As I continue to navigate our new reality, I have found myself trying to focus on some good things that could come out of this time. I am intentionally putting my mind and thoughts on things I actually have control over.
I don't know about you, but this "shelter in place" quarantine has produced the most organized, cleanest closets I have ever had.
Along with my closets, my pantry has been gutted, cleaned out and reorganized, and my refrigerator. Organizing and cleaning them all make me very happy!
But I didn't throw out all the comfort food. Oh no, I kept my Siete chips and salsa, along with my dark chocolate. I have also indulged in those Organic Immaculate biscuits recently. Oh my!!
For the first time EVER, I am enjoying Facetime on my phone. Before all of this, I never used Facetime when I called someone. But it has proven to bring me great joy and happiness to see my children and grandchildren's faces while we are talking.
If I had a garden, I would be spending so much time cultivating, creating and planting it. I know for those of you that have gardens, they are like therapy. If you have a garden, please share it on social media with us. We would love to see what you are doing.
Now that all the gyms are closed I am forced to create my own exercise routine. I am choosing to walk because I feel like I need to get out and take in the sunshine and fresh air.
Our building is closed to outsiders, so there is no one out walking except me. I just circle the perimeter over and over while listening to a podcast or music.
But the best experience that has come from "sheltering in" is my relationship with my husband. We realize how fortunate we are to have each other. This year will be our 25th wedding anniversary.
Every night we get in the kitchen together and cook. I do more watching than cooking. Ha! He has always cooked for me, probably one of the reasons I married him.
We play board games and cards. We watch movies and series and have wonderful conversations about our life and what we want to do when we can get out again.
Yes, for me, I am using this time of sheltering as a time of renewal and change for the things in my life that needed to change.
Even though I love all the changes, I am also very happy that this is a temporary situation that will end soon. So until then, I will continue to feed my soul with words, music, and connections that move me in a positive direction.
Stay home, stay healthy and continue to wash those hands!
Until next time,
P.S. Be watching next week for our Semi-Annual Spring Sale!