It’s late October, and we are ready for whatever happens over the next few weeks. Between the election and fears of a growing COVID spread, we’ve accelerated our winter prep by stocking, cleaning, and essentially planning for a long hibernation. And honestly, I’m looking forward to it. Maybe even wanting it. After staying clean and quaranteening for a New England trip, I got used to reliving the early days of COVID. Cooking, Naturing, forest bathing, writing and painting found nooks and cranies in my days. The beginning prep of dinner and cocktail hour took on new meaning with expected card games, Dominos, or long intimate evenings. I can honestly say the New Englnd trip was the icing on the cake for the summer and early fall season. Mom’s house is ready for feets of snow; at our house, only the gardens need to be cut down; and knowing all the kids and grandkids are comfortable, eases the mind and calms the emotions. Looking back, we’ve been so very fortunate, and to roll the dice now on some irksome belief that all is okay out there, and COVID fatigue is a true disorder needing a breakout, well, that would simply be foolish. Now is not the time to let your gaurd down. The fact that we’ve been careful and plannful has allowed us to enjoy the past months – and not place anyone else at risk. So now, we are ready for whatever, so bring it on. You’ll find us downstairs in the reading room, relaxing.
Ready for whateverOctober 26, 2020
An author with a story. Living in a quiet Northern Michigan community, nestled into a serene Lake Michigan bay, James writes to the rhythms of current events mixed with romanticism and experience that can only be found by living the same adventures. Whether it’s a provocative story line or blog, this website will certainly take you beyond the keyboard.