Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Typical Lockdown Day

 


Oh Darling John, I am now invigorated for the day!”
Chic Eleanor was on good form this morning.
We met in McDonald’s car park and drank our coffee in our respective cars 
No pashmina but in place was looped a long dark green woollen scarf.
Her hair looked glorious

Later Ive seen The German Lady and The Uber Couple out on my walk and said hello to all 
At home I’ve made vegetable soup spiced up with horseradish 
And I’ve lit the fire early, it’s cold and wet and miserable 
I will go to zoom choir tonight, I haven’t been for over a month 
I’m a bit lonely today



48 comments:

  1. This pandemic has definitely made for lonely days.

    Hope you have fun at your zoom choir!!

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  2. Your big high with Chic Eleanor doesn't last long enough, does it? She is a gem for you. I am so glad you have her.

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  3. I'm glad you got to visit with Chic Eleanor at least. I think you need your own pashmina. :)

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    1. Do they do them in men’s sizes?
      I’d drip mine with gravy

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  4. Oh Eleanor, How do you do it? I seem to be dressing more and more for comfort and less for style. My hair is definitely not glorious...Ah well, you're looking for a man with holes in his jumper, maybe someone will be looking for a woman like that, too!

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  5. I wonder how often you are told that your hair looks gorgeous? X

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  6. It is a grey day here too John and I think we shall all feel a little brighter when the sun shines-and for now your spicy soup should hit the spot until your Mr Gorgeous brings his own particular spice to your cottage xx

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  7. Sending a hug and kiss...not much I know but hope it helps a little...xx

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  8. I'm envying your coffee and tryst with the lovely Eleanor. You lucky man! A tryst with (almost) anyone would break the monotony of today's bleak lockdown day. Making vegetable soup and keeping toasty - a little bit of hygge I think. Have a cosy evening.

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    1. I’m already feeling better reading these replies..x

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  9. Barbara Anne6:12 pm

    It all sounds pretty good to me, considering it's lockdown. You've interacted with 4 friends, two dogs, a cat, made yummy soup, have a warm, cozy, wonderful home, and can look forward to singing "with" other friends at choir tonight.
    It's a gray day here and I've done laundry, read a bit, am contemplating the next step in the table runner I'm making, and am listening to a CD "Celtic Tides" that is lovely. DH is in the next room and DS2 is next door, so that's my bubble. Tomorrow will be much the same but that's okay. Books can take me anywhere.

    Hugs!

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    1. Books are like magic carpets

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    2. Barbara Anne9:16 pm

      So true!

      Hugs!

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  10. More lonely than you.6:21 pm

    I envy you your car park meetings, your Zoom choir, your friends.

    I haven't spoken to a soul today. Or yesterday, or the day before or the day before. I did speak to someone at the Bank on the phone on Friday though.

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    1. I apologise
      I really do ,
      I sound petulant and selfish

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  11. You and Eleanor are lucky to have each other. MacDonald's coffee meetups work well. One day, we will all be back at the coffee shop. Until then...

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  12. your lock down days are so much more interesting and fun than mine.

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    1. I know, I shouldn’t moan, and I’m not x

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  13. I am a bit sad and lonely today John too for some reason. Let's have a virtual cuddle.

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    1. Yes pat....” let’s hold hands and sing songs and laugh at silly things”
      ( it’s a saying I have utilised a lot this pandemic )

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  14. You are a social person and that is all there is to it. I hope that choir helps.

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  15. Some days it just sucks doesn't it. :(

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    1. It’s gotten better..choir was nice and I’m going to catch up with a mate on messenger soon

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  16. I am glad that the choir helped - and that you can catch up with a mate.
    Sad and lonely are familiar words to so many of us.

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  17. The grey, wet, long winter lockdown is getting to us all. Spring is just around the corner. Hang on in there! xx

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  18. it's been cold and rainy today here. veggie soup should warm your soul. COVID is a bitch!

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  19. I'm happy you have your choir to enjoy both the music and the lovely people. How is the beginning of your book coming? You have done such a good job in establishing characters. You are a natural writer.

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  20. Everytime I look at your blog and see that beautiful picture of you and Chic Eleanor, all I can think of is that she looks just like Nicole Kidman in that picture and you look very sweet and happy. Covid is a real downer in our lives, isn't it?! Yum, love me some homemade soups (& stews) this time of year. Be well.

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    1. Oh lord the photo IS of Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe lol

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    2. Oh my gosh - that is a riot! I never looked at the pic CLOSELY, LOL. I totally need to get my glasses checked, lol.

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  21. It is the double dose of COVID plus a cold gray Winter. You do the right thing by reaching out to others cheering them and yourself! Glad you are feeling better now, John.

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  22. It's the lockdown and it is the gray days of winter (at least where I am) and it is just BLEEEEEEEEEHHHHH. That being said, we had soup for supper, I am preparing for a zoom class that always engages my mind, and required a ton of reading. My hibiscus sits on the table with a big bloom. I saw yesterday that you have tulips. You've got your dogs and Albert. I've got my cat. Blogs! I am so grateful for all the small things. Life would be truly miserable without them.

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  23. I don't think anyone will ever call me Chic Janie. I'm a little lonely, too.

    Love,
    Janie

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  24. Eleanor sounds fab. I haven't been anywhere really except to work. My time is spent homeschooling three children. I work evenings and on Sunday we go for a walk somewhere local,if it's not snowing we go and see the horse ( he isn't our horse we just like to visit him) I am lucky in that I have my children to keep me sane and still able to work so its quite normal in that respect

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  25. Your description of Chic Eleanor makes me think of Holly Go Lightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

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