Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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This time it's different.  

The first lockdown in March came just as Spring was coming to our home.  Oh, we had some lockdown adjustments but mostly I just stayed outdoors as much as I could.  I managed to keep away the lock down blues by gardening, playing with the grandchildren outside, taking country rides, and repairing this old house (well I helped).  Listen, near Fall we stayed so busy I was actually glad to have a little rest.

Now, with the newest lockdown (of which I'm grateful for by the way), has come at a time when the weather is starting to get colder.  Thankfully, they say there are warmer days ahead but for  today the high will be 35 degrees.  It snowed a little last night..Brr.

So, what to do but make a Vickie list of things to keep me from going out of my mind

  • Walk (when the weather permits).
  • Keep organizing the house.
  • Read great books when the mind will allow it.
  • Decorate for Christmas (I'm beginning to love this idea more and more- some people have done it already)_
  • Go on drives with husband and do more curbside shopping.
  • Make Crafts and play games with the grandchildren.
  • Crochet, sew

I just can't think of any other things.  Maybe that's enough to keep me happy in the near future.  What are the things you guys are doing to combat the change in the weather or lockdown blues?

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A Covid-19 Christmas : 101 Ways To Make Christmas 2020 Magical 

The Story Shell (Tales of Friendship Bog Book 2)

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Lana said...

No lock down here in SC but I am sorry you are back there. We went shopping on Saturday and they were playing Christmas music in the store and the cashier said they decided they needed a little cheer in the store so they turned it on and we could see their point. We are waiting for our son to be here for Thanksgiving to help Dad get everything out of the attic.

Kathy said...

Sounds like a good list!
I'm looking forward to decorating the day after Thanksgiving. My girl is already listening to Christmas music. I think she will be sick of it by Christmas though. Making a list of our favorite shows and movies to watch. Metv is showing Thanksgiving stuff this weekend, so we will have to watch WKRP's Thanksgiving show..."as God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
Enjoy your time together.

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

You are so kind, Vickie, to keep hunting down these books for us. I hope you enjoy doing lots of things on your list.
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Anonymous said...

It is different this time. Maybe part of it for me is knowing what to expect and dreading some of that. I'm going to organize my recipes - no really I am. That could possibly take me all winter and into the summer if I do it the way I want to. I have stacks of books to read - online and book books as my FIL calls them. I've been stocking up over the summer when I could. No snow here but just north of us had about and inch. Ann

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I heard that the shelves at sams here our bare again. No tp. Seems like I can understand some of this the first time but really I don't get it now.
You know I started doing that recipe thing a couple of years ago Ann..maybe I should finish that too!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I'm so glad you come by!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Aww love that..I'll be watching meth this weekend! Thanks Kathy for letting me know. 13,000 people tested positive in Michigan just yesterday.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

You have a wonderful day Laura!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Haha not meth ..metv!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Cheer is exactly what we need your right Lana.
I'm thinking of waiting till this weekend when it's supposed to be warmer to get all the stuff out of the garage. bff it's cold. Glad your getting help.

Chef Owings said...

I am doing the same thing I do every fall.. I have sundown syndrome (when it's dark I want to sleep okay hibernate) I have a list of what needs done daily. I will decorate Thanksgiving weekend like normal. I will wear a mask when I make the cookies and candy for the kids for Christmas. I have books set aside for readying, I will do some sewing, crocheting as I have another great grandchild due in April. I plan to do more decluttering then organizing as you can't organize clutter through the winter. Plan the gardens starts in Jan. work on some deep cleaning.

Chef Owings said...

forgot, we have went over 11% pushing 12% or higher here. Shut down started yesterday. Grandson getting married in Dec. Not sure anyone is going to get to see him get married. He is coming in from Army base is AZ. Empty shelves in several stores around us and the kids that are 2 hrs away. Glad I stocked up this summer.

Kathy said...

Oh wow, 13000 new cases in one day. :(
I read what Atlas said. Hard to believe, isn't it.
Stay safe and I hope your governor doesn't back down.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

So far Big Gretch is standing strong.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Chef, I miss those long daylight hours too. I sit down to watch t.v. And I'm out like a light.
I'm so happy your grandson is getting married. Maybe they can throw a reception after this is over. A big happy one!
I went to donate today and they were not accepting donations. Not sure what to do now.

Jenny said...

It's such a good idea to try to plan for simple fun things to do at home.

I'm making myself wait until Thanksgiving weekend to decorate for Christmas. I want to keep my decorations up into the middle of January to help me through the late winter blues....I do love having my Christmas lights on. I won't be tired of them if I force myself to wait. And I'm looking forward to decorating with my grandson. I expect it will be chaos...he is just three....but when i mentioned to him that I was going to put up a Christmas tree he was soooooo excited & said I had to let him do the star. So that's the plan...let him dig through my boxes to his heart's content.

I've added quite a few penpals this summer/fall & am writing a lot of snail mail plus doing a lot of paper crafting. I want to do some embroidery & sew some felt crafts.

When I place my online grocery order for pick up I always add something to look forward to...something extra to stash away for hard days. This wee I'm adding puff pastry. I like making special pizza, breakfast pastries with eggs or just fried pies with them. One pack can do 4 to 6 meals for my husband & me.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

It was close to 8000 today...maybe they were combining days of something. Still too high.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Aww email mail is always fun to send and get!
My husband loves apple strudel made with puff pastry. Its some good stuff.
Christmas sounds like fun at your house Jenny!

KayM said...

What exactly does "lockdown" mean? In my area, we have the mask mandate, and I think there are restrictions on gatherings, but for me I'm still staying home, except for going to doctor & dentist appointments. Our dentist was closed in March, but I was able to go in October. I have now had my annual physical, so if I don't get sick, that won't come around for many months. I got to the chiropractor every 4-5 weeks. I did go to SAM'S and get my first Shingrix shot, but didn't shop. Otherwise, I am staying home. When it's above 50 degrees I go walking with my daughter. My current project is going through my hundreds of books and culling out the ones I no longer want to read. I'm also rearranging them. I currently have books in most of my rooms. In my office I have 3 walls of books. I've been able to get rid of quite a few. On the other hand, I've ordered quite a few also, as I'm ordering ones to complete the partial series that I have on hand. I like to have the whole series before I start reading it--assuming all of them are published. So, that's what is keeping me busy right now.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Sounds like your keeping busy. Mostly it's stuff closing that we are not doing anyway but it means the kids school is cancelled and they are home again. Let's see no eating in resturants, no gyms, no movies etc. and people need to work at home if possible.We didn't do those things but with the cases so high we are more afraid of the stores etc. Also get togethers are limited to one other family for thanksgiving. Winter is around the corner so I've directed my mind on how to keep busy so I won't get bored. It looks like your very successful at that!

KayM said...

Oh my! Yes, now I have a better understanding of the severe restrictions. Here our restaurants are open, but have cut way back on the number of patrons they are serving and how the seating arrangement is laid out. Well, that doesn't affect me, since I'm not going out to eat. The schools are making up their own schedule and meetings by school district. The towns and counties each make their own restrictions as necessary for that particular area, etc. Thanks for the info. BTW, I don't know if it's Yahoo or something else, but I still am not getting your email. I will just have to remember to go directly to your blog, rather than the easier way of going through my email. I hope you have a good day.