What was she thinking? – I picked up my Starbucks mocha the other day. I had ordered ahead but I had to wait a few minutes. Inside the store, a woman was hacking up a hairball under her mask. It went on for the entire time I was in the store. Ok, maybe it wasn’t covid-19. Maybe it was allergies or a normal run of the mill cold but seriously? Everyone moved away from her. The drive-through was not busy. She could have used that if she needed her fix. Common sense folks. You can create a stampede with a cough.
Speaking of strange medical things – Occasionally during normal times, my skin breaks out. I have a skin routine and sometimes if it gets bad, I’ll get a treatment at the dermatologist. Despite all the stress of 2020, my skin has never been healthier. No breakouts despite wearing a mask when I’m out. Nothing makes sense this year! Nothing!
I started packing – The thing about packing is you are cleaning out at the same time but you can’t quit. Eventually everything has to fit into boxes to be carted to a new house. When I started I was thinking maybe this or that would work at the new house. Before you know it, if it didn’t fit in the damn box I tossed it. I have a couple of piles – donate to unsuspecting strangers, things that I will make family or friends take and real junk. I feel like I’m opening a time capsule.
Something I learned packing – You are walking through a wormhole into a different dimension. My life is different. Some of my dishes are large for big gatherings. I don’t do that anymore. Some have to be hand washed. Those were forced on family. Sometimes the decision to get rid of something is easy and sometimes we fight it. It’s like the candlewax that I moved four times before I gave it to a friend. There was a time I made candles but that is in the very distant rear view mirror with no interest of ever visiting it again yet it took me ten years to shed that load. Slow learner.
Packing freaks out the cats – They know something is up but not quite what. We are boxing in the basement and each cat came down to gingerly walk around and smell everything. Since the boxes were from the liquor store maybe there was something to smell! Then again boxes…cats…maybe they thought they were in heaven.
So how was your week?