There’s a park near where I live that was just a big empty field until the town built a playground in one corner.
The playground made it hard to play any games in the rest of the park — it used to be popular for cricket — but there was a volleyball tournament going on when Suzi and I walked by yesterday.
It looks like there are going to be events every weekend, but would that have been possible even a month ago?
It was about a year ago that Renata challenged people to write about how they envisioned the first weekend after quarantine. …
But that was when it was theoretical … what about now that restrictions are being lifted or could be in the next few months?
Last week, I wrote about realizing I may not be as ready to get back to “normal” as I had thought. Coincidentally, Pea Green wrote about “getting back out there,” and Rosie has realized that the pandemic took away her carefree days.
It was about a year ago that Renata challenged people to write about how they envisioned the first weekend after quarantine. (Along with other things I’ve gathered and written since then, the entries are all on this page.)
But that was when it was theoretical … what about now that restrictions are being lifted or could be in the next few months? (Although that may not be the case for our Canadian friends like Giggles.)
Are people excited? Are they scared? Did they say “to heck with it” months ago?
My sort-of challenge is for anyone who wrote a post as part of Renata’s challenge — or anyone else who wants to — to share how they feel as things appear to be heading toward “normal” … or not.
Do it in the comments, or do it in a post. Just make sure to send me a link if you do.
STUFF I READ
And … since I only wrote one thing last week, we move on.
Renata has started a new guest post series called “Getting Real,” and the first post is from raising2children about self-acceptance through life’s changes.
According to Austin, Holly broke one of Aaron’s rules.
Jamie wants to know why it’s so hard to do the right thing for ourselves.
Savannah had quite a bit going on in March and April.
Meanwhile, Becky’s busy time is about to start.
Vee does something I used to do, but not anymore.
Sabrina writes about a lost friend.
Lindsay tries to figure out sleep.
We’ve all measured the pandemic in various ways, and for Jackie, one of those ways has been watching her niece’s year-old daughter grow.
Paul has a very simple philosophy on building a football team.
Home learning has actually been good for BereavedSingleDad’s son.
Zoe’s all about simple solutions.
TWEETS I LIKED
May birthdays are the best.
All too well.
“Counts” is a new one. I am familiar with “public,” although it took me a long time to fall victim.
I got two recently that said “Energy is equal to desire and purpose” and “Emotion is energy is motion.” I was so ticked off.
That is a test.