This is rough. One day blends into the next and home projects continue to be undone for no good reason.
While life as usual has been completely disrupted by coronavirus, my personal struggle and biggest void has much more to do with losing my sweet Oscar on March 2nd. I considered a dedicated tribute post, but just can’t seem to bring myself to do that quite yet. Suffice to say, we are heartbroken and saying goodbye was not and has not been easy.
To that end, what do you do when stuck at home, sad and in need of distraction?
I’m a big fan of walking and have been uplifted seeing so many people doing so. The more I walk the better I feel, both physically and mentally. So, while gyms remain closed, I walk on my treadmill or outside with responsible social-distance in mind, of course.
If I’m a fan of walking, I’m certainly an even bigger fan of TV. I’ve been filling the void with some pretty good shows and came to the conclusion that I love British television. If you like suspense, definitely check out The Stranger and Broadchurch (I was so excited when I realized there were 3 seasons). Both set in England and really well done.
Other British Shows I’ve Binged and Liked…
After Life – Ricky Gervais – Kind of heartbreaking, but good.
Derek – Also Ricky Gervais – quirky and good.
Crashing – watched a while ago and found interesting.
Gavin & Stacey – James Corden, cute.
Kath & Kim – Actually an Australian show, but similar kooky British humor. Silly, but funny.
Other Shows I’ve Liked…
Northern Rescue – good.
Virgin River – good.
Dirty John – creepy, but good.
Broad City – outrageous, super silly, funny (if you like absurd humor).
High Fidelity – cool, interesting, different.
Do you have any show recommendations?
And so now we wait. What more is there to say or do? This is, by far, the strangest time in my life.
I hope you are doing well and filling the void as best you can.
Wishing you all good health and sanity.
Oh Beth, I’m so sorry about Oscar. Sending lots of love your way. Hang in there!
Thank you Ev! I miss seeing you. I hope to have the chance sometime soon.
Beth – so very sorry to hear about Oscar – it’s heartbreaking to say goodbye. Sending love to all – stay safe and be well.
Thank you Teresa! I hope you and the family are well. Thinking of you and hope to see you soon.
Such an unsettling time in our lives. We miss Oscar so much, but he’s in our thoughts every day! As for distracting TV…we just started watching The Tiger King…crazy intriguing documentary.
Thanks Sisty – Tiger King is on my list. All sorts of crazy though!
Beth, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Oscar. The ‘void’ they leave behind is simply awful.
Thank you for sharing your list of shows – very appreciated as we all search for some diversion! I too have been walking a great deal and finding it calming. Have also re-engaged with needlepoint canvas – an old hobby that feels good again.
Be well. LL
Hi Loyce, So nice to hear from you. I know you know the pain of losing a beloved pet. Thank you for reaching out. Interesting that you mention needlepoint, I have been giving thought to a handcraft to pick up. Knitting or crochet came to mind. Any of it would be a welcome diversion.
I am so sorry about Oscar; no one told me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this “war” we are going through.
Try on Amazon Prime the BBC series ” Undercover”! C
Oh Auntie – I thought you would have heard. When it rains, it pours as they say. 😟 Thanks for the new BBC recommendation. I’ll get right on that.
Very sorry to hear that you lost Oscar, and hoping he remained regal right to the end! We have been there many times….always gut wrenching, but it does get better in time!
On the TV front:
* Yes on Broadchurch….all three seasons kept me guessing to the very end.
* Season three of Ozark just dropped….it has really jumped the shark, but love the dynamic between Marty and Wendy.
Continued good health to you, Tony and the girls.
Thank you Mark – for your kinds words and show recommendations. I’ve been hearing a lot about Tiger King just recently. Not sure I’ll be able to handle it, but maybe I’ll give it a go, just to see what all the talk is about. Best to you and yours.
Yes, Beth. Void. I truly feel like something is missing, like I misplaced something and I often see Rod Serling standing in the corner. BTW. Highly recommend “Call the Midwife” which starts is 7th season tomorrow on PBS. Try to find the first 6 seasons. Compassionate and historically correct narrative . You will enjoy. Peace and love to you and yours…Sam
Thanks Sam! I can always count on you for some great recommendations. Wishing you well!