The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4129025
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Dec-21 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
I'm skipping a potluck party this evening—if you've ever heard of or felt the term "impostor syndrome," this group is one to engender it. It's a lot of rich white retired folks who volunteer at the museum and who on their own travel together a fair amount. I couldn't touch their lifestyle, and I probably telegraph that when I walk in the door. (I volunteer my time to help the museum because I don't have the spare cash to donate money.) But as the holidays approach my mood is slipping and I need to find some constructive things to do to bring it back up (neither kid can be here this year, is a big part of it). I think it's time to go dig that fence post hole and put up the gate I've been planning since over a year ago. Every time I look at a finished project like that it's a boost, so it's time. And I must walk the dogs some more. Also start some more sewing projects. Exercise and creative outlets are helpful.

Tonight's decision isn't just because of being the part of the "out crowd." I was listening to a COVID specialist doctor interviewed today and it seems that even when there are breakthrough infections for vaccinated people, there can also be cases of long COVID associated with those cases; for whatever percentage of the unvaccinated who experience it, it's about half that rate in the breakthrough cases. So, another reason for not going to a party tonight. There is still some serious pandemic shit going on out there.