Sunday, 5 April 2020

What a help.

I must say I am quite happy with my own company, having poor mobility I am used to being alone for much of the day, so in many ways things are not all that different.   In one way.   But in another way they are totally different.   It is one thing choosing to stay in and 'do one's own thing' and quite another having to do so.   And this is where blogging plays such an important part in my day.

Most of the folk I blog with have been 'friends' for many years, so what it amounts to is tha t I have a conversation with perhaps a dozen or more   every day in addition to local friends who ring or stand outside the window at the moment and chat through the glass.   And this morning even a call from Joany in Western Australia (who sounded as though she was in the next room)who tells me the virus is just as bad there and similar restrictions have been placed on their behaviour.

Everyone has the same question - will it ever end?  And when it ends, will things ever be the same again?   And, of course, we can none of us answer these questions.    It is these uncertainties that make it hard I think. 

And outside, where there was one celandine in the grass yesterday there are dozens today - their little faces (themselves miniature suns) turned towards the sun.   Nothing like a good old day of sunshine to make us all - flowers and humans alike - feel better about the whole thing.   So fingers crossed for a whole week of sunshine to look forward to.

18 comments:

JayCee said...

Oh yes. The sunshine and new growth in our gardens and out in the countryside certainly helps lift one's mood.

Rachel Phillips said...

No hardship, no deprivation, no starvation, no crying. Nothing on these blogs suggests any hardship whatsoever. Fingers crossed for no coronavirus in your house.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nothing lifts the spirit quite as much as sunshine and flowers. I got my dose of fresh air this morning by cleaning my windows, and though I would obviously have enjoyed it far more if Boris had told me I shouldn't do it, I now have crystal clear views of the outside world, so if that timid little Muntjac dares to come a bit closer I should get some decent photos. Glad to hear that you have plenty of callers on the phone and outside your window.

Librarian said...

I cound myself among the lucky ones - the restrictons are not very hard for me; I have been used to working from home for about 10 years, living on my own more or less the same time, happy with my own company. Plus I can still go out and walk or run if I want to.
So many others have it less good; crammed in small flats, maybe fighting an addiction or having an otherwise unstable family life that puts them at risk now more than ever (I am speaking of domestic violence). I am aware of all that but there is nothing I can do about it, and so I am living my life the way it is possible right now, with good food, sunshine and (so far) no financial worries.

Jill said...

Blog reading has been a blessing for me while isolated too. I'm a homebody and introvert but even this is taxing for me. I'm also grateful it is spring.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Beautiful sunshine today, leaves and flowers popping out everywhere. My onion sets which have been in the ground doing nothing much have suddenly got green shoots two inches tall.
Rain tomorrow to give everything a watering then more sun on Tuesday to get seeds sown.
Stay well, stay safe and keep blogging.

Marcia LaRue said...

Ah, yes ... I had to learn a long time ago how to be alone and, yet, not be lonely! Even when I was married I found myself alone too often! It made me a more independent woman and found I could do a lot for myself! I've been on my own since May 1991 [final divorce decree! LOL] and even now, hate to have to ask anyone for help with anything. However, being 76 [fast approaching 77], there are certain things I do have to have help with and so I file a Work Order at the Office and one of our Handy guys will come fix what needs to be taken care of!
Being alone ... we are in the best of company ... me, myself and God!! And, our daily bloggers! Hugs from S. Colorado

crafty cat corner said...

I think it's a case of what you can't have you want. I'm happy with staying in but the sunshine makes me want to go to the seafront. We have the police patrolling along there now so its out of the question even if staying 6ft apart.
Briony
x

Bonnie said...

Isn't sunshine the best of gifts! We are still on and off as far as days of sunshine go but I certainly do appreciate the sunny days when we get them. Perhaps they are appreciated these days more than ever. Take care Weave!

wherethejourneytakesme said...

It has been a lovely day here and nature carries on like nothing is happening - all the trees are about to burst into leaf and blossom and each day the perennials in my garden grow taller. Thank goodness this part of life has not been affected. stay safe x

angryparsnip said...

We have to look for the happy.
As I am someone who does and have done all these precautions for so many years it is not so awful for me. As a person who would have to stay home from a job or loss of a job it could be so stressful. We still have to look for the small gifts.
Stay well
parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

I wish I'd kept one of my big Telegraph Crossword books for emergencies. I filled them in far too early.

Sue said...

It's interesting about losing the choice of whether you stay at home or not. It makes a significant difference doesn't it?

thelma said...

Well make your own jigsaws from photos and play online.........https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/
that made a couple of hours go away yesterday evening. It is good that everyone keeps in touch, even the Queen bless her heart.

Tom Stephenson said...

I don't think it can ever be the same again, but hopefully the differences will be for the better in the long run.

Heather said...

Celandines are such cheering little flowers. In many ways I hope life wont be quite the same when we get to the end of isolation. I hope people will limit foreign travel and motoring, etc., giving the planet a chance to recover. It has astounded me that in a few weeks various parts of the globe already show improvement clearer waters, less air pollution and recovering numbers of wildlife. I am looking forward to being able to hug friends and family again but am willing to be patient. Stay safe.x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for all these cheery words of comfort and companionship.

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