My Sunday was really crappy, although I’ll admit my problems were primarily of the first world variety. Then again, when you feel your desires are simple, it can be twice as frustrating to be unable to meet them. Additionally, my whole life these days is overshadowed by the grief of losing my husband. I am afraid anything that sucks is going to suck a little bit more for the foreseeable future. One must live through these things.
All I wanted to do was watch television. A little news in the morning while I played solitaire (on the floor with a regular deck of cards), a little Snapped in the afternoon while I knitted. A relaxing Sunday. However, it did not work out that way. Once again, my television persistently told me “No Signal.”
I spent time on the phone with cable people, I drove to New Hartford, NY to pick up a cable they said I needed, I figured out how to replace said cable, I spent more time on the phone, I drove to Little Falls so the UPS store could send my (brand new) cable box back to the cable company, I required two more phone calls to actually cancel service. Phew! That is the short version, but I did not want to skip any steps.
So now I sit in silence on Monday morning, pecking in one letter at a time with the stylus on my Tablet (I always feel the need to tell you that), making my Sunday blog post late once again. As you see, I did not cancel internet. I am not a savage, after all.
Just to add a plug for a local business, in between the last two phone calls, I went to Mangia Macrina’s which is handily located in the same building, for a wood-fired pizza and a glass of wine. While I sipped and munched, I wrote another character sheet for my upcoming murder mystery, Shooting at the Grange (more about that later) (preview of coming attractions).
Mangia Macrina’s (Macrina’s, not Marine’s, autocorrect! Sheesh!) is located at Canal Place in Little Falls, NY.
Cindy, I always enjoy what you write. I am very sorry for your loss of Steve, and I think you are doing well to keep on with your writing. Lots of love from Aunt Mary!
Thank you, Aunt Mary!
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. It’s completely understandable that even the simplest of things can seem overwhelming during such a difficult time. I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been to deal with the TV signal issues on top of everything else. Have you considered reaching out to a grief support group or counselor? It might be helpful to have a safe space to process your emotions and receive some extra support during this time. Wishing you all the best.
Thank you for your kind words. I did reach out to the VA Crisis Hotline and will soon get some counseling.