Spring, Quarantine and Ramblings
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Spring is here! But wait! Is it? From the high temperatures in the balmy 40's and 50's, I don't think so! We are actually having snow predicted on Friday, WHAT?! Snow, in May, what the?? To look outside, you'd think spring. Flowers and trees blooming, the sun shining, birds tweeting, but that thermometer says otherwise.
During this pandemic, I have been patiently (or not) waiting to get outside and get some work done in the yard. Or even just sitting my butt in a comfy chair on the porch or deck. It's bad enough I have to stay in and away from the people I love, but Mother Nature is being a not so nice lady to us this spring!
I'm actually ok with being home. We're retired, so it's not much different than before for us. The big difference is not going out to eat as much as we used to. I don't mind cooking, but everyday is really getting old. I feel fortunate to still be getting paid and not having to worry about my kids' education. I feel bad for the parents who are going through this. My son's fiancée is a teacher and is doing her teaching from home, and it's not as easy as some seem to think. My granddaughter is a sophomore in high school and has had her softball and track season just disappear. I'm not even thinking the summer leagues will play. I really feel bad for the seniors. There is so much they missed in the last 3 months of the school year. Nothing marking their graduation. I'm sure 30 years from now it won't be a big deal to them, but as a young adult, it has to be devastating!
One good thing I'm happy to say, is that I have continued working out with weights and my treadmill in my basement. Although I miss working out with my friend/trainer Luke, I am happy with what I'm doing myself. I've even started to mix a little running in with my walking. Luke gives me workout ideas and I do them. I've tried to get my husband to workout with me, but so far he's resisting. The one thing I wish I could fix is my eating habits! I am eating more from being bored and I know when I'm doing it. Stopping has been hard, but I'm trying and won't stop trying! Being healthy is HARD!!
I hate to say this, but I am definitely not happy with this "new normal". I always considered myself somewhat of a loner, but seeing only my husband is starting to wear on me. That sounds bad, but I'm sure he's tired of me too :)
I just think that planning a trip to the grocery store shouldn't be something that makes me anxious or nervous, but it has to be done. My husband comes with me, but wants to look at everything, like the old days. I make a list, stick to it and want to get in and get out. Everything about it is nerve wracking!
So I guess what I want to say is to not take every little thing for granted. Even browsing in the store is something I wish I could do again. Not to mention a haircut!