Daily Life During Covid-19 Part 5

4 Apr

Celebrating our 49th anniversary Coronavirus style

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

The latter part of this week I have alternated between feelings of anxiety and peace. I don’t feel the anxiety is due to fear of the virus, rather I believe it is from the feeling of life being suspended.

Our daughter is working reduced hours so Wednesday she and her father took on a home improvement project. (That did make me anxious as my husband’s energy levels are easily taxed) But you know how fathers are when their daughters ask for help.

My husband slept in on Thursday so my daughter and I ran some errands. We scored two dozen eggs! When we returned they set to work. I tried to stay out of their way.

My daughter approved my plan to have a friend pick me up and drive me to the river as long as I sat in the back seat and we maintained social distancing. It was wonderful to be out in the fresh air and enjoy conversation that did not involve Coronavirus. (Yes, our governor said this is ok)

We sat at a table under a pavilion. The breezes were heavenly.

Friday our anniversary day arrived! That morning I began calling the local steakhouse I had chosen for our celebratory take out meal. I had been concerned about setting it up as people had been complaining the phones were always busy. I prayed the night before that I would not be anxious about this and I got through on the phone after 3 tries!

Earlier in the week I had gone to Amazon Prime and paid the rental fee for the movie we had chosen for our dinner and movie at home celebration. Normally the movie would have been in the theaters, but due to the shelter at home orders it was available online.

The dinner was a delicious success! Our daughter had picked up a half dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for our dessert but we were too full and decided to create an “intermission” during the movie to enjoy the doughnuts with coffee. (Who needs popcorn when one can have doughnuts?) The movie we chose was I Still Believe, a true story. If you need a faith booster, I highly recommend it. I think my husband, an action movie guy, was a bit teary at the end.

I think I may have enjoyed our stay at home celebration more than a night out.

I love these verses from the book of Numbers in the Bible. They are often spoken as a benediction. May His peace be upon you.

I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2019 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

7 Responses to “Daily Life During Covid-19 Part 5”

  1. Daniel Kemp April 4, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

    Your meal and cinema sounded good to me. Over here Sky are doing the same with current films, renting them out to the small screen. There is one I want to watch but as of yet, I haven’t had the time. I’m now officially registered as a vulnerable person by the government so I get priority for grocery deliveries. One supermarket contacted me tonight and offered a weekly slot which I took. Other than the excitement with ‘shopping’ online nothing has happened here of note.

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    • Onisha Ellis April 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

      Age has its benefits! I am thrilled you will now get a weekly slot. You are in my prayers.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. susiesopinions April 4, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

    I love to read the positive side of what we all are going through. Glad your anniversary was a success

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis April 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

      I do too and very much enjoy your positive posts.


      • Jennah April 4, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

        I do believe my joy is going to be stripped day after day if people continue to say social distancing and stay home. So many willing to give up their rights. How long this ridiculous and unconstitutional shut down will last is making me anxious and angry! My anxiety is worse than I ever imagined right now but not for the same reasons most people anxiety is.

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      • Onisha Ellis April 5, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

        I hear you, Jennah. I personalize Romans 15:13 in my morning meditation time because some days the world doesn’t bring joy. “May the God of hope fill you (me) with all joy and peace as you (I) trust in him, so that you (I) may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” .


  3. divoran09 April 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

    how lovely

    Liked by 1 person

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