So how are you? Honestly? This little meme has been going around on Facebook for awhile and today I am wondering how everyone is doing.
It’s been awhile since I have been anywhere and I am feeling a bit antsy. My favorite activities have been curtailed and it is disconcerting at times. The new normal kind of stinks at times.
We continue to be very careful about our activities and walk and hike within Connestee Falls where we live. I have only done one grocery curbside pickup from The Whistlestop Market, have not visited a grocery store in over a month, have only gotten take out food from our clubhouse curbside service and have not gone anywhere other than to drop a package off at the post office that was all ready to go. I wore a mask and had no contact with anyone.
It is a very weird way of living. For someone who enjoys being with friends and family it is difficult. So many events have been cancelled or postponed and it makes me sad but I know it is necessary. I am fortunate to live with someone that I really love and we are keeping each other amused. Thank goodness for that.
But not everyone is doing okay and it is understandable. This is a lot to deal with. It’s okay to not be doing okay. It really is. But if you are struggling please let someone know. Let me know. Even if I am not geographically close I can figure out how to help and I will. Don’t be silent. Reach out to someone and let them know. You are not alone.
I am confident that we will look back on this time and reflect on how we all made some discoveries while we were staying home. Some of us will have a new found love of the outdoors. Some of us will have discovered a new hobby or rekindled an old one. Some of us will become avid puzzlers or readers. Some of us will discover that we are content to be homebodies.
So tell me – how are you doing? If you had to place yourself on the above scale what color heart would you be? Let me know in the comments and Comment for a Cause – WHO Covid Solidarity Fund.
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I’m probably a blue heart. Like you, I’m lucky to have a great partner and a sweet dog. Also a nice neighbourhood to walk my dog in, although we can’t go far. It is like living in a police state but necessary. I try not to think about it but for someone who thrives on human interaction, it’s hard. I am so grateful for technology right now.
I totally agree about the technology part of life right now. If we did not have that it would be absolutely miserable. We are blessed to be able to communicate with others without many issues. I know that Spain has really suffered but you guys are doing the right thing. Soon hopefully we will be able to be a little bit freer in movement but for us I think it is definitely going to be awhile. Stay safe!!!
I think I’m also a blue heart. Like you, I live with someone I love and who makes me laugh daily. So that part is GREAT. But, our business is racing, and we have all these engines built and ready, but our schedule for this season is on hold. So there’s that uncertainty. There are so many aspects of life that I miss (going to see the wild horses for one), but I’m thankful that we’re happy and safe and (so far) well.
This is a nice post, Beth Anne. Stay well!
The uncertainty of business is definitely a difficult thing to wrap your head around. There are so many small businesses that will not make it out of this and I hate that. I just feel for all of those and the uncertainty that is hanging over them. Like you my husband makes me laugh daily –yesterday he was singing to the cats in Gregorian chant style….Now THAT was funny! Stay well, my friend.
Yesterday I was a green…it was really hard for me to do the grocery shopping and come face to face with what the world is really like. It’s easier when I’m home puttering around and can kind of forget the state of affairs. Today I’m better. I have a project that I need to get done for Truck Safety, I should have done it yesterday so it’s a priority now. And I’ve been working on the water colors, and I just got in from taking Katie on a walk around the yard. She’s sleeping on the hearth now and I’m feeling pretty good about things. But you’re right, I know that it’s not this good for everyone and I can’t shut myself up inside my house forever.
I totally understand. I have not been “out” to experience how weird it is. When I see pictures of NYC and other places my heart sinks so I have avoided that as much as possible. I am glad you are better today. I think it is totally natural to be kind of a yo yo in this time. I am celebrating what I can celebrate and and trying to stay positive. I have lots of projects I can do so I just need to settle in and do them. I love your watercolors! They are so beautiful and you have discovered or rediscovered a great talent. Stay well.
I’m an introvert and I’m doing well. I will not complain as we are healthy and have food. I have my blog to keep me focused & entertained while I’m not going anywhere. My husband is working from home. All-in-all, everything considered, we know we’re fortunate and are grateful because of it.
I agree that we are fortunate but it is okay to not be okay with all of this. We are healthy as well and grateful. It is a bit of an inconvenience at times but my life is quieter now. It is an introvert’s dream though! Enjoy! 🙂
I’d say it depends on the day. Today I’m a blue heart but some days I’m yellow. I’m a homebody and staying home doesn’t bother me all too much but I do miss being able to visit nature preserves or the beach when the mood strikes.
I would have to choose the blue heart also. You, Dianna, & I are blessed to have our husbands with us and keeping us laughing. Chuck & I are retired so thank our Lord Jesus we do not have that concern. We do miss going out and attesting our church. Missing our family & friends. On the bright side we are getting some Spring cleaning done. Even with my husband being a joy to be with I do miss greatly other human contact hugging & chatting. We just have to be strong and hold on a while longer. <3
Gotta look at the bright side of things, right? I know that it will be one big party when we can finally put this all behind us!
Great advice. You are one of the best at reaching out. I appreciate you and love you, my friend.
Thanks, Audrey. It is one of the things I was blessed with and I try to “listen” to those urgings to reach out. It was good to catch up a bit via email today. Take care of yourself.
Red heart for me! I talk to my kids and sister every day. Kids have their job, so that’s great. I love staying home. I do try to pray for others who may be suffering so much more. S wreak of the young people in our family are in the medical professions- so extra prayers for them. We did a big zoom “catch up” on Easter, so that was fun. Like you, I have gone out very little. Thanks for your posts, Beth.
Have felt fairly optimistic each day, but feeling really pretty down this week. Also, it’s been very cold and snowy again. Should get better for this weekend.Trying to remain grateful for all that we have and be generous too. It’s more bearable with a dog! Love your fun cat photos.
We are doing all right here. We’re homebodies, too, for the most part, but we have fun rambling around on the back roads, getting Blizzards at DQ or picking up some pizza for a picnic. I started exercising again with my girls. And, I’ve been looking after my parents and our loved ones. It’s good to have Michael working from home. We miss our trips, but having everyone safe and healthy far exceeds everything else!
Blue heart here. We’re doing okay, but life is definitely different. Praying for our nurse daughter’s safety every day. Our granddaughter keeps hubby and me both busy all day long, which is good so we don’t have much time to think about how difficult it all is. Other than being outside in our own yard and taking some walks, I haven’t been anywhere since we got home from our Arizona trip a month ago. Groceries are delivered to our porch. We “go” to church online. I lead my ladies Bible study via video conferencing. We “visit” with our kids via FaceTime and friends via Facebook, phone, and texting. Hubby quit his part-time job because there was just too much interaction with the public “browsing” instead of actually needing things & he didn’t agree that his place of employment is “essential.” I truly believe God is just showing us how many aspects of life we take for granted.
Life is so different and I know your concern for your nurse daughter is very high on the list of things that are occupying your mind right now. I love that you have your granddaughter and you are making memories!
I am between red and blue today. Yesterday I was green. The anxiety of not being able to see my kids anytime soon just really got to me yesterday.
I met you through Sue and Dave’s Blog. We both wrote for their third series today.
We pray everyday and know we will overcome!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I loved your addition to Sue and Dave’s blog —we are all experiencing a once in a lifetime thing I guess and it helps to share. I totally understand the not getting to see the kids thing. It is so difficult!