Monday, May 18, 2020

Covid Spring

Covid Spring 2020

Here we are, isolation Day 66, rainy Victoria Day 
My cup of tea and piece of rhubarb cake is getting me through today ...
I hesitated to post this but,
Documenting how I am feeling for my own reference some day.

This has been the strangest and most surreal Spring in my life/in the world!
Increasingly, my emotions seem to be getting the better of me.
Missing my friends and favourite little humans
I feel so unmotivated and cannot wait to hug my grandchildren.

Everything will be O.K. - right?

All the upcoming "normal" events have literally been crossed off our calendar:


Birthday parties - gone virtual
Weddings postponed
Church services - gone virtual and Zoomed
Church play cancelled
Local Theatre Play cancelled
Mission's Fund Raising Dinner cancelled
Curling Banquet and Annual Meeting cancelled
Way overdue hair appointments - don't get me started on the state of my hair - eek!
Doctor's appointments cancelled
The Stratford Festival Theatre Season cancelled - surreal
Ailsa Craig Quilt Show cancelled
Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale cancelled
Our trip to England cancelled
Vacation Bible School cancelled
Funerals postponed
Wellesley's Apple Butter and Cheese Festival cancelled
and so much more!

Everything will be O.K. - right?

However, many wonderful things have happened too since the World was put on Pause:

My sister's granddaughter Violet was born

Isolated Baby Violet's - First Peeks through the patio doors!
Birthdays were celebrated in very unique ways
Some sewing projects were completed
Mini Quilt Along Project almost complete
Quilting and rewatching the sour dough tutorial

Sourdough baking accomplished


New projects are on the go - i.e. crochet
Flower beds weeded and mulched

Misty Spring Evening
Spring Flowers are blooming


Mother's Day
Beautiful Flowers from my loves. Our Mom's - missing them so much!
Face masks have been sewn
Orioles, Hummingbirds, and Grosbeaks have arrived
Crops are planted and the stones have been picked
Apple blossoms are ready to burst
Fresh Rhubarb, Chives and Winter Onions from the garden
The almost daily FaceTimes with my loved ones - get's me through

Everything will be O.K. - right!?
Thank you for bearing with me on this post ...

Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
The Good News: God is standing by your side, even in the toughest moments of your life. Do not be afraid, stand strong, and have faith.

Clinging to those words
Everything WILL be O.K.!

Till next time - how is everyone coping? Praying that you are all staying healthy and safe.

These two keep me giggling with their hilarious text antics!
I find myself watching them over and over ...

3 comments:

  1. Praying and hoping you soon will feel those sweet hugs from your dear grands. When and where were you heading to England? We are waiting to see if our September plans to visit England will be a reality or if we have to cancel. Your bread looks like art work. God will see us through...

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  2. Are things easing up at all? I sure hope so for everyone's sake. This has been a terribly difficult time for so many. I have feared for my mental health at times. Yes, I believe that everything will ultimately be okay, yet we have seen for ourselves that life can get pretty rough. Hang in there and I will, too! God is good...all the time. Your sister's little granddaughter is a sweetie.

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  3. Rosella, I think most of us can relate to the up-and-down nature of our emotions during these very strange times. (I can!) So much has changed in our lives . . . from the big things to the simplest of little things. I have to cope by living one day at a time, trusting my all-knowing, all-wise, loving Father to give what is best. If I don't remind myself of His goodness, I will focus on myself and how hard this is and how much I have lost and how absolutely terrible my hair looks.

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