BC19 and During…

I find it very interesting the things that I miss.
And so grateful for the things I did before I couldn’t.

For instance, before COVID 19, I met with my writer friends every other Monday at Jessica’s in Roscoe. It’s NO surprise that I miss my writer friends! Our HUGS! Three hour booth-clogging conversations. The laughter. And tears. Excellent breakfast fare. But what I miss that surprises me most is the free coffee refills! My goodness, what I wouldn’t do for a top off while I’m working. Bowl of creamers on the table. Fresh hot delicious coffee brought to my cup. I tip well for that.

BC19, I had travel plans for April, May, and June. All cancelled. I MISS TRAVELING. Time spent with friends and family at fun and interesting locales. North Carolina, England, a BEACH
BC19, we had tickets to a couple of concerts. All cancelled. And summer without Milwaukee Summerfest? Does it even count as a summer?

I also find myself reminiscing about things we did and feeling grateful we did them! A week before the stay in place order, I flew to Las Vegas. On a packed plane. Out of and into International Airports. We were among thousands at the conference, in the casinos, at the show. We drove to Denver and saw live music, shoulder to shoulder with dancing strangers. Most years, we skip the spring conference. It’s really easy to put off. Thankful we made it happen this year. So very thankful.

What do you miss that surprises you?
What are you surprised that you DON’T miss?

What are you most grateful for having done before it was prohibited?
What do you wish you had done if you’d known you couldn’t?

Please share in the comments.
Enquaring minds want to know!

(looking forward to the AC19 blog!)

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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7 Responses to BC19 and During…

  1. deborahlucas706 says:

    I miss hugs! I miss lunch with friends. I miss WaR book club. I miss writing events locally and regionally. I miss you too, Mary. Hang in there and when this is all over, let’s do lunch! Thanks for being so great about keeping in touch with this blog. You are the best.

    • Thanks, Deborah! I miss you, too! Hope things are going well in your corner of the world. ❤ Looking forward to getting together AC19! We will have much to catch up on!

  2. Cindy says:

    I miss going out to eat & traveling. We missed March Madness in March, NYC in April & our Mediterranean cruise in June just got cancelled. (That is a good thing – we got a 125% voucher to use by Dec 2022.) I don’t think I will cruise until there is a vaccine. I super miss my Mom – she is quarantined in her Assisted Living place & has an interior room which looks out to a courtyard. I missed my Granddaughters first Communion & a concert for our 5th grade Granddaughter. I have no confidence that this will be resolved any time soon. Prayers that the medical field can figure this out! Miss you Mary!

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