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First Thing

First thing I want to do when the pandemic is over is…I am so tired I don’t know what I want to do. I have been reading about mindfulness and how we need to find acceptance and peace in our lives no matter where we find ourselves. It is a big challenge to feel at peace these days. I do think I am lucky that I am an introvert and my kids are adults. I don’t have to work and have a lot of exposure to the public. But I am in my older years and did not plan to spend my time on house arrest. I thought I was ok with waiting for the vaccine, then the news my husband and I would be eligible for it now but it is not available in our county. This made me angry because people in other counties are able to get it. Have to try to be patient but it’s hard. I’m in the middle of packing up my house for a move to the desert. I still have things to look forward to. I always considered myself an optimist. Have to find what brings me joy again. Last thing I want to do is lose my ‘joie de vivre.’

After I started this post, I spotted an article in the New York Times, that asked several people ‘what is the first thing you will do when the pandemic ends?’

What is the first thing you want to do when the pandemic is over?


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘first thing’, start you post with ‘first thing,’ bonus points for ending post with ‘last thing.’

Featured image by S. Hermann and F. Richter on Pixabay.com

My Corner Of The World

In my corner of the world we are told we are now an epicenter of the pandemic. I read in the LA Times every day now that our hospitals are overcapacity with people waiting to get in. I stay sheltered in place pretty much receiving grocery deliveries at my door which I have done for months. I feel fortunate that I can stay at home and have been able to avoid infection up to now. Yet there are people who still refuse to take this seriously. I can understand the fatigue with it all. We started the first lockdown in March. When you can’t see the virus affecting people close to you it is easy to deny it is a threat. We all want to say it is a New Year and the pandemic is behind us. It isn’t behind us yet.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘in the corner.’