Hello All My Fellow Obsessors! Welcome to 2022.
Not gonna lie, we are off to a bit of a sketchy start. Here in this part of the Canada children are not going back to school until the end of the month, hospitals are overflowing, we are scaling back testing, and paralyzing people with so much fear in the media that they are terrified to go to hospital when they truly need medical attention.
But not to worry ladies and gentlemen! In Ontario, in freaking January, you can still go to a restaurant to eat outside on the patio and also go to the mall to shop for tchockes and knick knacks. Confused? Ya.... I think we all are.
I am trying to decide if He Who Shall Not Be Named is trying to get reelected by making these rather oscillating calls or trying to ensure that he absolutely does not get reelected. It could truly be either at this point.
Or.... maybe he is just trying to keep his campaign donors happy and they all happen to be scattered about the COVID ideology spectrum? And his team has to keep making inconsistent calls just to keep the money flowing?
Intent aside, I think it is safe to say that regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum- left, right or anywhere in between -you are probably bewildered with the whiplash right about now. In a weird way, it's bringing people together. Huh. Happy accidents.
Needless to say, my New Years resolution of being less judgmental and more accepting has gone right out the fucking window.
I was at a loss for what I was going to replace it with. What is worth pledging my year to? Although- let's be real -it's more like pledging the next six weeks of my life. New Year's resolutions always seem to peter out by mid February. I am not sure if it is lack of commitment on my part? Or just laziness? Who knows really.
I could always vow to workout on a daily basis, but that seems like a hell of a lot of work. And I'm not what ya'd call a small girl.... I'm chunky yet funky!
So when I work out I sweat- a lot. And when I sweat I stink. Then I have to shower. And showering uses valuable water.... which is a 'dwindling' natural resource. When that resource runs out, Canada will be targeted and invaded for our access to fresh water. We won't be able to rely on our friendly neighbours to the south to save us. Those corn fed, patriots will be the ones invading.
Ya. Let that sink in.
Then you will be faced with the choice of getting yourself a pitchfork and holding the line, or grabbing a bucket and helping pail it over the border. So really, it would be awful selfish of me to make my New Years resolution to work out and better myself. It could threaten national security. And I would never do that to you. You're welcome.
Plus in December I literally just decided to accept that my body is what it is and let go of the clothes that no longer fit, opting to fill my closet with clothes I look good in and are comfortable. It would be a waste of hundreds of dollars in cute tops. And that would be a sin.
I could vow to be sober.....
Hahahahaha.... nah. It'll be a frosty day in hell when that happens. If I am this wound up with a good buzz and a anti-depressant on board, can you imagine me stone cold sober? No thank you. Hard pass.
But what I am hoping this year, is that I will be able to keep connecting with people through this blog. And I want to thank all of you for reading. Truly. I can't even begin to tell you how much happiness it brings to me to know that even one person enjoys this site enough to keep coming back week after week.
I am hoping to try a few new things out and maybe even a publish a few short stories here as well.
Enjoy your Sunday, and do something today that makes you feel content. A hot shower, walking the dog, drinking a cup of scolding hot coffee, yoga..... You deserve to take some time for yourself.
And for anyone who feels like this roller coaster we have been on for the last two years will never end, I swear to you it will. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, even though some days it feels small and fleeting. We will get through this. Take a deep breath. Be kind to yourself. You're doing great sweety. I promise.