Welcome to number 10 of the Sunday thought posts. It’s lashing down and blowing a gale outside, it’s been like this for the last couple of days. It seems to be a pattern that April is summer and June is a wash out.
My emotions feel very much like the weather. We are entering a new phase of lockdown tomorrow and I’m not going to lie, it worries me. I’d got quite comfortable in my Covid bubble, being at home almost all the time apart from walks or shopping. This new normal is scary, having to interact with people again and worried when I see all the people planning trips to Ireland or trips away. I hate to be negative but I feel there will be a second wave and I’m scared.
I wouldn’t want to be travelling anywhere at the moment. Even on brief shopping trips I notice the majority of people aren’t wearing face masks or social distancing. It’s like because we are entering a new phase it’s all over….but it isn’t….and who knows how many more people will die before it is over, and that seems to be the reality of it.
Gosh this is a depressing read. Sorry folks, when I start typing everything comes out, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
When I look back to myself as a teenager I thought people over 50 had all the answers and knew how to ‘life’. Now that I’m in that age bracket I realise I still haven’t a notion and I’m always looking for someone to be the adult. Am I alone in that or do others still find themselves floundering in certain situations?
Let me know what you think.
I could not agree with you more. Yout post could have been written by either my wife or I. You summed up our feeling exacetly. Thank you for sharing I know your post will hit home for a lot of people, and for that I vthank you.
Thank you Jack, I hope you are doing OK
Completely agree with you Val. Opinions up here in Fermanagh is it’s gone like it got stopped at the border and sent back to Cavan or wherever else is singled out to be the scapegoat. Bottom line is it never went away selective reporting duped people into thinking otherwise. It’s community spread now because of the numbskulls who delayed lockdown the genie is out of the bottle and I have very low expectations of a vaccine anytime soon..
The rain is depressing the hell out of me. But back to Mullaghmore this week. Im happy going as Fermanagh, like Sligo, has stayed relatively clear of Covid. But I’m anxious about people arriving into the country, both new visitors and those returning if they decide to holiday abroad. Its a hidden illness in that you can have it and not know, so harm done. The people on our site are all intending to remain socially distanced but it will be nice to have a chat outdoors if the rain ever stops.
Three cases in Sligo confirmed today, people travelling from Iraq. It’s worrying.
I agree with all sentiments, I have deferred starting back in my own business as scared of second wave and bringing shit home to family 😳. Best of luck to everyone starting back tomorrow, but I am doing softly, softly approach👊.
After hearing of 3 cases in Sligo today I think you are right John.