Me & My Muse – Day 2452: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 11: Middle of Another Week…

Having finished another day of work, I am now at the halfway point of the week.  I will play through World 5 of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and have some dinner.  That’s pretty much it for now.

Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 54 degrees and the silver lining is another week being halfway over.

To those of you who are still hanging in there during this outbreak, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Halfway already?  This week has been going by pretty fast!  I think that I’ll watch you again… 🙂

Me & My Muse – Day 2451: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 10: More Yoshi’s Island Gaming…

Having finished work, I am unwinding with my favorite go-to during this pandemic: video games.

I will be playing Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and I’ll be working on World 4 today.  After that, I will have a delicious ramen dinner.

Enjoy the short entry today, and do something that you love.

Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 45 degrees and the silver lining is being able to unwind with one of my favorite video games.

To those of you who are enjoying yourself during this pandemic, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Yoshi’s Island?  I love that game!  I think I’ll watch you… 🙂

Me & My Muse – Day 2450: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 9: April Rent and More Groceries

The title says it all.  I dropped off my rent, got my groceries, and worked my day at home.

With the remainder of the day, I’m going to take it easy.

But before I do, I would like to offer some advice in shopping smart during this pandemic.

When you go to any store, practice social distancing.  Keep a minimum distance of six feet from any person that you’re around.  When you’re out and you’re using the shopping carts, make sure that you’re wearing gloves.  Get what you need, pay for your groceries, and leave.  Unload all your groceries, carefully discard your gloves in the trash, and put on some hand sanitizer. When you get home, put away all your groceries with another pair of gloves.  Take care of the perishable goods only.  For imperishable goods, let them sit for 3-4 days before you touch them.  If you practice all this, you can minimize your chances of being exposed to this virus.

The governor has already implemented a stay at home mandate that will last for the next three weeks.  For everyone wanting to lessen the spread of COVID-19, you will follow the above guideline so we can all get through this safely.

That is all.  Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 46 degrees and the silver lining is having my rent paid and groceries for the next two weeks.

To those of you who are staying safe during this pandemic, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I’m glad you’re safe.  I think I’ll visit you tonight.  Don’t worry.  Intangibles can’t catch COVID-19…

Me & My Muse – Day 2449: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 8: A New Way to do Church

For me, that is.  Last week, I attended the first ever online sermon at my church.

For this week, it will be week two.  The entire church service will be online.  Both the worship music and the sermon will be broadcast online.  It starts at 10:45, and the link is right here if anyone wants to attend it.

After this, I will just take it easy for the remainder of the day.  That’s pretty this day in a nutshell.

With it being a Sunday, I’m making this one a little shorter.  Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 38 degrees and the silver lining will be tuning in for another online church service.

To those of you who like to find hope during these trying times, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  An online church service?  10:45?  I think I’ll join you!  I can’t wait until then!

Me & My Muse – Day 2448: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 7: Stay Connected

This pandemic may last a while, everyone.

For this very reason, it is very important to stay connected during this time.  Now I know that this will not be easy, because of social distancing.  But there are other ways to connect with people besides the normal one-on-one method.  Use skype, Facetime, or Duo if you want to spend time with someone virtual.

Now for your situation.  Are you with a few friends? Your family?  Stay connected with all of them.  You’re going to be spending a long time crammed into one house.  Get to know each other.  Play board games.  Watch Netflix or a movie.  Spend time connecting.

Now for those of you who are by yourselves during this pandemic.  What do I do in this situation?  What do I do if I am all by myself?  Fortunately, my brother is living with me right now, so I am not by myself during this time.  If you are by yourself, with nobody else to turn to, then I encourage you to connect with somebody.  Find someone else who is all by themselves and have a virtual conversation with them.  Go to the dating sites!  Chances are there is someone else out there who is all by themselves who would love to have a good conversation with someone.  Why don’t you be that person that cheers them up?  Imagine the conversations that you could have with them.  It would really make your day.

So everyone.  Stay connected.  During this time, I cannot stress it enough.  If we can all stay healthy right now, we will be even more healthy when this is all over.

And to provide some hope for everyone, South Korea is beginning to rebound.  If everyone followed the regulations here, our situation could be very much like theirs.  Now, the cases will multiply around here.  But if we’re diligent, we could see a rebound in either April or May.  Mid to late April at the earliest.

Having that said, I will do my connecting with my family today and with my brother when he gets home.  That is pretty much this day in a nutshell.

Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 33 degrees and the silver lining is being able to connect with my family and have a day off to relax.

To those of you who are connecting with others, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I’m connecting with my parents and I’ll be connecting with you later.  I will keep praying for those in the medical field…

Me & My Muse – Day 2447: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 6: A Wand, A Sword, and a Key

With work done for the day, I will now begin my weekend of relaxation.

When you’re cooped up in your house during a time like this, I have this recommendation.  Think of your favorite indoor activity and do it.  Are you behind on Game of Thrones?  Have you never seen that series?  Binge watch it.  Do you love video games?  Get out your console and play all of your favorite games.  Are you a movie buff?  Have a marathon with those who are with you.  And for those bookworms, get The Lord of the Rings out and read all of it.  Time is on your side so read through all of your beloved classics.  And definitely read the bible, for it is a really good book to read during this time.

For me, I am going to play a lesser known classic put out by Rare.  Wizards and Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power for the NES.  With it being a Rare game, there will be some challenges in it.  It’s a lot of fun and I look forward to playing through it again.  I will also make my dinner as well.  That is pretty much my Friday in a nutshell.

Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 48 degrees, with the temperature dropping throughout the day.  The silver lining is unwinding by playing a childhood classic.

To those of you who are staying safe with your favorite indoor activity, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I’m starting to burn out on reading.  I think I’ll take a break by playing a game or two…

Me & My Muse – Day 2446: COVID-19 Isolation – Day 5: Light in Every Circumstance

I hope you are all doing okay today.  For me, I have never felt any better.

Is it sunny where you are?  Is it cloudy?  Rainy?  If it’s sunny, it’s very easy to know where the light is at.

But let me tell you a secret.  God has placed the light behind the clouds.  Behind the storm.  He has hidden that wonderful and irresistible light, and all you need to do is find it.

Sometimes, we are not in the right mood because of our circumstances.  But don’t let that get you down.  The light is still there.  Everyday, God has provided the light for us to see.  And if you find it, don’t keep it to yourself.  Share it with someone else.

I think of the passage in the bible where the Israelites gathered the manna in the desert.  Those who gathered little did not have too little.  Those who gathered much did not have too much.  When we find this light, it is neither too little or too much.  It is exactly what we need and it’s always the right amount.

When we find this light, our perspective is transformed.  Sorrow is turned to joy and fretting is turned to rejoicing.  Even during COVID-19, I can assure you that God has provided us with plenty of light.  Is it raining?  Is it cloudy?  Look behind the clouds.  Gather the light and tell someone else that you have found it.  This light is very precious and it will sustain you.  It will give you joy.  It will give you peace.  It will give you comfort and assurance.

So everyone, look for the light.  It is never too far away and it can very well be the thing you need during a time like this.

Having finished work, I will catch up on Survivor and continue playing Legend of Zelda.  I will then make and prepare for Friday.

Stay sane, clean, and safe everyone!

Today’s high is going to be 57 degrees and the silver lining is being able to share the light with all and remain safe in my own house.

To those of you who are looking for the light or have found it, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Wonderful message!  I know where the light is and I have plenty to share with everyone!  And don’t worry, everyone.  It’s free…