I love the above parody so much. Watch it and then come back because I think my post will make way more sense! I relate to the lyrics in the song. I laughed and it was a great way to chronicle how I felt last week!! Kim has some anxiety issues and she cleans when upset. And wants to clean and redecorate and make things new. And her wanting a new house because she wants a fresh start, yep, get that too! IF you don’t follow follow them, I think you should because it is a light hearted way to share what is happening in the world especially when it all gets so damn heavy.
Here we are Saturday Morning after a week of total craziness. One week into 2021 and already it is worse than all of last year. I also think that my ability to cope with it is down because of the previous year of dealing with the pandemic , isolation from family and friends and NO contact with the outside world except for two occasions: a funeral and a lunch date with friends last summer before it all locked down again. Working from home is great but not having the balance of living in a world outside my house is starting to present itself.
When I think about that , I understand why its been so hard for the last couple of weeks. Why this week was a real tough one. Why I am so outraged and it spills over to a local business having his own “freedom rally ” fundraiser for his defiance to the pandemic Health dept orders. I have talked to the local police, sent emails to all of my elected officials and now it is out of my hands. I pray it doesn’t go bad.
All that to say, I am seeking out and finding ways to laugh. Penn has a great song and I have been humming it for a day. I have been practicing my Zen things like knitting washcloths, long arming free motion motifs and sewing easy quilt blocks. I am contemplating buying a paint by number or a Diamond art paint kit. Zen. And I play meditation music as much as I can as a backdrop to life and when I have a few minutes several times a day I do a deep breathing and relaxing my tight muscles exercise because my neck and shoulders are screaming at me about where I am carrying my stress.
I like this one too:
Today I am raising my positive vibrations in any way I can. I am also going to see family for a socially distanced visit. We need to see each other, take a few things to them and take a few gifts that we weren’t able to mail. I am also going to meditate on all of the good things I encounter over the next two days so it will carry me through this next week. It is going to be a long two weeks , and for those that don’t know on Jan 20 is our inauguration and the new President will officially take over. I hope all of the craziness will stop when the old one leaves office and until then I will work especially hard on self care because who knows what is going to happen in the outside world. I hope NOTHING like this week. I will say that it has been really surreal waking up to history every day for so long.
I hope the sun shines while I am in the car because that would be amazing. I hope to see wildlife on our drive and possibly see a lake . Nature is so grounding.
May your coffee be strong enough for the day ,