The Cat House
To take my mind off all the Covid and political ugliness, I ordered a dollhouse kit from Ikea in August 2020.
Like I needed a third dollhouse.
But the long story made short: I decided to build this dollhouse for my sister’s birthday.
(BTW, she’s crazy about cats, thus the name of the house.)
By now, I was a real pro at making furniture, wall art, rugs, flat-screen televisions, remote controls, cell phones, magazines, bookends, bath bubbles, and even face masks.
Right around Labor Day 2020, I was finished with all three dollhouses and still super anxious and distressed about life in the real world.
My indoor life felt safe enough, but outside? Not so much.
I tried to convince myself things were getting better.
But then Ruth Bader-Ginsberg died, quickly followed by an Amy Coney-Barrett super-spreader Rose Garden celebration, followed by a disastrous presidential debate, followed by a corona infected white house.
The news cycle was still on steroids, but now, so was President Trump!
On October 5, I ventured out of my house for the first time since March 7 of the prior year—for an anxiety-ridden trip to CVS to get a flu shot.
My experience was so unpleasant that once I got back to the safety and confines of my home sweet home, I vowed NOT to leave it again until spring 2021 and only if there was a vaccine by then.
Fast forward to May 4, 2021, and not much has changed.
I did get the vaccine, but I have yet to venture to a supermarket or a restaurant. And I haven’t filled up my car with gas since February 2020!
And since I’m still ordering everything I need or want online, I decided to purchase yet another dollhouse from Ikea…NAME TBD