Where do I start? What a shitshow this year has been already. The covid19 numbers just seem to be going up and up. People are still dying from this. Some folks are still believing their own conspiracy theories. From 5G Bats to Bill Gates mind control experiments. Meanwhile, I'm sitting on my couch rewatching The Mandolorian because I've pretty much completed Netflix.
I made the decision to stop watching the News, ever since I lost all faith in humanity. Seeing the Trump supporters, breaking into the Capitol building in the USA. I want to say that it’s not relevant or any of my business, but I can't relax while Trump still has access to the nuclear codes. I’d like to return to work while it’s still there and not buried in a radioactive, post apocalyptic wasteland.
So,where are we at? Part of the reason I’ve struggled to write blogs recently (besides not having anything to say) has been the way the news headlines change so rapidly, it’s difficult to stay relevant. As I’m writing this, I have just had a notification pop up saying that Pubs and Restaurants may not open until May. By the time you’re reading this, that may well be the situation or not….
I can’t pretend that I’m enjoying the time off. This time round, the weather has been terrible. Those long summer walks and tanning sessions in the garden are a distant memory. The Sourdough making sessions have gone stale. The motivation to do anything productive has totally gone. The strain on my relationship with my wife is very telling. When one partner is still working full time from home. Meanwhile, the other is barely getting dressed, it only takes the smallest spark to ignite the tinderbox of emotions. But that’s a whole different blog for another day.
A flurry of inspiration a few weeks ago saw me applying to go to University, which rather surprisingly, I got in. This has led me to revisit my very basic maths and science skills in preparation for a degree in Nutrition.
This time, The boredom has been crushing. Every time I feel that the pandemic finish line is in sight,a new news story would reveal a spike in covid cases. I know that so many chefs are now chomping at the bit to return to their kitchen. Although the anxiety levels are pretty high. The first few days off were filled with concerns about “did I lock the Walk in fridge?” Then more recently, I’m wondering if that portion of Brie de Meaux got binned, or is it still in the corner of the starter fridge, stinking up the place.
I’m realising that this blog is actually going nowhere. I still have very little to say. I guess I am just venting my boredom and frustration. It’s hard to stay focused when the end is not in sight.
Any that's it. …. Ooh, what's this? Lupin on Netflix looks good….