I am finding 2020 to be only slightly better than 2016, whose single catastrophic problem was Trump’s election. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on Friday giving this administration another opportunity to ram in a lifetime appointment of a Supreme Court Justice dealt me an emotional blow. I fear for the future of our country.
In a lighter vein (I think I am using the correct homonym here), this weekend did a lot to help me temporarily ignore my gloom and doom outlook.
On Friday I joined Bonnie on a visit to Red’s Beer Garden to take advantage of their two-week-long Oktoberfest. Remember Oktoberfest? Until COVID it was Germany’s premier celebration…
I have no idea what I did on Friday night…
I spent about five hours on Saturday morning toiling in the ITP Estate’s yards. I started with a ceremonial mowing of the front lawn, and finished with hours of tree lopping and limbing, and marching of branches to the curb for Tuesday’s scheduled pickup. After a brief respite, I made an error thinking that going to Home Depot on Ponce was a good idea. What a clusterfuck. I didn’t even consider standing in line to see if my online order was actually available since my last update says that the trash cans were delivered to the store on 9/11 but my current status is “Wait for an email telling you that you can pick up your order” I figured it would futile to try and sort it out then. On Saturday evening I watched “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix; it’s a well-made movie about the insidious behavior of social networking, but didn’t reveal much new information for me.
Yesterday I did a walkabout with Betsy and her dog Bella early in the chilly morning. As afternoon neared I readied myself for Wheelhopper, whose start was at Glenwood Kroger. The trail wasn’t expertly laid, but after two brewery beer stops I cared a little less and rolled back to Kroger where trail ended. In a rare twist I went to the On After because we chose to go to Midway Pub. An added bonus of appearing at Wheelhopper was getting a bag full of peppers from Barb. Thanks Barb! I will be using some of those peppers today when I make some “baked” beans in my Instant Pot.
I have a bunch of things on my plate today, and all week for that matter, so I will be skipping tonight’s Moonlite trail.
Hope you all had a fun, healthy weekend.