I date my life under pandemic as beginning on March 13 which is the last time I skated. It has been over seven weeks and I can not say the end is in sight. Time seems to simultaneously being going very slowly and very quickly. There are some days when the montonoy is overwhelming.
I have been trying to get outside every day except of course when it is raining which has happened a lot this spring. I am also trying to do two to three days of strength training every week. Although it has been lovely to see spring unfolding with the beautiful pale yellow and greens of the season, I would like to find different places to walk which is not that easy.
Like many other people, we are cooking more since we eat at home every day. Sunday night I made swedish meatball with mashed potatoes and roasted fiddlehead ferns. I used considerably more butter than I usually do. It was a throwback to a time when I was less weight and health conscious. It tasted very good.
We try to have regular zoom “meetings’ with our family. If I had gone these seven weeks without seeing the faces of my children that would have been very hard and caused me to have greater anxiety.
I realize that I am very privileged because I have a home to live in and money to spend while in quarantine. My heart goes out to people who do not have those resources during this difficult time.
I hope everyone stays safe and well.