Strange days, these.
We are fine here, and thus far none of our household has shown any signs of infection from Covid-19. However, we are all resigned that at some point, we will likely be infected. We are doing all we can to practice smart social distancing and next week launches us into three introverted adults all being home five out of seven days of the week (my job still requires in-person attendance).
One of the things I’ve observed in the last several weeks is that it is very easy to succumb to negative thinking. People rarely like change, and this has been a huge change in a very short period of time. So many people were highly-stressed before now, and now we’re dealing with high-stress and fear.
I’ve been trying to come up with silver-linings for this pandemic, and some have been a stretch, but others have been easy. Some things I’ve come up with:
- My classes have switched to all online curriculum and that saves me two hours and 84 miles of commuting on class days.
- We were already prepared for natural disasters and weather emergencies, so we had a stock of food in the house already.
- Spring is here! The plants will be growing, the garden can go in, Spring edibles will be shooting up soon.
- The “To Do List” will get tackled faster!
- We have a lot of skills that come in handy during times of difficulty.
We hope everyone stays safe, healthy, and keeps practicing smart social distancing. Support those small businesses you love when you can – they are all struggling.
What silver-linings are you finding with current social distancing and quarantine rules in place?
The Amusing Muse is a student, drinker of herbal tea, and lapsed writer living in Southern Wisconsin. She is looking forward to the first Spring Edibles, like Lambs Quarters and Garlic Mustard. She looks forward to spending time in her garden.