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We have been stuck indoors for 3 weeks now and it feels like an eternity! Some days drag especially with inclement weather. We had some snow again today and I almost cried! Fortunately the sun has come out again and we can get outside and into the forest. There at least we don’t concern ourselves about the 2 metre rule as we seldom come across anyone else.

We humans have an amazing sense of survival and adaptation or so I am led to believe. We get through these long confined days and are slowly developing coping mechanisms. The forced stillness has also allowed us to hear our ‘little voice’ in our heads once again. We go inwards and ponder the things that are important to us…..our family, friends and keeping healthy. It has brought much joy to be connected to family and friends. Keeping healthy has required a bit of extra effort on my part. I have tried to devote some time to it each day.

One of my favourite activities is the recent virtual Pilates class that I join twice a week.  I used to be part of this group, with Nancy as our teacher, when we lived in Oakville. Through internet connectivity I can bend, breathe and contort all the way from the West Coast. It is almost as if I am transported back to the Pilates studio minus the chirps from my fellow participants.

Chester lending a supportive paw….

As the lady of the house I am obliged to keep the cupboards stocked and the fridge full. The men in the household are working from home. During these escapades I arm myself with my homemade mask, alias scarf, and my rubber gloves.

Did I ever imagine that grocery shopping would be the highlight of my day? I waft around and examine the different items on the shelves. I try not to allow my vivid imagination to envisage the dreaded lurgies which are out there too! As a senior, I hate to admit this fact, I am allowed priority shopping times which is an added perk.

So this is life for the next few weeks. Hopefully we can all find some joy and hopefully some humour during this closeted time.

Vacuuming with an added stretch put into the mix……

 

 

 

 

 

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