Who’s In Your Bubble???

Self-Isolation Trend #9

As countries slowly begin the transition of easing the shutdown restrictions, a new trend being considered in the early days of being let out of our homes is to only expand our “social bubble” to ten people.  As someone who has many bubble photos with the possible captions of “No issues today: I’m in my awesome bubble and you’re not allowed inside” or “I’m living in a drama free bubble today.  Respect the bubble people, RESPECT IT!”, I really wish that they had floated this trend idea before the stay-at-home order.  I definitely believe these last few month may have complicated my thinking process concerning the creation of my “social bubble.”  Will the person respect the social bubble rules?  Does the person own a restaurant, bar or bakery where they can bring home breakfast and dinner?  Will inviting one person automatically include another that I might not get a vote on?  Can I require a questionnaire regarding their sense of humor and political beliefs before inclusion in the bubble?  Is it possible to invite fictional characters into my “social bubble” instead of an actual person, because I’ve spent many fabulous evenings with some of my favorite characters?  Let’s just say that this is going to require some serious thinking for a few weeks after the stay-at-home order is lifted and so far all I know for sure is that Harper and her favorite bunny toy are in the bubble .

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  1. Alexandra says:

    LOVE the photo, your bubble looks like Saturn and its rings 🙂 hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. 🙂Thank you and I always enjoy trying to capture a bubble while kayaking!🙂 Enjoy your weekend!🙂

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  2. Glad to read that Harper and her toy bunny are in the bubble. Keep us posted about who the others are.

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    1. 😁The bubble is filling up quick, Harper added her best buddy today and a squirrel they could chase!🐾🐿😁

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  3. plaidcamper says:

    Haha, yes, it’s a bubble minefield – if you ask someone, and they decline? Family first? Friends first? Could be difficult! I’m an equal opportunity offender – invite no one…

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    1. 😁Thanks for the laugh and I absolutely loved “bubble minefield” and “equal opportunity offender” and Harper’s been busy filling the bubble with her friends and now I’m afraid Scooby-Doo will knock me out of the bubble!!🐾😁

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  4. TJ Fox says:

    I’ll second your request for the fictional characters!

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    1. 😁There’s no way I can stay under the 10 person limit if I add my favorite fictional characters to my bubble!😁

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  5. John says:

    The photo reminds me of a little space ship. 😎

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    1. Thank you and if things don’t improve soon, I might try “Beam me up, Scotty” the next time I see a little spaceship.😁

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      1. John says:

        It might be a better life eh! 😂

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, another concept to wrap my mind around! I don’t know how that ‘bubble’ is going to work. Will I ever stop being paranoid of others?
    I went to the farm stand for plants today and while most wore masks and tried to practice distancing, there was a bottle neck at check out and I couldn’t get out of there fast enough! It’s going to take me a while to climb down outta this anxiety tree. 😉

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    1. I’m adjusting to the mask and social distancing, but not to the anxiety and being paranoid when around too many people. I try to do any shopping or walks as early in the day as possible to avoid people and have left a few parking lots already without getting out of the car when it looks too busy. I always look forward to wandering around my favorite farmers markets in the area at this time of year, but even after reading an article today about all the changes they’re making to adapt to the social distancing I’m having a difficult time imagining that I would relax enough to enjoy it. I’m afraid the landscape of my social bubble is already changing and now all I can picture is Harper and I hiding in our anxiety tree inside our bubble with a no trespassing sign.😁

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  7. jillslawit says:

    Will you allow any of your backyard gang (ie turkeys, deer) into the bubble with Harper and her toys?

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    1. Harper has already added her best buddy, squirrels, chipmunks and birds, but both of us are glad we haven’t seen the turkeys in weeks and don’t have to feel guilty about excluding them.😁

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