This is so my life right now. All the way from my place in the world, the nation and right here at home I am unable to stop this merry-go-round life.
Of course, I have concerns about Covid. I have asthma so I “qualify” as one of those high-risk people (hurray for me). My boyfriend is a front-line worker as a cashier, so he has lots of contact with the public, while also being a high-risk winner with both diabetes and high blood pressure (go team!). The state of Iowa has been called a hot spot with new cases ranging from the 600 to 1000 area each day. One of the biggest concerns I have is my daughter and her fiancé have a January wedding planned… where will the numbers be then? Will they be able to have a big wedding? These questions ring out every night when I watch the news and see outbreaks everywhere.
Things have not been good nationally for quite some time. I am not one to talk a lot about politics but where the country is right now is downright scary. We are so divided and unable to have any sense of calm expressed by our current leader. With the replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg being shoved down our throats I fear for the future. And elections always frustrate me. Just ONCE I would like to see a candidate step up on a platform of their own beliefs and qualifications instead of running down what their opponent did or didn’t do so far. So, I get to the point where I mute the TV ads and try to find the real facts somewhere.
Closer to home the doctor has prescribed a change in my medications that is causing a great deal of fatigue. She added one med, took one out and increased the dose of an “as needed” one to a twice a day occurrence. I take my night-time meds and you can almost bet that twelve hours later I will either still be asleep or will be fighting a great deal of fogginess and a lingering medicated haze. And now that I have been on this regiment for a month anyway my doctor offers this advice, “your body will adjust to it eventually and it will work.” Which translates in my head to “You’re on your own sister, just live with it.”
While I don’t think I have ever used the word inexorable in my daily life, I sure do feel its presence.
(A note before I leave… the medication switch is a big reason I have fallen back in my reading and writing for prompts. I WILL someday be caught up again. And I will read all you have written I just may not have time to leave a lot of comments. Thanks for your understanding!)
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – inexorable
The prompt I am writing for is a week old… OMG, how did I get so far behind!? Please forgive me. This new medicine routine I am on is really kicking my but. Plus I have added pool therapy twice a week I need to make time for. If I could just have a couple of good days I think I could get caught up, but naps keep sneaking up on me and my boyfriend is on a leave of absence for a month and so I am spending more time with him which means less writing time. Speaking of writing… let’s talk television.
I grew up in the era of a tv in every room. Ok it wasn’t to that excess, but the living room had one, a small portable in the kitchen, (why I don’t know but,) a small one in the bathroom and then of course one in the bedroom. Although growing up my sister and I shared one and it was never on at bedtime.
By the late 70’s the television became a toy too… the Atari 2600 game system and space invaders and pac man hit our house. My dad even designed holders for the joysticks so you could have a more arcade like experience… and it was easier to get a high score.
The 80’s came with cable television and many more choices. Then I grew up and work and family life took a lot of my tv viewing away. There just wasn’t time for it. We more often would use the set for VHS and DVD viewing.
Now the news is just depressing. There aren’t many good shows on anymore. I sit here today taking advantage, as I often do, of the music channels my cable company offers. Listening to a little adult alternative today while I write. And the music leaves me less distracted for reading prompts too, which is what I should go do to try to catch up some more. Do you have a favorite television show or channel?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – television