Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This month 5 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My “Secret Subject” is:
2020 was a rough year. We’ve gotten halfway through 2021, how is it going for you?
It was submitted by: https://Bakinginatornado.com
2020 WAS A NIGHTMARE, BUT 2021 SO FAR HAS BEEN A DREAM!
I don’t think anyone came through 2020 unscathed, but we should all be thankful that we made it. So many of our friends and relatives didn’t. We’ll never forget the heartache, the worry and of course the fear, but even with new variants as long as you’re careful I feel as if it is time to enjoy life again.
Saying that I need to say this
I don’t live a normal life anyway. I spend 95% of my time alone at home so therefore have had many opportunities to get sick. I’ve been this way for at least the last decade. I rarely leave the house and when I do it’s usually just a car ride. If I go out you won’t EVER find me at the local shopping mall. I don’t do crowds period.
Even a weekly trip to Walmart causes my bowels to do things that aren’t pretty. Literally, every single time I step foot in the store that is my first stop so why put myself through it. It’s easier to just send my husband. I know that my isolation has only made that social anxiety bloom into a full fledged phobia, but I’m not unhappy.
I enjoy being at home. My daughter calls me the “hermit”. I literally haven’t been inside of a store without my husband in probably 8 years! Just thought causes me to hyperventilate. I’ve tried to work on this, but here in the south the only way to see is a therapist is if I try to commit suicide first. That’s a mental health system…non-existent! So I still have a life to lead and I do.
I fish a lot, I hike when I’m able and I have a big yard to putter around in. Until recently even that was taken away. Because of one of my meds my skin literally burns the minute I walk outside. I don’t mean a sunburn. I mean a literal burn (think hot bacon grease). So even my love of the outdoors was threatened.
BUT I recently found a solution that I just have to tell you about (no I’m not an affiliate just a very happy customer). I purchased 4 long sleeve shirts from a company called VaporApparel and the shirts have SPF 50 built right in. I was skeptical at first but desperate enough to give them a try and guess what? THEY WORKED! I’m not able to go outside again! Now, if I could just do something about the heat and humidity!
Life has been good this year. After the heart break of Jan 6th things started to get better. This year I have two gardens that are doing AMAZING! I’ve been cooking more and getting more enjoyment out of it. I’ve made some amazing memories with my kids, grandkids and after last night my very first great granddaughter Adilynn Eileen was born on Jan 5th!
Life is good. Just look at Layla’s face…says it all!
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Part-time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
What TF Sarah https://crazymamallama.blogspot.com/
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