Closures and social distancing

Last week, I had a full schedule after work. On Monday, I had bookclub. We were on the fence about canceling it because of social distancing. Earlier that day, it had been recommended that events that had over 1000 people should be canceled or postponed. We had ten in a fairly large room with a bathroom and no one touches each other, so we decided we would be ok.

Tuesday I had art class at the community College. I went in suspecting that classes would be canceled after the meeting on Tuesday, so I brought a lot of the work home. I left the finished pieces there, though, because I wouldn’t have to work on them at home. I ordered an easel so I can continue my painting at home. The teacher is sending an assignment and we are to take photos and send them to her until school opens again.

Wednesday, I was supposed to go to dinner and a comedy club, but it was canceled by the venue.

Thursday, because class was canceled, I went out to dinner with my mom. After dinner I went to pick up my library holds on the way home. Thankfully I did that, because the libraries were closed the next day.

Friday and Saturday I was supposed to go see a couple of bands, but one venue canceled and the other band canceled. The book reading I was supposed to go to was canceled by the venue.

I went to help a friend at work yesterday. Data entry. I wiped everything down and washed my hands a lot. I heard that some of the nail places were closing, so I ran over to get a mani pedi quickly. My nail place uses masks and gloves regularly, so I figured I’d better get it done while I can.

Today, I had a bookclub scheduled. I was watching the RSVP list and saw it got down to three people. I messaged the hostess on Friday to ask if we were rescheduling. I hadn’t finished the book, and neither had she. We decided to postpone it. Gives me more time to read the book.

I did hear that grocery stores are closing in various areas, but I haven’t heard about any in my area yet. Fingers crossed.

While all these cancelations were annoying, I understand why they are happening. Be safe everyone!

Laundry soccer

I was kicking laundry from the bathroom to the washing machine, barefoot. The bathroom door swung shut, just a tiny bit, and I ended up kicking the edge of the door with my three middle toes. Painful!

I ended up with bruises on two toes and, while it hurt, I knew it wasn’t a serious injury, thank goodness.

I told my friend about the insident and he told me that nearly everyone plays laundry soccer, but usually the door doesn’t play goalie.

Later that same day, the bathroom door got my daughter in the eye and a cabinet got my other daughter on the toenails. It was a day of bruises in our household. I think only one of us will be losing a toenail from it, and it won’t be me, this time.

Getting out again

I haven’t been writing about my daily adventures lately because I had been sick. I hadn’t been going anywhere, and sleeping most of the day isn’t a very interesting thing to write about.

I got out a few times, but didn’t write anything, because I was so worn out when I got home. I took photos and I remembered what I did. I’ll be writing about them soon, I hope. I have been getting comments and requests for the adventures.

Now that I’m feeling a lot better, we will see what happens.

Hot Chocolate Run 2020

This morning, I did my first 5k since my foot surgery. I have been having lung trouble since the beginning of the year, so I was uncertain about going and my ability to finish.

It was the first 5k for my daughter, too. We took it very slow.

We walked it, but we finished. It was the slowest pace of my life.

We did get our hot chocolate and medals at the end.

Anxiety Is not a Choice

Anxiety is not a choice

Spouse of person with anxiety

The above linked articles talk about anxiety. It is difficult living with anxiety and difficult for those living with the person to cope with it, too. Telling the person “just relax” is not helping the situation at all. It’s really not a choice, but just the way the person’s brain works.

Some days are good, some are bad. It depends on many things. Stress level, amount of sleep, diet, medication, etc. It varies from day to day. Each person copes differently. Different things work for different people and the level of anxiety is different from person to person. Many people try to hide their anxiety, but those who know them well can usually tell. Be patient and use tools that help your loved one, after you find out what works for him or her.