Here in Ontario, Canada, COVID has been ramping back up over the past 4-5 weeks sadly. Numbers are back up unfortunately, testing numbers are high again (good and bad) and things are incredibly stressful on a regular basis. As Shawna and I feel the stress weighing us down again in this COVID world and as business owners, I decided to take an additional week off (the week leading into Christmas and the week between Christmas and New Years) to rest, regroup and see what happens after the holidays. 🙄 It's sad considering I've only worked 5-months of this year, but it really does create a lot of unhealthy stress mentally and physically.
Today I received more stressful news; One of the guys I play pickup hockey with Thursday mornings has tested positive. I opted out of playing in my league game today, and I'm just waiting to hear back from the local testing centre for when I can get an appointment to "get my eyeball massaged" as one of my clients, so delicately put it. 😮
Needless to say, I was upset this morning. Not with the guy we play hockey with, but with the state of the world these past two years. That's not even mentioning non-Covid related stressors this past year. Man, it's been tough. And our stresses are nothing compared to so many. It's unreal what we are all going through.
So as the house was cold (due to an 18hr power outage thanks to last night's windstorm here), I sat in my track pants, slippers, sweater and toque and decided to GET US OFF THE PLANET!! Fitting seeing as how space isn't warm anyway 🤣
Seemed reasonable don't ya think??
I promised Shawna I'd be back for her and the kids. I just needed to head to Mars, terraform the planet and come back for them so we could get away from this chaos we've all been "enjoying" the past two years. I've played several games of TM and seen the movie "the Martian". So between gaming and knowing that I just need to grow potatoes on Mars to be ok... I felt I had this basically done already.
I failed. 🤣
We're stuck here. 🤣
I did however play with the final corporation in solo mode that I hadn't used yet; Interplanetary Cinematics Corporation. I have now used all corporations at least once. Out of all of them, I've successfully terraformed Mars once.
My future as a martian scientist still eludes me apparently! It really is harder than Matt Damon made it look.
After that failed endeavour, I decided to make the next logical and realistic leap... Make some wine and run my own winery, with Viticulture. 😊
Once again.... I failed. 🤣
BUT on the bright side (no pun intended) - We have power again, it's warm in the house finally, I just finished a round of Wingspan at the table AND I'm able to share my gaming adventures with my ST possee now.
What a day. Never a dull moment in 2021 that's for sure.