t have a sprinter gene. I’m better at endurance. Truthfully I’ve never been a runner or jogger. I don’t like the bouncy thing so I’m not surprised. I also don’t get alcohol flush. That’s true. In our family we get glassy eyes when there has been too much consumption. My pee smells when I eat asparagus (you’re welcome!). That’s enough sharing for today.
Snoopy neighbors – With little excitement, I’m attuned to what’s going on in the neighborhood (very little). I’m feeling like that old lady down the street who is always peering out her window. The folks next door have set up their kid’s playground in the driveway by their front door. Lots of brightly colored plastic toys. They have a blow up swimming pool which they cover every night. I was curious why. Maybe deer? I had one that used to come for a swim in my pond.
Something to celebrate – There are a lot of kids graduating in my neighborhood and it’s interesting to see how they are adjusting in the lock-down. All gatherings and formal ceremonies have been cancelled but there are signs on the lawn, balloon arches and drive by parades celebrating the graduates. I love the creativity. These kids are loved and that’s what counts.
So how was your week?