"Is that all there is, is that all there is?
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is..."
sung by Peggy Lee
There's nothing wrong, my friends, let's keep dancing!
I had an epiphany in the shower (of course in the shower) getting ready for the gym.
Lately I've been consumed by my electronic devices. I find I'm looking too much forward to placing my laptop on my lap and diving into Spark People, Ancestry, Family Search and a host of other websites. I've been consumed by reading articles and the news. The laptop is on my lap when I get up and the last thing off it when I go to bed. Then when I go to bed I play the same bubble pop game I've played since caring for Dad in 2011-2012. I do plenty of other things but if I sit down, my lap is occupied.
Is this how I want to spend my "declining"...years?
Yes, COVID put a halt to my plans. My sister-in-law and I made our first of what was to become many lunch dates two weeks before the shut down. Done.
I bought my new vehicle, the object of much anticipated travel, the day before the shutdown. Sorta done. We did make one well-guarded trip.
My crochet projects sit in bins. Some started on plane trips, my favorite time to crochet. My house needs lovin'. I gave up on my spouse as his love is TV first unless I make other plans for him. I knew that and am ok with it. As he ages he makes less decisions...sometimes I realize he's declining and I ignore it.
That's another reason to close the lid for a while. I've started showing him pictures taken by my lovely Spark Friends. I talk about my lovely Spark Friends as though I just saw them. Yes, I've seen some IRL but that's not making me move here at home.
I'm not running away. I'm deleting my shortcut but not my page. Maybe the "fit" is for a day or a week. Maybe I'll lurk to check on y'all.
I'll be back.