My Fridge list .. and Mother Nature (April 2020)

Well, it is been four weeks today, two in quarantine and two in isolation since I’ve been home. We may all be experiencing different feelings about this, and I respect that. Mine has given me a chance to really just lay back and not worry about anything. I wonder how many others feel the same? Not being able to socialize is a pain, but I have had a couple of coffee breaks outside, in the cold, bringing my own coffee, and visiting with a couple of cousins.

The more time I have to do nothing.. the less I do, and that is a little worrisome. I even made a list, a lame one to be sure, like dust the glass coffee table as one chore, for one day. I wanted to put easy stuff on so I would be more inclined to do it. FIVE chores in five days, well that was 12 days ago but I could be wrong, every day feels the same. I have no sense of days anymore or even weeks for that matter.

Cleaning out the fridge was a little daunting and I was just a little (ok.. a lot) happy when I finally followed through. The trouble is, and I’m not sure how this happened so quickly, but I think it already needs cleaning again. That is only two out of five things on that fridge list, darn. Twice I have looked at cleaning out my top drawer that holds my cutlery. Sadly it remains stagnant, not smelly as the word suggests, just messy and cluttered. I just can’t figure out what to do with all the stuff crammed in there. If I didn’t need cutlery once in a while I would quit opening it.

I had to get up and go look at my fridge list to see what the other two things are (I know, sad right?) ahhhh kitchen table and chairs. Where else to hang my stuff that comes out of the dryer or stack things you don’t know what to do with? It’s a knick-knack patty whack, it just is. See my previous blog on my-thirdlife.ca Make counters nice, well that is a never-ending and thankless job. The old gal that stalks me in all my pictures and wears my clothes, is also fond of leaving my counters messy. She doesn’t like putting shit away and there isn’t enough cupboard space to hide it all anyway.

I’m not proud of myself for living this way, but I also don’t stress over it either. I live a very relaxed, laid-back kinda life and when I die I can leave all this shit behind.. cool huh? (I hope my kids aren’t reading this. I don’t have a husband or a boyfriend, maybe if I did they could do the cleaning, dream on right?. The only change here is that I usually feel a need to do something to justify my going out somewhere, did you get that? I know, it makes no sense, but it does to me and that is scary. So you know that phrase ‘nowhere to go and nothing to do’ that’s basically describing my life right now lol.

What I really wanted to write about today is Mother Nature. She has nothing to do with the way I live or does she? My pet peeve is wasting water, it is a precious commodity and I think it will be more valuable than oil in our next life. I also hate to throw away glass jars, trust me or ask my kids. Plastic is becoming a no-no and I have started drinking without a straw, my contribution. So I drink my tequila straight outta the bottle now, you’re welcome :  ) I have had this theory in my head for a long while but never did I think it would happen in my lifetime.

Mother nature is pretty crafty and smart she has checks and balances in place to keep our planet on an even keel. Too many rabbits one year, produces lots of foxes and coyotes the following year. It is that simple and I think you get the picture. This virus was a long time coming but then, maybe not. From the ashes of these deaths and our painful losses and the agony of the disruption of the whole world, appears an unexpected gift. The cleanest air we’ve ever had in decades? Our rivers and our streams are running clear, with the absence of smog and pollution some countries are actually able to breathe again, without masks, ironic I know. Time has become abundant, especially for those that never had any. I think there isn’t one person among us that can deny our wasteful disregard and mismanagement of our most precious resource, Mother Earth.

I know we are all suffering in different ways and have our own personal tragedies and stories. BUT we need to really think about changing our ways and now we have all the time in the world to think about it, Today, tomorrow or the day after that, time is endless. Mother Nature is going to win this one with or without us.. and on that, we can be sure.

ok, now… back to my list

copyright April 2020