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Will We Ever Live Normal Lives Again.

I think the pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. We have been isolated from our peers and the modest social life that we enjoyed is gone. I would just rather proceed normally but Ted is super cautious. Now our President has come down with the disease. I wish he and his family and associates a speedy recovery.. The super charged heat is dreadful. We try to get out only in the early a.m. just as soon as the stores we need to rely on open.We have a fairly good grocery store several blocks away that is open 24 hours. It has only closed one time due to the death of one of the owners children. Jose does not want to give up his walk so we try to go as soon as it is light and we both need it. Watering is a daily chore. I have some of the most beautiful vining hibiscus with huge pink flowers and it needs a lot of water and we are clinging to the lawn although I am expecting a water rationing soon. Be well and as happy as circumstances permit.

posted on July 22, 2022 4:33 AM ()


Hanging in and have a cruise scheduled.
comment by elderjane on Sept 16, 2022 3:38 AM ()
I didn't have what most would call an exciting social life before the pandemic, but I'm back to normal. Even Donna doesn't get bent outa shape about wearing a mask although she says she'd prefer if we did. We are both eligible for a second booster but my plan is still to wait until fall. I heard some facts about the oral med this morning that makes me feel a bit less like using it as a cure if I get the virus so I'll probably do a bit more to avoid it now, but I refuse to live a fear-based life. Been there, done that, and never again. Your heat is usually worse than our heat and we've hit 90 too many times already. Normal is 6 days and I think we already have 4.
comment by jjoohhnn on July 22, 2022 4:23 PM ()
I had a good social life and enjoyed it but Ted is super cautious and now we go nowhere but out to eat when I get so tired of cooking. I would throw caution to the winds and start traveling again but Ted just will not.
reply by elderjane on July 25, 2022 7:43 AM ()
I guess it all depends on our own follow-through on bringing back things we used to have in our lives. Like seeing friends and family, like going places… actually enjoying our days. I am trying to remind myself to do that.
comment by drmaus on July 22, 2022 8:40 AM ()
It does. I am longing to see my daughter and my sister but it helps to have long phone conversations with them. At least I know now how many people walk their dogs early and walk for exercise.
reply by elderjane on July 25, 2022 7:45 AM ()
For the first time in a year or more, I have been notified of a post on bloggers in my e mail. It's fixed. Sheesh. Anyway, we didn't have much of a social life before the pandemic because of illness and whatnot. Laura, my daughter, and her boyfriend, arrive tomorrow night for 5 days. Whee.
comment by tealstar on July 22, 2022 7:04 AM ()
They are so much help. I am glad Laura found you just when you needed her most.
reply by elderjane on July 25, 2022 7:46 AM ()
This does seem to be going on and on and on…
I have pretty much resumed normal life. I did my best to stay home and save lives for almost two years, but I feel like this will be our new Flu in years to come.
I hope you are hanging in there!
comment by kristilyn3 on July 22, 2022 6:58 AM ()

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