Friday, July 03, 2020

An Ordinary Day

I tried my first grocery curb-side pickup yesterday. It was a delightful experience. Everything ordered on the web was in stock and the delivery to the trunk of my car went smoothly and courteously. This freed up "Spoons" to do a pick-up at the drug store and also visit a local shop to cruise (masked, distanced) for little gifts which I like to do but usually don't have the energy for. Little things for some children in my life, a pair of pajamas for Daughter as she had joked some of hers were threadbare from overuse. We are mad pajama wearers in my family. I hadn't been able to do this in a while as all the energy was eaten up for one whole day just with one grocery shop.

My pajama clad leg just now.

I heard a real nugget from a 90 year old on Zoom last night:
"Change is proof of life".
This will stay with me. Life is all about change, and when there is none, there is death. So when change has to be made, and oh how we can resist the inevitable, say "I'm alive!"and proceed.

Joanna is here today, she is coming more frequently at my request and she's making my life easier in so many ways. I took on some extra work (editing mainly) so there isn't too much of a financial impact. And I do love editing, one of my clients went into such a rave about my work that he is fielding others my way. I am really pleased and gratified.

Ordinary days can be brilliant - yesterday was, or just hum-drum (today is, not feeling that well overall) but I'm rolling with them, the support system is in place. Something about rose gardens not being promised.

I've always loved this card I made from 2010. It sold out but I really should get a reprint.




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  1. Beautiful card. Glad your shop went easily. And you had a spoon left for fun shopping. :)

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  2. You are such a good photographer! Congratulations on getting more work as an editor.

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  3. Always nice to free some spoons. The photo is idyllic, I uderstand why it sold out. Pajamas? Me too! And I'm happy to hear that more editing job is coming your way.

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    1. I am delighted Charlotte, so very fortunate as my expenses had just gone up.

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  4. Your card is gorgeous.
    A big, big hooray for enough spoons to do things because you like doing them. Much of the time my spoons are all used on essentials. Used on more or less completing essentials.

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    1. Some days are like that for me too EC, today for one. I am beat out from laundry which takes 5 spoons per load due to trekking halls with it.

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  5. Glad to hear your first Grocery Curbside pick up went so well, I've considered it if things worsen more than they already are. I'm no longer feeling safe going anywhere really, our State has utterly failed to mitigate spread and we have the most Deaths in the Nation now, perhaps the World! That Card is gorgeous and I Loved your PJ's, I just bought some PJ's with Llamas and some with Cats, since I'm mostly wearing Daytime and Nightime Pajamas now, it's become my Pandemic Ensemble.

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    1. I love the idea of your daytime and nighttime wear pjs, formal and informal, LOL.
      I had a dear one with dogs but I wore it out. I do like my new coffee ones :)

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  6. Rose gardens never were promised, that's for sure. I do love the card. It's so good to know you are settled in comfortably enough.

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    1. Thank you Joanne, yes we have our ups and downs for sure. I am glad you are managing a little better too!

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  7. I'm feeling a happiness in your words, and that makes me happy. I love your pyjamas. I find the one place that gets threadbare quickly on mine is the part I sit down on.

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    1. Yes, the arse wore out of her, as we say here. Me too.

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  8. Pyjamas are so much nicer than sweat pants! I bought two pairs a couple of years ago because of their great colours and I use them as summer pants. Nobody knows! I get lots of compliments on how pretty they are! Your card is beautiful, I hope you get reprints, and hurrah for extra income.

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    1. Thank you Annie, yes sweat pants bind on the ankles and they are heavier though comfy for gadding about, not that I gad anymore.

      Brilliant on those bottoms. I wish PJs could be worn everywhere. With great patterns.

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  9. Like you are a pajama fread, I am a lungi freak. I resent going out because I will then have to get dressed in "proper" attire.

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    1. I love the look of lungis, so comfortable, I understand your reluctance to dress up. Me too. Comfort over style any time.
      Weddings terrify me. if they reduced the dress code to PJs I would attend them all :)

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  10. Curbside pickup is just the way we do business these days. Love your advice about change!

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    1. It's terrific, isn't it Tom?

      I keep thinking of what she said. So very true.

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  11. I only wear pyjamas if I'm visiting someone or I'm in hospital. Otherwise I can't bear them, I have to keep adjusting them to make them anything like comfortable. I much prefer nightshirts.

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    1. Nightshirts ride up around my neck though back in the day if one was married they were de rigeur at least the nightie version. But yes, whatever is comfy.

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  12. My current pyjamas are supposedly full length but fit more like knickerbockers. It's a bad look but comfy.
    Extra editing means something to do, extra appreciation and more money in the kitty, that's a win all around, isn't it!

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  13. Totally Kylie, I was so happy it came through. And Joanna is happy with more work. I'm her only client now. She'll be 81 in October but very spry. And most of all very kind.

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  14. Your lovely photograph brings on the calm when gazing on it for a minute or two (after clicking and enlarging it.)

    Happy to know that all is going well currently, workwise and otherwise. :)

    Just want to mention, while in touch here - re Acorn TV which I think you said you now have: don't miss "The Bomb Girls" - if you haven't already seen it! Set in Canada. Rather binge-worthy, once you get to know all the characters. xoxox

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    1. Thanks for the rec. T. I have Acorn, Prime, Crave and Netflix now courtesy of Niece and Grandgirl. Spoiled for choice.

      Yes, I too find staring at a lovely pic, pastoral, seascape, forest will bring on a sense of calm. Especially if I know the photographer.

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  15. Hooray for the editing kudos and recommendations! I expect for similar reasons to be extra busy on the publishing side for the next 5 weeks and am happy about that -- though I'd rather be outside, we do what we gotta do! xo Kate

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    1. Exactly Kate. I am just grateful for the work. Though I will ask doctor if he can authorize some kind of home-care for me which may be covered by provincial health care. Fingers crossed.

      Are you editing also? I wasn't clear on what your new contract involved but it could be confidential.

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  16. Delighted to be back here reading, catching up. Glad to see you are still hale, still writing, still loving life. Have copied down the 90-year-old's zoom wisdom. Thank you for the gem :)

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