I need an attitude adjustment. I bet you do as well. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, it is very easy to look at the negatives and spiral into depression! My readers know that I’ve always believed that, if you can make something good come out of something bad, the bad can’t be but so bad.
Well, making something good come out of the effects of Covid-19 turns out to be fairly difficult. At least it was difficult until Renee and I arrived in Hilton Head and were greeted by our friends, Abe and Linda. When we are with them, we can be content to sit around and do absolutely nothing! Obviously, when things are shitty, part of the solution is surrounding yourself with family and old friends.
Having a lifetime of memories to rehash brings smiles and laughter to the surface most of the time. SEQUENCE, RUMMY Q and SORRY are our traditional games and helps occupy many evenings with friendly competition and banter.
As always, food plays a major part in our time together. First, we play the “What do you want for dinner?” game. Traditionally, Abe and I go down to the grills while the women prep the rest of the dinner. While I never drink at home, when on vacation, a dirty martini or vodka and tonic is the usual libation. I majored in drinking while at UVa. Now, two drinks and I’m wasted. I can’t believe how old I’ve gotten.
Unfortunately, it’s a little cloudy and cool, limiting our beach and hot tub time. Fortunately for me, Abe has a new M series BMW convertible. Talk about fun, sitting in the passenger seat with Abe behind the wheel, top down transports me back to when I was 19 and we were in Abe’s Camaro. It’s nice to be 19 again, even if just for a few minutes. I think I’ll sleep in the Beemer tonight!
Well, my attitude adjustment is complete. I feel much better. We have seven more days together, then it’s back to Charlotte. We are already planning our next two trips for December and February. I’ve got a lot to look forward to.
Take my advice. Surround yourselves with friends and family who have similar quarantine rules to your own. Make something good come out of the pandemic and stay healthy.
Here’s your music and a joke.
A little girl and a little boy were at day care one day. The girl approaches the boy and says, “Hey, Tommy, wanna play house?” He says, “Sure! What do you want me to do?” The girl replies, “I want you to communicate your thoughts.” “Communicate my thoughts?” said a bewildered Tommy. “I have no idea what that means.” The little girl smirks and says, “Perfect. You can be the husband.”