Seriously, I thought 2020 would be a great year full of wondrous possibilities. So far it has been a really weird year. We began our self-imposed COVID-19 isolation and quarantine (basically staying home unless we needed to get groceries) precisely two and a half months ago, since then we have endured boredom, supply shortages, food shortages, food prices increasing dramatically, the debate over mask vs no mask, lines for people just to get into stores, filing for unemployment, and the latest, protests in our city which are not pandemic related but seem to be the icing on an already crappy cake. Fortunately our local protests have been pretty calm, but it seems like the world, or at least our country, is on the fast track to destruction. Yikes!
Fully a third of our population is unemployed, and our entire state is pretty much funded by casinos and hospitality businesses which will have a tricky return to "normal". I was really looking forward to working at the WSOP this summer, and hubby and I are putting on the pounds because it seems like all we do is cook and eat! I miss walking, and it seems like summer came a month early with 100+ degree temps in May. I'm just waiting for the earthquakes and locusts to show up...
But enough with the pity party. Hubby and I have actually been really fortunate over the past few months. We weren't impacted financially by the pandemic, we had plenty of food and supplies, and it was kind of nice to only fill up the gas tank in the car once in more than two months because we stayed closer to home and walked everywhere to do our errands. I filed for unemployment and will patiently wait for it to shake out, meanwhile some people have gone 12 weeks (!) without any money at all so I really can't complain. Our casinos are reopening next week, hubby's bowling league is excited to get back to bowling (???), and we have actually saved a lot of money over the last couple months because we haven't been shopping for anything but food.
Since I have literally nothing to do this summer, I have decided to make this the most amazing summer no matter what happens. I have a plan (sort of), and there are several things I want to accomplish (I'm writing up my list and will post it when it's done). Here's to a wonderful summer for all of us!