A dear friend and I were discussing this via emails this morning. Here are my thoughts:
"I heard you loud and clear in your comment(s) yesterday for like you I have those moments and/or days. Sometimes it's a whole day. Sometimes it is a day of roller coaster moods. When I was in California at Christmas...little did we realize what 2020 would bring and that it may be a very long time before all of us can be together once again. When Sandra & Rod or Tammy & Adam were here in January we did not understand it might be a very long time before we see each other again...in person. Zoom is nice but it is not the same.
So it was with shock that I realized this coming weekend was Memorial Day weekend. I think back to better times...nicer times...when the weekend was about starting our summer tans, getting together with friends and family, barbecues, bar hopping...just having fun. This year it is going to be CJ and I. The weather is to be very nice so maybe I will grill a steak or a burger...but it is not the same.
And now Wisconsin is wide open. Minnesota is opening up today. Rates of infection are starting to spike. My doctor had a very frank discussion with me a few weeks ago and he said that this is a very dangerous virus about which we (the medical field) know little. Immunity? He laughed at the idea and said it may be 10 years before we understand that. In conjunction with what he said there are now news articles showing up that say the virus is attacking children...that it is not just a respiratory thing but that it can damage hearts, livers, kidneys. And we are rushing to open up the country???
The bars & grills here may be jam packed this weekend but I am not going anywhere close to them.
Yup...we all have our moments of being discouraged and/or blue...for it seems no end is in sight to this nightmare. Yet somehow I know someday we will get beyond this. I hope I am alive to see it.
A couple of loads of wash are going this morning. It is cloudy right now but the weather is supposed to clear and be a nice sunny day. I need to get to my parent's and sister's grave this week to put flowers on them.
And that's it for here.