It has been one month since my last blog entry.
The days and weeks blend together like a blur while in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s my status update:
- Still alive and in relatively good health (physically and mentally);
- Still performing remote IT support work and getting paid;
- Got my bedroom back after one offspring decided to return to his rental;
- I am thankful for the remaining offspring who is good company, a big help with getting groceries and doing other chores;
- Cooking a lot of hearty meals to share and use for plan-overs;
- Spending more time on the phone, chatting with family and friends;
- Handed in my final exam for one part-time college course (essay questions – yuck);
- I trimmed my own bangs.
As a Canadian, I am proud of and I trust the efforts made by our Governments and public health advisors in keeping us updated on the pandemic issue. Politicians at all levels seem to be putting aside their partisanship and are working together to battle this common enemy.
I am in no rush to return to the buses, the office, restaurants, coffee bars and beauty salons.
If you appreciate shorter bursts of observational wisdom, you might like the Little Blonde Jots photo series.
Suggestions / words of wisdom:
- This is bigger than all of us and our problems in comparison. As we manage our own anxieties, we need to keep things in perspective;
- Keep in contact with family and friends (Ring, ring: Canadians are calling each other a lot more during COVID-19 pandemic, telecoms say – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/canada-phone-covid-19-1.5540075);
- Don’t watch the news too often – especially press briefings with the big mouth to the south! As incredibly stupid as it is, don’t expose your sensibilities to his rants.
- Get fresh air, move your body and.. wash your hands.
See you in another month.
Thanks for dropping by. Take care of yourself and each other.
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