Hubby and I have settled into a comfortable daily routine. Most days are much the same but we are happy and satisfied with what we are doing. I make several new recipes a week (New York Times and allrecipes.com) and hubby does his share of cooking too; so the meals are interesting. The weather is very pleasant, the grass is green and spring seems near. A little yardwork is continuing and the tulips are coming up. We enjoy playing cards and board games. Our affectionate dogs are great walking companions that get us out in the world.
We both have a bit of an introversion. This a time for introverts to shine.
We are reorganizing our house and there is a certain satisfaction with that. In time we will launch an update to our house. Some projects on the go - repurposing our garage so we are purging... slowly but it is happening. Anyone want a pool table? Wii? This week we will unpack the new big screen TV and find a ceiling mounting kit. For now it will be fine sitting on a table. We watch very little TV, but it will be nice to watch concerts and a couple of movies a week. I have not watched the inauguration concert and fireworks but have saved it to watch on the big screen.
Our daily exercise has been ongoing since May 28th, perfect attendance!
We are looking in our pictures to find pics of our family and friends so we can print them off (curbside pickup), put them in little frames and send with birthday cards. I seldom shop but when I do, I look for little 'emergency' gifts to have on hand for special occasions. I am learning French on Duolingo. It seems much easier than the Spanish I learned last year, but likely it's because French is similar to Spanish. We listen to a lot of audiobooks - online library is great!
We are both SparkPeople, and in the Winter 5% Challenge. It which helps us develop/strengthen our healthy habits. Our Winter travel theme - Famous Walking Trails! Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) Theme – Learn something new or renew an interest/hobby. Mine is Duolingo French. And I am working on the next 5 pound weight loss.
I am planning for parties we will have sometime this year when everyone is vaccinated. There should be celebration for each friend. I like to celebrate 'extra' events like American Thanksgiving and now will add Ukrainian Christmas which is January 7th. Confession our Christmas tree is still up.
I make a point of having enough variation to our days so there are few 'Blursdays'. I read/glance at the NYT online. I get new ideas for books, lifestyle, recipes, business, etc. There are so many interesting articles that have nothing to do with COVID or politics.
When I look around there is always something new and interesting to try. Here a possible new recipe. If you tried it please let me know. armagazine.com/3
In our province all events and social gatherings are suspended, so people do not visit outside their households. Masks are mandatory for indoors public space - stores, medical visits, etc. We see our neighbor friends (from a distance) when we walk our dogs several times a day. A few times a week we go to various dog parks and it's relatively social. There are no masks there. Everyone is respectful and keeps a distance, and with a little social exchange with other doggy people, who are a socially deprived as we are haha.
Tomorrow is a first, we are meeting friends (not doggy people) at a 55-acre dog park. with fantastic trails, some of them paved. These are the people we toured South America with, then went on the 'cruise', had a COVID lockdown, and shared the precarious situation of getting off the ship, and a flight home. We haven't seen them since April 6th. Well we haven't seen anybody much.
In anticipation of seeing them, I will take a little extra care with my appearance; think of 3 very uplifting/positive things we can talk about. We have all be quite sheltered and homebound for months, so this does seem like a 'big event'. I will take my new camera and get some new pictures of them.
Is there something you like to do so you don't have Blursdays?