Five Word Friday

Come join us in this new challenge. You know what to do. Describe your life now in only Five words and then go on to tell us more. Remember to link back here when you are done. Alternatively, post your thoughts in comments.We would love to hear from you.

My Five Words?

CATE TESTED POSITIVE – SELF ISOLATING

I was at lunch with three friends in one of their houses. It is acceptable to meet in people’s houses during our current Covid rules.

We had just sat down for lunch when I received a text message from my daughter, Cate. Her text – “Don’t panic I just tested positive for COVID. You need to self-isolate for ten days…” So the planned mah jong game with three friends didn’t take place. Hurried lunch finished, I took off for home.

I had planned to go to the garden centre for more plants. Having been away recently for seven days, the indoor plants suffered from the heat and no watering, so that was my plan. Something to put on the back burner for now.

Then various telephone calls. Cancelling hair appointment, audiologist and telling various friends of the news. I also had to cancel an appointment on Monday afternoon with a subcommittee that I am part of. I had to advise the members of our Writing Group that I wouldn’t be there on Monday, and another friend who was to come here for lunch on Tuesday had to be advised. Oh and the library because several of the books I have on loan will reach their return date during the ten days.

I wonder what I will do with all this time I will now have.

 “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” — “
Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson

But of course. Think of the hours now available to read those books in my TBR read and on my kindle.

As Bertrand Russel said –

“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it .”

And Mary Oliver says –

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” 


JB March 4, 2022
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15 thoughts on “Five Word Friday”

  1. Sorry that your daughter tested positive, but it is good that she let you know right away. So far, I only know one person who had COVID and that was at the very beginning of this plague. Enjoy your quiet time, though it will probably be a bit difficult for someone as busy as you are.

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    1. Thanks Patricia. I had a niece who died after getting Covid but she had some underlying problems which the virus simply exacerbated. Yes staying home for 10 days will be a challenge for me. But think of all the things I could do in this house instead of going out for lunch coffee or meetings.

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  2. Mine are: Unproductive. This is a problem.

    Sorry to hear that your daughter has COVID! Wishing her a speedy and full recovery! I had COVID too. I wrote about my experience (https://jewishyoungprofessional.wordpress.com/2021/12/28/honestly-i-wasnt-expecting-to-write-this/) and non-medical-advice learnings (https://jewishyoungprofessional.wordpress.com/2022/01/11/5-tips-for-getting-through-covid-quarantine-that-you-havent-heard-yet-nsfw-tmi/). The tips/learnings post may provide some entertainment value.

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