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2020 just a blur.

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FridaKahlosearrings Tue 04-Aug-20 09:45:21

This year has dragged, yet at the same time, I can't believe that is is August. I was looking for an email in my sent items and started reading emails I'd sent back in December. It feels like a completely different world - so much I took for granted.

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Redolent Tue 04-Aug-20 09:47:34

We literally spent the whole year indoors.

HearingMyOwnVoice Tue 04-Aug-20 09:55:34

Dh has a theory that it's because we 'missed' Easter. Therefore we are still sort of mentally stuck in March

FridaKahlosearrings Tue 04-Aug-20 10:08:42

@HearingMyOwnVoice
He might be on to something. I look back and can't believe it was more than 4 months ago we were locked down. All the days blur into one - apart from 'events' like the washing machine breaking down...

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goodname Tue 04-Aug-20 10:10:17

Apparently each day seems to drag on for ages as there is nothing new to do but when you look back on the year, as there were no distinguishing features, it is all just a blur in your mind. Does that make sense?

LadybirdInTheWindow Tue 04-Aug-20 10:49:20

It's been awful and I can't see it getting any better. Our flat went on the market just before lockdown. We're in a 500sq fit 2 bedroom with no garden. It now won't sell because naturally everyone wants a garden.

We are stuck here with no options and it makes me want to curl up in a ball and never get up again.

MarcelineMissouri Tue 04-Aug-20 10:51:22

I definitely feel like I’m still stuck in March. I can’t get my head around this year at all.

TwentyViginti Tue 04-Aug-20 11:20:34

The weather where I am certainly feels Marchy! coldish, windy and wet. The year does seem to be flying by.

Fantasisa Tue 04-Aug-20 11:26:52

It is like one never ending day

kittensarecute Tue 04-Aug-20 11:27:17

This year cannot end soon enough, at least it's going by quickly (August already!)

TokyoSushi Tue 04-Aug-20 11:30:39

Yes I agree, I think it's because there are no events as markers that the year is passing. Festivals, gigs, weddings, parties, birthday celebrations, weekends away. When you look back there's just nothing. Sadly when you look forward there's pretty much nothing too, my calendar is completely clear - how depressing!

ScrapThatThen Tue 04-Aug-20 11:32:44

I know, and you can only half-heartedly prepare for the new term in September because it's so on off.

CarlaH Tue 04-Aug-20 11:51:25

Yes I suddenly realised that my calendar has nothing written on it at all since the beginning of March apart from people's birthdays which I transfer from year to year in January.

We have met up with friends twice in our gardens in the past few weeks but I didn't even bother to write that on the calendar because we weren't going to be forgetting about it.

I struggle a bit watching TV programmes and reading books where people are doing normal things like shopping or going out for a meal or drink. I keep thinking how can they be doing this and then realising that it's now that is abnormal not the programmes/books.

And now I'm crying.

TwentyViginti Tue 04-Aug-20 12:01:14

I struggle a bit watching TV programmes and reading books where people are doing normal things

I'm the same - I expect a lot of people feel like this. I went into my city centre yesterday determined to feel 'normal' but it was so dystopian with the masks, one way systems, written instructions, security policing our shopping centre entrances etc; I came home feeling drained and anxious.

PicsInRed Tue 04-Aug-20 12:26:02

HearingMyOwnVoice

Dh has a theory that it's because we 'missed' Easter. Therefore we are still sort of mentally stuck in March

Oh this is so accurate. I absolutely feel like it's an endless March - like Groundhog Day. Every day is the 23rd of March forever. grin hmm

eggandonion Tue 04-Aug-20 12:30:03

I agree that since March has been one long month. No long Easter weekend, fa cup final and Eurovision in May, Wimbledon, Ascot, events that you might not realise you need to mark seasons and months.
It's very disconcerting.

claragolightly Tue 04-Aug-20 12:41:39

It's so weird, isn't it! Also can't believe it's August...

eggandonion Tue 04-Aug-20 12:46:20

August is the time for chain stores to have Back to Skool windows. September is Halloween costumes, October is Christmas windows and spot the Christmas ads on telly.
August is also the new Argos catalogue, but I think it's all online now. And we get the evening classes prospectus but I think a lot of that is online.
I'm so fed up with online.

TweeterandtheMonkeyman Tue 04-Aug-20 12:56:15

* I struggle a bit watching TV programmes and reading books where people are doing normal things like shopping or going out for a meal or drink. I keep thinking how can they be doing this and then realising that it's now that is abnormal not the programmes/books*

I agree in general that all is pretty grim - but I have been shopping, for a coffee inside, for a restaurant meal inside, for a amusement park day out and for a camping trip to the coast so far - all these things are possible!

TweeterandtheMonkeyman Tue 04-Aug-20 12:57:09

“An amusement park”

wherestheotherone Tue 04-Aug-20 13:07:15

It's rubbish. I to am struggling to read, watch TV or focus. My head is in a fog and I'm so tired and drained all the time.

We have been for a meal out, we went away for a few days and have had a couple of birthdays but it's been very hard work. Life is a dull and mundane. The things I used to enjoy have changed and are now stressful and unfamiliar. I'm dreading winter 🙈. I wondered yesterday how are we going to do Halloween, Christmas etc.

I've got uniform for the DC but I can't see how schools will remain open over winter. Colds, flu and Covid with kids! We'll be isolating and testing every week.

But yes 2020 has been dyer and I want to wake up when it's all over. I've had enough.

Pythone Tue 04-Aug-20 13:10:18

Yes! I was reading a crime novel where the detectives were visiting suspects, going to people's houses, meeting people in pubs, visiting offices, etc., and just driving to other places - I was so envious of how casual it was! I am also extremely jealous when I read books involving people going into work, popping into a cafe for lunch, chatting to people at the train station...

CarlaH Tue 04-Aug-20 13:21:15

I agree in general that all is pretty grim - but I have been shopping, for a coffee inside, for a restaurant meal inside, for a amusement park day out and for a camping trip to the coast so far - all these things are possible!

Yes it is true that those things are possible but it's not the same. It's not only the activities themselves but the way they happen. Strangers aren't able to stand next to each other or people dance close together etc. Well if they follow the rules they can't

It's certainly better than nothing that some activities have resumed but the changes really bring it home to you.

AlecTrevelyan006 Tue 04-Aug-20 13:24:19

I have no idea what day it is

thewisp Tue 04-Aug-20 13:56:39

Things we did in January and February feel to me like they happened last year

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