My heart goes out to so many who've lost jobs during this pandemic, and to the over worked and under protected health care workers putting themselves at risk for the sake of others. I worry that restaurants and other small businesses may not survive these months of shut downs. I know I'm extremely fortunate to be safe and comfortable at home, living without fear of a personal financial hardship. Nevertheless, there are challenges that go with the stay at home directive, and with the resulting social isolation. One of the challenges may be getting into my regular clothes after months in sweat pants, snacking at will. For now. though, I miss the personal contact with friends and family that I've long taken for granted. I'm ordering groceries on line these days and I miss being able to pop into the grocery store, or any other store, at will. I miss my monthly poker games! That said, I'm also experiencing unforetold benefits with this process of sheltering at home. I'll save that information for the next blog. In the meantime, I hope you are all staying healthy, nurturing your soul with good books, and managing the challenges this strange time brings to you.
5/17/2020 05:20:10 am
Think of you often, wondering how you are faring and hoping for a book coming out of this. Glad to be out and about on my scooter, “walking” the dog, visiting (at appropriate distance) with neighbors and their dogs. Happy not to have an elevator between me and grass.
5/17/2020 06:13:03 pm
Nice to hear from you, Carol, and glad you can be out and about. I, too, am happy to be just a front door away from grass and sidewalks. In less than an hour I will drag TV trays out to the front lawn. My neighbor will provide chairs, salad, and soup. I'll bing wine. We'll maintain at least a six foot distance. This will be our fourth dinner on the lawn and I'm grateful it all works.
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