Friday, June 12, 2020
it's come to this...
Watching the number of cases going up daily in our area, I decided that if we were going to have to 'shelter at home' for the next 6 months or so (and it looks like we may), then I need to plan what we'd like to accomplish during this time.
And if the second wave of this virus is worse - as some say it may be (and with the memorial weekend, 4th of July, businesses opening up, and the protest marchers, how can it not be?) then perhaps we need to make even more 'in depth plans'.
I'm really 'not afraid' - but IMO, it is the time to be cautious. I know that this is a new virus and we are learning more about it each day - but I tend to be 'science minded' and for me it's also common sense to wear a mask and physically distance for as long as possible.
If others don't want to do this, then so be it. We each have to follow our own instincts.
As to what these new initiated plans may be, I haven't gotten that far yet. But I'm open to any ideas. Some things are obvious and these involve finishing projects and de-cluttering around the house. But perhaps even talking about what needs to be done if one of us (or both) should fall victim to the the virus. These are discussions we've put off... but probably should be addressed at some point.
A few other posters I saw and thought fit:
Perhaps the new normal is here to stay and we need to stop thinking in terms of 'when this is over'. If it does leave us, we have no way to know if and when it will return, so accepting these new strange goings on seems to be the way to go.
THEN if for some miracle, it disappears never to return (a naive thought IMO but hey...), we can only rejoice and be thankful!
Sorry, I hope this post wasn't too morbid. I just think perhaps it's time to get real.
(Need I write here that these are only the opinions of one person and anyone disagreeing needs to know that I'm fine with the "agree to disagree" philosophy.)
Hope all of you have a good weekend... get outside (if it's not too hot)... and try not to be depressed with the situation. Remember that ol' song, "Make just one someone happy... and you will be happy too!"