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What have you been neglecting the last 4 Covid months?

Family texts or phone calls?

Keeping in touch with your friends?

Personal grooming? It seems pointless to wear a bra if you aren’t going out anywhere. And that messy hair? No one’s going to see me looking scruffy today or tomorrow even. And a shower every other day is probably sufficient, I’m not doing anything but sitting on the couch watching NetFlix or playing Ipad puzzles and games. I do wander in to the kitchen lots, (does that count as exercise?).

Housework? Dusting and vacuuming? You remember you didn’t do those chores before Covid because you were too busy having a life and they could always wait? Now you realize that they didn’t get done because they are boring to do and watching NetFlix, playing with your IPad and opening the fridge door just takes up so much of your spare time now.

Laughing? Has the joy gone out of your soul? It’s pretty hard to be amused when we are surrounded by so much fear, doom and gloom. If and when we take the time to watch network tv or read news articles, you wonder if there is any happiness in the world right now!

Hobbies? Can you still participate and pursue your hobby?

Sports? That’s a slippery slope right now. Team sports are complicated for sure.

ME? I’ve been phoning my family and friends and more than I was a few months ago. I have a cousin who has phoned me a couple of times and we haven’t been in contact for a few years. I will admit that some days I don’t get out of my pj’s until noon and showering days can alternate. I’ve done a good job of not eating my way thru the pandemic. Funny enough the housework and dusting is still a neglected chore. I have been able to pursue my photography hobby. I have been out a few times. I’m learning new skills thru online tutorials and applying those to my photo’s. I find it very creative and satisfying. I really really really miss watching professional sports competition. Hockey in particular. I wish and hope that there is some way to bring the game back safely. Time will tell.

I have been neglecting my blog. Maybe today will be the start of more regular posts? I’m glad I don’t have to write daily for a living. That would be a tough gig.

Gotta run now, my phone is ringing!!

 

 

Too much TV?

May 21 – 2012

It’s a rainy May Long Weekend Monday and having the day off started out with a bit of a sleep-in, a few cups of coffee and then turned on “daytime” TV to see what there was to watch..

I started out with a show that was titled “Easy Recipes”  That might be interesting and give me some ideas for supper tonight or lunches this week, right?

the show continues to show the cook sifting the flour, and then resifting, and then alternately blending the flour into the liquid mixture into the food processor.  Blend for a few seconds, pour in more flour, blend for a few seconds, pour in more flour, take your spatula thingy and scrape any dry stuff away from the sides, blend again.  Then when it’s all mixed, you pour your batter into the pan that’s been oiled and floured and WAIT, that’s not good enough, we now have to add 2 layers of parchment paper to the pan before pouring our batter in.

 I say to myself: “Self, I thought the name of this show was EASY RECIPES”

 

CLICK GOES THE REMOTE

and I search the TV Guide, and find Top Chef Canada.  That might be interesting and give me some ideas for supper tonight or lunches this week, right?

I begin watching; everyone’s panicking, stressing and things are getting tense.  The judges say:  “and the winner of this stage is…”

AND A COMMERCIAL comes on!!

Now, I’m pretty sure that any Producer / Advertising agency would know, or SHOULD KNOW by now, that the first thing anybody watching the show is going to do is

 

CLICK GOES THE REMOTE

If we have perfect timing, and don’t get too distracted watching some other channel then we might make it back to watch their show and maybe the end of one of their commercials.

The only commercial on TV right now that I will watch is the Telus Auto Correct commercial. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4QgalCT7_yM

“I just texted my boss and told him I’m in bed with a very nasty Clown!  I meant Cold!!”

 Makes me laugh every time.  And I learned that you can turn auto correct off by using the settings menu on your IPhone.

 So now I’m back to thinking TV isn’t ALL bad!!