January 2021 feels weird. I am finding that not leaving home much except to get food and essentials, with an occasional trip to Goodwill or Salvation army , very strange. I didn’t have as much issue last year when the working from home started because it was spring. I could get out and go for a quick walk for a change of scenery. I could sit in the garden and get my hands dirty at times. I could watch the wildife, listen to the wind and commune with the fairies in the garden. This year I feel like an old lady constantly looking out of my window to see if it is snowing or if there are birds at the feeder. And maybe to spy on my neighbors because well, what else is there to do. Winter doldrums, the cabin fever, the seasonal blechs have officially set in,
I do get out in the home gym about 4 times last week. I want to step it up to daily. I have been really busy doing crafts, online craft classes and quilting. That has been super fun. I am down to the last 2 customer quilts and I am going to get my quilts all done. I am feeling really happy about that.
Now that football season is over, I don’t have much interest in TV. Old Time Teams shows thank goodness are online and YouTube still has some interesting content. I am starting to get how the extroverts felt last year about being home. I do love working from home but I miss getting out.
We were dreaming the other day about what would we do first when it is safe to engage in “high risk” activities or a “when the pandemic is over” game. Kinda like the old “if we won the lottery” game. Take a trip. See family. Go to the Grand Canyon. Eat out and get a fantastic steak. Go to a museum. Lose money in a casino? Go to a summer festival with music. Compete, for my husband, in Highlands games and I would watch. Go to a beer tent at the Highland festival. International travel to York, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Maybe by the fall or next winter we can do one or two of these things. Start small and all that.
I get the second Covid vaccine next week. I am not looking forward to it. I think I am really going to be sick. I felt under the weather for a week with the first one, the second will probably be worse because my body is already sensitized to it. I keep telling myself it will be all worth it. I sure hope so.
Good news is that today is Thursday. The weekend is close. I need to make a list of what I want to get done before Monday to keep me on track and not hibernating under a warm quilt because it is darn cold out.
To Thursday! To getting things done! To exercise in the home gym! To work! To crafts!