In spite of the fact that I’m housebound and my physical world is shrinking, my vocabulary is expanding. Just a few weeks ago I barely knew what Pandemic meant, nor did I realize what Social Distancing was. My whole way of thinking has turned topsy-turvy. Yesterday, while watching a Hallmark movie I found myself cringe every time people shook hands or gave each other a brief hug.
What else has changed? I and those who aren’t working outside their homes are met with vast quantities of time. Usually a gift. Right? Ah, finally time to … Well, what have you wanted to learn to do? Knit, paint or draw, take dance lessons. Sign up for an exercise class? No, those last two require close proximity so we’d better skip them for right now unless we’re content with a YouTube partner.
My Webmaster chuckled when she and I talked about the many people working at home, something she does on a regular basis with her husband. And now I find myself in the same situation. My hubby, a small business owner, is working out of the house. For now, that is. And so am I. As always.
I keep telling myself that I should be using my time more wisely. Organize my cupboards and sort through the clothes I don’t wear. Write a new book! Not that my head isn’t always meandering through a storyline or tinkering with names and new locations. And I’m taking my early morning walk every day. Exercise is important during stressful times as long as we practice social distancing.
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