Sunday, April 26, 2020

How We're Doing

April 25, 2020

The last time we were in a store was nearly a month ago.  It was a trip to Shoprite.  We went on March 27.

Since then my daughter and son-in-law (they insisted) have been delivering groceries to us and in-between we have been doing pick-up's at our local butcher/deli shop.

The staying-in part of the Coronavirus pandemic has not driven me to the edge, yet.  Perhaps it's the introvert in me.  I can be with myself. 

I've been doing a lot of knitting and crocheting.

Don't get me wrong, I am grateful to have Ross here with me.
When I think about those who don't have someone with them, I wonder how it would be for me, if I were alone.  It's a scary thought.

What does get to me is the roller coaster emotional part of this.  It angers me.  It frightens me.  But mostly it saddens my heart.

Whenever I have faced tragedy in my life, I question the "why" of it.  Why tragedy and sadness and loneliness and sickness and even death.  Why?  It seems so evil.

This tragedy will not soon be forgotten.  It will be the one written about for ages.  We will remind the youngest, who may not have understood.  We will tell stories to the not yet born all about it.  For the rest of our lives, we will commiserate with each other and shake our puzzled heads.

And I will always wonder "why?"


  1. Hari Om
    I have been saying to others that history will be marked now with how so many 'first world' countries failed to manage themselves when a (yet another and not the last) virus hit. It's a schemozzle, and no doubt about it.

    Meanwhile, the creativity generated has been incredible!!! Stay well and stay strong. Much love, YAM xx

  2. You have been busy knitting and crocheting!! That is neat that your daughter and SIL have provided what you guys need so you don't have to get out and about! Good to see an update from you with how you and Ross are faring during these times. I have so many different thoughts about things going on these days but I'm trying to be very careful with what I say since so many people may differ significantly with what I think/believe, but it will be interesting how this is recorded in the history books down the road.

    Do be safe!


  3. Great update - glad things are rolling along okay for you. Like you, I don't mind staying home 99% of the time. Hubby has been doing Walmart grocery pickup once every 1-2 weeks so we stay stocked. We had actually been doing that since November.

    I'm glad Ross is with you, too. I have two good friends who unexpectedly lost their husbands recently (neither was virus related). They are now dealing with isolation on top of it all. So sad...

  4. Glad to hear you're doing well. It does get a bit much to stay in all the time, but hopefully it'll be over sooner rather than later. And most yarn stores are still delivering :) I think if I was in a home by myself, I'd be moving in with family for the duration of this. Being alone all the time would be too much.

  5. I am not sure that we will remember this as you describe. There was a pandemic in 1968 and hardly anyone remembers it. You are lucky Ross is still in the early stages. Matt has no clue what this is about and doesn't even remember what the word pandemic means. Luckily he has no desire to go out anyway. A girlfriend is doing the same as you, crocheting anyway, and is getting to the stage she doesn't know what to do with all the baby blankets, etc.