Thursday, March 04, 2021

Another Rambly Thursday

  • OK, I admit it... I'm starting to get anxious for spring.  Yes, me.  The Queen of Winter.  I know it has a lot to do with the pandemic, and longing for sitting outside with family members and us getting to gather again (even if it is just my family, I'll take it.)  BBQ's and kids playing together again.  I'm ready for some warmer weather so that we can do that.
  • I'm starting to get my hopes up.  The tone on the evening news has been much more positive this past week.  Vaccines are ramping up, and there's even talk of maybe being able to get vaccinated before they originally thought.  (In Canada, for my age group, it was supposed to be September, but maybe sooner now).  They had a specialist on the news last night who suggested things could be back to some sense of normal by late summer, which is earlier than I expected.  BRING IT ON!!!
  • Perhaps another reason why I'm ready to bid adieu to winter... just knowing that we're plowing through the last of the "worst of it".  Let's just skip ahead and get 'er done, right?  I want to eat at restaurants, go to movies, have my family over for dinner, have a girls night, going to church.  I'm not asking for much.  I don't need to travel the world, or do anything outlandish.  I just want a few simple pleasures back.  And I think we're getting close.  If only we could get through March and April faster...
  • And I know, TECHNICALLY, in Quebec, I could eat in a restaurant and go to the movies.  But I'm not going yet.  Still too risky for this kid.  So close to getting my mom vaccinated, I'm not going to push the envelope now.  I've waited this long, I can wait a few months longer.
  • Now, I do have to say, even though I'm getting anxious for warmer weather, I do still think I might be part bat or something.  Because this morning the sun was shining SO brightly and the snow was blinding and I was like "Ugh.  A little cloud cover please?" lol  I don't know why, but I like to be in the dark.
  • So, we're well into Lent now, and I have yet to talk about what I have given up this year!  I always try to pick something that I really love that is going to be a real challenge. What's the point of doing it if it's going to be easy?  So this year, I took something that I have been doing FAR too much of, that I knew would be difficult to stop, and gave it up:  Online shopping.  And yes, two weeks in, I can tell you... it is HARD. I did make a few exceptions:  GelMoment, the nail products I have fallen in love with, because I wanted to place my rewards order and also take part in any parties I'd be invited to. Birthday gifts (my mom, Noah, and Sam all have birthdays coming up and since I'm not "out and about" yet, it would make birthday gift shopping difficult), and anything I deem absolutely necessary.  If I ask myself, "can I live without this?" and the answer is yes, then I do not buy.  So far, I have only ordered GelMoment, and I literally get so giddy that I make mistakes. lol  I have done a LOT of my online version of "window shopping".  Perusing sites, putting things in baskets, and then... shutting 'er down!!!
  • So, I started using Monat hair products. So many ladies around here sell the products, yet I always chalked them up to too expensive.  No thanks!  But then I won a contest in one lady's group, and ended up with full-sized shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, heat protectant, and a bunch of samples. I have been using the products and really happy with the results.  That is one aspect of no online shopping that has been really difficult - I really want to get some other products, like the detangling spray, the dry shampoo, the magical oil that they say is like liquid gold... *sigh*  I have to wait.
  • Back to the pandemic for a second... Anyone else feeling ridiculously nervous as we near closer to the one year anniversary of "the shutdown"?  I don't know why, but I have this weird sense of dread.  Maybe because I didn't handle it all very well?  I don't know.  But I feel like I'm looking ahead to March 14th-18th (which was when everything crumbled around me) kind of holding my breath.  Bad memories. Bad, bad memories.
  • So another quiet weekend on deck.  Going to do my nails again! lol  I'm planning to do both fingers and toes this weekend.  I am so excited to get into the new products I got from my party, so yes, I literally get super excited to do my nails now.  I can't wait!
  • I also only got half-way through my Toy Story marathon last weekend, so I will finish that this weekend probably.  And I never made any of the stuff I planned to last weekend (tomato macaroni soup, or rice pudding) so hopefully I'll get that done too.  While I'm excited for the end of the pandemic, I do really enjoy these hibernating/no plans weekends!!
Hope you are all having a great week, folks! :)

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