Monday Musings: Rain, Rain, Go Away

So, it’s like day 4,732,356 of the Quarantimes, isn’t it? I don’t know, I have lost count. I’m lucky if I can remember what day of the week it is. Who am I kidding? Most days, I have to look at the day/date on the computer to know. Are they running together for you, too?

I did have to go out over the weekend. Because of her schedule, our daughter couldn’t do our grocery shopping this week, so I went out on Friday morning. We didn’t have a big list and it didn’t take long. I will say most people who were at the store at that time were pretty good. There were a few who ignored the one way aisles and weren’t exactly great at keeping socially distant, but most were fine. I was out and back home pretty quickly.

The weather hasn’t been great. It’s been mostly a gray, rainy, damp Spring. We’re supposed to have a couple nice days this week, and then- yep, more rain. I don’t like gray, rainy weather. I like sun and blue sky, even if it’s not overly warm. Rainy weather makes my knees hurt, and it makes my mood hurt, too. “Rainy Days and Mondays”, indeed.

While I am writing this, I am watching the YouTube upload of the 90th birthday celebration for Stephen Sondheim. I have loved Broadway musicals since I was very young, beginning with Rodgers and Hammerstein. Sondheim has been a big part of keeping that love alive. He writes more than just songs that fit into a play. They are, in many cases, little plays in themselves. They are real, and true, and speak volumes of emotion and life. I am enjoying listening to all these songs.

I bought a little audiobook this week that I thought would be a good one to listen to now. I read it for the first time a long time ago. “The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff, read by Simon Vance. There’s a lot of wisdom in that little book, and in Pooh.

Stay safe. Wear your masks if you must go out in public. Wash your hands when you get home. I’ll see you on the other side!

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