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Happy Place, Happy Space

Our household has been out with Covid for the past weeks, each taking our turn. Our experience was not scary except for wondering how on earth Loving Husband caught it in the first place (and began the cycle) as we are extremely careful with masking, distancing and very little off-mask social contact.

As Older Child (who also got it a couple of weeks before our household did) says, our measures only minimise risk; it doesn’t eliminate it.

We are very grateful that our symptoms were manageable with medication; we were not too uncomfortable nor in pain. It was tricky trying to keep isolated so as not to infect the others in the household, although we eventually succumbed.

The greatest challenge was for Younger Child who was the last to get it; she had to be isolated from us for about 3 days, and her lament was: you owe me many cuddles!

It was also sad that we had friends visiting from the UK and we missed most of their visit.

We are taking our time to get back to a semblance of routine. There are various residual symptoms but we are learning to live with them.

A happy moment this week was spotting lovely Sandpaper Vine.

It was after morning mass exiting church grounds when these blooms caught Loving Husband’s eye because it looked like it had 2 different kinds of flowers. Turns out the paler, plentiful “flowers” are the calyxes of the flowers. We learned something new.

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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This post is my contribution to Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Natalie the Explorer


  1. I am glad you are feeling better and getting back to your routine. Awesome that your husband found the Sandpaper Vine. I learned something too. Very pretty. Keep getting well.


  2. The gorgeous flowers beautifully illustrate your hopeful, grateful post. I’m so glad you are all back in the world — and by now have given Younger Child all the cuddles she deserves. The photo of your three hands sings of love. And I send you mine.


  3. I’m glad your experience with COVID-19 was minimal and you all are feeling much better. Aside from masking, I think vaccines also minimized the effects.


  4. Glad you are all starting to recover from Covid and resume more normal activities. Those flowers are so pretty, and it’s interesting to learn why we see the different colours ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Welcome back Ju-Lyn and so good to hear you have all come through. Hope you will continue to feel better and better and the flowers are beautiful! ๐Ÿ’œ


  6. Good to hear that you are well again. I know very few people who haven’t succumbed now, no matter how careful. Life goes on, and you can pay back those cuddles.


  7. Hi, Ju-Lyn. I hoped you had escaped a Covid infection by staying at your parents. I am so relieved that you are all on the mend. Thank you for sharing those beautiful flowers that greeted your emergence from quarantine. Take care and onwards.


  8. I’m sorry Covid went through your family. It sounds like none of you were too sick, so that is good – I knwo some people who were very sick from it, though others who weren’t too bad.
    Glad it is all done and you can start participating in life again.


  9. So sorry to hear that you succumbed after all. Super sweet about Youngest Daughter saying you owe many cuddles! And amazing about that flower. Indeed it did look to me like a flower with a flower. What a treasure you have there. Prayers for continued healing and health. If you think of it and could spare a prayer for us, Hubby and Middle Daughter are out of state for a family reunion where it appears one person may have covid (as yet unconfirmed. Though that person is isolated, he was around another family member who is not isolated.) And so it will go, possibly for all of them. Will Hubby and Daughter even be able to return home tomorrow? And once they do, I’ll have to quarantine them and pray they don’t get sick, nor the rest of us. Sigh.


  10. So glad you are feeling better! And very glad that no one was horribly sick. Hope you all are back to your daily routines, which become so precious when you aren’t feeling well.


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