What is it with me and missed blog posts these days? It is most embarrassing. I’m on furlough, for heaven’s sake; what else do I have to do but write blog posts? In my defense, we are all on quarantine, rendering many Mohawk Valley Adventures impossible. In my prosecution (I truly cannot think of a good opposite for “in my defense” and would welcome suggestions), do I not have a vivid imagination? Should I not be able to think of things?
That inner dialogue could go on all day.
I am afraid I am not making good use of my time at home. There, I have admitted it. It is a source of some mortification to me. Additionally, I am afraid I have written about that in this space before. Can I think of anything new to say? Maybe I could just add a picture to pep things up.
Here is a sight I see a lot these days. It is the path over what used to be a hydraulic canal. I have been running and walking most days. That is one thing I can feel pleased with myself about, although one could argue that I am not running as far nor as fast as might be expected. I think I will not indulge in another self argument.
To further cheer myself up, I will remind myself of things I will be able to do again someday. Meeples Mug House in Little Falls, NY, a board game cafe, was one of the first businesses to responsibly close for the pandemic. It is one of the first places I want to go when quarantine is lifted.
So we have an apology, a self argument, a couple of pictures, and a plug for a local business. I’ll call that good enough for a late Tired Tuesday post.
In your defense, Cynthia, quarantine for the virus crisis is a brain drain of worry, anxiety and stress, three major disrupters of productivity.
Thank you for that. One phrase that occurred to me on my run today was “Be gentle with yourself .” At least I can avoid beating myself up.
We must indeed be our own best friend during this fright, Cynthia. Oh, yeah, and our spouse’s, too. We’re not seeing our other friends!
At one of our parks someone wrote inspirational little messages in chalk on the running/walking path. Stuff like “be kind” and “have faith” etc. I rather liked it. Let’s see, the opposite of defense can be offense. Can you use that in some way?
Some neighborhood children have done some inspiring chalk art. I’ll have to get more pictures of that. Regarding “in my offense” I’ll have to think about that one.