Silver linings ... keeping positive

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,513
edited 18 March in The potting shed
OH’s hours have been cut ... we’ve cancelled our holiday ... but are we downcast?  
No we are not ... I’m one of those (annoying) Pollyanna-ish people and can find a silver lining to almost anything. 

We are not ‘on lockdown’ or ‘self isolating’ .... we’ve decided to regard this as Gardening Leave 😊 (albeit unpaid) and OH will be home so we can do much more gardening together 😃 

Can we find other snippets of positivity ...
“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,657
    Our grandson is due this week.
    Despite the biblical levels of rain, the garden isn't looking too bad and I'm still on holiday from work, ( apart from last Sunday and this one  ).
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,513
    Let us know when your grandson arrives @Hostafan1 ... we’ll have to celebrate 🎉 
    Dont suppose you’ll be able to visit for a bit ... but there’s Skype 😃 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,613
    I have lots of seeds germinating, and still after all these years, I doubt it will happen, and when it does, am filled with wonderment.
    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 2,164
    My fiancé has no work and is self employed, but If we tighten our belts I think we will be ok, he has time to do lots of little jobs and instead of working away all week he is at home every night. 
    My job is very busy ( I work in a pharmacy) but it’s good to feel I am helping people and making them less afraid. 
    My son has had the virus but it only lasted 4 days and he is nearly recovered. 
    Spring is nearly here and gardening is a relatively cheap hobby! 
    Just think how wonderful it will be when all this is over! 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,657
    punkdoc said:
    I have lots of seeds germinating, and still after all these years, I doubt it will happen, and when it does, am filled with wonderment.
    Totally agree! After about 40 years of seed sowing, I still rejoice at the sight of germination.
    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,188
    I was told that I could go along as normal to my GP’s for a blood test. I thought they might stop doing them, along with what they say are “routine appointments”.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,657
    I've cancelled a "consulation" at the dental hospital in Exeter due for next month. 
    I told them I'm not in pain and that they have enough on their plates at the hospital and thanked her and her colleagues and wished them all the best. 
    She thanked me and sounded genuinely touched.
    Devon.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,723
    Time to try out all sorts of new stuff.  Chicklet announced yesterday that she’s going to try and learn some Italian (lots of online options available).  I have resurrected cross-stitch that is two decades old.  There’s lots of online fitness videos (tip I heard was go for the old ones - Cindy Crawford and Mr Motivator don’t need any more specialist equipment than a dining room chair and a bottle of water).  Rope people into a few old fashioned board games (you can play scrabble with friends online ..... or a variant called words with friends).  Or start exchanging old fashioned hand written letters with friends to keep in touch - makes the postman arriving just that bit more exciting.

    And the garden borders are going to be weeded so much they will look like Kew Gardens 😀

    We can do this 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,657
    I've got my first 14 dumpy sacks being filled up with poo and woodchip. No chance of adding grass clippings yet.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,513
    Any particular poo @Hostafan1 or are you taking contributions from
    anyone?  What with the shortage of loo roll ... 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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