Erin's Journals

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Just a thought… It’s all about finding calm in the chaos. [Donna Karan]

You can watch a video version of this journal on my Facebook page, or here on YouTube.

Well, here we are on the precipice of the last long weekend of the year in Canada (except Christmas, sort of) and that is, of course, Thanksgiving.

I want to start by thanking you for being here. The past year has seen a lot of changes in the way that I bring you this journal: from written form to shooting in a little basement setting, to moving up to a guest bedroom in front of a painting that we love, to a few on the road, to the wonders of green screen and everything we can put up on it behind me.

Our green screen game isn’t quite 100% there yet, but we’re continuing to try and to tweak. Anyway, thank you so much for coming along for the ride, for sharing this journal and for subscribing on YouTube so that you don’t even have to go to Facebook anymore if you don’t want.

Ah, Facebook. And Instagram. And WhatsApp. All down on Monday. I joked on Twitter that this could be the most extreme trick that Mercury in Retrograde has ever played on us. Yeah, it’s a thing – and Rob and I happen to believe in it. We back up our computers just before the space cycle begins (we’re in the last one of the year) and play it careful. Can’t hurt, right?

Mercury in Retrograde can also mean other kinds of difficulty in communicating. Like what to say to Aunt Arleen or any family member you’d like to have at your Thanksgiving dinner table this weekend who has decided they know better than to get the vaccine? I think I may just have the solution for you, my friend, thanks to @NYinLA2021 on Twitter.

That, my friend, just about says it all. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, remembering the giving part, just as long as it’s not the blessed Covid virus.

And I’ll be back next Thursday with a new journal; our guest room is in use with Colin’s Grandpa staying here for Thanksgiving and Colin’s 7th birthday Monday, so the green screen comes down. But I’ll talk to you next week. And thank you again.

Rob WhiteheadThursday, October 7, 2021