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Saturday, August 1, 2020

As the days drag on I have begun to realize that the way we are living now is our new normal. As much as we may want to fight it we are not going to see changes anytime in the near future in our new Covid reality.

I am following the recommendations and the mandates where I live. I always wear a mask when I leave my apartment, I social distance, I stay at home for the most part, and I wash my hands at least a million times a day.

This week I found out a very close friend of mine from where I lived before I moved here has tested positive for Covid. She is 94 with underlying health conditions. Needless to say I am very concerned for her. 

She was doing everything right. She has been wearing a mask, having her groceries delivered, washing her hands, and social distancing. The only time she has left her apartment is to go to the doctor. 

None of us are immune from this illness, and the best we can do is follow the guidelines to keep ourselves safe. 

I definitely get cabin fever, so I have started to get out and walk again. I know that the risk of transmitting the illness is less outside, but if I see another walker or runner heading towards me, who is not wearing a mask, I move off the sidewalk and turn my back so I can social distance.

I also work on my little garden. It is not producing much this year except for my flowers. I gave up on the tomatoes and pulled the plant out. The squirrels were the only ones benefiting from it. 

The cases in Georgia are really going up although the hot spot seems to be in the middle of the state. Most people in Atlanta are now wearing masks as they are now mandated here.

I was scared last week to find out a staff person in my apartment building tested positive, but the health department determined that no one here was put at risk and no one else has tested positive. 

Today I will go for my outside social distancing visits with my family. I feel so lucky to live so close to them and can't imagine what it would be like if I was still 400 miles away from them. 

My wish is for everyone to stay safe. Unfortunately, none of us are immune. 


  1. Getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine has helped me stay sane! I can't stay inside my house all the time and feel happy. Take care and enjoy your family time! Hugs!

  2. Well written Laura. I think we all need to do the best we can with staying safe. Unfortunately this virus will continue until we see a cure or vaccine. If everyone would just follow the rules for a little while longer we would be able to see the numbers go down and not up. I am so glad you can visit with your family. I have the same thing here with my grandgirls and daughters. I am so happy I can see them and not just be a shut in. Have a great weekend. xoxo Kris

  3. It is great that you are now so near your daughters and grandchildren. I don't really get cabin fever as such. I just wish people would realize that until we all face this the same way together, it's not going to change what's killing so many Americans. Follow the guidelines and be responsible.

  4. Laura, I wish more would just wear the masks and stop whining. It's for the good of all mankind...not just ourselves. Glad you can get out and walk. I miss my family so much. On a rare occasion I can visit my sister, we sit outside and always a apart, and I wear my mask because of Ted. Take care honey and be safe. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

  5. Oh, this might work! LOL I believe if everyone would follow the 'rules' we can and will get through. I don't go anywhere without my mask. I have an immunocompromised granddaughter so it's doubly important that I wear my mask and limit my outings. I've come to embrace 'curbside pickup'. Such a lovely blog!

  6. I'm sorry to hear about your friend.. hopefully she will recover.. if the only place she goes to is the doctors office then it makes sense that's where she may have picked it up.. I don't get cabin fever much because we have always been home bodies and I've been using grocery pick since they began offering it well before Covid19...So in that sense nothing much has changed for us.. I have been told by four of my doctors that I had Covid19 in January which lasted through mid march. It's different for everyone it seems. My husband had only gotten it slightly whereas myself, well, I thought I was going to die once or twice and told him to get the insurance papers out just in case..Just can't wait until all of this over.. if it's ever over..


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