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Livin' La Vida Corona

Friday, July 31, 2020

I am proud of the fact I haven't run crying into the comforting arms of a warm chocolate chip cookie. I try to just spend my time with veggies, healthy proteins and whole grain carbs since they seem to be better for my mental and physical health.

After attending endless meetings and information sessions implying we had a choice, the county elected to start the school year with distance learning (DL). It was fine with us since we chose DL from the start. If we chose in-person teaching, I had envisioned in school learning looking something like this..



Doesn't it seem like there is always something new and challenging this year? Between my own life and the national and international news, the obstacles just keep coming.



For a while I felt like my moods were all over place, but I am pleased to report thanks to healthy food, exercise, sunshine and a reasonable work schedule, I have not felt like I was losing my mind in...at least a week. I am trying to enjoy the peace because it won't be long until the coronacoaster resumes.



That said, little seemingly benign things can bring me such joy lately. Sunday, we are much less likely to have rain than Saturday. Hooray for Sunday! Next week we will have some days in the 80s instead of 90s...winning! Saw a baby bunny on a walk and the deep blue skies were stunning! Life is good!

That said, I would like to spend my Saturday like this.


Have a lovely weekend! Wishing you sunshine, blue skies, rest and relaxation!
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  • SUNSHINE5268
    beautiful blog :-) loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos
    37 days ago
  • SWEETNEEY
    Coronacoaster defines precisely 2020
    48 days ago
  • CHARTING-BEAR
    emoticon Wishing you the same beautiful moments in return emoticon
    54 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    You have a great weekend too, you deserve it!
    56 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    56 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    Coronacoaster...that is a hoot!! As of today, our little district plans to open as usual. Buses, tiny school, tiny classrooms...I'm going to home school. I've been on the fence about it all summer. This week I heard something that helped make my decision. "If the major league ball teams can't keep their players safe with daily testing and their bubbles, how will the schools keep our kids safe?"

    To say these are interesting times would be a huge understatement! Stay safe. Be well.
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    56 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    yes we need the rain funny i noticed the bright blue sky on my walk also
    56 days ago
  • TERRACOTTAGE
    Good choices and attitude help a lot. This year has been an epic hardship, emoticon 2020
    56 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2020 2:50:46 PM
  • PACEKA1
    I'm with you - that's how I want to spend my Saturday! Today on our walk Daisy and I saw a bunny leap over some pretty tall grass. There are a lot of bunnies in our neighborhood but I've never seen one get so high off the ground. Daisy has stopped trying to catch them - they run so fast!

    I love the definition of Coronacoster - that's exactly how I feel. Today I made an appointment with my counselor because I just can't resolve some things on my own.

    Our schools are starting with Distance Learning too and I think that's the best for now.
    56 days ago
  • THISTIME18
    There's no better way to "defeat" the pandemic and its associated closures, maskings and daily terror porn than to eat healthfully, exercise daily and keep a sense of humor!

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    56 days ago
  • SPICY23
    Would love to have some rain. Fire Season is in effect here.

    The worst of the Pandemic is we can't take care of basic rituals. We lost my MIL yesterday. Because she was in a facility, we had to pass health checks and then fully suit up with double face coverings and we were only allowed 10 minutes. We actually stayed 15 but it was hard, the masks kept steaming up, the gowns were plastic and felt like wearing rubber gloves so we were drenched by the time they kicked us out. She had dementia and I can only imagine what she would have thought if she'd woken up seen us looking like aliens. We don't know if she knew we were there but we talked to her and told her all about all the grandchildren and assured her that they were doing well and would be fine. DH was the last of her children to get to visit, the others had all been by over the last day or two. It was almost as if she waited for him as we got the call that she had passed while we were driving home. Now we mourn but can't have much of a memorial for her because of the restrictions on gatherings. So hard.

    Peace and Care


    56 days ago
  • FITMARY
    I agree with MSMOSTIMPROVED: The coronacoaster is perfect. Gin for breakfast... emoticon

    Thank you so much for the good cheer! It's WONDERFUL to hear about your progress! I had a recent encounter with chocolate chip cookies myself so knowing that you've resisted will make me stronger next time.
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    56 days ago
  • MSMOSTIMPROVED
    OMG! Coronacoaster is exactly how I feel everyday!!! Nailed it. emoticon
    56 days ago
  • PRAIRIECROCUS
    I really enjoyed your Blog !
    Have a emoticon weekend !
    56 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Or a B-R-O-O-K-I-E! Lord, the siren call!

    That’s good that it’s been a week that’s been semi-sane. We’ll take it!

    Definitely have to say, proper nutrition and exercise really DOES make a difference in mood and energy to deal with the coronacoaster. Lordy be. And I’m not a fan of roller-coasters. SURE not a fan of the coronacoaster! LOVE that term.

    HUGS and hang tight to every shred of sanity available.

    56 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    Good positive post, much needed today as I am feeling blah.
    56 days ago
  • DIANNEB1957
    Amen. Loved your blog post btw.
    56 days ago
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