Shoes dropping all over – The last few years have been weird. As soon as we get past one thing, another happens. Virus, various variants, now war. The Ukraine invasion has put another downer out there just as everyone was hoping for some normal. The news of the bombings makes me sad. Regular people trying to live regular lives. There has been so much upheaval. I feel helpless. I can’t solve world peace but I’d love a few months of boring bliss. (Was anyone else stunned by the wealth of the Russian hierarchy? Yikes!)
Where did all the negativity come from? – It’s very easy to turn anything from negative to positive. Just flip it. People got flipped the negative way. Instead of saying or posting something positive about something they believe in, they post a negative by tearing down someone else. Instead of “I like xxxx because” we see “xxxx stinks (or worse but no context). Primary elections are coming up. We are already seeing stupid negative ads about candidates. How about an ad that tells me what you can do or what you believe in. I don’t vote for people who rip up others to get elected. I stopped doing that in my junior high class elections.
The new time – I was feeling down so I made brownies. First time with my new range and they were awesome. We have a new time here. It’s called “brownie o’clock” and it happens every afternoon (until the supply runs out). I don’t know if it’s the sugar rush or the medicinal chocolate, but I feel better afterward. Wish I could export them.
A touch of spring – Something else that makes me perk up is a weather change. It may be the first snow but it’s usually those first warm days in the early spring. We are expecting to come close to record-breaking high temperatures today accompanied by rain. Seriously Mother Nature? You couldn’t let us enjoy a nice warm day?
What’s with that? – I’m carpet shopping and it’s been disappointing. Colors are flat. No soft tweeds or shading patterns to hide dirt. One pattern I liked had a lot of white in it. In a house with four cats and a beloved husband? I don’t think so. Another one with a beautiful soft tweed stripe was wool. Not for my kitchen. Where did all the pretty colors go? More stores today.
So how was your week? What turns your gloom around?