Weekend? What’s A Weekend?

Coffee’s ready. Grab a cup and pull up a chair. Today we are trying Major Dickason’s blend. If we were having coffee I would tell you that since the pandemic I feel like one day blends into another and the weekends do not seem any different from the weekdays. Being retired has something to do with that as well. My schedule is pretty free and flexible but for the limits imposed by the infection rates in our community. I avoid doing things where I have to be with groups of people. We are still in the ‘red zone’ here for infection rates but our numbers have been decreasing. I should probably keep a lid on this, because we really don’t know what is going to happen next. I read infections are decreasing across the US except for Alaska. It has been reported (New York Times), there is a 2 month cycle to the pandemic so far. Two months of surge and then it dissipates. I read that there is now hope that the end is near. If only that will be true. This whole thing still feels unreal, like a really bad dream.

My morning routine, always includes coffee and some kind of toast or bagel, and the newspapers, LA Times, Washington Post, sometimes NY Times Newsletter. I skim a lot of the stories. Some make my blood start to boil. So to avoid blowing my top, I try not to read too deeply into them. Like the oil drifting toward pristine tidepools, fire scorching the beautiful redwoods, or people attacking teachers, Nurses, or airline employees about being asked to wear a mask.

Some good news. I had a great roadrunner sighting on Tuesday. We spotted one in our yard. It even hopped on top of our patio table and seemed to be peering through our patio door. We did not want to get too close and scare it off. So I couldn’t get a close up photo. Next time I think I will try to capture a shot anyway. I went around to the front of the house and got a couple of pics there. The roadrunners are one of the lights in my life right now.

Speaking of light, we had some lightening in the sky around our house earlier in the week with a little rain. And today we had some more rain. We often get flash flood warnings with rainy weather but so far we’ve haven’t had any. We would need to aware of flash floods if we were driving over a flood channel or hiking in a canyon, not around our house. Below photos from my backyard this morning.

Nice to have the cooler temperatures here too.


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer.

Also sharing with Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘lid.’

16 thoughts on “Weekend? What’s A Weekend?

  1. tidalscribe.com

    So many people are not returning to their normal life. My next door neighbours caught Covid from their young son, double jabbed, my NHS double jabbed daughter caught Covid from her father-in-law when he visited without mentioning he had been feeling unwell! Vaccination does prevent serious illness but sufferers do feel very rough and of course have to isolate, miss work and family life thrown into chaos!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      People who are feeling ill should think about it more closely before visiting others. Delta is very infectious. I am wanting to avoid infection even though vaccinated because when I get the simple flu it usually makes me very sick let alone COVID. Stay safe and well. And thanks for stopping by.

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  2. bikerchick57

    Happy weekend! I understand why the roadrunners give you some comfort and happiness from the pandemic. That is what my bicycle and the outdoors does for me. On the news last night, they said this would probably turn into an endemic (Covid will never entirely go away), which I suspected since it’s been around for a good 20 months or more. I think if people would stop being self-centered and uninformed about masks and vaccines, and horribly rude in their sentiment, the country could get this illness under control.

    On a brighter note, it’s the weekend and I hope you have a wonderful one!

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  3. dawnkinster

    Love your little roadrunner! I have the same feelings about not knowing what day it is. I blame it entirely on being retired. But when I think about it, it’s also the pandemic because I’m not scheduled to do as many things, fun or otherwise, while staying home due to the virus. If my calendar was full, I’d probably know more often what day it was!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I know exactly what you mean. Happy to have genealogy research and the internet. It is good to have something engaging and interesting like your photography. Thanks for stopping by, Dawn.

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  4. Kirstin

    I have worked the entire pandemic so in many cases, it hasn’t seemed like life changed too drastically. I’m not sure what I would have done, had I not been working or retired. I would have definitely had to get creative, though honestly I probably wouldn’t have just “stayed home”. I would need to get out and about.

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