A Changing Tide

I would love to say I’m sitting on a warm, sandy beach watching the tide go out, but that is not the case. I am safely home in northern Wisconsin on a sunny Saturday in March. The only water I saw today was the puddle forming inside our syprup shack due to the furnace heat drawing the frost out of the tundra. So what is this changing tide I write of? My habit of not being able to remember to blog on Saturdays – LOL!

This may seem insignificant, but to me it is a big accomplishment. During the BC (before Corona) times, I typically found myself checked out of the digital world on Saturday as there were always so many things demanding my time. Now that I’m mid-Corona, I find that I’m able to do all those miscellaneous things as they come to mind throughout the week and my Saturday is still been mostly non-digital, but I actually had room in my brain to think about Slice of Life! I found myself pondering what I might write about while watching the sap boil, as I stepped through the sloppy mud in the shack (the only place the frost is coming out in my neck of the woods), and even while doing laundry. I’m wondering if Corona AD will afford me this same space in my brain? Perhaps I will have learned that slowing down a bit is a good thing. Now I wonder if as a society we’ll refer to this period of history as BC/AD Corona? I think that is enough wondering for one Saturday (and perhpas if you’re reading this you think my not blogging on Saturday might not be such a bad thing)! Ha ha

Published by hollysqrd

I am a third grade teacher in northwestern Wisconsin. I enjoy being outdoors with my family fishing on Lake Superior, snowshoeing, and riding motorcycles. I enjoy my own quiet time in the garden, digging in the dirt, and growing delicious vegetables!

6 thoughts on “A Changing Tide

  1. The time to slow down is a true gift. Embrace it. Although we may not have time for “our busy” lives from before, we do have time to do a lot of things and probably most of them are more beautiful and important than we think.

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  2. First, yea for Saturday posts! 🙂 It was a great one! This line reminded me of a discussion I had the other day with a friend: “Now I wonder if as a society we’ll refer to this period of history as BC/AD Corona?” I’m wondering the same thing. How will this change us long-term? I hope for the better.

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  3. Thanks for thinking I was busy, but boiling sap equates to sitting around a campfire, so it was a relaxed afternoon (and I left early to go home and take a nap)! 😂


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