The new normal for everyone is just weird these days. Today our state, North Carolina, finally joins many others in practicing even stricter protocols for staying safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. Chris and I have been doing this for 2 weeks already so not a huge change for us but it is a time of just weirdness. The world seems out of kilter.
We are so blessed to live in a wonderful community with lots of wildlife and forests to enjoy. We live on a small lake and can sit out on our dock and watch the world go by safely. We have a freezer full of food, a well stocked pantry, and all of the necessities that we need. I have commented often on how grateful I am and I mean it. Our family members are currently all healthy and safe and we pray it stays that way.
The new protocols have us home bound and I thought I would share some of the things we have been doing to help keep ourselves occupied. Since Chris is consulting he can continue to do that virtually. Yes, some jobs have been halted due to travel restrictions but we are so very grateful that he is not “in charge” of a plant and all of the responsibilities that go with that. Talk about stressful — so very grateful for God’s plan for our lives right now.
So here’s what we have been up to. Because I know you all want to know. “Smile”.
First up – I stained our new dock chairs that we put together last weekend. I also repainted my little table so we have been enjoying sitting on the dock a bunch since the weather has been in the 70’s and 80’s.
Flowers always make me feel better and while I only have a few that survive the deer in our yard I do try to keep some blooms in the house as often as I can. I have camellias blooming right now and put some on the dining room table. It got me to thinking that I would love to share that with someone else so I hopped online and went to my favorite Bouqs online delivery service and sent some to the staff that takes care of my mom. They were a hit apparently and brought some happiness to the staff. I love this service because the flowers are always amazing and they always have deals going on to save money.
Next up – a trip to Shadowbrook Farm to feed the animals. Now that always cheers me up!
We binge watched “Tiger King- Murder, Mayhem and Madness ” on Netflix. Holy cow. If you need a primer before you start watching it here is a great article. Here is a trailer to entice you a bit further. (Bad language alert. Sorry about that but it is peppered all over the show as you can imagine.)
I am also baking, reading (of course) and writing. One of my projects this spring is to write letters to friends of my mom. I know a lot of them want to know how she is doing and what is going on with her since she has not been able to write letters for a couple of years. So that has been a good thing to be able to share a recent picture and let her friends know that she is doing okay even if she does not remember them.
Of course we are also enjoying the antics of our kitties and that is probably the best entertainment of all. What are you doing to ward off loneliness and boredom? I would love to hear all about it in the comments. Comment for a Cause for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.