Two weeks ago, when I began to think about what I would say in this column, I had no idea how much our world would change in just a few days. The phrase “social distancing” did not exist in daily conversations. “Self-isolation” seemed an unhealthy way to live. Students were in school. The arts were in full swing. The grocery aisles were full and people were wondering if the Democratic candidate would be Bernie or Joe.
Then came the coronavirus and everything changed. This IS the topic of conversation. This IS a big worry. I am in “the at-risk” category so I am not mixing with people, I am staying home. I am one of millions. What are we doing to pass the time?
Cooking. Lots of cooking. Breads, desserts, healthy dinners(to combat the desserts!).
Cleaning. Getting to those often missed corners and hard to reach dirt collectors.
Reading. We grabbed some library books before the library closed and can also reread favorite books on our shelves. We also read MLiving!
Reconnecting with old friends. The phones work and friends are also staying home so time to call is ample.
Sorting through boxes of photographs. So many memories to enjoy!
Exercising. You-tube guidance gets us through exercise routines.
Walking outside. Fresh air helps everything.
Learning something new using You-tube videos and on-line instruction.
Filling bags for Goodwill.
I hope your experience is filled with activities and you are and remain healthy. Together we get through.