Best Laid Plans……
I am all at sea now. I have an autoimmune disease with some lung involvement, so I went into lockdown early. I only went to the grocery store to pick up preordered food item mid-February, and I continue this practice now.
At first, I did a bunch of home projects I had put on the back burner for a good while. I had plans!
I cleaned out closets, cupboards, backroom cleanouts. I started binge-watching on my I-Pad: mostly European dramas and mysteries. I have watched a German show with English subtitles about Italian police, filmed in Venice; an adaption of the Donna Leon’s Brunetti book series.
I kept waiting for Spring so I could get out and do some outside chores. Again those plans!
That has not panned out as well as I wished. Firstly, the weather has been awful, rainy, and cold. Next, I cannot go to the garden centers to get what I need, and thirdly and most importantly, it is the height of my Spring allergies. Last year I got pneumonia about this time. If you remember, trees AND grasses all decided to bloom at the same time. At least now it is mainly the trees. I need to wear a dust mash when I go out, but I haven’t ventured outside much as yet.
I initially planned on expanding the website and posting three days a week with FB and Instagram …….. Sadly, I have had some technical issues and still do, but I don’t have a gameplan set up yet, so I remain on hold..
I usually try to share what I am working on that week in the posts or share something I hope readers enjoy. But I am not working on anything now, so unsure what to post.
I was going to get the online store up and running, but I cannot go out to post orders for people, so that idea also is in a holding pattern.
I don’t mean to sound like such a sad sack grumpy grump. I don’t feel grumpy, just a bit lonely and a bit scared, as I am sure many of you experience also.
I did come up with a couple of small ideas to offer you guys.
First, I am into genealogy, especially Irish American ancestry. I have been working on my family trees for many years. So I would like to offer any of my readers who are interested in their genealogy to contact me and let me know what you need.
I have invested mainly in fee for service Irish-American information sites, but I also have a couple of general site companies I hire. So if finding your roots appeal to you, please feel free to contact me for assistance. I have found it to be an exciting adventure for myself and hope you might enjoy for yourself and your family.
Secondly, I will continue to post pictures of my time in Ireland, England, and Wales. I hope you enjoy it.
Meanwhile, if there is anything that interests you, let me know, and I’ll try to accommodate you. I will post things I work on as we go forward.
So please stay well. So so much for my best-laid plans. Let me know what you are doing in your confinement to keep busy and how you are going.
Take good care