And the truth is, I've been getting a lot done. I think that work that busies my hands leaves my mind free to both compose part of books, or grasp the bigger picture of my life.
Today's busy work involved moving some onions that had survived the winter, and planting some experimental potatoes. I'm still getting hard frosts at night here, so they will either grow and be ready early, or freeze into mush. We will see.
I took my dogs for a walk on our acreage down to where I could trespass jsut a little and look at the Nisqually River. We had floods just a couple of months ago, and the river has shifted in its bed, leaving more bank on my side, and some interesting gravel bars. I saw deer tracks, what might have been elk, and the little handprints of a raccoon, but no wildlife in person. Except a frog.
I also paid all the bills today and changed my phone plan to include more data. My younger daughter has borrowed my little 'hot spot' and is also self isolating where there is no internet. According to my provider, her watching two movies consumed a gig of data! Really?
And that was pretty much my day. A much more pleasant day than most isolated seniors are having, I am sure.