2022 seems to be a mixed bag so far…

It seems like only an instant back, we were welcoming the new year, hoping that year 2022 will do away with all our worries and compensate all the loss and hopelessness with abundant happiness and of course prosperity. And now 2 months have already gone by…

How has the year been for you all so far?? All good? All bad? For me, I think it’s been a rollercoaster ride with a mixed bag of events and emotions. I have experienced tranquility and turmoil. A sense of Zen and chaos.

Like i mentioned in my previous post New beginnings ๐Ÿ , we shifted to our new home. The last weeks of December and first weeks of January were spent settling in. Trying to make this new place a home of our liking. We threw a small house warming party for some friends and family. 2022 seemed to start off on a rather nice note. Until..

I got a call from my parents saying they were both having fever and cold. These days, these 2 words together immediately sets off the panic button. Asked them to get tested and yupp, sure enough..they both tested covid positive. Living so far away, I felt pretty helpless and all i could do was keep calling to check up on them and occasionally ordering food online for them to get a break from the monotony of quarantining at home. Thankfully, they are vaccinated and were/are gradually recovering. And within a week of them testing positive, my husband and I also fell sick and tested positive. And we never even stepped out of home. All we did was go down to pick up online delivered groceries and the occasional evening walks. And that was enough to catch the damned virus!! ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ซ

Covid, you suck!! ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿ˜“

Now I had heard that the new variant is not that powerful and all. I have been severely sick in the past due to various other ailments, but let me tell you, that no other time have I experienced such body pain and fatigue. Even when I was hungry, I couldn’t bring myself to get up and eat, let alone cook or work. Nobody could come and help us, as we were in isolation. Our parents were worried sick (literally in this case ๐Ÿ˜›). Even though the fever and body pain subsided in a few days, we were left feeling tired and exhausted beyond measure. I was off work for 3 weeks!! That’s the longest leave I have had in 4 years!! Thankfully we both took care of each other and are slowly and hopefully coming out of it.

So to all those who are feeling that the pandemic is over, I’d request you to be cautious. It’s still very much out there and ready to bite your ass. And it’s NOT a pleasant experience at all.

These days of home quarantine can be lonely and isolating, making one feel bored, restless,or even melancholic. But there were 2 things that kept me going…While the doctor prescribed meds took care of my body and helped it fight the virus, there were 2 things in my life that gave me mental peace, restored the zen in me and filled my life with the much needed dose of hope and positivity. First is of course my Plant babies. Infact after moving in, I have added some more to my mini garden. Even when I was down and out with fever and body pain due to the virus, I dragged myself to water the plants atleast on alternate days. Having my morning tea in my garden, seeing the flowers bloom, the morning breeze rustling the green leaves, and seeing them soak up the sunlight and thrive, made me feel so much better. They literally acted as a balm to my throbbing head and aching body. Plants truly add color and hope in our lives. They have been one of my favourite companions throughout the pandemic for the past 2 years. ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’“

I started this as a hobby but in these last 2 years, I have developed a true love for gardening. Here are some pics of my new plant babies๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ. Hope you like them….

Also, we have an addition to our family…we got some fish babies for our aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ…the aquarium was inbuilt in the new house…an empty aquarium looks bad we thought, so just for the purpose of aesthetics and decoration, we got 10 small ones…and we instantly fell in love with them. We gave them names and fed them and I have spent many hours watching their every movement and even talking to them (Crazy much?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜)!! Sadly, 2 died within the first 2 days…even though they were with us for only a day or so, losing them felt devastating..my husband refused to just throw them in the trash and felt we should bury them, as it seemed like a more humane thing to do…so I buried them in one of the plant pots…those of you who have had similar experiences, what do you guys do in such a case?? Just curious, I don’t want to bury any more of them ๐Ÿ˜”

Thankfully the others are doing fine and just seeing them play around, fight, snooze or swim around have made my quarantine days somewhat exciting and eventful. Here’s a peak:

Newest members of the family ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
My fish babies playing about ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

So that’s how the first 2 months of 2022 have been…one on end there was sickness (covid), death (fish), loneliness and despair (isolation) and on the other there were changes (moving in), additions (plants,fish), growth (blossom and bloom). So it’s really been a mixed bag of emotions and experiences for me, hope the rest of the year is mundane without any unpleasant surprises up its sleeves…how has 2022 been for you all so far? Do let me know in the comments.

And don’t forget to mask up and sanitise!! ๐Ÿ˜ท

43 thoughts on “2022 seems to be a mixed bag so far…

    1. Well we have to make the most of what we are given…and try to find joy and happiness in them…so glad to see you think I have the green thumb…don’t know about that..but definitely have developed a love for the greens ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

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  1. SMiLes Dear Gibberish Thanks So Much
    For Sharing Coming Spring Seasonal Flowers
    And Glad Your Parents And You and Your Husband
    Have All Recovered
    From Covid-19
    And i Surely
    Will Agree
    It Will Be Challenging
    As It Seems my Wife and
    i, According to Doctors were
    Among the First to Contract the
    Virus Way Back in the Beginning
    of 2020 And it Surely reflects Your
    Experience of Severity too as i surely
    Hit the Bed With Weakest Fatigue for the
    First 52 Out of 72 Hours then With Coughing
    Issues Lingering On For Two Months and at
    The Worst Part Coughing Up Blood as Motivation

    Enough to Go to the Doctor
    As Neither my Wife or i, Before
    Had a Cold or Flu Serious Enough
    to Seek Medical Attention As She Did
    Have to Use An Inhaler and Steroids and
    The Doctor Said She Was Surprised i Could
    Still Breathe Listening to my Lungs Yet i Pretty
    Much Toughed it Out

    Then The Rest of the
    Way Yet Also it seems
    i experienced Intermittent
    Tachycardia For Around a
    Year After That Associated with
    So-Called Long Haul Syndrome…
    Now Masking Restrictions are Being
    Lifted in the United States And Life in
    General Is Peaceful Except for Current
    World Issues Still Plenty of Gratitude For

    Life Now
    Just Fortunate
    to LiVE iN a Land
    Where the Blood
    Does Not Mix With Soils of Home

    Hope You Continue to Enjoy Your
    New Home With Best Wishes mY FRiEnD..:)

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    1. Good lord, you seem to have a real struggle with the virus..I hope you’re absolutely fine now…for those of us with weakened immunity, I think it’s best to keep taking precautions of masking and sanitizing and getting booster shots…only way to beat the damned virus….thank you for liking the plant pictures…stay safe and stay healthy my friend ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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      1. SMiles Dear Gibberish
        Thanks For Your Kind
        Words Really
        Now Life
        Is Best
        A Real
        Golden Age
        Of Love And
        Peace Wish
        More Will
        Around Our
        World With SMilesโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ

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  2. How well do I relate! Mid-January to mid-February for me. Fatigue? Yes. Lifting a regular bath towel felt like 30 lbs and made my arm muscles burn. First thing I looked for after After Walking from one room to another to do something first required

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  3. (Sorry sent before I finished). โ€ฆLooking for a chair. The cough lasted a month. Got a hold of some of that โ€œhorse dewormerโ€ and it helped with the fatigue. So glad to hear you are feeling better! Blessings ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ

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    1. Oh i totally relate to your plight…I felt the same way the first few days ..hope you have recovered and your health has improved greatly since then…much love to you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  4. You have planted a lot of all that that that are looking beautiful including fish babies! Well, shared hope from 2022 we will be able to lead a normal life.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. I’m so sorry you and your family got Covid but glad you are on the mend!!!! I love your fish babies and flowers. It is such a great way to uplift your spirits. Thanks for sharing it with us! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– hugs and love!

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy…happy you liked the new additions to the family and boy did they help sail through some days of loneliness and despair…๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฑโฃ๏ธ gradually getting up and about…hope you’re doing well and kicking ass as always..much love to you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–


  6. Wishes Galore on your new beginnings in your new home – though the start has been shaky for you I agree how stressful it is to have to go through illness and being far away from parents to be of help in any way. I am wishing a complete recovery soonest for all of you, and a clearnace for an amazing rest of the world. Your post burst out with joy and beauty of your plant babies – so wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much Pragalbha for your kind and sweet words…I am thrilled you liked my plant collection…hope you’re doing well..I need to catch up with your posts too …am on it !! Much love to you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  7. I think every year is a mixed bag of emotions.
    Sorry to hear that you’ve gone through this.
    I must say, gardening is the best healing activity one can do. I know how of feels to spend time with nature. You’ll see how those flowers and plants will talk to you, as if they empowering you. โฃ๏ธ

    Wishing you a good health. Everything is gonna be alright

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    1. Oh thank you so much Ritish for your comment. And I agree with you ๐Ÿ’ฏ that gardening is the best therapy…it brings you peace and calm like nothing else… watching a dying plant come back to life or flowers blooming in your garden is such a high ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑโค๏ธโค๏ธ


  8. Ha ha, ‘worried sick’. That’s a good one. Hope all’s fine now. I got it too, and it wasn’t pleasant for sure. Phooey to those who had mild symptoms. I felt like death on day two. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I’m glad that you and your family came through COVID okay. I don’t know what to think. I rarely wore a mask during COVID because we weren’t required to at work (although I always wore one when shopping), I was exposed to COVID by both employees and patients, and I never got it. Or, if I did, it was so mild that I didn’t know it. And I didn’t get the vaccine until October 2021. I don’t know why it hits some people so hard and others mildly or not at all other than a person’s immune system. It’s very strange.

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    1. Yes dawn by god’s grace, we pulled through, but i think much remains unknown about this virus and ultimately all depends on the immune system…lucky for you that your immune system was strong enough to protect you even after potential exposure to the virus…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. I worked in hospitals for years and was exposed to many things, and I think it did boost my immune system. I had to work all through COVID, like most of my co-workers, and we used to wish we would get it just to have the time off! Have a great day!

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