After that is done, I put up my large purple umbrella to welcome the blaring 6am sun when she rises. She will shine into those metal doors heating up the patio and the living room, causing the air conditioner to kick in way before it really should.
Sometimes, I have to play "purple monkey" with Riley before that first sip of coffee. Once everyone else is content, I get to drink my coffee and watch the nation and world's depressing morning news.
It is a wonder that do not go screaming out into the world in protest. Sometimes, I want to scream, "This is all I get for all those 50 years of working!" But I get over it and bury myself in to TV news, inane reruns of shows until evening when I turn on Hulu and watch reruns of shows and Midsomer Murders' reruns of shows.
Then I retreat to bed to read books THAT I HAVE NEVER READ. What a joy. I have stacks of books by my bed and I have read them all during this pandemic. I might lose my conscious mind, but I can live in these books for a few hours at night.
Reading at night, allows me to sleep worry free-until the next morning when it starts all over again.
Please stay safe, healthy, and happy, my friends.