I spent most of Black Friday feeling out of sorts and quite fatigued, so I slept it off and spent most of the day in Bed and never got out of my Nighttime Jammies. I think I just needed the Rest, both physically and emotionally, so the long Sleep did me good. I am inclined to go hard until I hit the wall physically and emotionally, then need to recuperate and recharge, as I Age that becomes more frequent now.
Princess T opted not to ask me to therefore take her back to Crazy Pamela's and just let me Sleep. The Man also just checked on me from time to time, ensuring I was still Alive. *LOL* I told them I just felt out of sorts and very tired, but I didn't think I had The Rona, so they didn't Panic. When I finally woke up at dusk I made a run still in my Jammies to the Post office and had The Man drop off the Christmas Cards I'd done the day before.
There's only a few I haven't done now, need Address Updates of those still to do... some Friends and Family have Moved too and The Man's Oldest Sister is now in a Long Term Care Nursing Home. But I'd say I have 98% of the Cards off now, so that everyone will now have our new Address update. It didn't take me that long to do them, the List in recent Years has shrunk considerably as folks died off or lost touch over Time.
Not surprising the Losing Touch, since we were very Nomadic recently with Selling and Buying Properties in recent Years... and so many of our Friends were still in the Military, so Moved all the time too. Facebook has managed to reconnect us with people tho' and keep in Touch better... you can almost always find someone on FB, that is, if they still utilize that form of Social Media. I have a Closed Page, but can receive Private Messages to respond to or decline.
I have to admit that this Political Theatrical last Four Years did distance me from people who became part of The Cult Of Personality... it was just all Too Much to wanna Deal with or be exposed to and far too Toxic. When Character and Moral Compass become too compromised, I just feel it's time for me to move on and allow those Individuals to find their own Tribe who ascribes to how they've chosen to become. Life is too short and precious to have ballast in Relationships or hop on the Crazy Train with anyone clearly going Wheels Off The Rails in the wrong direction to an unsavory destination.
It seems most did as we did this Thanksgiving and opted for a Safer one. I'm sure many people didn't, but they weren't people we know well or are still close to. So it was a relief to know our Friends and Family kept it on the down low and just opted for a Safe Pandemic Thanksgiving Celebration that was intimate and meaningful. We can have the Gatherings again when it's Safe enough to resume such things in the Future. Better everyone Be Well and Stay Safe until then.
I do feel as tho' The Virus has been like The Grinch that has tried to Steal Christmas this Year. Tho' perhaps the slower pace of Life and re-assessing our Priorities as a Nation is long overdue in so many ways? The turbulence, wickedness and divisiveness of the past Four Years has been sobering to me. To see just how disunited, how low, how vulnerable and corrupted we have become as a Nation. So maybe a Pandemic Pause will give everyone more Time to Isolate and have to reflect upon important things.
I've met many people who said they'd NEVER... or been Judgmental and Critical about what someone else had gone thru that they never have. Because they simply had no Point of Reference to draw upon as to what they IMAGINE they'd NEVER do or be confronted with, you know? Then they keep on Living and lo and behold Life will eventually hand 'em something they NEVER IMAGINED would happen to them personally and have to get thru. Then they're eating Crow... I know... because I've done it too, part of the Human Condition to think it will NEVER BE US! Then, when IT IS US, we realize what we were talking complete shit about in Theory, because we had no Point of Reference or Personal Reality as to what we'd REALLY do or be capable of!
Be Well and Stay Safe my Friends and Visitors... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian