Weekend Coffee Share #33-Slowed Down

Coffee’s ready. Grab a cup and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would tell you life has felt slowed down this week. I have been out of the house for routine errands, like grocery shopping with my husband. But I did not get to my yoga classes this week. I missed one class because we were staying at another location while the air conditioning was out. Happy to report that the the AC is repaired and working fine now and we didn’t have to buy a new unit. We did a lot of driving back and forth from the place we were staying but now we are back home. Something else made me miss the second yoga class. The county we live in is having a surge of COVID infections and the health department recommends all people wear masks when indoors with others. The community I live in has not required people to follow this recommendation and I don’t feel safe exercising in a room with unmasked people. I have been wearing a mask but most of the others are not. Neither my husband or myself can risk even a ‘break through’ infection. I feel I need to avoid indoor gatherings for now. Seems like it is going to be a longer road to recovery from this pandemic. I worry about my little grandson who has just started back to school. We are excited that he is coming to visit us this weekend.

So much bad news these days in the world. I find myself taking refuge in my genealogy research. It helps to take the load off my mind. It is like detective work looking for clues about the people on my family tree. It is satisfying when I can find the answers.

Well, time to hit the road.

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

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!

30 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share #33-Slowed Down

  1. Denyse Whelan Blogs

    Covid is making its presence very much known here in parts of Australia too. Sigh. We have been in lockdown for 8+ weeks with another 4+ to go. People need to become fully vaccinated to a certain percentage of the population for any semblance of life being more normal. I feel you those where masks are not required and at schools especially. I am glad you have something to ‘dive into for distraction’. Denyse #weekendcoffeeshare

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  2. bikerchick57

    You are wise to stay masked up while indoors and away from the large gatherings. I just started back to yoga classes, but am wondering if it’s worth the risk, even though I’m vaccinated. I wish we could have all stayed masked indoors through the summer, so as to try and put an end to the pandemic, once and for all. Stay safe and have a wonderful time with your grandson.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      We all thought we were starting to climb back out and then we are almost back in the same place. When I started in the yoga class we all were wearing masks and class sizes were limited. Now there is this outbreak again. If there is more infections in your area I would at least wear a mask. Looking forward to time with our grandson. Thanks for stopping by, Mary.

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  3. Bear

    I hear ya about the depressing nature of the news. I’m losing myself in my writing as much as I can… that, and I’ve been deep cleaning the townhome to death and back. Figured I’d do that while it’s warm enough to open the windows so the carpets will dry.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      It’s good to have ways to engage ourselves and get a break from all the bad stuff. I do housework in spurts. It’s good to have things clean and organized. My blogging is a release valve for me too. Thanks for stopping by, Bear.

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  4. JoAnna

    My gym and church are going back to masks. It’s easy since i got used to it before. Plus, there’s plenty of yoga on youtube. Stay safe and enjoy your visit with your grandson!

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      1. Deborah Drucker Post author

        Well may be due to more infections in metro areas or more resistance to masks and vaccines in rural areas. Good to check with local health department to see how much infection in community. But this Delta variant is much more contagious.

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  5. Gary A Wilson

    Hi Deborah. I agree with you. There is so much bad news out there and I regret that our president and the party in power in the US are responsible for so much of it. I can barely stand listening to it – even by reporters who share my views – just awful and we’re so powerless to do anything about it.
    Ugh – enough of that though.
    Our church, per county guidelines is back to meeting in a large tent in our parking lot but masks are now optional. We’re vaccinated but we’re old, We greatly limit our exposure to others except for Sunday, but we all know, it only takes one nearby sneeze. Until last week, we had not directly known anyone impacted by covid (well – except I have blogging friends who have suffered terrible losses) but we just met a new couple at church who were both vaccinated and came down with mild cases of covid anyway. . . Seriously?
    Stay wise my friend and stay healthy.
    For me, I plan on staying home and writing more stories and reading more blogs.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I do think there are risks of break through infections when there are more cases in the community. Both of my brothers caught COVID. My older brother still has residual effects. My younger brother died. The vaccine was not available then. My older brother and sister in law have gotten the vaccine now. Sounds like you have a good plan, Gary.

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      1. Gary A Wilson

        Oh Deborah – I did not recall that you lost a brother and can’t imagine the pain. My hope that any of my words might comfort you just hit a hard wall. I’m so sorry for you and your family.

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      2. Deborah Drucker Post author

        I did not mention my brother since I have been on Weekend Coffee Share. It happened last year. You could not have known unless you read my blogs from last year. Thank you, Gary.

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  6. Janet Alcorn

    I sympathize with so much of this. We’re struggling with whether or not to keep going to the gym. Hubs and I wear masks, but almost no one else does. I try to go on nights when it’s less busy and exercise away from others, but it’s probably still unwise. And the news is almost all bad, and people still won’t mask and vax, and I’m so tired. But we soldier on. Hang in there.

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