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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

I don’t know about you lately, I have been feeling “betwixt and between….” I am trying to draw in inspiration in my life but find it so difficult these days to get inspired. You know the feeling, wanting to get up and do something different but not enough energy to do so??? It’s not laziness nor is it complacent. It’s just that spending so much time at home these past months certainly has created subtle changes in my world.

California has been suffering from an enormous heat wave these past days. It is too hot to do anything and most homes in Marin County where I live are without AC. It rarely gets this hot, maybe a couple of times a year but this time the heat wave is hotter and lasting longer. You might think could this possibly be climate warming? Well, like I have always said, “listen to the scientists because they know what they are talking about.” Our summers are getting hotter and winter seems to be getting shorter here. Scary, isn’t it?

I miss the old days (B.C. before covid.) I miss hugging my pals, walking in a market unmasked, shaking hand, schmoozing over coffee and a good meal in an indoor restaurant. I miss the lack of fear in the air, the easy life, comradery, and neighbors visiting neighbors. I miss all that and so much more more.

But I doubt we will ever get all that back. Instead, we will venture into waters that we never splashed in before, trying to get our inspiration elsewhere. We will somehow survive with this new normal even though we don’t like it one bit. It’s the betwixt and between I guess, not sure where we are heading towards; something we are all feeling right now.
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  • EISSA7
    Well said, Fredie.....life has slowed to but a shadow of its former self! I miss the carefree freedom of planning travel and seeing new places, visiting friends/relatives that live far from FL, and dining out without worry that I am being exposed to Covid. Each day is pretty much a repeat of the previous one...betwixt and between is exactly where I am, too. emoticon
    61 days ago
  • TERMITEMOM
    I think you nailed it. Very unsettling times, and it looks they are here to stay.
    63 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    We are all feeling some level of burn-out with this ongoing nightmare.
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    63 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    These are difficult and confusing times.

    Those micro moments of pleasure in nature . . . including our beloved goldens . . . are there still for the noticing and for the enjoying.
    63 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    64 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I definitely do think climate change has something to do with this.
    64 days ago
  • GABY1948
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    64 days ago
  • MILPAM3
    Oh, it's getting warmer all right. When I was in elementary school, the snow started in October and didn't leave the ground until March or April. It was deep.
    64 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Oh my goodness, I think you have nailed the way MANY are feeling. It is unsettling to know that things won't go back to the way they were BC -- but I, too, believe that's right. So, we just have to take each day as it comes and do our best w/it. I wish you peace-- and for everyone! Unsettled times.

    Definitely my leaning is to listen to the scientists.
    64 days ago
  • STILLMISSVALL
    OMG 😱 How could I close without sendi you 🙏🤗🌹
    64 days ago
  • STILLMISSVALL
    You are so right. It seems that every few years we are sent a new crisis for our nation to deal with. Most have chosen to take the high road and just follow the rules and ride it out. We have Heat in the SE, too. Inspiration? Kids!
    64 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    You said it all perfectly. It's a feeling of waiting, but not knowing for what. I feel so tired, but I'm not in the least bit sleepy. I miss people, and I never thought I'd be saying that! Sorry about the heat. We are having a couple of absolutely perfect days. Mid 70's, light breeze and very mild humidity. These are the days to relish because I know the snow is just around the corner.

    Have a good afternoon dear friend!
    64 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    I’m with you all the way, yes it’s scary!
    64 days ago
  • 79PODGIRL
    You said many things I have been feeling. We will just have to see who we are and where we are when all of this shifting is done. Sending virtual hugs, even though they are not as emoticon good as hugging a friend.
    64 days ago
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