March is in the books but, truthfully, I think we are far from putting March behind us. So much of all that described this past month – the emotions, the challenges, the adjustments, the feelings and situations we have experienced during the last fifteen days (or so) – will not only move forward with us into April but will impact us for months…and years…ahead. Will impact our future.
Today’s post will, no doubt, be influenced by all that was last month but it is a bit more light-hearted. Many lessons have been learned and will continue to be learned. Much encouragement, advice and even a bit of rebuke has been shared. Time for a little less introspection and analyzing. This is how my life has been looking lately. I am currently:
SHARING – all the same feelings/emotions/thoughts as everyone else. We are all in this together. The degree of emotion may be different and the concerns are, no doubt, unique but – without a doubt – all of us are impacted and affected by the coronavirus. Life is no longer just about me. About my family or even just about my community…my people. Certainly, this has caused each of us to look beyond ourselves. To notice others. And to consider not only the common cause that unites us but how we can continue to work together in the months beyond quarantine.
WRITING – Lists. Oh, I do love a good list. Or ten. Things to pick up at the store. Chores to occupy my time. Notes that need to sent and emails to write. Ways to be productive. Verses to try and memorize. Blog post ideas. Things I need to make a list for:) I’m just as happy creating a list as I am with effectively using them. (Just being honest.)
WISHING – I was a little more tech-savvy. The possibilities for utilizing technology during these days of “stay-at-home” orders. Business meetings, Bible studies, family dinners by way of Facetime, yoga classes. The opportunities to stay connected, engaged, productive are seemingly endless – and a bit overwhelmed for a woman of my generation:) No way to think I could “keep up” but I’m trying to take advantage where I can. I will admit, though, I feel old.
INVESTIGATING – essential oils. I have been a fan of oils for a long time but – much like technology – I’m sure that I only skim the surface of all the benefits of essential oils. I have a few health concerns I would like to address with oils. I’m very interested in greener living/cleaning in my home. And now, of course, there is (renewed) emphasis on disinfecting and building immunity. So I have been reading and re-reading not only about different oils/blends and their uses but about different companies and suppliers. So much information! Luckily, I’ve got plenty of reading time!
BUYING – Nothing on-line. Really. I just do not see what the hype is all about. (See above. I’m old. I get it). But I have two Amazon orders outstanding. For simple things – like shampoo. Every day, the delivery date is pushed back. I could have run to Walgreens and back ten times and picked up some shampoo. And I should have. I also tried online shopping for my groceries. Not once – but both times – my order was confirmed…only to be delayed about an hour later. The next available time – days away. I just canceled the order and went to the store myself….which I should have done in the first place. I’ll just keep schlepping to the store and filling my own cart. Like all us (old) ladies do!
Currently….I am grateful for each of you who stop by to read. I am praying for our country. I am missing my people. And I am looking forward to the activities, blessings and other moments that I rather took for granted before. I’m ready to get back out there!
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12 Replies to “Currently: April 2020”
I hear ya about being/feeling old. I have said many times that I’m a dinosaur. I’m also overwhelmed and will cut back on blogging this month. Time for many of us to pause. Sending hugs!
Happy April, Cindy! I understand the need to cut back (on blogging, etc) a bit…but I hope you will not disappear completely!:) I look forward to your posts – and always come away from your blog with a smile!!
Lists are my favorite too!!
A bit list obsessed:)
That’s awful about your online grocery orders always getting cancelled. Not cool. I do love a good list!!! They’re so fun to make. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Lauren. Have a wonderful week!
I think you’re right – March might be over, but April will have much of the same frustrations and disappointments and anxieties. Hopefully it will also have more of this sense of community and learning new things and (hopefully) enjoying more time with your immediate family too. EVERY month has lots of lists for me 😉
Hang in there, and thanks for joining in this month!
Thanks, Anne – you do the same! I am really enjoying this monthly link-up:)
Making lists is so rewarding. I am becoming quite the procrastinator at tackling my lists these days, though. I blame it on being glued to the news. Next week will be the beginning of my 3rd week of stay-at-home and I want to make it count. Which means I cannot sit in front of the TV all day watching the virus numbers increase and the stock market decrease.
This weekend I need to get back to regular exercise and next week get back to ticking things off my lists!!
Back to regular exercise:) I began again on April 1…here it is the 4th and I’m already dragging there. Ugh – me and exercise. It just is not pretty!:)
Woof. I feel a lot of the same sentiments right now – and I think many of us do! I’m hopeful for the end of this, but I know we’re far from past the hard part, which is difficult in and of itself.
The “not knowing” is so hard! Thanks for stopping by – and for your comments! I hope you and yours are healthy!!