10 May 2021

Thoughts Almost-post-pandemic

Almost-post-pandemic, the after compared to the before, rating and sorting the results into how I feel about the what of life now, has a new importance.

A change I notice today is a strange calmness. The type that feels like an observation post as opposed to one of participation. Direction appears more solid from that viewpoint. Resolve to get things done feels more certain. 

Overall, I'm watching what I am doing with a positive outlook. It is weird searching for something without fretting in the hyper where did I put that mode. Finding it not frazzled takes on a miracle like status.  

What changes in your life do you notice almost-post-pandemic?

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  1. My life, beyond the wearing of masks (which I think will be necessary for quite some time to come) hasn't changed all that much. I stay home more obviously but that's okay because I'm a homebody anyway. When I had my eyes done I started getting our groceries via curbside pick up and have discovered that I love it and probably, if the service continues post pandemic, I'll carry on doing that. Always did hate grocery shopping!

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    1. Curbside pick up is now available locally here as well. Going back to shopping in the golden hours, I feel, eases shopping stress.

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    2. I've done the shopping during seniors hours (7 to 8 am) up until my cataract surgery and it was okay but I like curbisde pickup much better because I don't have to go into the store at all.

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    3. It is good to know that curbside is available now at the local grocery store. I will keep it in mind. Thank you

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  2. My life has so very gradually changed on the Island that I have hardly noticed that we are almost 'normal' again. I think a lot of that has to do with what I think will be the new normal (ie still wearing masks) for a long time to come.

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    1. Graham,
      Gradual change, I realize reading your comment, may be the new pace we have become use to.

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  3. I'm nowhere near feeling any kind of calm. Too much going on, covid nowhere near contained. I'll have to answer this in a few months.

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    1. Liz,
      Different levels of the pandemic going through populations gives insight into what works, and what isn't. Stay safe

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  4. I've been wondering about the things I did before the pandemic and what I would like to do again. I don't think I'll ever care as much about going shopping. We are still ordering our groceries for pick up and that's fine with me. And I just can't get excited about going to the mall or thrift stores again. I'm blessed to have good hiking trails close by to enjoy and that has kept me sane....and out of the house enjoying nature!

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    1. Diane,
      Hiking over shopping is the best decision any day.
      Shopping is not the fun times it use to be.

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  5. These are interesting thoughts -- I like the sense of observation. I think I see this, as well. I have little desire to shop for shopping's sake (or much at all, for that matter). Apart from books or art supplies, there is little I want to buy -- and I need none of those for awhile. Well, plants if it ever gets warm enough to plant them! I don't feel like returning to book club and already said I didn't want to be slated for another board term, much as I like my board. Nope. I just want to be more still.

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    1. Jeanie,
      "...be more still." Wow, that is a profound thought to ponder. I see the sense of it, not wanting to move much, think and observe. Instead of people watching, it feels like life and World watching.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us today. I'm still going very early in the morning to get my groceries so I don't run into too many people. But I have felt a calm in the mountains since I moved here, and that brings me a sense of peace. Have a pleasant week.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri,
      The calm of the mountains sounds like it should be a book, poem or song. The image of it is pleasant and relaxing.
      A pleasant week to you as well

      I am thinking about going back to the early shopping again as a way to feel safer now that masks are less and less.

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  7. We are months from the second dose so no change here yet. Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Thank you, Marie
      The Moderna 2nd dose I got was 30 days. I hope yours is sooner.
      The magnitude of the vaccine felt huge when it was announced. Waiting was stressful. Two weeks past my 2nd shot, I have yet to feel how great that is. It is barely sinking in because safety overides the joy.

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  8. Supposedly vaccines are going to start coming available for my age group later this week. We shall see.

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    1. William,
      I think by now, availability should be open to everyone. I am surprised you are still waiting. Who do I call?

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  9. I am no longer as cautious as I should be. Forgetting the hand sanitizer and putting on the mask as I walk into a place and not before.

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    1. Tabor,
      You are not alone.
      Caution as also dimished for me. And it is scary.
      I had a strong spike of panic when I thought I lost my mask when out and about. Being banned from going in a store became real. Thankfully, I keep a face shield in the car. The importance of a face mask is much bigger than I thought it was.

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  10. People generally seem to be taking their time venturing out ~ others are out in random abandonment without masks ~ Me I am playing it safe and not going many places ~ Still grocery shop at a small store near home ~ Still wearing my mask when I go to places even walking ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol,
      I am with you on the cautions. I heard today about masks not needed everywhere for vaccinated folks. I remember how slow government was to call for mask wearing in 2020. Well, I am going to be even slower not wearing my face mask no matter what they say.

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  11. I seem to be realising I used to fuss too much. I don't know whether that's anything to do with the pandemic, though. It may be other things that have also happened in my life.

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  12. Jenny,
    I look at it this way, the covid pandemic deserves a few blaming opportunities. 😎

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  13. As I'm getting together more with people, I'm finding it interesting that hugs are hesitant (on my part). And a few times, I'm hugged someone without asking first, I've worried later if they thought I was awfully presumptuous considering the year we're coming out of. To be clear... these are people for whom it's normally totally appropriate for me to hug (or them to hug me). It's just that we're finding our way back to that. And it's a little awkward at times.

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    1. Becki,
      Feeling awkward will be the norm, I feel, for months because not all of us go at the same pace. I will be politely careful to consider hugs off line.
      As yet, I'm not ready to let go of my mask.

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