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April Distance

Sunday, April 05, 2020

April distance brings May existence is the motto of the day huh? Another month of a stay-at-home order.

I've always enjoyed hanging around the house but I don't think I've had social distance forced on me since I was maybe 14 and I was grounded for a week from my friends.

I like working from home once in a while but I think I'm heading into week four? I forget now. It got old several days ago.

We are lucky though. We have electricity, heat, food, shelter and internet to keep us connected with friends, family and the outside world. I am lucky I am able to work from home. DH is not so lucky.

We have kept busy, thoroughly cleaning the house, scrubbing, dusting (OH SO MUCH DUSTING!), decluttering, packing up garbage, packing up donations.

I'm following Yoga With Adriene's April calendar available on Youtube. This month's theme is Nurture which is always needed but more so now. During a mind-numbing long conference call last week, I doodled, made a calendar of sorts to color in the days I do yoga this month.

DH has been cooking a lot. He loves to cook and the weather has been good enough to bring out the smoker. He's decided to walk in the evenings with me to stay off the couch. We've noticed people being quite friendly lately, waving from their cars, people outside their houses saying 'how are ya" and "take care". We've also enjoyed the sidewalk messages in the neighborhood.

I'm getting out for runs as well to help with attitude adjustments and clearing mental cobwebs. I believe I've put on more miles in the last few weeks running and walking than I have in the car.

Our local running store has shut down group runs of course but encouraging us to do our solo runs on the paths near the store and sign our names in chalk outside the store. I went for a beautiful run early this morning. I got a little lost on the paths but it was very reflective and peaceful.

I hope you and yours are doing well. Please leave a comment how you are taking care of yourself.

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    HUGS adn stay safe, stay well!
    175 days ago
    I've been out walking a mile every day. I need to increase that!
    176 days ago
    Cleaning the house is a new pastime but I still am not that good about a schedule. Early in March we realized that the donation centers were going to close so we worked feverishly to get everything identified, and boxed up.and dropped off.

    I am taking on the phone with people but missing the face to face more each day.
    176 days ago
    Packing up donations is problematic because all donation centers are closed. No telling when they'll reopen.
    176 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I have been walking the dogs - usually they go out back in the fenced in yard but they enjoy new sights and smells and love when I grab the leashes...they can become unruly when encountering other people (especially those people who have the nerve to walk THEIR dogs!) so I've brought a spray bottle with me and squirt mine with water the minute they start acting up. It's worked beautifully! I love your YOGA calendar, I might do something similar with the word "WALK"...
    176 days ago
    I adore Adrienne.

    Stay safe hun emoticon
    176 days ago
    I love Adrienne's yoga. I love your positivity, too. Stay well!
    176 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    I am going for a walk every day and it feels wonderful to not only have the exercise but so see other people doing the social distancing expected.
    Also like you my house is getting a good cleaning.
    There are pluses to this isolation!
    176 days ago
    I need to make myself do a yoga video, I don't know why I can't seem to force myself to do it.
    176 days ago
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