The stress of packing in the aftermath of the Pandemic

When people say busy, these days, it must be remembered that we are saying this in a framework of Pandemic and Confinement. We are no longer used to the things and ways that we dealt with life before the infamous coronavirus, COVID-19, hit.

Now, when we say that, we must think that we have seriously cut down on what we do and where we go and how many times we get in that car. Confinement, if we were capable and financially and mentally able to sustain it, truly had a great effect on us and our lives.

We have two cars and it certainly does beg the question, do we really need two?

The day is pleasantly warm and the sun is shining and although in the fifties when I walked the dog, it was way too warm and I had to pull off my Polartec overshirt and wrap it around my waist as I walked.

The lawn was manicured yesterday and I am continuing my walk arounds to see what is growing and what is not. I realized that I need to remove the greenhouse cover from the herb garden. I opened up the top to find the parsley bolting and the thyme in complete flower.

The pond is continuing to be something that I must take great care with as I am still searching for that equilibrium and completely clear water. It is pretty clear but mainly in the morning when it is cold. The heat makes it murkier. I am on it and I have an anti-phosphate routine. I now have more plants growing on its surface with the water lily pads and the water hyacinths.

The hummingbirds are back and that is a pleasure. The milkweed is truly growing as what it is, a weed. I have it both in the front and the back. My Monarch waystation is in stark contrast to the chemical haven that malbor tends to, what with the gnomes and kitsch plastic wind ornaments.

Busy, yes, we are packing for a several day trip to Wisconsin, Door County, where we have not been in years. It should be fun.
I just have to be able to deal with the stress of preparing!

About Richard Koerner

Almost seventy something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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