how is everyone coping?
I am still taking the one day at a time school of thought, with simple plans and a gentle routine, finding the merits and joys in even the smallest things. The fire is on and the house is warm, the dog has been outside with me while I was gardening, seedling emerge daily, house martins circle the sky above our garden, buzzards whistle to each other over the fields behind us. All heartening things.
I'll be honest, I have cut back on the news, only half listening to the radio or ignoring the television, in fact I think we all have reduced our media-consumption - and it feels good. It feels lighter to avoid the bombardment of news and facts which seem to change daily and some times hourly.
Life in our house and the garden quietly bumbles on, and we fill each day with love and companionship, gardening and walking, baking and eating, bird watching and weeding, support and crafting.
It seems that a lot of folk are doing the same - finding simple pleasures doing gently mundane things and feeling unexpectedly rewarded. It goes to show that we do not need the excesses that were pushed on us as essential.
A simpler life is so much more rewarding in my opinion - and hopefully so much less damaging.
How are you all doing? hope you are not feeling too isolated or at a loss, we are all in this together - reach out and keep in touch xxxx
Some reading and brain fodder that might be of interest ...
Prepare for the ultimate gaslighting and Not all Super Heroes wear capes, some wear medals and finally Global C02 emissions fall
Things I have done today.
Made a Cushion Den for the dog....
Admired and weeded around the rainbow radish seedlings
Sprinkled sawdust along the edge of the seedling bed to deter slugs, watched intensely by my very able (ish) assistant....
Eaten a brownie with a coffee in the garden
Making crochet rainbows to swap for surplus books
So, yes - a day full of gentle rewards and positive activities - hope you have had one of those too xxx
#staysafe #staylocal #staysane