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    Positive things gained from Covid-19?

    With all the up and downs for news going on around the world, what are little things you've learned or appreciated?

    Like 2009ish era, just grateful to work and be healthy. The first thing has been to not waste food, as I've been guilty in the past of the buying too much produce and not using up in enough time. I've been doing smaller grocery trips each week, and not hoarding items.

    Easily the biggest thing I miss is the gym, while i can do certain workouts at home, unlike other friends with no equipment. As well as miss not being outside, even though I'm not a big outdoor person.

    Family and friends have always been my priority. I've been keeping in more contact with them via text and calls (especially the ones laid off already), and asking if they need anything for supplies/food. I can tell which one's are more worried or concerned, and I think just listening to them goes a long way to ease their concern. Last night I got my parents (in early 70s) toilet paper and paper towels, verified all their prescriptions are filled before our stay-in order kicks in. The elderly and disabled are the ones I'm most concerned with.
    "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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    I posted on Facebook last week that if anybody would like to connect virtually to let me know. Since then, I've had Facebook video or Zoom conversations with 5 different friends, all of whom I haven't seen for years or even decades.

    I've been really impressed and humbled by the outpouring of support for healthcare workers. I can only imagine that it is somewhat akin to what first responders got after 9/11. So many online posts, emails, and personal messages thanking me for what I do. One local supermarket chain is now having special shopping hours for healthcare workers. Starbucks and Wawa are both now serving free coffee to HCWs.

    Last night our Facebook bourbon group did a Zoom meet up. We all had a drink "together" and talked about whiskey stuff for about an hour.

    I, too, miss the gym. I'm exercising some at home but not nearly the same as what I do at the gym. The 3 of us have taken a couple of really nice family walks, something we haven't done since DD was little. We were going to do another yesterday but it rained. I did a nice long walk/run on Tuesday when it was really nice out.

    My daughter has actually started exercising, which is a sure sign of the apocalypse . On Tuesday she did some squats and lunges. Yesterday, she actually let me show her a few other exercises to do with the dumbbells we have and she was going to write up a routine for herself to do. I'm totally shocked and proud of her for taking that initiative. I guess she's used to being in a swimming pool 5 hours a day now so all the sitting around is getting to her.
    Steve

    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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      #3
      Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

      My daughter has actually started exercising, which is a sure sign of the apocalypse . On Tuesday she did some squats and lunges. Yesterday, she actually let me show her a few other exercises to do with the dumbbells we have and she was going to write up a routine for herself to do. I'm totally shocked and proud of her for taking that initiative. I guess she's used to being in a swimming pool 5 hours a day now so all the sitting around is getting to her.
      I've been doing yoga using youtube. I am pretty new to it, and I am enjoying it. If she's interested, try SarahBethYoga - she's free and there are a lot of options in terms of ability and length of workout.

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        #4
        I took up smoking Swisher Sweets.
        Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

        -George Carlin

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          #5
          People are actually learning to do their own cooking and having sit down meals with their families. Many have also become much more conscious regarding personal hygiene and cleaning.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Fishindude77 View Post
            People are actually learning to do their own cooking and having sit down meals with their families. Many have also become much more conscious regarding personal hygiene and cleaning.
            It will be very interesting to see how this episode shapes future behavior. The longer this drags on, the more likely it will have a lasting impact on a generation of people, just as the Depression did in the 1930s. My mother, who is now 89, still functions with that Depression-era mentality in all she does.

            Some stuff, like the family meals, will probably disappear as soon as everyone is back to work, school, and activities. Hopefully. though, some of the new-found habits will stick around, like doing more cooking, getting out for walks and bike rides, and washing hands regularly.
            Steve

            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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              #7
              just happy to have work, money to provide for the family. I get the feeling a lot of people I talk to feel that way.
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