The best I've done in the meantime is recognize that I've been in A Mood, and then at least not inflict that Mood on anyone else. I don't know, though, how successful I've been at that. (Ugh, that line of thought could make me paranoid: Am I pissing off everyone I interact with? Even though I'm clearly not, I worry about that.) But my efforts so far to get out of this mood haven't worked yet.
Part of what's motivated me to blog during the past year (and yeah, maybe dealing with a pandemic is a factor in this mood) is to track what I've been doing. So, here's what I've done:
Friday I did a midday trip to Space Monkey Coffee, getting a latté and a bagel sandwich to go, then walking to the Woodstock neighborhood. I got a few basic groceries from Safeway, where I don't normally shop but it's a doable walk from here. I'd meant to get milk (lactose-free), but I forgot.
Saturday was another trip day, this time by both bus and foot. I went to Books With Pictures on Division and picked up a pre-ordered book (David F. Walker's illustrated history of the Black Panther Party), plus I bought the first collection of the science fiction comic book Descender. I visited briefly with Katie Pryde, the owner of Books With Pictures. Then I walked around that neighborhood then back down Division, because it felt like a good idea to do a long walk. I Lso stopped and indulged in a cheeseburger and truffle fries at Little Big Burger, as I'd been in the mood for a burger. I told myself that, once home, I could indulge in an extra shower to warm up. So I did.
Sunday, so far, hasn't been much, beyond one trip out of bed. Hi.