Monday, May 11, 2020

This weekend


This weekend I…

:: realized that our we-were-supposed-to-be-in-the-Netherlands period ended this Friday. I can’t explain it, but I feel a lot better now. Like a fog has lifted. Easier to accept that we couldn’t be there, now that we would have been back here again, I guess.

:: went on a little road trip with T. on Friday. Lockdown had been lifted here, we are allowed to be out on the road each day again and shops and restaurants are open for business (under strict rules of hygiene and social distancing). We thought we were only going to see if our favorite restaurant was open for take-out (we were craving pizza or fries). It wasn’t, so T. proposed to drive all the way to Mambo Beach to see if the place we used to buy fries at was open. It was! And the beach bar next to it was open too, so we stayed for a drink.

:: worked in the garden on Saturday. I have a lot of plants in containers and I had seedlings that needed bigger containers. Have I told you how much I love working with plants and sticking my hands in the soil? Only about every time I mention the garden, I think?

:: went to the beach with T. We did have a beach date with a large group of friends, but they wanted to go to a paid beach, that warned that they would close if it got too busy. So our friends decided that, to make sure they got in, they would be there at eight. In the morning. Well, good for them, but that was not our idea of being free to go whenever we wanted again. So we worked in the garden (me) and on the computer (him) and then we went to a free, local beach. And that was great.

:: sent my mother some roses. She’s still hanging on and though she’s not feeling too well and very tired, she’s still determined to live what’s left of her life to the fullest, enjoying every minute that she can connect be out in the garden, smell the roses (literally – she loves flowers), and connect with all the lovely people visiting her and me calling her as often as I can.

:: received love from a distance from my girls on Sunday. Messages, phone calls, money wired to us to “do something fun” (I think I want to use that and my birthday budget to buy some citrus trees). I tried really hard not to think about how Mother’s Day used to be (busy with visits from the girls and to my mom) and soaked up what I got.

:: totally forgot to take pictures to go with this post, so I grabbed an old one.

Wishing you all a great week!


4 comments:

  1. So glad you got to enjoy the beach and get back out there. Just try to find the joy of each day, and touch the things that bring joy. For me, dirt is NOT Joy! LOL. Fiber is what I crave.

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  2. I'm sending you a big hug - I am so glad that you're starting to feel better, seriously! And HOORAY for the end of lockdown! I hope people are smart and keep their distance. Your gardening work sounds great, keeping my fingers crossed for good progress and that the iguanas don't munch on too many plants!

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  3. hello G! the beach and french fries and dirt and plants and sunshine and phone calls all sound wonderful!
    xoxo E

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  4. the beach looks so inviting! I have a feeling nothing will be back to normal around here any time soon.

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