Just feeling a bit down lately because of limitations. In lock down, can only go to certain places (if I get out and I’ve been admonished not to repeatedly; starting to feel like a grounded teenager wanting to find a way to sneak out the back basement window or something) the places that are open are now limiting the number of people who can be in at one time and cutting their hours… and I’m running out of meal ideas!
But while we are all going through this I should step back and look at things differently. During past wars and the depression our parents and grandparents had to do much more with less. I’ve never really said thank you to the workers at restaurants or grocery stores before other than thanks for bringing me my meal or just being polite but now I feel the need to thank these people for just being there. I said thank you for being here for us the other day to the guy at the fish counter and his face lit up!
I am thankful for all who are on the front lines of this such as everyone in hospitals; doctors and nurses, technicians, the people who have to mop up spills and everyone in between. And of course the first responders. I’m thankful for the technology that allows me and others to have online meetings, classes and just time with loved ones we cannot be with at the moment.
Many are struggling right now like those who no longer have a job, parents juggling working at home and trying to keep their children from killing each other and working on their school work, those who are sick and those who have had to say goodbye (if they could) to family who have passed away. A funeral last week for a family member of mine really and truly was limited to immediate family only with only 10 at a time allowed in for the wake.
But enough of my maudlin ramblings… as our ancestors survived adversity so shall we and hopefully when we come out on the other side of this virus thing we will be better people to each other, ourselves and our world.
I guess that’s how my mother feels….. she wants to sneak out to go to the Filipino store to buy meats and some stuff that only Asian stores sell, especially to Red Ribbon bakery that sells Filipino ensaimada ( puffy bread brushed with butter and sprinkled with cheese) and empanada, and of course, delicious pan de sal . I told Dad to watch her, and hide the keys. ^_^ She’s over 60 , with underlying conditions.
I don’t so much want to go out that much to the grocery store (once a week or so for fresh fish) but just to get out into nature and safely away from others. I really miss not being able to go to any big national or state parks but I know they will be there when this is over. Love empanadas and my sister in law made the best lumpia!!!
My condolences on your family member lost. It’s tough period, holding a funeral is sad already and not being able to mourn as usual with our loved ones is even tougher. Stay strong, Teri. I hope we will get through this soon..
Thank you and we will get through this just not sure when. Ahhhhhh patience 😉
I’m so sorry to hear of your loved one.
And we will overcome this some how some way!
Thank you. We will, if we do what’s needed. get through this. You stay well too!
A beautiful flower. My condolensces on the loss of your family member. Just remember, some day this will all be over and we will all be running around clicking once more.
Gracias, Senor Calle! Will be posting more of the spring flowers from my couple of hours in the park day 🙂
Beautifully said. So sorry about your loss. When I think about what my grandparents and parents lived through in the great depression I know that we will be able to get through this.
Thank you. I agree with you about our parents and grandparents. While what we are going through is very hard we are doing it with far more resources than they ever had.
So sorry for your loss. Very tough times indeed!
Your photo is lovely.
Thank you so much, Belinda. Feeling moody today but I will be posting color again soon 🙂
I know words, especially the “I’m sorry” that you’ll hear till you scream, but let you know you have a friend near by to just stand here and listen if you need.
Awwwww thank you so much. I do appreciate it 🙂
Such a nice dark shot! Hope this whole lockdown is over soon.
Thank you and I hope it will be soon too but only if it is the right time.