Well, here we are going into the fourth week of isolation. I still make a trip to the grocery store once a week.  I’ve given up using gloves, because they make my hands sweat profusely and eventually fall off anyway.  I tried to wear a bandana over my face, as per the latest suggestion.  It too caused me to sweat and slipped down to my chin almost instantly.  There’s something that psychologically plays tricks on the mind and body of an elderly woman.  Hormones make us heat up like a frog on a hot skillet.  I’ve grown accustomed to that change.

Still in venturing out, I feel almost like I’m committing a crime.  There are other ways to get my groceries, I suppose, but I still like to see what I’m buying before I pay out any of my Social Security income.

Yesterday we ventured out for a drive.  It appeared that many others were doing the same thing.  The further into the country we got, the more traffic there was.  Gas prices have dropped, but we haven’t had to fill the tank in over a month.

The only thing I’m sad about is not being able to physically be with family, friends and those I work and pray with.  I enjoy hugs.  I love being able to look in a person’s eyes and communicate one on one.  Technology has its benefits, but there’s nothing like the personal touch.

I’m sure many families are feeling overwhelmed by the closeness of family right now.  Sharing work spaces, togetherness to the max, sleeping too long and spending even more time in front of a computer.  It reminds me of some of the family vacations we took in our van.  Close quarters for hundreds of miles, singing camp songs, making disgusting sounds and well – too much us.  However all that together time is something our children will remember for a lifetime.

Yesterday, being Palm Sunday and not singing “Hosanna in the Highest,” was difficult.  Having just the memory of children marching into church waving palm branches wasn’t the same.  This week is Holy Week on the Christian calendar and it’s like no other Holy Week we’ve ever observed.  We’ve spent most of the Lenten season in the wilderness.  It’s been a time to contemplate, to re-evaluate our lives – repent and ask forgiveness from our God and focus on the  Savior of the world.  That’s a good thing.

I heard someone suggest that on Easter Sunday at 10AM, we should all step outside, stay on our front lawns or porches and sing “Amazing Grace,” at the top of our lungs.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that went viral and hearts were changed because of it.  We may be cloistered now, but when this is over, I pray that life as we knew it will change for the better.


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to A WHOLE NEW WORLD

  1. I like the idea of stepping outside and singing “Amazing Grace” at 10am on Resurrection Day. 😀

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  2. I’m forgoing the masks and gloves as well— the majority of masks are too porous (particularly the cloth masks) allowing for tiny viruses to pass through- — I spray down with Lysol when I get back to the car and use my sacred hand sanitizer —
    I will need to venture out today to pick up a prescription— I feel like Madmax 😬

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    Thank you for counting weeks. I was having a conversation with myself, since myself was the only other self here, somehow me had wandered off. I hope me doesn’t get the virus… But I digress. I asked myself, how long has it been? For my usual isolation, not set down from the government, I got back from TN without my wife on 29 December. Frankly, I don’t want to count those weeks – too many – I might have to take off my shoes. Oh, wait! Since the isolation, I have rarely worn shoes. Too much information? So, when the government threw in their two bits, it basically eliminated two social encounters, church, and the monthly prayer meeting. Have a Happy Easter.

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  4. Kathy, you are right about our present walk taking us into the wilderness. As we continue to follow our Lord, He will guide us back home. Trying to postpone! the next trip to the grocery store for as long as possible. God’s peace!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Peace to you as well. Who would’ve thought we’d ever have to endure something like this in our lifetime?


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