In the time of the virus: day 64

Today I have been mostly feeling very sad.  Someone very close to one of my dearest friends died last night (not c-19 related).  Some of my sadness is down to the fact that I know that in normal times today I would have been making urgent arrangements to travel to be with my friend and offering them whatever support I possibly could..  These are not normal times, and of course I can’t do that.  Instead I am left holding my sadness, and they are left holding theirs.  Sometimes the phone is not enough.  As I’m sure too many of you already know from your own experiences through these times.

I think this coming immediately on top of the events of this weekend just feels all the worse.

Anyway, today is a day, and I have weathered it as best I can.  I had my Monday (this week Tuesday) meeting with myself: not on Monday, not in the morning, and not with a cup of tea, but it happened and it was useful.  I didn’t manage to do everything on my list for last week, but I did get a lot done, and there is more to do this week, and more time for the doing of it.

I spent some time sitting on my allotment watching the bees, and sowing some more seeds.  Also, admiring those already sown and waiting to be potted on or planted out.  I found a random jar of something at the back of the food shelf (and sought advice from sons how best to use it).  I got out for a walk, which was good for the body and the soul.

I hope you’re well, and weathering your own storms.  See you tomorrow (when it will be Wednesday.  Are you keeping up? not sure I am….) xx

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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