Removed from all context, I am loving social distancing.
I was very disappointed to cancel our planned vacation to visit west-coast family and friends. But other than that, I am having a great time.
Doing jigsaw puzzles.
Watching movies and series.
Stretching and meditating inside.
Playing with our dogs. They are loving having me around all the time.
Cooking. The Instant Pot is working overtime!
Getting things done around the house.
Poor Allan, because he works from home anyway, he's not getting a vacation, and his alone time has disappeared. But for me, it's a guilt-free staycation.
That's quite a contrast with the outside world. It's horrendous. Illness, death, income loss, ordinary employment becoming dangerous. So much uncertainty, and so much fear.
I can't seem to lose the feeling of surreality. Is this really happening? Where is it going? How bad will it get? I'm not looking for answers. I stay in the moment and watch it unfold.
Perhaps if I read more news, I would lose that feeling? But I see people in my Facebook feed saying that the mountains of bad news are getting them down, and I think, give yourselves a break. There's no Most Informed award. I stay informed to an extent, but my concentration is low and my need to know is easily satisfied. Unlike my partner, who reads a ton and is chronicling it all.
I've never even lost the surreal feeling about the current POTUS! It still feels unbelievable to me. I still mentally shake my head and think, Donald Trump?? Is the president?? How can that be?? (Oh, it be.)
So now the whole world feels surreal to me.