Daily Bread #103
Who is that masked woman?
I used to wear that same bandana back in the day, going to demonstrations against the Viet Nam war. I kept it wet and pulled it over my face to protect my eyes from the clouds of tear gas. These days, I just pull it up when others are passing a bit too close. It isn’t as good as a N-95 mask, but we need to save those for the health care workers because the US government is very unprepared for the pandemic. I am glad to be in California where I can at least trust the state, county, and city officials to not lie to us about the situation.
It is getting to me. The clueless people still running around in groups. The run on toilet paper. The racism still coming from Washington. I wish we had a president that at least acted like he cared about anyone but himself. They closed the parks here, which I knew was coming after the traffic jams at the beach this weekend. I’ll miss the trails, but at least my neighborhood is pleasant to walk in. Great views, especially if I head uphill. Tempers are short, though, including my own. I usually write this weekly blog fairly early on Mondays, but just couldn’t get centered enough today to put any words together. I am still not very centered, but am writing anyway. Does it have to make sense? Does anything make sense these days? I am scared and grumpy and am trying to cut myself some slack about it, and trying, not always effectively, to be generous with other stressed and grumpy people, especially on-line. We will get through this. I have to keep that hope alive, a flame that at least still flickers even if it isn’t burning very bright right now.
I lost some more weight this week again. Who cares? Maybe I still do. Paying attention to my body and its needs seems even more important just now as we hunker down and try to survive as best we can.
Love to all of you who might read this. We are in it all together, that much, at least, is very clear.
L’Chaim! This week’s stats: My Fitbit report shows 78875 steps last week for 32 miles. I ate approximately 10479 calories and burned 14074 for a deficit of 3595. My average weight this week is down 1.7 pounds from last week’s average for a total loss of 168.2.