Guitars, Cadillacs, hillbilly music, is the only thing that keeps me hanging on.

Well here we are. These unprecedented times continue. I moved my office to my front sunroom and it has really improved the quality of my life. Not only am I looking out a window, I can monitor the comings and goings of the Capitol police (they do a lot of circling the block) and the grounds crew at the Supreme Court. I’ve also observed that one of my neighbors (who works for the Governor) drives to work (across the street) and drives home for lunch before driving back across the street to work. IMG_9525

In less thrilling news, we had a monstrous hail storm in Jefferson City on Friday night and my poor car was severely damaged. While I have wiled away my days waiting for the insurance adjustor to come look at my car, I did not get to make my trip to the grocery store so I’ve entered that stage of digging in the freezer. Thankfully, I bought all of that wine last week–but I ran out of candy yesterday!

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I’ve been breaking up my days by taking a walk after lunch. We’ve had sunshine the past few days and it has been a real treat. I can walk up to several scenic overlooks and gaze at the Missouri River.


I’ve also spent some time working on my stitching. I have started working on a sampler I began over a year ago and I’ve made real progress. Stitching is a great diversion because it is hard to think about anything other than counting while doing it. This is the perfect activity for me. I like listening to music and podcasts while stitching.

Today, I indulged in a little Cousin Dwight and it really lifted my spirits. I’d be remiss if I didn’t pay tribute to Joe Diffie, who died this weekend from COVID-19. He is a staple on the Mid-MO country station I’ve written about–and had a lot more hits than I realized. And truly his hair and mustache were among the greats of country music. He was a member of the Opry and will be missed.

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Also, don’t forget to check out the blooming trees in your neighborhoods. They are lovely!