Today I give you an update about life here in the Netherlands in recent months and specifically, life in our house. Just want to chat a bit. And of course I want to know how you are doing! Can you still stay positive?
So I actually decided by the end February that I would start again with the Sentence a Day series. Because I really like to read that at other blogs and also fun to write myself. Anyway, that doesn’t really make much sense now. Because you would get to read the same every day. So I postpone that until life has become a bit more normal again.
I can still stay positive
Since March 14 I am in isolation myself. A week later, our government decided that everyone, who could, should work at home and the rules were tightened. Gerben still had to work and that was very stressful. We have lost a good acquaintance to Corona in the second week. Very very sad. He was recovering from pneumonia but did not make it. The funeral was very small, while he was a very social man with many friends. Very sad, he was so full of life.
Gerben took care leave at the end of March. It’s too dangerous for me if he keeps on working. And he went to work every day with lead in his shoes. Often he also met people who did not take the distance rule into account at all and said: oh well it is just a flu. Yeah, say that again when you have a partner at home with a serious lung disease. We had a two week holiday at the end of April and Gerben has put forward a few days so that he can now stay at home for a month. That saves a lot of stress because we were both afraid that I would get it. I most probably would not survive Corona.
With a bit more time on my hands, I read a lot in our garden. Even though it was only 10 degrees celcius. But the sun is warm enough. This week it will be warm enough to give my arms and legs a tint! And I am trying out a lot of recipes. I think I will gain a few pounds. I do my best to stay positive. Because if I don’t, I know I can feel very down and I don’t allow that to happen! It’s a mindset, that’s all.
How are you doing?
And now let’s see how this year will continue. The festivals will be cancelled, so are holidays, weekend trips. More important, of course, is how the economy will behave and all entrepreneurs who are having a very difficult time. But the most important thing is of course that we all come out healthy and then we will see further.
How is life with you? Can you still remain positive? Or are you already a bit dejected by the fact that you do not see friends and family. Or are you going crazy with your partner who you may see a lot now, I just gave Gerben a huge list of chores. And believe me, by the time that list is almost done, I’ll really come up with new chores! I know I am not the only one who does that…….am I……
Stay safe my dear friends!
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