What Day Is It Anyway? — Coping with Covid – day 7

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Well it’s been a week since I’ve had any outside human contact. I’m actually very fortunate, Superhubs and I have each other. Still feeling weak and have ever present cough. Cold and wet again today so we’ll see what the day brings on the exercise front. I saw the above on pinterest yesterday and I’ve decided that I need to change my focus. I’m adding to my gratitude list each day at least one good thing that’s come from the current Covid-19 crisis. For today, I’m very gateful for Youtube, yeah you read that right. I’ve found lots of fun and educational stuff I never would have even looked for if this crisis hadn’t forced me to find new distractions. This is one of my new found favs.

Truth Well Told Tarot on Youtube go check it out, you know you want to.

What kind of stuff are you using as distractions?

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Day is it Anyway? — Getting Real

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Linking to Linda G Hill’s WDIIA. From Linda:

Why I’m writing this post:  Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.  Let’s keep in touch!

Coping with COVID-19 – Day 3, 4 and 5 — Getting Real

Things seem to get crazier every day as we all attempt to “flatten the curve” so to speak. We’re holding our own here in the Black Hills with only 1 confirmed case in our county and no community transmission (how they determine that I’m not sure.)

I slipped into my protective introvert shell for a few days so if I’ve missed posts, comments and such, I apologize. Problem is I can sink deep, fast, become apathetic and depressed which is kind of scary in and of itself.

It’s part of the whole INFJ/HSP thing. The vibes that surround me right now and just plain scary, stores are filled with angry, frightened people. The internet, my primary source of outside contact is equally alarming. The cough I have is irritating and maybe spooky as well. I lost my voice for two months last year from a chronic cough, arrrrgggghhh! Not it’s not virus related, mostly allergies and perhaps a minor spring cold. So that’s the “real” part, I’m OK but honestly I’m not handling this as well as I had thought I would. Must remember to be on guard against the dreaded “blahhhh’s.”

After talking with a friend yesterday (on the phone) and a few long conversations with Superhubs, I’m feeling much stronger emotionally. Still a little weak, wheezy, and coughy (gosh I sound like a bunch of dwarfs) but I don’t feel as bad about it. Both my dear granddaughter and Linda have expressed it well. Good can come of this crisis if we just remember to look for it. So for today, I will find the good hiding in the bad and I will cherish it.

Can’t Stop the Feeling — from Trolls the movie

Til next time ~Hang in there baby ~JPP

What Day is it Anyway? – Coping with Covid day 2 – SoCS – Welcome

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Linking to Linda G Hill’s “What Day is it Anyway?” and SoCS

Linda says: ”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Our Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is “welcome.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Lilacs ready to burst forth in a glorious welcome of Spring

Kind of a mish/mash up for me today

Coping with COVID-19 — day 2 — March 21, 2020

It’s a beautiful day here in the Black Hills. Sunshine, blue skies, mild temps. It’s a welcome relief from the snow, freezing temps, and winds earlier this week. We have a large lovely, lightly populated area perfect for walking with minimal human interaction. We’ve been out for one walk already and plan to do one or two more. We’re both recovering from a mild virus and we’re still a little weak. It’s nothing more than sniffles, itchy eyes and a mild cough but right now a cough is about as welcome as a fox in the hen house.

If I’m honest about it, I’m kind of relieved to be home for a couple of weeks. I’m a Highly Sensitive Person and an introvert. Too much “peopling” can leave me exhausted under the best of circumstances and these, my friends are NOT the best of circumstances. Angry, frightened aura’s abound.

There has also not been much of an opportunity to celebrate the Equinox or Ostara which I always enjoy. I like to welcome Spring with a cleansed home and some special spring treats. This afternoon will be spent in an outdoor meditation, a “whole house blessing” (a fancy schmancy way of saying Spring Cleaning), and perhaps some nice vegetable soup.

Look to the Rainbow — from Finian’s Rainbow

Til next time ~Happy Spring ~Stay Safe ~JPP

What Day is it Anyway – Coping with Covid-19 -1

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Linking to Linda G Hill’s “What Day is it Anyway?” where we’re bonding over a pandemic. 😉 

From Linda: “Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.”

Coping with COVID-19 — day 1 — March 20, 2020

Things have been getting odder by the day. Schools are closed, churches have suspended services, medical appointments are being rerouted to “tele appointments” the grocery curb-side pickup has been suspended; in general everybody’s laying low. So are we.

Yesterday started out well, we had a scheduled appointment at the endodontist (root canal specialist) to have Superhubs root canal rework finalized. We were the first appointment of the day nobody else there but staff. The next appointment arrived, signaled through the door and then waited in her car until we left. That’s how the isolation level is here right now. As soon as we left, the staff wiped down the counters, chairs, and presumably everything in the back before they let the next patient in the doors. I really appreciate their efforts.

We stopped at our health food coop for a few remaining supplies. More customers than normal but still there were only 6 people and 1 register worker that I saw. Easy enough to maintain six foot personal space. I about had a panic attack at the cost of a few items but we were determined not to make any additional stops. The tension in the air anywhere people gather is nearly palpable right now.

Superhubs and I are both in very high risk groups for COVID-19 (over 60, autoimmune diseases, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, you name it). With concerns running very high right now, we’ve decided to take our medical team’s advice and just stay home. We’re on a 14-day self-quarantine.

Our office here at the Ranch has closed it’s doors. Mail and package pickup is being accomplished by simply leaving packages outside the office doors and picking up. No human contact actually involved. We have several packages being shipped in the next several days so we’ll see how it goes.

How are you coping?

Reach Out — The Four Tops

Til next time ~Peace and blessings ~JPP

Something to pass the time while in isolation – a Judy D-B challenge

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3.15.2020 Sunrise

So Judy D-B started this from a text she got and it seems like a great idea so since we’re in “self semi-quarantine” here thought we’d take a bash. What the heck is “self semi-quarantine? Superhubs and I are both in very high risk groups so we’re staying home or at least away from public places as much as possible. We use drive thru’s, grocery curbside pick-up, on-line ordering … yadayadaya. So what’s happening in my world? Our instructions are to: share the very last photos on our SD cards or iPhones

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3.16.2020 – a bunny finding a patch of new Spring grass

What we’re listening to:

You’re Sixteen — Ringo Starr

What we’re watching (later):

Once Upon a Time Season 5

So what’s going on in your world?

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Windows — Donuts

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Krispy Kreme store front in Taipei, Taiwan late October. The Taiwanese celebration of Halloween took me by surprise in both it’s duration and utter delightfulness. Stores stay open and give treats to children who dress up for Halloween (lot’s of princesses, very few witches) but the whole town seems to embrace this latest “Western” craze. The celebrations go on for days and the holiday sales and treat devouring for much, much longer.

“Somedays I do yoga, follow a sensible eating plan and use words like ‘elucidate.’ Other days I eat donuts, refuse to put on pants, and use words like ‘scrumdillyicious.’ It’s all about balance. ~JPP

 

Eat It — Weird Al Yankovic

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Spoonie Sunday – Choices

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Our prompt for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday was “Choices.” Which got me to thinking about spoonie choices. Now choices are something that every spoonie deals with on a daily basis, I mean really that’s pretty much the definition of a spoonie. Choices are also the bane of many spoonie’s existance. What to cook, what to wear, shower or no? yadayadayada … No relief in sight always choices, everywhere you look. It’s a huge burden for me. Maybe less (or more) for other spoonies. Partly it’s a side effect of brain fog but some days decisions or choices are just impossible for me to manage. Here are a few examples, Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Choices”

JusJoJan 28 – a spot of tele anyone?

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Linda’s prompt forJusJoJan January 28th, 2020, is “television” and is brought to us courtesy of Barbara. Use the word “television” any way you’d like.

Six days post op. Activity restrictions abound, no lifting, no housework, no job work, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera (insert awesome Yul Brynner voice). You might think this would make for an excellent opportunity to catch up on some television shows. Yeah, not so much. You see, we don’t watch “television” never hooked the cable up, no antenna reception, we watch dvd’s or stream old tv series (can you say Star Trek?) Thirty minutes is about my tolerance limit and that’s without commercials. So instead, I’m spending my down time reading, catching up on some crafts and …. sleeping. I haven’t slept this much in years, unless of course it was in front of the television. 😉

Video killed the radio star ~ The Buggles

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan 20 – Humor

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Linda’s JusJoJan prompt for January 20th, 2020, is “humor.” Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Sadje. Thank you so much, Sadje!

“In life and in death, always, always keep your sense of humor.” W.R. Copeland

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

Humor

When things don’t go your way
and there’s nothing left to say
turn that frown, upside down

When life gives you the shaft
don’t be gloomy, have a laugh
and laugh away those blues today

Speculation and wild rumor
take it with a sense of humor
In the war on reality
it’s the only weapon we have

Always look on the bright side of life ~ Eric Idle

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance

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Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me! prompt for today: Balance

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic
Post 2 pieces of music on topic.
Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

“Some days I eat salads and go to the gym. Some days I eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” ~unknown

“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astair did but backwards and in high heels.” ~Bob Thaves

Balance is an illusion. Stand on one foot, feel the muscles in your foot and leg shift to keep you upright as your mind wanders or the wind blows. You adjust, you stay balanced. This is life. It’s a thousand tiny adjustments, every day. ~Me to my yoga class Continue reading “3.2.1. Quote Me! – Balance”