How are you all doing? I am musing a little today. Are you still able to stay a little cheerful? Are you still able to be positive? To look at the future with confidence. Are you still patient? Even after all this misery is over, its economic aftermath will continue for a long time to come. ( I am not talking about any emotional misery at the moment) Think of all the entrepreneurs who have not been able to save their business, think of all the people who have lost their jobs.
Personally I think it is even more important to buy from local entrepreneurs now. We did it when we bought and renovated our current home. The recession had just bottomed out and then we only hired local entrepreneurs. Which was also super fun too. And now we order our meat from a local farm, we should have done that a long time ago btw.
Musing a little about this and coming season
What I really miss is England. May sound trivial, but my blog is not politically oriented and I want to keep it light-hearted here. But I miss it. I don’t remember that there was such a long period between our visits to England. Yes, but then over ten years ago.
We did have to cancel the holiday in April. We would have been there now! We had planned to go with the six of us, my sister and her partner and my father with his wife. Let’s hope that we can go another time with them. Gerben and I will go to England as soon as possible!
We keep in mind that this summer will probably not be as much fun as we would like. It will probably take months before life has started again over here. So for now we can forget about festivals, barbecues and all the fun things we do in summer. Too bad, I always look forward to this season.
Musing over changes
Are there things you will do differently in your life when this is all over? Or do we all continue in the same way? Probably yes, that’s how we humans are. Now we muse over how happy the little things in life make us. But when we can do all the things we used to do before, we forget about the small things. We take them for granted.
Don’t get me wrong, that is not a bad thing. That is just how life is for most of us. But we will all be happy when we can see our family and friends again! Boy, how I miss them! I have never been a person who likes to talk on the phone. I think a app is so much easier. But I can’t remember how long ago I phoned as much as I have in the past weeks!
I am sharing some photos of past holidays in the UK with you. Just for me actually, haha, to muse a litle while looking at them. What are you musing about?
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Love all your musings! I love how you try to see the bright side of things Nancy.
I am glad I am able to Kathrine! Thanks.
Oh yes Nancy. I understand you miss family and friends and England. I am musing about Thailand and how travelling in future will be.
Oh yes, do you think it will change a lot in let’s say a year?
Love your positive attitude dear.. hopefully, everything will be back to normal soon 🙂
We were supposed to be going to England in April too – luckily we hadn’t booked anything though! We are both fine, coping pretty well really. I do miss going shopping with friends, and going out to nice restaurants for dinner. I can’t wait for life to get back to normal (if it ever does!)
If it ever does indeed! Where were you planning to go Suzy?
Love your upbeat attitude my friend. We would have been in Zeeland most likely. But considering myself lucky if we get to spend summer vacation within the country.
Luckily we booked our German b&b last year, Keeping fingers crossed. xxx Sabina
Yes indeed! We have planned a holiday to the UK also in September, but I am not sure if that will go threw.
Yesterday I was feeling a little blue but I’m trying to move past that, I do wonder what things will look like after this is all over. Will masks be a part of our everyday life? Such a strange time.
Yes indeed, do we need to stay 1,5 metres apart and all sort of that!
I’m all for supporting any type of local business especially now. I’m having some up and down days but I feel blessed!
I am glad you can stay positive, that’s important!
Oh, Nancy, I am all choked up now! I do so understand about missing England, my spiritual home. I miss it all the time, even under normal circumstances, but in our old normal I would at least have another holiday to look forward too. I try not to think about it too much, but negative thoughts do tend to creep in from time to time, even if I’m always trying to stay positive. It’s going to be a strange summer indeed … xxx
Yes we are so alike about the UK. I miss it in November normally when we where there in September. Watching Escape to the country doesn’t help much either!
I am hoping to try to shop more local when stores open back up. Since we live in a small town, we have a cute little downtown with locally owned business. Plan to go on regular date nights hopefully too. We have been blessed that this time has not been streneous on us personally after a period of adjustment at the beginning. I do hope we can celebrate my parents anniversary at least at the restaurants in 2 weeks: if not we will order something special and get together. Things are supposed to open up here slowly towards the beginning of the month.
Things are opening up here over sudden pretty fast. Strange, the rules still apply!
I can totally relate to your musings, Nancy. We have all had to give up so much of our normal things. But I guess it’s nothing compared to those who have lost someone to the virus. I hope to no longer take for granted the things we can do when things are normal, like traveling, going to the beach, and most of all–seeing our friends and family. Thanks for sharing your musings.
You have a great perspective…even though so much has changed…it’s good to look forward to our friends and family. Hopefully soon!!
Yes, I hope so too!
It’s been hard to miss out on all the things we used to do, hasn’t it? I really missed going to Vancouver this year and seeing my friends, I missed a bunch of concerts that were cancelled, and we’ve had to cancel both my mom’s 75th birthday and L’s 50th party. But honestly, aside from missing seeing my friends SO much, I really miss shopping! I miss poking around in the thrifts and looking for treasures. I have no idea when I’ll be able to do that again…
Hugs to you, Nancy!
If we are able to do that again! On the other side, I see how over sudden things here are slowly getting back to normal. While the rules still apply, but I think shop owners and just people are fed up with it!
I can not wait for this to be all over Nancy, so many things I want to do and family to see. Especially now Spring is here, I want to travel more. Keep safe lovely.
We would be in the UK right now! Oh sigh….
Dan and I had a busy spring scheduled before the virus made it’s presence felt. 5 events cancelled for April and May – 2 motorcycle races, a motorcycle ride to Yosemite, and 2 music festivals. Sigh. I am such an introvert that I don’t mind being home all the time, but I’m not happy about the reason for it. And although I see my mom weekly, I miss hugging her.
I don’t mind being at home a lot either but missing out festivals and holidays makes me a bit sad!
Nancy, this is such a beautiful post! We make wonderful memories from our experiences so we have something to reflect upon positively later down the line. These memories come especially in handy at times like these. But even as we are locked down, we are still making some really great memories. We are improvising in ways we never would have imagined and I hope that we are better people when we come out on the other side of this. None of us know what it will look like when this over, but I am going to do my best to remain positive and see the bright side of things always! Keep shining your beautiful, bright, positive light into the world, my friend. We all need it!
Oh thanks Shelbee. I love your kind words. The rules here are getting easier which is kind or frightning on one hand and great on the other! Let’s hope the worlds gets better of this.