Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

It's 9:15pm and All is Well - March 13, 2020

Tonight, instead of working on art, I placed orders for the ebooks so our library borrowers will have things to read when they are stuck at home. We're not on lockdown here in Kern County, but things have progressed kinda fast since this morning's announcement from the County -"business as usual except for big gatherings" to this afternoon's "hey, we need to cancel all library programs starting tomorrow" to emails and texts from my boss tonight to do some other preparations.

The sunset was beautiful. My lawn is green for the first time since I moved in here 10 years ago. My bulbs are coming up! There's rain forecast for the next several days and hopefully that will do something about the drought that's been developing (again!). One of the days is forecast as "heavy storms", something I've never seen for Bakersfield.

We have enough food. We are healthy. We have a support system. We have peace.

Nothing bad lasts forever. There's always a silver lining.

And my Pandora cat is adorable.


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