2021 - A year of hope
Ok 2020 was a total Shit show....
Lets see what 2021 can do
Life in the SciFi land of Covid-19
I am taken up embroidery. I am loving it, art in a stitch.
Back home safe and sound.
The fifth we got our 3rd Covid shot. I am hoping this keeps us safe in the months to come. I did make us feel like crap, but three days of crap is better than three months or death.
This whole world is so new, so many changes in people and how to approach them. We are in a shut your mouth and scroll past it society. Do not speak up, keep your opinion to yourself or risk the rath of the self entitled. I find it more and more appealing to just shut the door and stay in the saftey of my home bubble. When in public or on social media, I smile and keep it fluffy.
I did cut my hair off! I love it. so easy, so sassy. I was ready, so overdue. I feel better about me. Now I need to get my food in line and help my body feel better. It has been a rough couple of weeks.
Flowers from Paul and Eileen.
They were so sweet and made me smile.
Flowers from Chewy.com where got Georges pet meds. These really surprised me.
August 13, 2021
Well here we are more than half way through the year. In the beginning, there was hope. This month it is fading. Covid is surging. mostly in the south where people refuse to mask or get the vaccine. They are dying, and the virus is mutating. We are stepping back not moving forward.
After 20 year in Afghanistan we finally have a president with the balls to pull us out, take our boys out of harms way, and the world is mad at him. I just shake my head in disbelief... Why is America the worlds father, Mother , Savior?
After 16 years it was time to say goodbye to my sweet George. He was in terrible pain and it was kind. He died in the yard in his favorite napping spot on a soft blanket while getting petted and kissed. When he exhaled his last the sun broke through and showed him the way home. August 17.
We got a pump organ from 1800's! it is so awesome. Chris is going to learn to play it. If only it could talk, the stories it could tell. Chris is learning to restore them and that will be a joy.
August 17th, After over 30 years, we finally took down the popcorn ceiling. I am so happy! It was a BIG job and Chris mastered it. After I just keep looking up and thinking how much I like it.
June 5th! Mamita turns 100! We all got together and celebrated with her at the old Spaghetti factory in San Jose. There were 30 family and friends to cherish her. Everyone was vaccinated and wore a mask. She has seen so much in her life time. She is amazing.
In June Chris won an entire set of Wizard of Oz cards in one day. We framed them. He is so proud.
May!!!!! YES!!!! Great America opened!
We went and I still fit on the coasters. I am so excited, I feel hopeful!
Paul and Eileen came down and we celebrated his birthday with us. I was so excited to see them after all this time, and on his birthday! We got to eat out for the first time in a YEAR! I feel so blessed :) We sat on the patio of Sam's BBQ in San Jose and smiled, ate ribs and acted like it was 2019.....
In April we got to go to Gilroy Gardens. Is the world coming back? We can hope. It was a fun day with our pal Mike.
SOME OF MY PAINTINGS FOR 2021
April, Huge reality check. Susan my younger sister had a stroke. it was massive. She did survive, with some major deficits. She did live her life much harder than I have lived mine, drinking, drugs and cigarettes have aged her. This is a wake up call for me.... I need to pay attention and get healthy!
In March we got to go to Fresno Zoo with our friend Mike for the first time in a year. It was fun and exciting. Aside from the masks, it felt like real life again. But oddly sad remembering days of yore, where you saw smiles, people hugged and life felt carefree.
March 18th we were vaccinated! We were so excited. Was this the beginning of the end?
In the first part of the year I actually sold some of my paintings!
I was so excited.
I have started making some great repurposing of chandeliers they are cool.
I spend a lot of time int he yard, it is my sanctuary in a crazy world. I fight depression daily. 2020 scared the life out of me. 2021 just feels like a dark tunnel. I sit in the garden with the blue jay and dogs and try to center and find joy. It is feeling hopeless.
January 18th - Chris was exposed to Covid at work! I am in a blind panic. We will be tested. I am prying we will be ok.... Ok the test is negative, but we have to wait and quarantine for 14 days to be sure. I am so scared. Ido not want to die!
February 12th it is the change of the Lunar new year... No parades, no China town.... just home remembering the days of parties and excitement of a new year. Funny 2020 was the year of the Rat.... hmmmm pestilence and plague associated with that animal, and look what it brought. This is the year of the Metal ox! hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year.
January 6th, Our country has lost its mind! like Covid is not bad enough there is an insurrection at our nations capitol. Seems Trump has rallied his followers to raise havoc because he lost the election. We have moved past civility in this country are are now living in mob rule. I am afraid for what will become of us. People died. I am scared and sad.