Weirdism Wednesday

I find working from home to be weird, even after almost a month of it from my locked down state.

I’m feeling it, both mentally and physically.

Normally, I walk to work and then spend a lot of my day on my feet. I’m in and out of offices and other areas and people are always dropping by to see me for all sorts of reasons. It’s busy busy. My days can flash by.

Itโ€™s a different road right now, whether we want it or not.

I’m trying to separate work and home, but that’s difficult when home starts in the hallway outside my door.

I’m sitting at my computer for long periods of video calls, phone calls and texts and have to remind myself to get up and stretch.

I’m missing items and materials that are in my work office, but I can’t go there.

My home printer died a couple of days ago and I need a scanner.

I’m gaining weight.

I’m sometimes finding it difficult to focus.

It’s not the best situation by a long stretch, a very long stretch.

Dawn breaks.

But then I remind myself of all the people who have lost their jobs in this virus world and I remember to be grateful and stop my whining.

I remember that I’m not sick, nor are any of my loved ones. I haven’t lost anyone to this scourge. I’m together with my M, and I have food, a comfortable place to live in, caring phone calls and texts from friends and family and colleagues, and best of all, I have toilet paper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s a strange weird world and I don’t want to be in it (wah) but there are many alternatives that are a whole lot worse.

23 thoughts on “Weirdism Wednesday”

  1. So true. Most people will likely know at least one person who is sick with this flu. I too, am grateful for my health, the fact that I am not alone and that I have everything I need. Also most importantly everyone is healthy. We are indeed blessed. So glad you are alright. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

  2. I was heart broken watching people who had not only lost their job, but lost their homes on Easter Sunday when our southern states here in the U.S. had a major tornado outbreak. They were packed in shelters, not able to social distance. I’m thankful to be able to work from home and that no one I love or even know has gotten ill. Stay well.

    1. I saw that on tv and really felt for them. Iโ€™ve been worried about all the other natural disasters that start coming up at this time – floods and fires – and wondering how we are going to deal with them and keep people safe from covid at the same time.

      I am thankful as well. You stay well too. ๐Ÿ’›

  3. Even though it can be tough, we all have to take time to be grateful. I am grateful to be retired in a house that is paid for, with food, heat, power and phone. Also grateful that my kids are still employed, even though one of them works in the hospital system and may be called to the front line of this fight. Stay well Lynette. Allan

    1. We really do need to remember to be grateful. I think that for most of us, it could be a lot worse.

      You must be so worried. My son is on the front line. For the most part, I put that firmly at the back of my mind, but every now and then, and just for a few moments, I start thinking about the danger heโ€™s in and can feel myself heading toward terrified. Then I make myself settle. Iโ€™m going to be so happy when weโ€™re past this.

  4. Yes, let’s all remember to be grateful for what we have! I’m grateful that the two cousins who’ve been ill (one NYC, one Seattle, two different generations) had mild symptoms – too mild to be tested, of course – and fully recovered. I’m grateful to still be able to get out with the kayak; it’s perfect social distancing. I’m grateful for spring, and flowers, and sunshine. I’m grateful for pets, and their affection. I’m grateful for your dawn photo above! So many things.

    1. Iโ€™m happy to hear that your cousins have recovered. ๐Ÿ™‚

      That particular dawn was amazing. There was ice fog and hoar frost everywhere as we drove into the east on Dec 21, 2019. The sun breaking through the grey was visually stunning.

      There is so much to be grateful for. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Everything made sense until you said “and best of all I have toilet paper”, and then I laughed ! Dry wit!
    I read a comment on a blog and this man in south africa spent 21 days in lockdown in his 195 sq ft home. No social media etc as he is poor and disabled. It reminded me of how privileged I am to live and have been born in Canada.

    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes, amid all this serious and tragic news, we have to remember to laugh. Toilet paper is my life. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Yes, Iโ€™m not just grateful for the many, many wonderful things I have, but also for the accident of birth that landed me here.

  6. I think many people can relate to what you’re feeling, Lynette. My gf says she hates working from home because it feels like she never gets away from it. My husband kind of likes it, but he also sits at his desk on conference calls all day long. I have to remind him when it’s lunchtime for him to take a break.

    They are furloughing people from his company and we feared he might be one of them. Thankfully he is safe now until the end of this month, but that might change.

    Stay well, my friend.

    1. Agreed! I canโ€™t seem to get away from it. It has completely leaked into my home and is growing roots. As you can tell, Iโ€™m not a fan of working from home, but the flip side is no job at all, so I need to stop grumbling or even thinking that way.

      I hope your husband avoids the furlough.

      You stay well too. ๐Ÿ’›

  7. I can’t really complain at all, as I’m essentially doing what I was doing before the lockdown. Sure, it’s irritating that I can’t easily run out and get something right when I need it, but that’s a minor annoyance compared to what so many other folks are going through…

    1. I know. A few days ago I started whining and wailing about working from home and how I dislike it, but then I realised what an entitled twit I was being and dropped it. I am extremely fortunate and others are going through hell right now.

  8. make time for yourself and Nature. Not anybody else….just you and Nature. It will ground you and recharge your batteries. Your being drained by the negativity of our situation.

  9. At least once a day I try to read an personal account by someone affected by the virus (they’re not difficult to find), just to keep me grounded. Like you, I’m fortunate that no one in my circle is ill and very few are furloughed — and even they are secure.

    1. Yes, itโ€™s so easy to get buried in work (or whatever else) and forget about the good stuff. Similar here – no one in my circle is off work. We are fortunate in lots of ways.

  10. Good perspective. Things can always get worse for sure (unfortunately). Sometimes it’s hard to be grateful for everything that we have, because our moments feel like the end of our individual worlds. But there is some kind of positive to almost everything, and it’s clear that you already know this. Plus, it’s good to whine every once in a while. It keeps our minds and souls healthy, I think, like discarding some of the baggage. Stay safe!

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