Taco Tuesday… page 159

Day 268 – 12/08/2020

Sunshine again today and we’re soaking it in. Kim gets to play at Lyons Park this morning, and he’ll probably pick up Mexican food on his way home. Meanwhile, maybe the light pouring through the blinds will inspire me to great heights of… cleaning off my desk? … writing something? … doing laundry? … anything could happen.

A couple of people have asked me why my staying in does any good if Kim does things outside the house, and I’ve been giving it some thought…

  • It automatically cuts our risk of contracting COVID-19 in half
  • Kim is swift in his rounds, always masked near people, and instinctively careful
  • Anything that gets him outside adds to his overall good health
  • Circumstances keep me from being similarly active, and home is the well I draw from
  • Since I’m privileged to be able to stay home, this is what I can do to help the cause
  • Somebody has to go out and do the things
  • We knew this pandemic for what it was early on and made a conscious decision to follow the protocols
  • *Safe Zones* are like a peeing section in a swimming pool – we’re all still floating in the same atmosphere
  • It’s far from over, so if anything our resolve to help beat it has been magnified
  • And at this point I’m sufficiently disillusioned with the idea of human kindness to stay in my cave forever
For the record, it’s not me I’m concerned about.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the current administration has blood on its hands, is in fact up to its neck in it. If ALL LIVES MATTER, then an obscene number of them have been sacrificed to ignorance, incompetence, denial, hubris, arrogance, and greed. It didn’t have to be this way…

Pollyanna always has to end on an up note or surrender her Optimist card…

He-he…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aRJay
    Dec 08, 2020 @ 16:04:18

    This is great! Every day I look forward to
    reading your blog piece and my day doesn’t
    feel complete until I have. What you write
    echoes my feelings. I’m glad one of us knows
    how to put words to them. I’m a fan!

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  2. Dee A Poe
    Dec 08, 2020 @ 11:24:02

    I completely get this whole thing – I never questioned your strategy and I know it’s not my place, but I am close to offended that you and Kim’s plan of action is even being questioned.
    I do have to tell you, your choice in meme’s today is spectacular. My stomach hurts from laughing at the first 5, not kidding. I don’t know if the wi-fi or the orange for breakfast is my favorite, but they are all really, really funny.
    And, I am horrified by the fact that my survival, all of ours, depends so much on other peoples behavior. Because I know full well that not everyone (not even close to MOST everyone) is doing what they should to prevent the spread of this virus. Thanks to you and Kim for doing your part, as my mom and I are too.

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    • Judy Smith
      Dec 08, 2020 @ 11:36:22

      Some people, like your mom, have no choice, so the rest of us have to be advocates. And knowing I made you laugh has made my day – my work here is done, girlfriend. Love & hugs to you and Mama today!

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      Reply

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