The Ups and Downs of Life

Beautiful Colledimezzo

COVID is messing with my head and I’m sure I’m not alone.
The English strain of the virus is becoming a problem in Abruzzo, particularly in the province of Chieti, where I live. This means we’re back in the red zone, and I can only leave my village with a self certification form, and a good reason. I understand but wish people would follow the rules and be a little more cautious. We need to beat this virus and get back to a normal way of life.
My surroundings make confinement bearable. I had a beautiful walk today. The view lifted my spirits.
Yesterday my daughter told me she’s booking her flights for the end of the year. Not safe to consider international travel until Christmas at the earliest, but it gives me a whole year to look forward to seeing her.
Who’d have thought we’d still be battling this? I have a bottle of Champagne in the fridge which I’m keeping for the day we’re all free again. I may drink it all to myself.
Stay safe everyone!

Monday Morning Reflection

It’s Monday morning.

For most of my adult life I’ve risen early and fought the morning rush hour. My last two Monday mornings have been spent scouring job openings, worried I can’t find a position. This morning is different. I don’t have a new job yet, but I’m a little more choosy and relaxed in my search. I’m dwelling on whats important to me. I don’t just want a job!  

Instead, I want to spend my days doing something I enjoy, with good people who want to do the same.  At the end of each day I want to leave work and think…..Yes, that was a good day. 

This morning, instead of rushing to my laptop and trying to weed out the right position, I slung my camera around my neck and captured the world around me. It was worth it!



Maybe today I’ll do a little marketing on my book, or work on my new novel, the day is mine. 

Amazon – Dead of July

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