Tag: coronavirus

Mixed Messages

The governor had a press conference today to update our status. He announced we were ready to move into phase one and I was all like but then he said local jurisdictions could make their own decisions and the leaders where I live and where I work were all like where I work has said…

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I’m Tired

I’m still at the wall hitting stage this week. I’m seriously considering asking for the day off on Friday even though I work from home just to not have to think about anything but what I’m going to watch on TV next. I’m tired of working from home when all of the work I’m best…

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A Glimmer

It was announced yesterday that Governor Hogan was having a press conference at 3pm today. As much as I say I am trying to keep hope alive, I wasn’t expecting there to be much change. I look at the numbers every day when they are released. I’ve seen the trends flattening. Deaths are down and…

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Avoiding the Hopeless

I wish I had something else to write about, but when you are home all day every day it doesn’t give you much material besides what is going on in the world. I wrote before about trying to find hope and that is still the case. I seem to be in a state that will…

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Tradition Interrupted

Life has been different for everyone since mid-March. The changes have been bigger for some in my family than for others. My wife was already working from home at least two days a week and generally only left the house for groceries and carry out. I think her biggest change is being stuck with me…

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Thoughts on Views and News

As I said in yesterday’s post I am trying to limit the amount of time I read and watch the news. I am also trying to look at social media less or at least unfollow the people who stress me out. I do, however, still read the paper, watch the news, and read social media…

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Reflections From Isolation

I am now over a month into staying at home. My last day at work was March 13. My last day driving to work to empty the book drop was March 17. Since then I have left the neighborhood a handful of times for food and other necessities. You would think this would be easy…

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Looking Forward

I am still trying to find hope where I can. I’m trying to remember that someday I will get to go sit at a coffee shop and read my book. I will get to go to a football game again. I will get to go to church on Sunday morning. Looking forward is the only…

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Trying to Choose Hope

I am not generally an optimistic person. I have always been the one to see the worst-case scenario. I avoid positivity because it is easier to expect the worst and be pleasantly surprised than to be disappointed when things don’t go the way you want. That is not going to work during this pandemic. I’ve…

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Corn Teen

I’m deep into corn teen(quarantine) at the moment. It’s been over a week since I’ve left my neighborhood. I only leave the house to walk the dog. I don’t see that changing any time soon. I thought I was going to get out for a brief period Sunday to retrieve the rest of the stuff…

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