While people are panicking, cleaning out stores, quarantining themselves it's just another sunny day in New Jersey for me.
I'm taking certain precautions but not allowing fear and panic to control my life.
Janet's passing changed my view of mortality . Not looking to die but I no longer fear it. I'm at peace with the process, the eventuality and what lies beyond.
How are you handling it?
Having a hard time today, Frank would have been 80 today. Missing him so much, especially with everything else going on. Listening to Patti Page singing "What'll I Do." A mess.
OK, it's been almost 4 weeks since my original post. I didn't think we would still be in "lock-down" mode here in NJ with possibly another month on top of that.
My small farm keeps me busy but I am craving for some good old fashion diner junk food (onion rings and a grilled cheese on rye). I can't even remember what it's like to not have to wear gloves and a face mask when going to the store. Hopefully this all ends soon.
Stay safe and sane.
Sorry but "soon" is not the operative word for this crisis... onion rings and grilled cheese on rye is pretty easy food to do justice to making it at home. Here in Mi. they are not as yet allowing nurseries or garden shops to be opened! Geez hard enough to not be able to shop freely for basics but early crops for home gardens are gonna have to be planted soon enough and we can't do that- Stores selling home repair and improvement are closed too. Grrrr. I respect the mandate but don't like it. Safe is possible Rich....not so sure about sane much longer. lj
Been picking asparagus for a week. The garden centers here are open. Just planted (all seeds) carrots, squash, sugar snaps, beets, bunching onions and I forget what else. Still have more to go, It's been a very mild winter so I'm starting early. I have friends that live in condos coming over to help with the garden and other projects. They need an outlet as well.
My husband was the gardener having been raised in an Italian family where I think almost everyone gardened and one generation back all lived on farms they farmed themselves...primarily Pa. or Messina, Sicily . Really miss the garden beyond words. If I think about it too long I weep. Fortunately we do have a couple of local Farmer's Mkts nearby that are excellent...though not the same as barefoot picking and eating out back ...sharing and laughing... You are blessed to still be able to do what you love! Enjoy!
LOL Big snowfall this morning but it's melting this afternoon.
We had snow today here in Cleveland.
In South Dakota - I have food, cat food, wine, and toilet paper. No worries here. Also I am able to work from home so I have a full-time job. The worse part is that I miss human interaction as my cat has not learned to talk yet.
It's always a one way conversation with cats, mine (well, Janet's) is the same.
My cats were multilingual. I could talk to 'em in English, German, French, Polish, Latin and even smatterings of Russian or Icelandic (whenever I could recall what I know of those languages). The cats' reactions were always the same: they ignored me.
I am a teacher and am learning how to teach online. I worry about some of my students and how they are doing. Personally, I am learning to garden both flowers and vegetables. For me, being outside lifts my spirits. I try to surround myself with positive praise music which helps.