COVID Diaries: Day 273


There’s been some good news and bad news in my COVID life…  So perhaps we should break this out.

The bad news:

  • It’s almost winter.  It feels like we really didn’t get a summer this year and now we have to jump right back into winter!  Other than snowshoeing, this is not my favorite season!
  • Things are locked down tight again. We aren’t supposed to gather outside of our immediate household, and aren’t supposed to travel, and can’t even go out to eat at a restaurant!  So, I’ll be back to my own mediocre home cooking…
  • It’s dark.  It’s still pretty dark when I “arrive” at work (having had the grueling walk to the spare room commute).  And it’s dark when I’m done working for the day.  That’s hard on the soul.

The good news:

  • The vaccine news is certainly good!  In 9 months they have fast-tracked three vaccines!  Hopefully they will prove to be both safe and effective; it will be interesting to see how the roll-out goes.
  • The winter solstice is in less than a week, so it will start to get light again!
  • I have plenty of puzzles to keep me occupied.
  • Not been able to go out and be social gives me more time to do some reading!
  • Maybe this will be the winter that I go for some drives to find noteworthy things to photograph.  I would like to do more of that, and it seems like a perfect opportunity!

Until all this is over, I’ll be dreaming of travel and wide open spaces.

Badlands National Park

How about you?  Are you finding ways to make this lockdown more tolerable?

4 thoughts on “COVID Diaries: Day 273

  1. The lock down could have been a lot worse for us than it was. There are four of us living here, and we go out to the supermarket and church on a regular basis. We sat on the porch with neighbors, and now that the weather is bad, we check in with each other by texting. I feel really sorry for all who lost jobs or businesses due to the virus. The stress for many must be almost unbearable.

    • I feel so badly for those who have lost their jobs and their businesses. It seems that there is no relief coming for these folks and no really empathy from many for the losses they have suffered. I’m so lucky in many ways, but I get so lonely as well.

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