COVID Diaries: Day 431


I had a great weekend.  Friday was my day off, and I ended up being kind-of lazy.  I did walk to the store to pick up fruit to make fruit salad for book club on Friday night.  We were able to meet on the rooftop of a downtown building, with fabulous views!  I love the company of these smart, compassionate women, and our topics of conversation ranged from COVID, to jobs, to love.  The love part makes a lot of sense, as the book, my pick, was about healing from a broken heart. 

 

Saturday was chores day.  I did get quite a bit done that I intended.  I did a deep clean vacuuming, including the stairs, the corners with the wand, and the hardwood and linoleum.  I did a lot of laundry (sheets and blankets and jackets), and folded most of it.  I did dishes, and put things away and broke down some boxes to recycle.  I mowed the lawn and raked up the heavy clumps of grass that were left behind.  Even better though, I had a chance to spend a couple of hours sitting in the sunshine, reading.  Heaven! 

Today, Tiffany and I went to lunch at a place a bit south of us, that has excellent food.  My elk burger was so delicious that I ate the whole thing! 

 

Then we went to check out a state park we had never been to before.  Rasar State Park was well worth the trip!  We spent a couple hours walking the few miles of trails, talking, and were mostly alone the entire time.  The trails take you down to the river, which is a feeding ground for bald eagles in the late fall and winter.  I’m going to have to come back in the winter…  They have a small campground with camping cabins that look like they would be fun to stay in too! 

We came home happy; there just something about nature that is so good for the soul.  And our timing was wonderful, since it started raining about a half hour after we got back.

In COVID news, our Governor FINALLY announced a full reopening no later than the end of June.  Yay!  It’s about time!  Of course, there’s still a chance that he could move away from that, but hopefully it happens.  I guess that means you have 5 more weeks of COVID Diaries, before I’ll have to abandon it for a new series! 

COVID Words of Wisdom: It is not your job to make other people comfortable with who you are.  Be wary of those who don’t want you to change or grow.  Grow anyway — there is no alternative.  Keep Moving.  -Maggie Smith

 

4 thoughts on “COVID Diaries: Day 431

  1. Glad to hear things are looking up in your corner of the world. We are mostly opened up around here, not that we’ve had a ton of restrictions outside of our major cities. But more businesses are choosing to loosen and people are slowly beginning to relax a bit more. It’s been really nice. There’s a general sense of well-being. Love that Maggie Smith quote!

  2. Such a simple yet beautiful write up. I read a few of your other articles of this series. Little household chores that may seem mundane tend to soothe us in so many different ways. They tend to keep us occupied even in times of despair and whenever life seems bleak. Sitting empty can take a toll on one’s mental health.
    We have an article on COVID and it’s impact on the work life.

    https://wordskraft.com/2020/04/16/the-covid-lockdown-isn't-a-vacation-the-show-shall-go-on-with-or-without-us/

    #MyWordsKraft

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