Friday, August 28, 2020
a virtual walk through the woods...
This is me virtually walking through pristine wooded forest full of huge trees and giant fern... Actually I'm walking around the circle that goes from my kitchen to my dining room to front room to game room and back to kitchen. I do it 10 times and then up and down the stairs about half a dozen times. That's my daily exercise since we can't walk outside. Think it's 101 F today... possibly 103 by this evening.
Next Tuesday we will be in September. Hard to believe that this pandemic has gone on this long and may go on even longer. Even harder to believe is that some still aren't convinced of it's danger. I guess the only way they will be convinced is if and when it hits home with someone they love.
My oldest son told me back in the early days of the virus that it wasn't a matter of 'if but when'. I've thought of this a lot. And lately it's gotten closer... our SIL (83) was in the hospital with Covid, and both my grandson (21) and grand daughter (18) have young friends that have tested positive. Not 'if but when'...
And the sad thing is that we know so little about the virus. The young ones may not have to be hospitalized, but there are studies showing dangerous long term effects of the virus on the body of both the young and the old. Our 2 DIL's are nurses and work with Covid patients - so we hear a lot. But if you google 'after effects of Covid 19', you can read how even after recovery there can be devastating long term effects.
And with the schools and colleges opening... well, the spread is not going to be contained.
November is fast approaching. God help us. This year I'm not looking forward to either Thanksgiving nor Christmas... all because we have to endure the 2020 Election first. And no matter how it turns out, there will be chaos. How did we get to this??
Well, I had no idea what I was going to write about when I started this post... possibly laugh a bit at my walking through the virtual forest... but I ended up talking about Covid again. Sorry.
Those of you that can get out and enjoy nature, please do it and share it with the rest of us... through pics and posts. Those of you that are able to take car trips to the beach, etc. and continue to maintain social distancing, etc., please continue to share.
One thing I would like to address here is how important it is not to have personal beliefs referring to either Covid or Politics disrupt your family. Don't go there if it's a hot spot... which it can be to some. Almost all of us have family members who don't share the same beliefs. Agree to disagree. I personally believe that most of us want the same things, but just don't agree on how to get there.
Enough. It's Friday! Happy TGIF! Even though every day seems the same, I still look forward to the weekends - habit I guess.
I thank God that no family nor friends (neither in Texas nor Louisiana) were affected too badly by Hurricane Laura. And I pray for those whose homes were in the path of that storm...