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Sunday, June 14, 2020

It's been nearly 3 months since I have been at home due to the current pandemic. I am not one of those that like to be at home, because anyone that knows me, knows I am hard to make plans with, because I am constantly on the go. And, with OH opening up more, it makes me very excited. Our convention schedule is now starting in August - hopefully! My BF has been more active on Ebay to make up for what he is unable to make at shows. (That's his full time job.) I am lucky to be able to still work from home. But, his state (IL) is still in phase 1 I believe, & OH is opening more things this week. I haven't seen him in 3 months, & I think it is starting to get to both of us. I haven't seen my Mom longer than that. Nursing homes are not allowed visitors at all, unless the person is close to dying. I heard we can do window visits with my Mom, but after her debilitating stroke a few years back, that won't work. And, I can't Skype during works hours. I think I have truly been depressed after 3/17. I don't like change. And, I don't admit depression easily. But, after doing a bit of self care the past 2 Sundays, I feel a lot better. Last week, i walked a 5K for a virtual event I signed up for. Today, my goal was 2 miles. (3.1 miles is a 5k.) I did it! It's especially easy if your reward is breakfast afterwards. LOL. I liked saying hi to people as you walked by, & seeing puppies, too. And, it was easy to social distance early in the morning. But, it felt good to be out with just...me, myself, & I! It gave me time to clear my head for a bit. As I sat there in the restaurant by myself today, I realized I needed to walk more than once a week, & go back to watching what I eat. It's not enough to just walk, because I am 50+ years old now. So, tomorrow, I am hitting the "reset" button again. NOTHING fits right, & that muffin top is now a loaf. If I can sit & play Animal Crossing for nearly 2 hours easily on my Switch, I can find time to walk. Some additional stresses I am dealing with...my brother moved in (we don't talk, due to a falling out years ago), my niece/his daughter is moving out next month, & trying to take care of my soon to be 80 year old father who is hard of hearing & to deal with. This is all starting to take its toll. Especially when you adhere to the rules set forth by the state, & your niece does what she wants, & makes up her own rules to fit her situation. (Not my kid.) But, maybe it's a good thing my brother moved back in. He seems to be a keto freak. Weight Watcher's Blue worked for me before this started. I am ok with not eating rice or making fried rice every weekend. I love thin bagels over regular ones. It's all about compromise. After this weekend, I realized I hate staycations. But, our employer said we had to use 30% of it by 7/31. So, I was stuck. This week should be better, because more things open up in OH on the 19th. I will hopefully have a place to escape - the movie theater! And, fingers crossed I can take a trip to IL next month to see my BF. Making plans to see him, definitely made me feel better...♥️
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  • SUNSET09
    I'm feeling you emoticon as I've been teleworking, thankful to have a job that I can and found out this is not working for me. emoticon Jesus that my daughter in living in my house in Georgia so was able to use up some of mu use or lose leave to visit with them and to check on some other things. I'm hesitant about getting out as TX opens up various places and look forward to the time we can take a real vacation. My gym opened up last week and now that I've been doing without, I'm going to cancel my membership and use the local parks and recreation places that are available to me. Hang in there as this too, shall pass. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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