Sunday, 5 April 2020

Normality

Internet connection has been a real issue once again, but I am getting around to visit as and when I can. How long this will take to publish is a mystery.   We finally phoned to report the issue and there is a problem with a copper connection so will be repaired as and when they can.  We had made the presumption that it was either the weather or volume of usage that was the issue.

 Dad remains in hospital but is doing a little better.  I hope he understands that we are unable to visit and that he is in our thoughts and prayers constantly.  The hospital have been amazing keeping Mum informed and passing messages to him from us all, but it is hard.  Such strange times, history in the making.  I wonder how we will all feel about this period of time in our lives when we look back?  We are trying to keep things as normal as possible but we all know they are not.

In so many ways life goes on, literally!  Lambs are been born all around, what a joy they are to us.  Giving everyone a feeling of normality.  New life, a miracle.



We have just listened to our church service via the internet.  How normal this now seems and yet so strange only a few short weeks ago.  Neighbours call and leave parcels at the door how normal the procedure of moving away seems now.  What a joy there is in the kindness of others as little treats appear.




Cheese scones and millionaire's shortbread.  Community spirit and kindness at its best.  There are so many heroes, keyworkers and those on the frontline but I have been most impressed by the children.  There little worlds have been turned upside down, many not having a real understanding of what is going on.  They have got on with it and made the most of a very sorry situation.  Go boys and girls today you are my unsung heroes.  Take care everyone and stay safe.

See you soon.


36 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your dads is doing ok. sending you hugs .x

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  2. I'm pleased to hear that your dad is doing better, I hope he continues to improve and that he's soon back home again.

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  3. The sunshine makes everything more easy to bear but we still miss not going out, even just to the shops. Nothing lasts forever, that's what I keep telling myself.
    Keep safe
    Briony
    x

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  4. It's amazing how well we are doing and how quickly we've adapted to the new norm. Good job the internet works if a bit intermittently to keep us in touch with everyone.

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  5. Nature continues regardless. In fact it is in many respects without the constant destructive intrusion of humans. Stay well during this difficult period. I suspect it may well be the norm for some time yet.

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  6. Lambs, can't beat them this time of the year. Unfortunately, we currently have none around us but the calves will be out soon, frolocking around I am sure. If lockdown continues, we shall miss our cowslip and bluebell walks.

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  7. I hope you can get your internet situation resolved soon. So glad to hear that your father is doing better. Those baby lambs are so sweet. Stay safe and well.

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  8. Glad to hear your dad is improving. I can't even imagine how tough that must be on all of you not to be able to visit him.

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  9. So hard to know that a loved one is unable to see family.
    Arent the lambs lovely!

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  10. I was just reading your post and catching up. So happy to hear your Dad is better! Hard thing not being able to visit. My mom is in a nursing home and they are not allowing visitors for quite a while now. Small nursing home and they are sticking to their rules laid out and so far so good with keeping everyone there well. We will have a phone conference with family next week.
    Sunday service is on the television and we listen to it. I don't mind it so much as we have breakfast while watching.
    Frustrating having you internet service being spotty as it is. My sister lives in the very rural area of Va. and she has problems especially when it rains with DSL.
    Hope you are have a Sunny Sunday and stay safe and well
    Betsy

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  11. Glad to hear your Dad is doing okay, such a worry when they can't have visitors.

    Hope you get your internet sorted. My husband has been having lots of trouble with his which has been frustrating for him as his work relies on it.

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  12. I sure hope you can get your internet fixed so you have a constant connection with the outside world. That seems very important in these days. I was SO glad to hear that your Dad is doing better. I can't imagine how hard it is on families not able to visit their loved ones in hospital.
    We have had several confirmed cases very close to our home. Three are in a retirement village just a few blocks away and two just last night at the grocery I did an online pick up at this week. Concerning because we don't know if they were in contact with our items.
    The spring lambs are beautiful. It gives hope for a normal life returning someday. I agree with the children being such an inspiration.
    Wishing you a wonderful day my dear friend. We're getting ready to watch our churches online service live in about 10 minutes. A new normal. I can't wait to give my friends "real" hugs, not virtual ones.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  13. Adorable little lambs and sweet gifts from friends make life in these difficult times a bit easier to live through. Keep safe and well.

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  14. Tam and I had a lovely "normal" afternoon in the veg plot today, getting things sown or planted and forgetting the outside world. Gardening is always so therapeutic - as good as a walk. Oh, and I saw the first Swallows. Two pairs of them. They bring me such joy when they arrive each year. These ones were heading on to the north, but the 2nd air fed on the wing over our house and the farm next door. I hope "our" stable swallows arrive SOON.

    The spring lambs bring such happiness too, gambolling and leaping about.

    I hope that your dad continues to do well and improve, but such a worry at this time, especially when you cannot go and see him and give him the hugest hug and all your love.

    I hope your internet isfixed soon - like you, we are still on the old (original 1950s!) copper wiring and ours is not reliable or fast either. Crazy.

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  15. Glad your dad is doing ok. Lovely kindness from your neighbours.

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  16. So glad your dad is doing better. That is great news. The lambs are so sweet. We are hunkering down here in Southern California for several days of rain, wind and storm. A large front from Alaska is blowing in. The wind has already picked up. We're 3 miles from the ocean but can't go walking on the paths or walk on the sidewalks down there. Social Distancing.
    I hope your internet gets fixed soon.

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  17. Your inter net connection being kept fixed, will be another thing, to be grateful for, after this is over.

    good news about your dad.

    Stay safe
    💛 🏡 💛

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  18. I am happy to read that your Dad is doing better. Must be a relief.

    God bless.

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  19. So good to know that your dad is doing better. Hope that he improves rapidly and is soon home. Your neighbors are so good...what is this Millionaire's Shortbread?

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  20. Thankful your dad is doing better. May it continue that way. We again had youtube church and then later we had prayer time via internet. So good. I am thinking about making cinnamon rolls late week and giving them out to some of my neighbors who are buy themselves. Sad that I can't go visit a couple friends that live in resident community in one building older people. May just take some to two of them as well and drop off at the door. Hope your internet keeps working. It drags here mid afternoon as many people are on it and evening. Take care and may you feel God's presence in your life!!!

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  21. Good to know that your dad is getting better. I hope your internet connection will get back to normal. Lambs are cute and nice to see them out in the open. I just made steamed chocolate cake for the 1st time. Great looking shortbread. I am interested in the millionaire shortbread.

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  22. I'm glad your father is improving. You are right about living through history. How profound will the effects be on all of us? Crazy contradiction - lambing goes on but much of our lives is at a standstill!

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  23. It's good to know your dad is doing OK. It must be such a worry for you, especially at this present time. X

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  24. Today my 10 year old said 'self isolation is not much different to our normal life: we do our homework, play, read, make some craft things and go and feed the sheep' I replied, "it is because you are already living your best life" and it warmed my soul that she was so contented with the situation. Hope you are all safe and well. Jo x

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  25. glad your dad is doing better, I bet that makes you feel better as well. I'm sorry that your internet is wonky - I hope it gets better soon. I would be frustrated with that.

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  26. Yes, the children are unsung heros as well. Their world and lifestyle has been changed probably the most.

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  27. Strange time indeed...
    Glad your dad is doing better....
    Keep busy and safe !
    Hug
    Anna

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  28. How difficult for you with the situation with your dad. Glad he's doing better now. Yes, this virus is one for the history books. LOVE the photos of the lambs...gives me hope for Spring and new life ahead. Reminds me of Easter, and Jesus being our Good Shepherd. Great post. Have a joyful week! xo

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  29. Oh, those lambs are so sweet. I'm glad that you are receiving such thoughtful treats.

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  30. Good news about your father, but hard for everyone now to see those we most care about. Good neighbors are certainly wonderful, especially ones that leave unexpected treats! Hope the internet issues get sorted out as we all really rely on it especially now.

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  31. Hello Lorraine, I'm glad to see you had enough internet to post. What nice neighbors you have, but I am sure that you have earned their friendship by being generous to them, also. Stay healthy, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  32. Glad to hear your Dad is doing better! Yes, you have very nice neighbors indeed! Those cheese sconces look lovely!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  33. Glad your father is doing well. Stay safe and well.

    Sandra xXx

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  34. So happy to see a post from you. I'm glad your dad is doing well, such trying times when family is separated and ill people isolated.
    The Millionaire Shortbread looks delicious, as do the scones. I'm glad you're getting the internet connection sorted.
    Stay well. Our church does online services, as well, so that's how we're attending these days, too.

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