Mudcat Café message #4080546 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4080546
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
21-Nov-20 - 10:25 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
This is always a difficult time of the year, but 2020 brings a unique set of complications, doesn't it? I was at an outdoor "event" today, sparsely attended, but when I briefly walked indoors was astounded to see about eight adults standing around talking at close proximity and none wearing masks. I was out of there again in a couple of minutes.

This NPR story gives a grim account of daily infections, deaths, and risks, and I sent it to the friend I was speaking with at this event who doesn't seem to quite understand how serious it all is. 1878 people died. On FRIDAY. 1878 of COVID-19. That's like four or five jumbo jet disasters in one day. I handed masks to the two friends who were running the event, and I sincerely hope they use them.

When you're living alone it's necessary to dig deep into the activities that bring satisfaction, to pull out the favorite music recordings, videos, or books that bring joy, and to absolutely make the phone calls or in-person distant and outdoor visits one can to stay sane. In 2020, paying attention to your surroundings is vital.

Today's event brought a boost for me that will help through the next week, and I'll be talking to my kids and probably sharing food with my ex. (There was an interesting story on the Moth Radio Hour this week - a couple who realized they weren't destined to be married to each other, they were destined to be best friends. That's us.)

Now to brew my cuppa decaff spice tea and head back to my sewing.