Monday Musings

I’ve always believed that major changes in life should be marked by something whether it is new thoughts, a lifestyle change, a new look, a phrase or quote that describes the change, but some personal statement that says going forward I’m looking at the world differently.  Now, during the shutdown these last few months I’ve somewhat achieved a new lifestyle pattern and a new look without a visit to my hair stylist and many a day had a variety of four letter words to describe a few things, but nothing I’ve thought of is nearly enough to capture this new world.  Sometimes when I watch the news and see the states that have reopened where life looks like our old world, I wonder if that will happen here after the quarantine phase.  I can look around my world and see how normal some things remain when it’s snowing in May in Michigan and

the tulips

and daffodils are blooming on their normal schedule, but

for now it is only my camera that is beginning to mark the change that I cannot put into words.

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  1. scifihammy says:

    Interesting musings. You really capture the weird feeling of being in Lockdown. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!🙂 Another weird trip to the grocery store today with everyone looking nervous in their masks and panicky wondering if they’re allowed to pass slow shoppers or turn around in an aisle.

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  2. That last photo expresses it beautifully. Still plenty of clouds. Why can’t everyone see them? There are a few patches of sky, but not enough to call it a clear day.

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    1. Thank you!🙂 Our stay-at-home order was extended until May 28 and while I’ve missed many things, I’m still nervous whenever I’m out and have no excitement about rushing out there when things open.

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      1. Right? I feel exactly the same way.

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  3. plaidcamper says:

    Having been out at the coast the past few years, it has been strange waiting for tulips and daffodils to appear so late – almost there, almost mid-May! – and we had snow, briefly, yesterday. Not impressed, even though that is the norm.
    Interesting how the level of testing and social distancing at the White House has increased, yet it is just fine for the rest of the States to go back to work without increased testing. No double standards there then.

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    1. The weather is as crazy as everything else, flurries earlier, a freeze warning tonight and in the 80s next week. I saw a report today that only two states have the appropriate testing for reopening, but the rest love to say “we’re ready to go” and, of course, there is around the clock testing for the the two that still refuse to wear a mask. I’m expecting many photos of the perfectly named Stir Crazy pale ale next week!!


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    A strange new world, indeed. ❤

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    1. It’s been nine weeks since the first case in our state and I’m still panicking in every new situation. Maybe once I stop panicking regularly, I’ll be able to find the words. First trip to Costco today since the shutdown and I could not remember where to find some items, forgot to have my card ready at checkout and completely forget to look for empty boxes for my items and I have no idea if the boxes are still available. I really don’t know how all the people returning to their jobs are going to cope with all the changes.

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    1. We have a freeze warning tonight and Harper loved her hug!🐾🙂


  5. Alexandra says:

    my gosh, what kind of weather is this, snowing there again? at least you take the best snowy pictures 🙂 sending warm thoughts your way 🙂

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    1. Thank you!❄️🙂 Another freeze warning tonight and then warmer weather finally arrives.😎

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  6. jillslawit says:

    Weird weird weather to go with weird weird times. That last picture, wow! I haven’t been to the supermarket now in weeks, the fella does it, and the home office is none too comfy, but I’m staying put. Britain’s lockdown rules are easing, but too soon. Still too many idiots around there’s bound to be another spike. Stay well, stay curious 😀

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    1. Thank you!🙂 All the states are beginning to ease their restrictions and it appears based on the polls that some people are ready for that while some of us will still be hiding in our homes.

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