Hello, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Presently the temperature in my area is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H) and humidity at 93%, the feels-like temperature is also 75˚F (24˚C). The high for today is expected to reach 88˚F (31˚C), and the low will be around 74˚F (23˚C). In addition, though most of the day will be sunny and hot, the forecast calls for rain showers starting in the late afternoon and continuing overnight.
I woke up early; I didn’t have to, but at 6:15 AM I was up and playing mindless sports-related games on Facebook. Everyone else in the house was sleeping, so I couldn’t turn on the TV in my bedroom/study or go to the set out in the Florida room to watch Star Trek: Picard or anything else. I could have read for a while on my futon, but I didn’t feel like it. I couldn’t go back to sleep – usually, once I’m awake after five in the morning I stay awake; I have to be extremely sleepy or relaxed to fall asleep again in the wee hours of the morning. Today I was neither.
I am not sure if the rest of this Sunday is going to be a good day for me. I can’t go to the barber shop (Just for Guys) for a haircut because it’s closed until Tuesday. I can’t make myself my morning coffee because we are out of Maxwell House; I’ll have to check the pantry to see if we have any Nescafe instant, but with my luck, we probably don’t. And without coffee, I am usually not at my best, either creatively or emotionally.
So, I’m sitting here at my desk – which, by the way, I hate because it’s smaller than the one I had before – listening to Baroque music on my Amazon Music app and trying to plan out my day, such as it is. So far, here are my options:
- Read from one of the books on my TBR pile
- Watch something from my Blu-ray/DVD collection on my TV, even though that means moving my desk, so I have a good eyeline from my sofa/futon
- Go for a walk before (a) it gets too hot and (b) the rain clouds move in
- Play Cold Waters or any of my other computer games
- Try to start working on my NaNoWriMo project
- Write a review and post it on one of my two blogs
Right now, none of these seems appealing, partly because I don’t feel like doing anything, but also because I haven’t had any coffee yet. If McDonald’s or Starbucks weren’t so far away, I’d be there in a heartbeat. The nearest Starbucks is a 24 minute walk away, though, and McDonald’s is even farther away, so…no.
Well, I am going to go to the kitchen and see if we have any instant coffee in the pantry. If not, I’m SOL.