Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Many of us are starting to go nuts with this homebound thing. I'm sure that it is even worse for those of you with children. After over thirty years together, both my wife and I will tell you that we don't do so well with 24/7 proximity. We now stay out of each other's way as much as possible. She went into town today for a while, I stayed home. And I managed to stay away from the refrigerator, a personal achievement. Many of us are spending way too much time both eating and on our electronic instruments, blogging, facebooking, texting, tweeting, whatever, like teenagers. I overslept this morning, then felt very blase. I decided to wash my hair with my wife's clarifying shampoo but don't think I achieved any additional understanding whatsoever. I finally threw my hands up this afternoon and decided to go take a hike down on the river. My body was rebelling from its slothful indolence, crying for movement. Felt so great to get outside, even if it was cloudy and cool. I saw a trail yesterday when I was walking and footnoted it for future travel. Went back today and found a whole new piece of river. Which I plan on going back and photographing tomorrow if the weather holds. You see, after having lived next to one for three decades, I can tell you that a river's shape and configuration basically changes with every strong rain. Every year it's a different river. I had a nice little dimestore epiphany while I was walking as well, that this global and national timeout was a perfect opportunity for us all to work on our personal "stuff." Great time to try to get your shit together so that's what I'm trying to do. Didn't see another soul. Was a big day for the blog, several thousand new visitors. Crooks and Liars picked me up on their Mike's Blog Round Up, the second time this month but this is the first time ever that I didn't submit a blogpost, they found it on their own, reading me. Imagine? I really appreciate it. I have received three comments from the anonymous angry guy that I subsequently deleted, who says that I am a fake and feels chapped that I require that he or she sign their comments. Can't please everybody, Ken is wondering if I have sufficient ammunition, I think I do. Worked out deals with both mortgage companies, have tried to be responsible. It will really help. Leslie made an interesting dinner, a Sri lankan coconut cashew chicken with broccoli and jasmine rice. She loves that sort of thing,
I am okay with it it was good.Tell me, what is the weirdest thing you have found yourself eating while you have been stuck at home? I am craving cheesecake again. Must find some soon. We are totally covered except for cheesecake and I would do Sara Lee at this point if forced to. After all, these are difficult times. The world may now require another psychedelic explosion, a blowout to the psychic cobwebs. As a red blooded patriot, if called, even though it's been many years, I shall do my best to do my part. Like riding a bike...