Introverts, we’ve got this.
I am thinking in these days of isolation that blogging might be making a comeback. People are going to have a lot of time on their hands. The fashionable short posts on Twitter and Facebook can amuse for only so long. So perhaps reading longer pieces will again become the rage. On the other hand, they just might listen to more podcasts.
I know some extroverts that are going to start going batshit insane but me and my people, we got this. This virus is a hermit’s dream. So I will do my best to remember those who can’t savor sweet isolation and crave constant social interaction.
Carjo is in the risk category. She has diabetes (though her numbers have stabilized into the borderline territory), a weak set of lungs, and like me, is over sixty. So our plan the coming weeks was always to stay in. We had one doctor appointment this Monday so that’s done. At some point soon we need to get stage 2 shingle virus shots. And I really need to make a cat food run by next weekend. But other than that, we are not going beyond the confines of our yard for the foreseeable future.
We are as stocked up as we can be. Carjo is an anxious person and thus she’s been stocking up on groceries and sundries. Oddly enough, we didn’t go nuts on toilet paper hoarding but I think we’ll be OK. The stores will be stocked again by the time we are running low.
My wife favors being a recluse. Social engagement is taxing for her and depression often leaves her struggling to just move around the house. She had plans to go to Winnipeg with her BFF for a James Taylor concert in April. That is cancelled and she is quite relieved. She didn’t want to risk the exposure and she is perfectly happy sitting inside with her daily diet of TV, Internet, and napping with cats. It’s a small life but it is the life she wants and needs right now.
As I have posted many times, I have a lot of books to read. I have writing to do. There’s games on the computers. There’s a plethora of TV shows and movies to stream. And my hands are in decent shape again so there’s my continuing battle to become competent on guitar. When the weather gets nicer I can start getting the lawn and garden ready. And my exercise program is accelerating. So I won’t be losing my sanity to boredom.
Tonight I have a conference call meeting for a small town board I sit on. This was going to be a regular in-person meeting but I spoke up that we were under isolation. Others chimed in that it just wasn’t a good idea. So we’re going to a conference call and we’ll have it wrapped up in half an hour. It’s a relief that cooler heads prevailed.
So, I’ll try posting more in the next few days. I’ve got more memes to share and more updates on what I’ve been up to. And I’ll have to bemoan the loss of baseball. In the mean time, take care of yourself and your beloveds. Take care of those in your community. We’ve all got this.