I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monthly Mashup for March, 2020 Things I Look Forward to When the Coronavirus Pandemic is Over and Life in the Pandemic

Me - My topic for this month  is Things I Look Forward to When the Coronavirus Pandemic is Over

1. I look forward to to going to the library. I want to be able to read my book without worrying about finishing it because the series I am currently reading I don't own, but they have it at the library.

2. I look forward to when theater is actually live again and TV shows and movies start filming again.

3. I look forward to seeing a show preferably on Broadway. I especially want to see Sing Street, Mrs. Doubtfire and Six.

4. I looking forward to going  to museums and on walking tours and doing other fun things.

5. I look forward to being in New York City not just to see a show or anything just to be there and see it crowded again just so I know life is back to normal.

6. I look forward to when the talk shows have an audience again so the jokes don't seem so awkward although I will miss seeing Jimmy Fallon's adorable kids every night.

7. I look forward to seeing movies in the movie theater.

8. I looking forward to going for fast food and being able to eat in the restaurant preferably at Taco Bell or Subway.

9. I look forward  to getting my hair trimmed because I have split ends.

10. I look forward to making plans that don't get cancelled.

11. I look forward to my sister hanging out with her friends so I can have some time to myself in our room.

12. I look forward  to going to the store and having the shelves be full and being able to find things like toilet paper and bread and not have it be a major miracle.

13. I look forward to going out walking and not having to worry about staying six feet away from other people especially in New York where is it always crowded.

14. I look forward to being able to step out of my door whenever I want.

New York City Before

New York City Now

Mom - My topic for this month is life in the pandemic. It is a crazy world we are all living in now. It doesn't feel real. It feels like we all living in some dystopian nightmare or something. I mean who would ever think that we would live to see a world where people had to  hide in their houses and stay away from each other. I mean isn't that something that happened in the dark ages? It's the 21st Century for goodness sake! Isn't it enough that some of us especially in the tri-state area have lived through 9/11? Do we have to live through this too?

Thankfully, I am not sick or suffering or neither are any of my loved ones. Luckily, my husband is still working, although truthfully we were struggling before this all happened and this certainly doesn't help. His having to go out and be around other people scares me a little bit. Still, I know right now a lot of people have it a lot worse than we do.

It just feels like everything is in limbo now. It feels like all the best parts of life were taken away and all that's left are the boring or bad parts. I miss the life I used to have. Everything is different now even this blog is different.  Instead of attending and sharing fun places to go and fun things to do all we can do is share places you can go virtually and things to listen to or watch online. These things can be fun, and I am grateful to have them and to be able to share them, but it is not the same as actually being able to experience things. I miss actually being able to experience things. I miss it a lot.

It's hard to imagine that life will ever be back to normal because right now there is no end to the pandemic in sight, Even when it is over, things will never be completely the same because so many people will have died. Still, I can't wait for a return to some kind of normality or at least as normal as we can get because how we are  all living right now hardly feels like living at all. It's just existing.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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