Counting Down

Doesn’t sound like my kind of movie.

A few days ago, I finally got my vacation request form back; I put in for some time off in late August. It seems that Prime has tickets to the Brewers/Twins series and we’re going.

It’s in Minnesota. We’re staying in a hotel. We’ll be in a different state for a few days. I’m going on an actual vacation. This will be the first one in at least three years.

I’m both excited and nervous. Excited because I get to visit a different ballpark and nervous because I’ll be in a different ballpark.

Whether I want to admit it or not, the pandemic has really messed with my head. I nearly had an anxiety attack at the Timber Rattlers game I recently attended, due to the amount of people around me. I felt almost claustrophobic. I kept my mask on for most of the game, but the anxiety wouldn’t leave me alone. When the crowd thinned out, I started to feel better but I was still nervous.

Going back to semi-normal is going to be difficult. This is a step in the right direction, but I will be taking care.

I bought a few masks recently. Some are reusable, others are not. But I have a decent supply of facial covers. I will be taking several cloth masks and a supply of paper ones with me on my trip. I’ve been to three Timber Rattlers games and two Brewers games with no problems. I’ve been taking a lot of precautions and the few times I’ve been around a large group of people, nothing has happened. I’m being careful, so I think I’ll be okay.

Consider this a bit of a test run. BotCon might damn well happen next year and I want to be there. It’s not going to happen if I don’t get used to the idea of being around people. I have to get acclimated to crowds. This could be the first step in that direction.

It’ll also help me dust off my “reporting” skills. I haven’t done an OTR report for a while; I’ll need to get back in the habit of those again. If I want to do any posting from BotCon, that is. Which is a given.

Right now, I’m just counting down the days until then. That’s something I haven’t done in a long time.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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