2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Use the Fancy Doilies

    I’m sure the rest of the world is having as much trouble staying home and doing nothing as I am.  But this is getting ridiculous!  It’s not as if I am doing without, we have food to eat and a nice home to live in, but I really want to travel.  And I can’t at this time.

Cousins from Texas spent some time with us this weekend.  We cooked a steak out and drank some wine.  When the flies attacked we had to pull out the fancy doilies. I don’t know what I was saving them for.  You should use the nice things in life you have instead of saving them for a time that might never come.  I received these doilies as a gift on our trip to Africa and they’ve stayed hidden in the antique buffet in the kitchen.  I might never have used them if we hadn’t been forced by a Pandemic to stay home.

This weekend we visited and caught up with each other’s lives.  Camaraderie is the most important thing.  We’d love to travel and see the world, but maybe we’ve already seen all we will get a chance at.  Or maybe there is still more to come.

I have a friend who retired and almost never leaves home.  She’s content.  I’m not.  I want to have life experiences.  But if the experience is just spending time with friends and family, that is what we’ll do.  We can’t travel together, but we can get together.

For now, I will clean, stay healthy, and make plans for a time when the world is back to normal – whatever that turns out to be.  The wanderlust in me will have to wait.


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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1 Response to 2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Use the Fancy Doilies

  1. katy b. says:

    It’s safe but boring as heck at home, eh? I’m going quite stir crazy myself.


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