On July 1st, we hit the half-way mark for the year 2020. When we raised our glasses and rang in the New Year in January, none of us, in any country in the world, knew what would hit us in a few short months.
Because the year so far has been so overwhelmingly different from any other, here are 20 observations for 2020 (and we’re only half-way through!)
- The room that needs painting, the light bulb that needs changing in the spare room – all the things you didn’t notice that need fixing in the house are glaringly obvious when you work from home.
- I still love the feel of a book in my hands, but in a pinch, e-books will do nicely.
- Chipmunks are not as fast or as smart as I thought they were. My house cat caught two chipmunks in the last few weeks while on a rope and harness in the yard. Lucky (for the chipmunks), it was a catch and release situation since we were there to save their skins.
- You save a lot of money when you don’t have to buy gas, lunch or clothes for work.
- You save a lot of time when you don’t have to brave traffic to get to work.
- The travel time you save is never used to attack the “to-do” list you always said you would tackle when you had more time.
- We are in the middle of the third heat wave since May. I don’t like
+35-degree celsius, hot and humid any better than I do -30 degrees celsius, cold and damp.
- The one good thing about hot, humid weather is there’s no need to cook because who the heck is hungry in that kind of heat?
- Cats nap a lot during the day.
- Husbands nap a lot during the day.
- I can no longer leave the house without a mask and hand sanitizer in my purse.
- Black Lives Matter. Period.
- I’m late to the party, but discovering on-line shopping.
- It’s not the same as the real thing, but I appreciate the musicians who put together concerts via Zoom to honour front-line healthcare workers and entertain the masses.
- Six feet feels too far from friends and family but too close to strangers in public places.
- There are no professional sports games to watch on TV? Oh, I hadn’t noticed.
- Don’t judge me: I started watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix and I love it. (Yes, I know it’s cheesy, but a cheesy treat never hurt anyone.)
- How can leaders in different countries have such different approaches to the same killer virus?
- I am really, really bad at Sudoku. I keep playing on my tablet to try to sharpen my observation skills, but it’s hopeless. The numbers I plug into those blank spaces are rarely the right ones.
- Travel is overrated.
This post was written in response to the daily prompts provided by
Jibber Jabber with Sue for Day 9 (country) and Day 10 (treat) and Day 13 (blank)