Beckie’s Questions

Good to see a post from Beckie who has been absent for a while and missed by many of us.

She’s thrown in some questions and I love to answer so here we go:

  1. In recent months, what is the one thing you miss doing since Covid-19 introduced itself to our world?
    Although I didn’t have a busy social life, it was nice to feel ‘free’ to go for a walk to the cafe, get in the car and go for a drive, or plays darts once a week. Losing this freedom to come and go as we pleased makes us realise how lucky we are.

  2. Have you become more creative, or have you been dulled down since this has taken place?
    I’ve been experimenting with my cards, in the kitchen and read my first book for over two years!
  3. Has your food consumption increased, or has your sleeping pattern been altered during this time period?
    The food consumption hasn’t actually increased, but the diet has changed.  Saying that, I have maintained my target weight since August. As for sleeping, I’m a light sleeper and with Maggie being poorly and now having to go out in the early hours, I can’t remember the last time I had a full night’s sleep.
  4. Have you done telehealth calls between you and your doctors, and/or therapists?  Has it been helpful, or has it hindered your wellbeing?
    No. Hubby has had a nurse come to the house for blood tests to check his INR. Routine diabetes checks have been temporarily suspended (mine is due now) and my annual mammogram is due in September. I have contacted the clinic and they too are suspended, but hoped to be reinstated in the next couple of months.
  5. Describe what is happening in your neck of the woods due to restrictions, and/or laws being set in place?  Does this make you feel safer, or does it make you question the whole situation more so?
    We live in a holiday resort area and with everything closed, local businesses are badly affected, many of which may not recover. However, visitors are coming to our town anyway and more or less ignoring social distancing as they grudgingly queue in line to access our supermarket and strip the shelves. There are police cars on patrol and local picnic areas have been closed off.
    Residents are being sensible and accept the current situation, even though it goes against the grain sometimes. For ourselves, we mask and glove up when we shop or go to another town, give people space on our walks as our friends do us, but in all honesty we feel safest by avoiding everyone and being left alone. The idea of restrictions being relaxed makes us extremely anxious as we see the town being inundated with tourists bringing in heaven knows what.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Beckie’s Questions

  1. Hi, Di! I’m so happy to see your response! First, I love the idea of the cards and trying new recipes. The dish that you copied, is the same dish my mother and I make. We use pork instead of chicken, but the sauce itself I imagine would taste great on anything.
    I can only imagine how frustrating it is living in a tourist town and outsiders not obeying the rules set in place. Everyone should be respectful towards one another, especially the outsiders visiting. I would feel quite anxious myself if I knew people weren’t adhering to the social distancing and not hoarding in the supermarkets.
    I’m so sorry to hear that Maggie is still having a rough go of it, poor sweet baby. Peanut gave me bit of a scare too. Two months ago, he started removing feathers from the side of his face. I have no idea why, but other than that, he’s been his cheery little self. I’m guessing it’s because of the dry heat in the house and him noticing that things around here have been a little off.
    I know how much you love to play darts with your friends. Do you and your husband play darts at home to keep your game sharp for when you all get back together again?

    • Hi Beckie,
      in answer to the darts question, we have a board up in the hall and play often. He rarely misses his double which always lets me down, so I lose a lot more games than I win.
      Idea about Peanut and his feathers, I think I read somewhere that budgies do this when anxious or picking up on their owners anxiety/atmosphere. I know Maggie picks up on ours and gets quite unsettled.
      I do my pineapple and ginger with pork too, and sometimes we have it with rice and no meat at all.
      Take care. 🙂

      • Practice, practice, practice, Di. You will eventually kick his butt one day. LOL!
        As far as Peanut is concerned, I know he has been more tense because my roomie is home more nowadays. She can’t help it, but she is usually quite loud and he doesn’t like loud noises. I do hold him more often and cuddle with him to ease his nerves though. He’s not in pain, just a little bald spot on his cheek.
        Yes, I love the pineapple/ginger sauce over rice always. I don’t think I’ve had it any other way then that. 🤗

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