A is for a word I probably shouldn’t put in a blog, referring to many people I have to zoom with who are behaving badly.
B is for a word that rhymes with witch, which is how I behave when fear creeps in, silently and insidiously taking over my body, and forcing unrecognizable sentences out of my mouth.
C is for cat. Because C is always for cat.
D is for Donna—because this is Donna’s blog post.
E is for essential—thankful for cherishing all the things that truly are!
F is for another word I shouldn’t say in a blog that come out of the B woman’s mouth when she is afraid or frustrated—but since I am alone in my office forever (another great “f” word), no one will hear me anyway.
G is for good, which is the answer to the question everyone keeps asking: “So, how are you doing?” when I don’t really want to answer.
H is for hilarious humor—a resource that is super helpful (another “h” word) when an extrovert is caged in a small space for an extended period of time. It could also be for “hold”, another place I spend lots of time, especially with respect to technology issues. It could also be for “home schooling,” a new challenge for many.
I is for introvert. I live with one I get to observe in his natural habitat. He seems relatively unruffled by this whole stay at home thing. I wish that were true for me. And also internet bandwidth—don’t you wish you had more?
J is for jam. I’ve made strawberry rhubarb to go with the bread I would make if I could find any yeast. People, what is with the run on yeast? Is EVERYBODY making bread or is it some kind of roll fetish?
K is for kaleidoscope and kids. The world is spinning and dynamic, and like a kaleidoscope, changes by the minute these days. And kids? My mother would remind me kids are baby goats—they also seem to be in our offices frequently these days.
L is for love. My friends tell me L is for liquor stores, which they are glad are “essential.” It’s also for my partner Laura (whom I love).
M is for mothers. Oh my goodness, bless you all in this time where mothering has taken on so many new dimensions. And of course, masks.
N is for Netflix. Period.
O is for origami. It’s one of the things on my list to try when we get bored enough with Netflix.
P is for my Partner Paula. I love her too, but love doesn’t start with P.
Q is for Queue—another place I send lots of time these days (see H for Hold). The other day in a Microsoft support chat room I was number 784 and to get chat support took more than an hour. It’s also for Queen, one of whom just had a 94th birthday. It is not for quarantine….
R is for recipes! It’s been super fun to try new things (like flop-overs, popovers that don’t pop) and restaurants and RESILIENCE.
S is for someday, a word that gives me hope and keeps me looking forward. And, streaming services :)
T is for THE DISRUPTIVE ELEMENT or TDE and the word ‘Thankful” and “to go.” And maybe testing. Someday.
U is for usual. Our usual has become unusual.
V is for vaccine. Won’t it be great when we finally have it?
X is for X-box, a time passing toy treasured by many.
Y is for yelling and also “yup” which is the answer to the question, are you working on your blogs?
Z is for zoom, which I love and hate at the same time.