Friday, March 26, 2021

Things I learned in the past year


Better bring the laundry in Bob

Acrylic on cradled birch panel

8 x 10 inches

Barbara Muir ©️ 2017

I was reading Janet Vanderhoof’s latest blog called 7 Questions, and it made me think about what I’ve learned living through the pandemic so far. Like Janet I am blessed to live with my husband who I love. He is funny and a great cook. 

I think we learned to be as nice and supportive as we can be because on many days, we are the only people we see. 

But I also relearned how vitally important other people are, and how critical it is to be able to trust people. During this time I think people who work in supermarkets should be given $1,000 a week more. There they are wearing masks all day, cleaning off surfaces, and being kind to their customers.

I learned that although I always knew that I liked my life before the virus, I now realize that I love everything about my life before this pandemic. I would love that life back. 

Right now I’m tired, but another thing I relearned over and over is that my family, friends, and the blog, Instagram, and Facebook world have meant so much to me.

Stay safe, and stay healthy! 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting. I love the clouds and the foreground and just all of it.
Yes, stay safe and continue to be careful. 🤗

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn. I’m doing my best. I’m so glad you like it!

Love your work!


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