Not all of us have had the time or mental energy to bake, garden, clean or read long presidential biographies. I haven’t achieved much, but I got a few things done when I took a week off. I write about that, and about what some of you readers have been doing, in Wednesday’s column.
This is one that I’ve been thinking about for pretty much the entirety of the pandemic, with my staycation, and the opportunity to achieve a couple of things, finally providing the spur to write it.
I took a COVID-19 drive-thru test. Have you been tested yet? I hear the nasal swab is uncomfortable, but the throat swab, which is what I had, is pretty easy. I write about the experience in Friday’s column.
I filled out the census questionnaire on National Census Day after a couple of notices. It took, heh, only 10 minutes. Have you filled out yours? I write about mine, as well as the blessed end of March, in Friday’s column.
I manage to celebrate my birthday with friends over what was a very strange weekend for us all. Coronavirus conversation dominates, I take in one last movie and then go to a friend’s half-empty wedding party. That chronicle makes up Wednesday’s column.
My road trip to Tempe, Arizona last week is the subject of Wednesday’s column — first the drive, then the baseball game I saw. Also, it’s nice to be back!
I’m currently in Arizona for pleasure and thus not around to write Friday or Sunday columns, but I should be back at my desk Monday.
I was back at my desk Tuesday morning for the first time since last Wednesday morning, when I went home sick. (I came in that day sick, too, but needed to get my laptop, notes and a few things, knowing I wouldn’t be back for a spell.) Usually I try to do something fun on Super Bowl Sunday, but it didn’t quite work out this year. That’s the subject of Wednesday’s column.
A personal circumstance last weekend resolved itself so perfectly, I instantly knew it could make a column. And so, in a change of pace, I write about my laundry. Hey, why not. You can read about my missing sock, etc., in Sunday’s column.
In the second of two columns on my vacation, I write about some of the places I visited, sights I saw and foods I ate, all in Friday’s column.
I’m back from vacation, but writing about my vacation. Specifically, about the pleasures of a road trip and about the perfectly fine, and perfectly priced, roadside motel. That’s in Wednesday’s column. I plan to follow up Friday with some further notes on things I saw, did and ate. From there, we’ll be back to business as usual — whatever that is.