Hello - I hope this finds you well, and not too awfully wilted from the heat. I hope that any of you who are Canadian had an enjoyable Canada Day yesterday, even if it was a bit toned down.
Today I've decided to take part in Three on Thursday, and I'm sharing three wishes I have. Now keep in mind, I do of course wish the virus was gone, and that we had a different president, and that all of us valued each other as much as we would like to be valued - but those are things that I call Big Wishes, and feel that most people have similar things in that category as well. Instead, I'm sharing three wishes that are either just mine, or that may overlap somewhat with others' wishes.
1. I wish I didn't have to keep hearing about people's ruined vacations. Listen, I get it, I know that when you have a vacation planned - whether it's a week off at home, or the trip of a lifetime - it's beyond disappointing to realize that for whatever reason it won't be happening. But I am SO tired of hearing about how people's trips to Europe or the Caribbean or wherever has had to be cancelled because of Covid-19. Hearing it one or two times is understandable. But I know people who have mentioned it every single time they possibly can. And though I can sympathize, I wish they would realize that for most of us, "vacation" is a few day trips, maybe attached to a long weekend, and that summertime just means being at work like most of the rest of the year because we do not have the leave time or the money to afford a trip anywhere. So hearing them whine about a summer of lost privilege makes me want to play a tiny violin, if you get my drift.
2. I wish that people would stop saying that "anyone can grow succulents," because they take no care at all. Every single time I have had a succulent, whether I love it too much, ignore it altogether, or carefully follow instructions for its care, the plant just dies almost immediately. I really like a lot of the different ones, but never, ever, has one lived once it's in my possession. I have met a couple of other people who have had the same experiences, and all of us find it upsetting. I love having plants, and wish I could make these grow, but apparently where they are concerned, I'm the kiss of death.
3. I wish I had not watched the last episode of the season of the show "What We Do In the Shadows." It's one of my favorite shows, and we do re-watch episodes from both seasons, but like most things, seeing them the very first time is always the best. It's so ridiculous, and doesn't want to do anything but make you laugh. I mean, just the premise - vampires who live in Staten Island - is enough to make me chuckle whenever I think about it. The movie that originated it was good too, but the show is just stupid for all the right reasons. One of the characters is an "energy vampire" and you quickly realize that we all know someone who is just that.
The Tim and I also find the theme song convenient for so many occasions ... ;-)
Go over to Carole's blog and see what three things everyone else wanted to share!