Handling Social Distancing

I never thought I would live in a world where we would have to keep a 6 foot distance from people. But actually, I’m ok with that. I’m not real fond of people walking on my heels or breathing down my neck anyway. If I can hear you breathe or smell your cologne, then it’s to close for comfort for me. However, I never usually turn down a hug, no matter who it is.

Businesses are closing, so I feel so sorry for the employees. 
I know the feeling of panic setting in when there is no income. 
I know what it’s like to all of a sudden not to get up and go to a job you did for many years.
At least most people out of work can enjoy some time off, because they know they still have a job waiting for them when this crises ends. I on the other hand have lost hope in finding a job while this pandemic is going on. 

Restaurants are closed and only allowing curbside service or takeouts. We ended up with takeout Saturday night. This is still safe to do! Covid-19 is not found in foods. It attacks the respiratory system through contact with an infected person through cough, sneezes or droplets then touched on your face or in the air. 

If you get take out, make sure to tip them. It’s not the waitresses or cooks decision to close and they are all in this with us. 

Schools are closed leaving it up to the parents to home school their children. Some children are not safe at home. Some schools are closed for the rest of the year which interferes with sports and graduations. Keep the kids in mind. They are struggling and stressed like everyone else. As far as I know, teachers will continue to get paid. 

Churches are closing. I had to listen to my pastor give his sermon through facebook live. 

It was nice, but not the same. If your church is closed, remember churches still need tithes to keep the bills paid. We have drop off times at our church for those that wish to give or mail it in. 

We went to the grocery store today for our weekly shopping. There was no one hardly shopping and the shelves were bare. No bread, eggs, or milk.
Toilet paper was still gone but luckily we have enough to get us by a few weeks or so. As I turned the corner and saw more bare and broken shelves, I almost lost it and my eye filled with tears. It was so sad how life can change so quickly. There was not even any dry beans left, and what is Lentils?

We got enough foods to get us through a week or so. Hopefully we can go down to the beach soon, so we do not need to stock up too much. 
It’s not really all that bad around here, It’s just different. 

The good thing about this social distancing thing is that families might now eat together around the table. Parents can teach their children new things around the house like cooking, creating, cleaning and yard work. Dads can show their kids how to change the oil in a car or change a tire. 
Makes me think of the olden days. We are just back to the simple life for now and that’s not such a bad thing.

Hope everyone reading this is doing ok and you all are in my prayers!


  1. Awww such a sweet read, with positive ideas for the families. I like it. Funny It took two stores for me to get milk . Yep this is different. Much difference than the Polio epidemic of the 1940's.
    Anyway, I know you are chomping at the bits for the beach, I don't blame you!
    and YEP this is something else...
    We had church with our screen monitors also. Not a bad alternative, if you must have one.

    Lve from over here
    Sherry & jack

  2. These are such thoughtful ideas Lisa. We went weekly grocery shopping last night and there wasn't much food. Thankfully there's food in the house, but we didn't have much luck on repurchasing some items. The stores look like that here too. Be blessed and stay safe.

  3. Tipping is a good idea. I should tip the grocery store checker too. They are risking their health to keep us in supplies and they don't even have protective gear on.

  4. So important to help our local restaurants. Sending you big virtual HUGS!!

  5. We did take out also this weekend as I've been cooking so much for the past two weeks. Stay safe and be well.

  6. We've done take out as well, trying to support a few of our friends who are in the restaurant business and are really hurting with this shut down. In CT today all "non-essential" businesses are ordered to close - like beauty salons, etc. Such a strange world we currently live in. You're right about families spending more time together... and outside! That is the silver lining. Stay healthy, all! -

  7. True about eating together and being together as a family. That is a plus. My puppies keep me company too, I am grateful for them!! I know I feel bad for the workers too that had to stop and close down the businesses. We ordered Pizza to-go from a local place called The Slice Shop. Yummy Sicilian pizza! Thinking of you as well. Stay safe and healthy! Virtual hugs!
    jess xx

  8. Our church is live on FB too and what a blessing it it!!

  9. I'm like you with not really having anyone that close to me either, so that doesn't bother me. It is sad to see the shelves so empty. You look so good, glad you are doing fine! It is a bonding time being together. We're enjoying that but missing the ones we can't see at the moment.
    Stay healthy Lisa.

  10. Lisa DiMeo, what a blessing your blog is to my life! I always enjoy reading each one. But this one was extra special. What a positive outlook you have. I want to share on my Facebook page. You helped me and made my day better!

  11. It's a scary time out there, Lisa, no doubt! The last restaurant up here that was offering take out service just closed until further notice....sad. I'm glad I'm a little insane and keep my pantry and freezers stuffed with food....and I never even get close to running out of TP!! But who knows how long this craziness may last? Be safe, my friend.

  12. This is an a difficult time to be sure. I still have not fully comprehended it. I personally have had so much hardship and setbacks in my life I am numb now. I have had so little control in my life and now with world events on top of it, it is just one more thing to not have control over. I hope it ends sooner then later.

    Allie of