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Not Doing Nothing

Not Doing Nothing I must admit for awhile this pandemic kind of got me down. Sitting around the house all day and not getting out and about is not my idea of a good time. When my wife and I first started self isolation I let boredom control my life. That is easy to do. If you have nothing you have to do it is difficult to self-motivate. My wife is kind of a “lets get this done now” sort of person. She was finding all sorts of things to do. Sewing, reading, exercising and cooking were just a few of her projects. I, on the other hand, just kind of daydreamed the day away while sitting on the couch. After days of living like this and getting fatter as my wife cooked away a lightbulb went off in my head, enough is enough.  I started making daily ToDo list in the TicTic app and as I completed a ToDo and checked it off my list my brain started to reawaken. I started being happy …

Clouds in Rural Illinois

I remember this day as if it was yesterday. We still lived in Urbana, Illinois. I was at home practicing my guitar when the phone rang. My wife called me on the phone and said, “Craig, have you checked out the clouds in the eastern sky”. I grabbed my camera and drove out-of-town. The cloud bank started to break up in less than fifteen minutes but I got five keepers. Here is one of them. There is another photo from this day that you can check out at my website in the Fine Art Photos slide show. – Craig Getchius