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Day 100 - Reflections

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

OK so somewhere I muddled up my days.  Buggered if I'm going back through a hundred days of posts to find out where.  Politicians and The Media were referring to yesterday being the 100th day.  That's because they were counting the evening of 23rd March when Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson announced the lockdown, whereas I've been counting from 24th March - the first full day of lockdown.  Either way, it's a long time.  Especially when you consider The Ex Worker [?] Friend and I arrived back at Base Camp on 18th Feb. He left the next day, since when I  was 'home alone' until daughter's visit last week.  And now I'm 'home alone' again.  So in reality, for me it's been more than 100 days already.

Today I've been reflecting on those 100 days.  Some people have embraced this time and learned new skills, completed projects, taken up new hobbies, etc.  Daughter is one such person.  She decided to learn Japanese ffs among other things.  Some of us however haven't been so productive.  We've realised that all those things we'd do 'when we had time'  - well it wasn't a lack of time stopping us.  I haven't completed any such projects even though I thought I really wanted to. 

It's not all doom and gloom though.  I think during these 100 days, I've come to terms with the trauma of the move away from home and all that I lost.  I've started to appreciate Base Camp and the security it gives me.  Much as I miss 'The Tree', I've realised how lovely the views are from my kitchen and back bedroom windows.  This enforced hiatus has enabled me to see how the light plays in Base Camp over the seasons.  I don't know about you, but I find it astonishing to think I've been here almost 10 months now!

As to the next 100 days - who knows?  Though I do rather hope they won't be as restrictive as the last.  Truth be told, I'm itching to go back 'home' and see all the family.  Plus all my friends.  Fingers crossed restrictions will be further lifted here in Wales at the next announcement which should be tomorrow.  

Bright blessings
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  • MILPAM3
    We never stopped seeing the kids during the lock down. DH couldn't stay home if he tried. Just had to be running errands or getting carryout or picking up something at the office daily. I am trying to be good and wear a mask, but it's so hot. My nurse friend says we will be seeing more and more people fainting because they will be re-breathing their own carbon dioxide, especially in those very thick masks with lining and filters.
    38 days ago
  • KITTYHAWK1949
    I'm here in Houston and our lockdown/restrictions started ending May 1 and now we are one of the worst places to be as far as the virus. They have started putting some restrictions back but the hospitals are almost at 100% capacity and soon there will be no room in ICUs. I thought this was likely to happen and that they ended the lockdown too soon so I continued to stay home except for groceries.
    Stay safe. BTW I also haven't done anything with my time but watch more TV, get fatter and weaker as no exercise without gym.
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    39 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I pray the next 100 days aren't as restrictive, too. But about all I can say is I'd rather be well and safe, and will do what it takes, just as you are. That's the sensible approach.

    HUGS adn I can imagine you're really missing your DD after her visit. It's hard.
    39 days ago
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