Monday, April 19, 2021

Is it Groundhog Day?

It seems that Ontario is stuck in some sort of parallel universe where we are reliving the Spring of 2020.  At least vaccines exist now and they are (slowly) being doled out, and there are major league sports on TV to keep us entertained, and they decided to allow playgrounds again, but it's all pretty much the same thing.  Do I feel better prepared for it or the same?  I don't know.  I suppose there is some comfort that I know we have done this all before so we can keep doing it, however we are feeling like we've hit the pandemic wall a bit too.  It certainly felt that way on Thursday and Friday of last week.  

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." 
- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

In an attempt to do new things, I have tried to break out of some old habits/patterns. I used to say I don't really like poetry, but decided to check out some books of poetry, recommended by Dara.  I also say I hate cleaning, but I am inspired by Go Clean Co to do some deep cleaning of our bathroom and other rooms in the house. 


  1. I get what you are saying. I like your quote...stay the course and stay strong! There have to be better days to come. Enjoy the poetry readings!

  2. I've cried A LOT this past weekend and yelled and resolved that this time WILL be different, because yeah, this feels A LOT like last year, except we're not all in this together -- it's just us this time. (I'm sure other places are under lock down again too but I'm not reading about them.) This third lock down seems harder -- I have less hope and less resilience. BUT I made a plan to not just around on my butt so I'm off for my first "Couch to 5K" jog/walk this morning. Did I mention that I resolved this time will be different?!?!? Sending virtual hugs to you as you navigate more schooling and more working from home and more boredom and more lock down.

  3. Thanks for the shout out. I feel so bad for you all to have to go through this again!