Weekend Coffee Share #13-Something Missing

Coffee’s ready. Pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would ask if you noticed the bags under my eyes this morning. I think I have an allergy to something. I am trying cool compresses to reduce the swelling. I will not miss the bags when they’re gone. Since the start of the pandemic lock down there are many things we stopped doing, like shopping, going to the movies , restaurants, hair salons, library, dental and medical visits, travel, and family gatherings. I have come to realize that I don’t miss some of these activities that much. I do miss more visits with family and friends, the library, and car trips. Before this all started, I thought we would travel abroad. Now I don’t know when we would feel comfortable with that.

It is good we are able to visit with a few people who have had the COVID vaccine, like my son and daughter-in-law and my daughter who got the first dose will be able to see us sooner than we thought. My brother-in-law and his wife visited us yesterday which was very nice. A few things are opening with some restrictions. My little grandson started back at his preschool last week. He was so excited to be back in school. We were excited to see him when he visited last Sunday with his parents.

First day back at preschool

I will wait a while before being around more of the public because of the COVID variants.

Things I definitely won’t miss are masks, social distancing, and the fear of infection.

Golden Rain Trees?

Not sure if this is a Golden Rain tree or the culprit for my allergies but we have one right behind our back wall. They are pretty trees.


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer.

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share #13-Something Missing

  1. Eva Hnizdo

    Nice blog. But you wrote: “Things I definitely won’t miss are masks, social distancing, and the fear of infection.”
    i understand, yes, definitely. But the problem is that we should wear mask and practice social distancing for at least another half a year, maybe a year, whether we want to or not to avoid more Covid waves and of course more Covid deaths. We all need patience. And that was never my forte.

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  2. Susanne

    That’s a beautiful tree – whether it causes allergy or not.
    Oh, yes, to be able to be around people safely again. The worry about infection is the worst. Some friends want to do social things soon when some restrictions will be eased, and I have to say no, or that I don’t know. I don’t care what is allowed – I only care about what is safe. I can’t wait for this to be over.

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  3. Laurie

    Awww…bet your little grandson was happy to be back at school. My grandson went back March 1 for the first time this year. Those trees ARE pretty. Good luck with your allergies.

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  4. Cynthia Diament

    Hi Debbie,

    As usual, I love your posts. Hopefully, we can make a trip to the desert sometimes as well to see you. The tree is beautiful. I hope your allergies will clear up soon. Glad you have had some visitors but I also think that it’s nice not to have all the commitments that we had before. Life can be a little simpler. Hope you are doing well and quite settled in your new place.

    Helen and family left this morning for a quick little family outing for 3 nights. They are staying at an airbandb in north San Diego county. A place called Vista and they’ll so some San Diego things and come back on Monday. They’re dropping the kids off at my house and they will spend the night since it is their spring break.

    Our weather is quite nice right now. We needed more rain, however. Maybe we’ll still get some more but it usually doesn’t happen much anymore this late.

    Was that a picture of Gavin walking into his preschool? I can’t believe he is so grown up already! Love, Cynthia

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Oh, thank you Cynthia. I am still puffy around the eyes and look forward to it going away. Yes, things are usually quieter here. It is so nice that you are watching the grandkids. I noticed Gavin is looking taller as well. Thanks for stopping by. XO

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  5. Regina Martins

    I hope you’re better from the allergies.
    I also don’t miss going out, shopping, etc, and prefer spending time with family. One thing I do miss though is working in coffee shops. I was already working from home before the pandemic but sometimes on a Friday I’d sit in a coffee shop and work. I miss that. It will be a while before I feel comfortable going out like I used to, and travel.

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