Lost and found

Is it just me or has anyone else found these times of “Corona” to be mentally draining? I’ve been neglecting my WordPress blog and the blogs of those I follow due to feeling so drained, lethargic, mentally exhausted. Anything that needed thinking about was pushed aside in favour of mindless pursuits such as Facebook or watching YouTube videos. Writing or even reading books was a task rather than the usual joy I experience. Add to this the unusually grey, cold, rainy and overcast weather we’ve been experiencing here in New Zealand through our first month of winter and the result is a wish to hibernate until it’s all over and springtime, sunshine and blue skies mean that normal service has once again resumed.

BUT, I’m back…..maybe not 100% back, but at least I’m reading again and have finally posted a short but hopeful post here. Sorry to all those I follow, for not actively following and commenting on your posts recently. I’m sure that there have been many good ones and I will be attempting to catch up on what I’ve missed over the last couple of months. Also apologies for those who have been following me for several months and have started to wonder if I’d fallen off the planet.

I’ll be doing a review of a trilogy of Margaret Atwood books – Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam. Thankyou Margaret for rescuing me from the brain fog I’ve been lost in for several weeks. For anyone who hasn’t read any of her books yet, you’re missing a treat. She has a very imaginative mind.

I may even review some of the mindless but oh so addictive Zombie movies I’ve been watching on YouTube. There have been many over the weeks – some good, some bad and some really terrible.

This time of year the garden gets a good tidy up and I’ve already got seedlings coming up in my seed trays in the relative warmth of my shed window. Another week or so and they will be ready to plant out, under cover of plastic tunnels, so the frost doesn’t kill them. Life goes on.

I hope that you’re all well, have avoided the dreaded virus, and are thriving – physically and mentally.

Until the next post. Thank you for reading. And to borrow a phrase from our Prime Minister “be kind to one another”.

7 thoughts on “Lost and found

  1. It’s good to see you back. You’re not the only one feeling drained by the COVID pandemic. I find myself irritable and impatient. Thankfully, writing and reading do help me regain my equilibrium (briefly).

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  2. You’re not alone! I think creativity is really important in responding to difficult times, but at the same time it can be difficult to reach out to and connect with others in times of stress.
    I’d definitely be interested in reading a zombie movie roundup!

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    1. Thanks for that Isobel…..I guess now I’d better write a Zombie movie round up. There are a lot around. Some short, some long, some good but most are terrible. But I’ll definitely get to it. Thanks again.

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