Groundhog Week

Remember the movie “Groundhog Day” where the main character repeated the same day over and over again? While the premise of that 1993 movie was that the main character was destined to repeat the same day over and over again until he became a good person, there are parallels to this repetitive day-to-day life for me.

And I’m sure the same is true for many others.

So this past week, I…

…woke at 0500, and on days I am not on duty at the fire house, I get dressed and take a walk for about an hour. (On days it wasn’t pouring rain.)

Return home, shower, and get dressed. Wear boots, too! Woo-hoo!

Prepare a hot breakfast for The Spouse and myself.

Read books, update my website, and work on my sister’s company’s website to recover it from a hacking attack.

About once a week, make a foraging run to the grocery store for perishables. That’s always entertaining! (Not!)

When I go grocery shopping, I buy some groceries for seniors who can’t order on-line (or don’t want to pay outrageously high on-line grocery prices — $8 for a gallon of regular 2% milk? R U Nuts Safeway?) I “door-drop” the groceries, ring the bell, and run away.

Check in with some LOLITS and family. I have two first cousins with CoVID-19, and I am worried. Each have significant underlying conditions and are in their 70s.

Prepare lunch for Spouse and myself.

Work in the yard with Spouse.

Watch a movie with Spouse.

Cook, bake, and otherwise enjoy my kitchen.

Prepare a hot dinner for Spouse and myself.

Watch another movie, or read aloud to Spouse, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

To bed by 2100.

Rinse, Lather, Repeat.

This week, as all days since 25 March, are pretty much the same, day-to-day.

Life is short: become accustomed to same-old, same-old.