Saturday, April 18, 2020

Covid-19 Shutdown Diary Day 34: Think long term as well as short term

This morning I found this post to be quite helpful - Be Different to Everyone Else

I liked several things she mentions:

- Thinking long term (3 years? 5 years?) rather than when will we get out of lock down and back to normal

- Learning something new

- Doing things differently than you normally do

- Talking about things other than the virus, asking people questions about their dreams and reading inspiring books

I am a work in progress on all these fronts!

Carrying On:

Finished pruning our bushes at the front entrance. I am going to make a note to do this every 3 months so they don't have to be cut back so drastically once a year. I think they will look better as a result and it will be easier for the gardening crew to mow under them.

Took a nice long walk as well as taking the dog for a walk.

Finished watching BBC's Wartime Kitchen & Garden which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Found several more books to download on my Kindle and read for a couple of hours.


  1. I think the pandemic is teaching us new things every day, some good and a few bad. I love the creativity I see on Facebook of how families are interacting with their kids.

  2. I prune frequently because it's a bit like the old adage, 'A stitch in time saves nine.' It's much easier for me to do frequent small trimming than infrequent big trimming. I also am enjoying more than ever the opportunity to be outside when the house begins to feel oppressive, which lots of small trims and weeding affords.

    We are also looking for opportunities to get outside while socially distancing. This coming week, when our temps here are supposed to rise into the 80's, we're planning to take a picnic dinner to a small park along our bluffs and sit to watch the sunset. Small thing, but even small things are very, very pleasant now!

    I also enjoyed the blog link you shared! She has inspired me to make a list of 12 different items I'd like to learn how to cook, starting with tabbouleh - I have a bursting at the seams Italian parsley plant I need to harvest a bit!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the blog linked. I need a yard to borrow lol. We have about half a dozen small bushes to take care of.

  3. I think I should move on to the learn something new portion. I have always thought about taking one of the free online courses being offered. Perhaps this is the right time to do so.

    God bless.

  4. Just started watching Wartime Kitchen and Garden, and really enjoying it! Thanks for the tip!


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