Keeping Busy

It’s a quiet Saturday afternoon during this continued period of shelter-in-place..  I know that community life out there is beginning to reopen, but not for us. We are all pretty much in the high risk category —  Hubby and I due to our advanced age, and our son due to his asthma. So we will continue to hunker down for the time being. Perhaps for a long time!

Life continues to be busy, despite being home all the time. I am grateful that we are retired and don’t have to worry about WORK. Our son is very fortunate to be able to work from home. I am grateful that all our family is well and safe at this point. And for the most part, we are happy to stay busy at home.

Here are a few things that are keeping me (us) busy during this time…

READING! So many books, so little time! I’ve read 22 books so far during this quarantine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANGING OUT WITH MY FAMILY: (we call ourselves the FamNet!) on Zoom every Wednesday afternoon! So much fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WALKING, although I’m still not getting as much exercise as I was before this quarantine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ATTENDING ONLINE MEETINGS (a couple each week!) for volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNING:  I signed up for a year’s worth of Masterclass! Why not? I love to learn and I have lots of time!  First class was Jane Goodall on Conservation. A wonderful class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDENING:  I take lots of photos of my flowers, mostly close-ups. I rarely show a whole yard view because then you’d see how many weeds are winning the battle out there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUST SHARING SPACE with the Hubby. So glad to be sheltering-in-place with him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY DURING THIS CRAZY TIME, MY FRIENDS!

15 thoughts on “Keeping Busy

    1. Robin Post author

      Thank you, Shell-Shell! I’m sure it was/is added stress to have to continue working and feel the vulnerability to this virus. I’m glad you are well and I appreciate the work you continue to do while many of us have the “luxury” of staying home. Take care and stay well.

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  1. kaysreadinglife

    Very nice, Robin! Glad you are getting to do all these things in spite of having to stay home mostly. I will say that I am getting more exercise than I was, but I’m not looking forward to the heat and humidity that is right around the corner. Trying to figure out whether I can stand to just walk on our treadmill. I don’t love it though my husband uses it all the time. Sigh. Your flowers are lovely and I know you enjoy the gardening. Take care and I’ll hope to see you next year maybe in the summer…hope so anyway.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, Kay. I am not looking forward to the heat that’s coming, either! It’s as confining as the quarantine itself. I’m glad you are enjoying your walking. It really lifts the spirits! Take care, and, yes, we’ll see each other before too long, I hope!

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  2. Sharon

    It is so funny you mentioned the Master Class with Jane Goodall in your blog post. My husband and I finally got around on watching the 2 hour documentary about her from National Geographic that aired on Earth Day. What a fascinating woman! She has such grace and so much energy for a woman of 86.

    Take care and Stay safe!

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  3. Ti

    That mug is excellent.

    Things are slowly reopening in California with many restrictions. The libraries opened today for curbside pickup. I am still working from home. The university moved classes for fall to an online format so I will be home for awhile. I am not in a rush to do all the things like most of America is. I miss a nice dinner in a restaurant but takeout is okay too.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Ti, isn’t that a great mug! I love Gary Larson’s humor. I feel like you—not in a rush to get back out into the world. I think there will be a lot more options for working from home in the future. I hope so, anyway. Take care and stay well.

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  4. iliana

    So glad you are all staying home and staying safe. I’m so happy my husband and I can work from home and we are still very much limiting our time out at shops. It’s hard but we want to do our part. That’s so wonderful that you’ve been able to do so much reading! And, would love to hear more about your online classes. Sounds fun!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, Iliana. I’m glad that you two have been able to work from home. Like you, we miss eating out, but we’ve done pretty well with some take out and also trying new recipes. I’ll let you know more about my classes! It’s fun! Stay safe.

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  5. Les in OR

    It sounds like your life is very similar to ours. I, too, am thankful that we are retired and don’t have the added stress of going (or not going) to work. Our weeds are getting out of control, so as soon as the rain is gone, I’ll get back out and pull them. At least the soggy ground will give them up easily, right? Take care, my friend.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Hi Les, yes, we are living similar lives right now, although you have the added pleasure of a music man in the house! I’m so enjoying your blog posts, and FB/InstaGram posts. It’s all a lovely way to share while sheltering in place! Take care, and someday (soon) we’ll get together again.

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