Weekend Coffee Share#16-Gatherings

Coffee’s ready. Pull up a chair and sit down. If we were having coffee I would tell you I had time for only one cup this morning. I had a morning appointment for a routine screening which I have put off for over a year due to the pandemic. I don’t like early morning appointments but wanted to get there before a crowd. In the waiting room the chairs were spaced apart with plexiglass partitions. Everyone must wear a mask. The medical appointment is not the only morning activity I had this week. I went to two exercise classes again. One was Yoga 1 and the other a gentler yoga class. I felt pretty comfortable in that the participants were all spread out with masks again. The rooms seemed well ventilated but the masks make it a bit stuffy feeling. I decided to drop the Chair Yoga class for now because I thought it was too crowded. I think so many people want to be doing something like these classes and that is why it is getting crowded. But it is not worth the risk to me to feel I am not distanced enough from everyone else. We have a greatly decreased infection rate in California now but we have to keep going in the right direction.

We are slowly coming out of lock down here. My husband and I haven’t socialized with anyone other than our adult children for more than a year. This weekend we are expecting a visit from a couple we have known for a long time. They have had both doses of the COVID vaccine so we feel safe being with them.

These small gatherings feel like the beginning of life after COVID. I hope life will open up now.

Our grapefruit tree is getting fruit, pink grapefruit.

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

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share#16-Gatherings

  1. Denyse Whelan Blogs

    Oh that is good to hear about continuing precautiions for covid. We here in Australia are seeing an increase in numbers all from those who have returned to Australia (and are residents of Australia) from countries such as India which is suffering terribly.

    I too tend to find a main (one) thing to do each morning and that is it.
    Enjoy your meet up other than family! What a change this has all been for the past year.

    Denyse #weekendcoffeeshare

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  2. Laurie

    My husband and I are the same – we haven’t socialized with anyone but our adult children either. Now that we are both vaccinated, I have been going back to Body Pump class…but I go to a virtual class at the gym and I am the only one in the class! 🙂

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  3. Jeanne

    I understand leaving places that feel too crowded. Been there, done that. With the vaccine out and lots more (many vaccinated) people trying to get a booth at a restaurant, it may be the problem for summer. We will see. I love the grapefruit on the tree – we can’t Grow those here in Wisconsin.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      We need to honor what feels comfortable and safe. This is the first time I have had my own grapefruit tree. Looking forward to seeing what grows and what it tastes like. Thanks for stopping by, Jeanne.


  4. Susanne

    Oh, to be able to go to a gym! But I’d never do it – I don’t feel safe in any indoor environment where more than a few people get together. I only go to a certain coffee shop to get a takeaway but otherwise I’m at home all the time and socialise on Zoom. I’m ok with that.

    How lovely to have your own grapefruit tree!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I know what you mean. I need to feel safe about it. Everyone is wearing masks and we are separated from each other. I still haven’t gone inside stores, restaurants, or movie theaters. The tree is nice. Thanks for stopping by, Susanne.




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