Monday, March 30, 2020

Getting Creative

The Governor of Virginia announced this afternoon that we will be under a 'stay at home' order until June 2nd.

Let's see... That's 64 days. Hmmm. I could have a litter of puppies in that time... if I was a dog, that is! 

1,146 hours... 512 of those asleep. Gee... wonder what I can do with the rest of that time?

                                                      Let's get creative! 

What would I want to learn to do? Well, I could learn to play guitar. Dang. Don't have a guitar. 

I could learn to tap dance. No tap shoes. Could tape coke lids on the toes of my sunday shoes. 

I could learn to sing. No... bad idea. I can't carry a tune but then I am alone so who would notice?

I could clean out my closet. Did that already. This is getting interesting! And, we've only just begun.



What I can do is write encouraging notes (snailmail, emails, texts, etc) to friends and strangers alike. I could make phone calls to people who live alone. I could do a lot of the activities that are being offered for free over the internet. I am reading more. I am spending quiet time with myself, listening to music, reading my Bible. 

But, most of all I love seeing the way people are reaching out to others, even from a distance.. People who have money donating large amounts to help out, women sewing masks for hospitals, teachers teaching students over Zoom, nurses and doctors (God love them) risking their lives to save others. Neighbors making grocery runs for the elderly. And, don't forget all those grocery store workers and other essential commodities we take for granted. I could go on and on. It's heartwarming to see so much good in humankind. 


Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Schedule - You Kidding Me?


I run out of things to do... 
Oh, let me rephrase that...

I run out of things I want to do.

There, that's more like it.

Some days I just don't want to move out of my chair.

Some days I do what I have to do.

I heard 'an expert' say on tv that we need to keep a schedule during this pandemic. What if you didn't have a schedule. You suppose to make one now?

There's just so many questions now. None that we have the answers to. This thing sure is a learning experience.

Stay well, my friends. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hair Gone Wild!

 

A few days ago I got a call from my hair salon, saying they'd like to reschedule my appointment. 

                                  But, I told them, "I'll call you."

           How do they know when they can open again? Beats me. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Marking 'Nothing' Off My To-do List

                                                Day 11 of my 'Isolation'. 
It's weird, not having a soul to talk to. So, I talk to myself. I can have some of the doggonest conversations. I am always right, even when I argue with myself. It's kind of fun knowing you control the topic. It wasn't always that way but .. well, we won't go there.

I can do the most of nothing of anybody. And, it doesn't take me very long to be finished with whatever that nothing was. 😃 I've just been marking off 'nothing' on my to-do list. Marked off five of them today. 

I ordered some groceries from Schwan's (is that how you spell it... and I can't ask Alexa 'cause she probably has never heard of that home delivery).. anyway, I got me a big bag of frozen biscuits and some chicken tenders. All I need now is a pan of  thickened gravy! but they don't carry gravy. Guess I'll have to make that myself. I got a pizza. I cut that thing up into 4 sections and froze each section separately. I ate one tonight so that makes three more meals to go. 

I took the old flivver out for a spin today. She's 15 years old and I was afraid the battery would go dead on me sitting there uncranked all this time. I hadn't driven it in about two weeks. I couldn't stop anywhere so I just headed to the cemetery where my hubby is buried. I figured that would be the safest place to go. But, it didn't help one bit for me having somebody to talk with. 

I watched a movie "In Search of Beethoven". I love his music and it was nice to learn something about his life. Poor thing, probably the most talented composer ever, anywhere and he went deaf. And, you think you have it bad! 

Tell me what all you've been doing during this crisis. I might get an idea to try so that I can stop doing nothing

Love you all, 
Stay safe, stay well
The sun will shine tomorrow. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Stretching the Truth and Our Legs



But, I guess you knew that already!

I haven't had the news on this morning to see where we are in this battle against Coronavirus.

I am sure it is far from over.

I was looking at my dear blogger friends post yesterday over at ahavenforvee.blogspot.com and she is busy reading "Grandma Gatewood's Walk".

I read that some time back and found it really amazing that this 67 year old woman would have the desire and fortitude to walk the entire Appalachian Trail ... alone at that. 

I have to tell you about the time I walked the Appalachian Trail.

My daughter and I were headed back to Virginia from Alabama and kept seeing a sign by the side of this mountainous road


She looked at me. I looked at her. We grinned at each other and she parked the car.
We got out, started up the trail, maybe walked 50 yards or so. 
Turned around and went back to the car.

When we got home we were bragging about having walked the Trail. 
Didn't tell them that we could still see the car the whole time.