Friday, March 20, 2020

Having video coffee with friends






I put on my tights and trainers and go for a walk cross fields and forests around my village. The sun is out. I feel positive. "Today is going to be a great day" is my mantra. I'm gonna have coffee with my girlfriends soon. I can't wait. :)

"What do you mean have coffee with your girlfriends?",  you might ask. I'm in isolation right? I sure am, but we're meeting up online. You got to be creative and come up with alternative ideas of socializing now. Internet is a fantastic resource. FaceTime, WhatsApp and iMessages are only a few apps that allows you to do video chats with multiple people. Super easy to use.

When back from my walk I make my morning tea, prepare a breakfast bowl of yogurt with müsli, prep my bench in the garden and bring my breakfast outside. At 10 am I call my girls through WhatsApp. We chat for 45 minutes. About the Coronavirus, the kids, working from home, home schooling, challenges, solutions, tips and of course weather and wind, giggles and love... It is so nice. "Ching ching" with our coffee cups and tea mugs. I highly recommend this. Seeing someone on the screen is totally different from a text message. It makes all the difference in the world.

My day turned out to be a very productive one. I felt so good after having coffee with my friends that I was oozing of energy. I put away all our winter clothes, organized a bit in the attic, packed away fabric scraps to donate (I got soooo much scraps, anyone interested?), did some house chores, cleaned pots for replanting my geraniums, finished a work project... It feels like I've turned a corner. Tomorrow will be even better. Positive thoughts, exercise, a short To Do list and taking action. No rush, no pressure. Go with the flow. We got time. We're not going anywhere, right? (Twink!)

Hope you all are well. Stay safe. Stay occupied. Stay positive. Reach out. Make a phone call to someone who might be lonely. It might save that persons day from gloom. And don't beat yourself up if you feel overwhelme, stressed, helpless and anxious. It's okay that too. We all do. Crochet is now my go to. I'll show you what I'm up to next time. Peace in - peace out!



Kärlek
Annette


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12 comments :

  1. İnternetten çevrimiçi buluşma süper fikir. Herkes böyle yapmalı:)

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  2. That sounds lovely for you and your friends, how nice! A different kind of online chat is keeping me happy at the moment, and others might enjoy them too. Crafternoon treats, Last homely house east of the sea, and Arne and Carlos (currently in quarantine) on youtube are all doing daily podcasts or vlogs to help everyone through this difficult time and doing a great job of providing, friendliness, humour and general chat. I am sure there are others too. Some craftiness, along with general chit chat too.

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    1. Hi there
      Thanks for all the delicious tips on podcasts. Will look into it. So far sun is shining and I'm spending lots of time outside in our garden, but next week weather changes to cold northern winds and below zero... perfect for a podcast cuddle up and some crochet.
      Take care!
      Xxx

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  3. thanks for the pretty pictures of beautiful weather it's been cloudy and raining off and on here in Virginia the last couple of days and working from home has kept me busy and haven't had much of a chance to get out!

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    1. Hi Brooke
      I hear you. As long as weather is showing its best side I'm more than happy to hang out around my garden. Next week temperature will drop and I will cosy up with some crochet and podcasts or a Netflix series I think. Check out the tips in the comment above for crafty podcasts. Hang in there. Even isolation will become a new normal eventually.
      Take care!
      Xxx

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  4. I really enjoy reading your blog but I'm a bad at commenting. I love the circles your making. Do you have a pattern for them?

    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda
      Thanks for popping in and thank you for reading my blog. It warms my heart. I have had a few asking for the pattern of the circles. I will try and put up a post about them very soon. or check out this blog post about my first Circle In Square blanket:

      http://myrosevalley.blogspot.com/2017/06/my-circle-in-square-crochet-blanket.html

      Take care!
      Xxx

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  5. Coffee on line is a great idea. Stay safe.

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    1. Hi MArgi
      It sure is. I'm sure I will do online coffee all the time in the near future! Thanks for popping in.
      Take care!
      Xxx

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  6. I like your friends and your wide open spaces. We could use some of that right now here in New York. Stay safe and definitely stay occupied.

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    1. Hi Cathie
      Thanks for visiting and leaving a trail. I get it. I feel so blessed to be in the countryside right now. Being in a big city must be tough. I see how you all come together via balconies and open windows. You do what you got to do girl. Hang in there and stay safe you too.
      Xxx

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  7. Good morning! Thanks for sharing your feelings in this strange times. Yesterday was my fisrt bad day since the quarantine begins here in Portugal. I could not control my anxiety or bad feelings and kept shouting at my daugthers... hope today i can be more positive. Maybe i should forget the news and pretend we were on summer holidays despite all the homework teachers send by e-mail... i am interested in your scraps. Kisses. Sara

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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