Journaling, Weekly Intentions

Coronavirus Diaries, day 27

“May I live like the lotus at ease in the muddy water.

– unknown

Hi everyone! How are you all doing??

It’s day 27 since my return from NYC and day 24 since the start of my self-quarantine. I am back at work since I’m no longer symptomatic, but I tell you it’s exhausting. Being back amongst patients and wearing a mask all day every day is exhausting. I can’t even imagine to know what the doctors and nurses in the ERs and hospitals are feeling… but I can certainly sympathize a bit.

Here in Florida, we currently have 17,531 confirmed Coronavirus cases (600 of those being in our city) and 390 deaths. And that’s just this one state!! The numbers for our country are astronomical – the highest in the world! So very scary.

But despite the numbers and the stressed messages from government and healthcare officials to stay home, people are still out. AND not being smart about it. For instance, just in our office, we have elderly patients coming in with no masks, patients on oxygen with no masks, and young people who still don’t believe this will involve them in any way. Every time I see one of these people, I get angry inside. I don’t get it! How can you be so irresponsible?? How can you be so careless?? How can you be so selfish!? This isn’t just about you!

But as I said in a previous post (either here or on IG, I can’t remember)… I can’t control others. I must remember that. Others are going to do what they will. All I can do is try my best to protect the environment immediately around me, protect my loved ones and myself as much as I can, and hope for the best. Wear my mask. Wash my hands. Take off my shoes outside when I get home. And go straight to the shower after work. From there, I remain home – unless something is absolutely needed from the grocery store and I then I go through the same procedure as coming home from work.

It is exhausting. All of it. But necessary. We must all do our part in helping to level the curve. Keep as many others as safe as possible by staying put, staying home. And getting rest.

And that’s exactly what I plan to do this weekend. Stay put. Stay home. Bake and garden. And rest. In fact, here’s a list of my intentions for the weekend:

  1. Bake hot cross buns (I’ve never baked them but am seeing them all over IG right now.. they look so GOOD!)
  2. Bake goat cheese tarts.
  3. Make lemon sorbet.
  4. Check on our garden (the hubs has planted seeds of tomatoes, bell peppers, beans, zucchini, and carrots).
  5. Perhaps do a little daydreaming and planning of additional garden creations… and rest.

What about you?? What are your intentions for the weekend? I’d love to hear about your stay-at-home weekend plans!

Sending lots of love,


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