#SoCS for 10/24/20

Time once again for #SoCS. I’m gonna short hand it. Anything that begins with a ‘M’. Thanks Linda! To join in, here are the Rules and Ping Back

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Well the sky is the limit. We’ve got movies. Or we had movies. Last weekend when Lulu and I went looking for a blouse for her one day in the office pick up equipment meeting, we drove past the Quarry Cinema. Big ole signs that said “Open New York”. Until that happens there will be no new first run movies. Of course some places are making due with second run social distance seating. Or you can even rent a theater for $99 bucks. We think they limit you to 10 or less attendees. I don’t know that many people interested. I also don’t enjoy movies the same way I used to. When Lulu asked me if I thought I’d ever go to the movies in a theatre again, I said no. Not worth it. Seems COVID has sucked the fun right out of our lives.

Speaking of COVID … I was off yesterday and I went to get new glasses 👓. I had to stand at the door while the couple in front of me finished up. The store temperature checks and everything. We were way more than six feet apart too. Anywho the sweet tech asked the husband if he thought we’d ever go back to normal. The reply was “no sonny, welcome to the new world. Nothing will ever be the same”. The tech says well what a life for me … to never see anyone smile again. As I eavesdropped, I thought that could be true and that’s sad.

Leads me to another ‘M’ memories. Thank goodness I have more pre than post COVID memories. When I think about Lulu and Pony and the sweet tech from Visionworks, I don’t envy them. I’m glad I’m old. I can’t imagine continuing on like this much longer. I feel so trapped that after I got my glasses ordered, I did not want to go home. I went and parked by the pond and watched freaking ducks!! Of course the pandemic hasn’t even been going on that long. Relatively speaking that is. About seven months for us. Not even a year. Yet the amount of moments crammed in make it feel like decades.

Which leads to my final M’s mind/mental health/meditation. Our all powerful minds can beautifully control our reactions. I’m practicing the pause with meditation 🧘‍♀️ trying to improve my already shaken mental health. Some of the tried and true coping mechanisms aren’t working. The art of the power through for example. We had internet issues which makes me anxious. I’m certain Lulu will lose her job before it even really starts. Damn you to hell nameless ISP!!! So I left to get tacos letting Pony deal with getting her back online.

I never ran before. Was quite proud when I told my former shrink that during crisis is when I shine. I power through. Why? Well what else am I supposed to do? <rhetorical>. I was quite amazed when she told me some people choose not to face adversity. She told me I had choices. Sacribleu!

This was me! Like the cough drop wrapper says …

Alrighty. Enough whine without the requisite cheese. I sincerely have zero to mope around about. Wishing you a marvelous weekend 🎉Ta-ta for now.

As always more to come.


17 thoughts on “#SoCS for 10/24/20

  1. It has been a ‘trip’ as we used to say. This whole pandemic seems unreal at times. Still a shock. It is hard to keep on with all the precautions but I feel we’ve got to do it. I think we will get back to more normal but it will take more time, which is hard. We have to wait until this infection is behind us. It will be behind us.

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  2. I feel thoroughly pepped by your M pep talk. And now I’m trying to remember exactly how many months it’s been since I set foot in a theater. Could that have been January??

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  3. A bit of ranting can be therapeutic 🙂 I agree with you that this pandemic has made me over going to the cinema, I am much to use to watching movies in my pjs, have affordable snacks (thanks Costco) and pausing the film to go to the restroom, or better yet rewinding because my family has talked through a scene.

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  4. You’ve brought up a lot of interesting points to ponder. I’ve learned that I don’t want to power through everything and I don’t have to, so I choose my battles. Maybe I’ll go to a movie theater some day in the middle of the week at an “off” time with lots of masking. Maybe not. In the meantime, we can smile from a distance when we feel like it and not before. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  5. Moping is okay as along as you don’t engage in it 24/7, day after day. I’ve found that I’ve lost a little bit of motivation to exercise the past month and I’m not sure if it has to do with being retired, being in the eighth month of Covid, or a combination of both. Yet, I don’t find myself moping too much. Rather, I feel blessed for what I do have and my health. Stay healthy, well and happy, we have a few more months to go…

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