As we enter day whatever of the social distancing, what is everyone doing to cope?
PP was to the point she threw the kids outside in the rain… LOL I got out and mowed my yard today, so I got 3500 steps in.
I know some folks are using social media to help brunt the ‘pain’ of having kids at home, plus doing things like virtual gaming and video chats between folks. I think a lot of folks need to be thanking those who ARE working, especially those in small/local stores, restaurants, etc. They ARE the lifeblood of your communities and you need to support them. Do carryout, that way you don’t have to cook for a change. Let them know you appreciate what they’re doing. Most of us can’t thank the truck drivers, LEOs, Fire/Rescue, or the doctors or nurses, but posting on FB or other media does let them know somebody appreciates them.
For me, as a writer, I’m pretty much not out and about anyway… So no real change, per se. LOL But I did order takeout to support our little local diner, and will be continuing to do that through the coming week(s), because I LIKE their food. Our little grocery store had to put limits on stuff to keep from getting bought out by the locusts once they’d raided all the other big stores, and thankfully, they are pretty much back to normal, minus the usual suspects (TP, paper towels, sanitizer).
I’m having to ration the TV, otherwise I’d have blown a hole through it last week from all the BS that is out there. But on the good side, over 98K words on the WIP, and I ‘think’ I’ll have it done this week and out to the alpha readers.
Also, I’d like to thank those that spread the word about the book sales, and kudos to the other authors that did the same thing! We do appreciate the readership, and I, for one, hope you enjoy the books enough to leave reviews.
We’ve actually postponed our weekly dinners until further notice, waiting out the diminution of this whole Wuhan Flu thingie… We’ve also been wondering if we didn’t have a mild strain of this come through the area back in early January, as most of us were sick/coughing/chest colds for 3-4 weeks. Of course, hindsight is 20-20 and we’ll never know… Sigh
Take care of yourselves, reach out to friends, use that thingie on your hips and actually CALL people and talk. I know that is a novel concept, but trust me, it works…
Also, any good coping ideas appreciated!!!