So, the year 2020 is officially 5 months old. The year has pretty much been a train wreck. Just this morning, I read that there is something called a MURDER HORNET that has now decided to invade the US. Really??? Murder Hornet??? You can't make this stuff up.I know...I've tried! I thought Nancy Pelosi was the only dangerous insect that we had to worry about right now.
You know what's really scary? Hurricane season hasn't even started yet! So far this year, Mississippi has seen floods, tornadoes, wild fires, and now deadly insects! I'm just waiting to see how the murder hornet will be Donald Trump's fault! We got "Tater Tot" & Dilbert fighting over federal money that everyone agrees needs to go to help desperate folks RIGHT NOW...but they have to meet, and talk, and talk, and meet to decide on who should decide about what needs to happen to the money so it can go to the "right" people....Well, you get it, right? THE NEW NORMAL!!!
Wait...I'm forgetting something...what is it??? OH YEAH! This Covid-19 stuff. I'd become a walking medical school project before the "Rona" ever showed up, but now I have a mask and gloves in my truck and I have to make sure that people don't stand too close to me...or sneeze....or cough....or breath....or blink their eyes...or whatever! I had a "virtual" doctor's appointment last week and the first thing he asked me...HOW MUCH WEIGHT HAVE YOU LOST? REALLY???? ARE YOU JOKING??? But, probably the most interesting question of the visit...DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD-WORK CHECKED? Hmmmm.....Let's see...you have 12 years of higher education and extensive training in medicine, and you're going to trust MY judgement about whether I need to have blood-work run??? Lately, my idea of good judgement has been to leave the chocolate syrup off my bowl of ice cream!!!
I can't take any more of the "NEW NORMAL"...I'm going to go searching for my old normal. I think it's in the bottom of my closet in an old cardboard box. No...wait a minute...Aw man...Thanks to Covid-19 and my wife being home for 7 weeks, there are no more cardboard boxes of old stuff anywhere. Every closet is cleaned out, every drawer neatly organized...it's awful! It's the "new normal"!
Well, it's about midnight and I've still got to go get the bird feeder and bring it inside before the possum and raccoon show up and steal all the food. Maybe if I'm lucky, some of my "old normal" will still be hanging around out there and I can find it. Sure could use a little of that "old normal" about right now. How about you?
PEACE & LOVE
I don't mean to sound so pessimistic...really, I don't! Just been a tough couple of weeks and I'm about ready to do like the dude I saw on the news tonight. I'm gonna sneak onto Tom Sawyer's Island at Disney World until this whole "new normal" thing will finally be replaced with just NORMAL! Wait a minute...what is normal again???
Husband, father, sinner saved by the Grace of God, old teacher, wood-worker, bad golfer, USM Golden Eagle (forever) and MSU Bulldog lover (It's a daughter thing)