A Post the Day After Yesterday’s Post

One day after writing a post on how unconcerned I am about the Coronovirus, I am starting to feel different. The governor of New York, talking about the first death there, said we need to put things in perspective. The 85 year old woman with compromised lungs would have probably died from the regular flu, he said. I hear his level-headed words, but I can’t deny that I am more anxious today. An event I’d planned to attend today was cancelled and my daughter and I together decided against shopping this afternoon to avoid the crowds at Cosco. Bernie and I can go during the week when crowds are low if we need to. I have another event tomorrow that I am starting to question. The numbers at this gathering usually low, 30 to 40, but it occurs in a fairly small space where distancing is difficult. Another event, later in the week, will involve more people but spans a longer day as people come and go and there is plenty of room for distancing.

My thoughts are shifting from how to avoid getting the virus to how to keep up social contacts so that I, and relatives and friends, keep from getting lonely. I have started a list of people I know who are likely to be shut in so that I can touch base with them. After my knee surgery a couple years back, I got depressed from the isolation.

My husband and I are already talking about how to fill our time at home. There are so many projects to attend to, but with so much time anticipated, for some reason nothing sounds interesting to me. Under other circumstances, I would be thrilled to have a free day. There isn’t much you can do to please this gal, it seems.

I saw on Facebook that the president declared the 15th (tomorrow) to be a National Day of Prayer. I think we already have one but we can always use another. I would suggest every day be a day of prayer, with the world in mind, not just our little American selves. That is something worthwhile to do when stuck at home. It benefits those being prayed for as well as the pray-ers. I like it. I will put it on my list.


4 thoughts on “A Post the Day After Yesterday’s Post”

  1. Born in 1930 i remember several situations where everyone could be a victim especially WW 2. Everyone was effected in some way. Perhaps family member or friends serving in the military or some war related function, rationing, shortages, to name a few. We were so united.

    1. Thank you, Chuck. It is so good at 75 to know that even I have elders that I can look to for perspective and wisdom. I will keep my eyes open for unity…we are One in the One.

  2. We don’t even have any confirmed cases yet, and our community club house sent out a notice that they were cancelling all events, and locking the place down. People are trying to be cautious,, but instead are panicking. I find this time to be refreshing, I can work on small projects in my new house for which there are many. I have several books I’ve been dying to read, and crafts that I haven’t had the chance to even think about for the last few months. I have kept myself away from crowds once the flu season starts ( for the last few years) have continued to wash hands, or wear a mask if I feel the need and telephoned friends to keep from feeling isolated. Yesterday I sat in the car with the dog for an hour and a half while Bill went in to see the pulmonary Doc about his Cpap machine. I didn’t care for that, but knew it was necessary. He was handed a hand wipe from me as soon as he got back in the car. We are so used to being busy that we don’t know how to enjoy the time that is given to us to enjoy. Don’t panic, just be cautious. And of course pray, not just one day but every day.

    1. Your comments are wonderful, Nancy. I love the way you look for the positive. Be cautious, not afraid. One day at a time every day.

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