These are all great ideas. I don't travel at all anymore. I think it is all about being deliberate now. I think I have outlasted the ability to cope with just the randomness of life providing the interactions I need. I need to schedule some things and be cognizant of where I find myself. Simple self recognition and deliberateness.You aren't traveling like you used to, correct? Maybe some more (safely done) day trips in your car is in order. That will get you out and about some.
I'm a musician and this pandemic has been horrible indeed. We cannot make music with other musicians in real time and enjoy that feedback loop of creativity. We cannot play for the public in real time, and have that feedback loop either. I work on original tunes some, and play along with music files to keep my chops up (failing there), learn new tunes, and wait.
Calls and weekly Zoom sessions with friends, exercising and otherwise getting outside as much as possible into the natural world, and the interesting news, pictures and great people on this thread have greatly helped me. I am making little projects fixing the chicken's quarters, and even just tending them is interesting, but I am a newbie of course, and all the Buckeyes are getting along pretty well. I garden also and may try to start little green trays for them.
I also realized I enjoy that the chickens are up during the day and our cat Big Boy comes alive in the evening. So when one in the animal world is frustrating or a block, sometimes there's the other. What's going on with your cats? Davis and the other cat to the rescue? Do they need some new toys, a new area to explore (do you have any cat shelving?) or a special grooming session with you? Just ideas...
I'm not having any of this Bob. You are either having a bad day or the Covid fear is taking hold. The former will pass but the latter you must guard against.I've been missing other people for a long time now. Lately the chickens have not been great company either. Soon the weather will have me locked indoors as well. I'm concerned about navigating this winter well.