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Not really, I kind of like not having any obligations.  I have lots of at home hobbies though.

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Do you have anyone you could do skype or messenger calls with? I talked to three people yesterday and a spouse group of 14 ladies.

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Ive been chatting with a few people. mostly people from church. all of our church services/meeting are on facebook now.

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This is very similar to being home during my stint of chemotherapy.  I am a pro at this.

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Our family has been using "Zoom" to for group video chats.  It's very easy to use and really fun! We had a 10 person session yesterday with my grandmother, mom, sister, aunts, uncles and cousins.  I have friends who are playing a long distance trivia game using it.  It's as close to sitting around a table with friends as you can get right now. 

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I have good days and bad days.  I like reading and doing puzzles, so it's nice that I've had more time to do those hobbies.  But I really miss social interaction in a big way.  Just trying to take it one day at a time.

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I haven't had any alone time since this all started, LOL! 9 people in the house ALL THE TIME has been an adjustment for me. DH works from home, I have 4 kids doing distance learning, and I still have my clients to attend to. But, it has been great to not have a strict schedule to abide by. 

Reach out to friends and family on the phone or Facetime. That's what we have been doing. 

I can't wait to take my kids to the park and zoo again :)! 

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Oh, and do you like to read?  Of course the libraries are closed but there are online options for borrowing books and audio books. Anything you need to organize? Decrease clutter? Unused clothes? I feel much better at the end of my day if I've accomplished something.  Learn a new recipe, clean something neglected, etc. I have cousins that normally go to the gym, so are doing video workouts with each other from their homes. 

My to-do list today is go for a walk w/the dogs, clean windows, and bake cookies.  I have not made cookies in probably over a year.

I wish I could get a hair cut! 

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I haven't been taking being at home well. The first couple of weeks were ok, but I ended up needing to add a new anxiety medication to my daily routine. The kids are loving being home. I've got a to-do list a mile long of things to do around here. Now, I just have to get up and do it, lol!

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Don't think about how long the to do list is. Like DR break it up into baby steps. Maybe do something easy to get moving this morning and take breaks to drink water,  chat in the phone with a friend, and play with the kids occasionally.  :) start small.  Also taking a walk is helping with my anxiety but I have to go to the grocery store today and am dreading it again.

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Thankfully waking up in panic and sweaty has died down now that we have fewer corona cases.  Trying to do stuff with the kids is somehow getting easier and more normal although still moments of frustration because I was not cut out to be a stay at home mom.  I still have my jobs and am applying for another one.  DH was even less cut out to be a stay at home dad, but now his online classes are over he's not yelling at them as much.  We are having more family time together.  We're planning to keep the kids home over the summer as well which will save money on camps.

With coronavirus I'm worried about all the deaths, the foreclosures, the business closures and people who are maxing out their credit cards just to feed their kids.  We've been supporting our food pantries as the small way we are making a difference.  I think the closures will be extended.

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It's starting to wear on me to the point I've greatly considered driving 20+ hours to see my best friends. I'm ready to move on to the next phases. I'm ready for all of this to be in the past. I miss our little life that was actually quite uncomplicated before this started.

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I was having a bit of a pity party for myself the day before Mother's Day, knowing I wouldn't see my 3 older kids and we haven't seen each other since Christmas.  They all live 4-6 hours away and normally would come home for that.  But we saw each other via Zoom and sat around talking for 4 hours Mother's Day!  It really lifted my spirits. 

I've been listening to a lot of music via Spotify.  Just "discovered" some amazing music by the symphony Two Steps From Hell (creepy name, I know).  "Victory" is amazing, so is "Blackheart".  They compose a lot of background theme music for movies.

 

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I am struggling with both isolation and togetherness- when this started I offered for my boyfriend to stay here thinking it would be a couple of weeks. He was still going to the office everyday and I didn’t want him taking the train (from my place he can walk) and risking himself and even more his parents who live with him and are in their 70s. So now we are both working from home most days (he still goes in once a week) in my tiny apartment. It’s going better than I would have thought, but my daily runs (alone) and the days he goes to the office being alone is delightful. At the same time I am missing my wider social circle- I have regular video chats but it is just not the same! I am hoping we can arrange a picnic sometime soon with a few people and keep our blankets 6 feet apart. 

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I miss my people too. Although I'm an introvert by nature I do enjoy an occasional social gathering. 

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I both miss having alone time AND miss having time with people outside my home. I love my husband and my teenager so much, of course. But the lack of ever being alone, AND the lack of new interactions... it's been a long four months and who knows how much longer it will go on... things are getting worse, not better, here in Texas. 

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It's just DH and me in our household, and we have been alone except for an occasional drop-by of our DS who lives about 40 miles away, since early March. I have been fine with the solitude, because I am by nature that kind of person, but we had a quick visit this week from our DD and her family (includes a 4yo, 2yo, and 3mo who we had not met). When they left the house seemed so quiet and lonely--I cried for an hour. Then, I straightened up, washed sheets and towels, and now I am back to enjoying the quiet but I have sweet memories and pictures to enjoy. 

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3 hours ago, delilahdr said:

What the heck?! LOL

 

I reported that post several days ago.  Not sure if anyone is reading the reports....

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I think just Roy and he's busy with the house sale. Dorothy was admin too if she pops in.

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