Well, our lock down has just been extended. Not a surprise really but if you’re like me this is becoming a very long time without hugs from extended family and friends.
And don’t get me wrong… I have lots to do here in my personal ‘bubble’ and I love the person I’m locked up with! Maybe it was the days and days and days I spent putting together a year’s worth of family photographs in albums to pass the time. But I am truly missing my loved ones.
It seems tears are always just right there ready to cascade down if I allow myself to think about my parents and how long it’s been since we were together. And as annual travel plans continue to get quashed it hurts my spirit just a little bit more. We just cancelled our Spring trip east to be with our children and grandchildren. Don’t even get me started on how I’ll feel come May.
So I turn to more positive things in my life. The winter snows have already been here for quite some time and being the spoiled ‘snowbird’ that I am I’m not used to being here at this time of year. But this quote helps me feel more positive….
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” ― John Steinbeck
Today I’m going to make myself a nice cup of tea and get back to illustrating my latest book. This is one wonderful way for me to pass many hours feeling enjoyment and also a great pleasurable feeling of accomplishment.
I guess we can sit upright and look around for the goodness in our lives as they are or we can settle down for a long winter’s nap and hope when we wake up this nightmare will be over.. ha ha. What will you do today?