How Is Everyone Doing?

Rinstar

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We did our first classes for all levels yesterday, including the little babies (3 years old) and they worked pretty well! It's good to be keeping a normal schedule again and I think the parents appreciate being able to set their child up and then walk away for awhile. Hope you are all hanging in there!
 

fur4elise

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We did our first classes for all levels yesterday, including the little babies (3 years old) and they worked pretty well! It's good to be keeping a normal schedule again and I think the parents appreciate being able to set their child up and then walk away for awhile. Hope you are all hanging in there!
That is so awesome!
 

Rinstar

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I'm happy that you all are well. The first days of isolation are the worst, so be brave!
I'm writing to you from Italy: you know how the situation is here, and also in my country, Spain.
Fortunately today is the third day in which the number of infected people has decreased here in Italy. I hope it stays that way, we need hope and knowing we are in the good way.
As you said, I think of all the people who are having a hard time at work, so I don't complain because having lectures online is not the same; on the contrary, I am thankful because my students are wonderful and very collaborative.
I just wanted to give you some hope, and tell you that is possible to stop the virus if we stay at home. I just wish to write a better English to express better myself.
Take care
And thank you for the link to the virtual galleries! :)
 

fur4elise

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I'm happy that you all are well. The first days of isolation are the worst, so be brave!
I'm writing to you from Italy: you know how the situation is here, and also in my country, Spain.
Fortunately today is the third day in which the number of infected people has decreased here in Italy. I hope it stays that way, we need hope and knowing we are in the good way.
As you said, I think of all the people who are having a hard time at work, so I don't complain because having lectures online is not the same; on the contrary, I am thankful because my students are wonderful and very collaborative.
I just wanted to give you some hope, and tell you that is possible to stop the virus if we stay at home. I just wish to write a better English to express better myself.
Take care
And thank you for the link to the virtual galleries! :)
:hugs: Thank you so much for sharing with us! You have given us a bit of perspective. It has been upsetting to hear how things have been in Italy. We (in most of the US) have certainly have not experienced what you have. It is good news to hear the number of infected has decreased. We just have to stay put and do our part to help this recovery happen. You are very welcome for the link! You may not know, but I am an academic librarian. We too have gone to online only courses and instruction until the end of June. It has been quite an adjustment! Hang in there! Do keep posting on how things are going with you.
 
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VAL4M

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I’m also home for 3 weeks but still have a job so good news. What totally demolished me yesterday is when i found out someone stoled an order i’ve made for my son’s birthday ( going on 5 on April 14th) all none essentials stores are now closed till April 13th so unless i reorder there is no way i can have any gift for his birthday 😥 anyway i did reorder and i will watched for delivery like a hawk!
 
:hugs: Thank you so much for sharing with us! You have given us a bit of perspective. It has been upsetting to hear how things have been in Italy. We (in most of the US) have certainly have not experienced what you have. It is good news to hear the number of infected has decreased. We just have to stay put and do our part to help this recovery happen. You are very welcome for the link! You may not know, but I am an academic librarian. We too have gone to online only courses and instruction until the end of June. It has been quite an adjustment! Hang in there! Do keep posting on how things are going with you.
Thank you so much! I'm glad to tell you that here things are going better: it seems that almost every day there are less people who get infected. It's very early, however, for knowing when we will out from this situation, but al least, as I told you, there is some hope. Hang in there also! I hope things go better to you very very soon.
 

lenchen

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So, all is still good in my household. Both my husband and I continued to go into work this week.

For me, the campus has been closed to the public and students. All classes are converting to online for the remainder of the semester. So, faculty and essential staff were still able to work on campus this week in preparation for that. Let me tell you, there are some stressed out faculty who are technophobes. They are having the hardest time with this brave new online world. I am hoping they will continue to allow me to work in the library. As I spent all of yesterday scanning book content and emailing students resources needed to do their assignments and papers.

What is hard and a bit sad is the many important college events have been cancelled. The annual student exhibition, a graduation seminar and commencement have all been cancelled. I really feel for those students who are graduating. We are going to have to find a creative way to celebrate them!

Well, the weekend starts soon...but again, because everything is closed and for safety sake, we won't be wandering out. Maybe a trip to the market, but that is about it.

Again sending on my universal wish for all be safe, be well and stay healthy! :heart:
Same! the only time I have been out to the supermarket was to get produce and items I ran out on. The shelves are bare here and it's been very stressful to have to hunt the delivery trucks for things like flour, and toilet paper. I felt like I won the lotto when I spotted some at Aldi.
 

fur4elise

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Hello Beautiful People,

I am sorry I have been missing in action for a few days! :hide:
I hope all of you are keeping your spirits up, taking good care, being safe...

To be honest, I had a couple days of anxiety and feeling down. I am sure rainy cold days also played into it. Then the sun finally came out late last week and my mental well being and outlook improved pretty quickly. Just like many many others, I had some concerns about being laid off. There was nothing to indicate this was going to happen, but I have been worried nonetheless. We are all in survival mode, which is no way to have to live daily life :(

I have definitely felt better this week. It started with sunshine and warmer weather. I know it won't last, but the past two days have felt almost normal in that I feel closer to normal...

Speaking of taking care, hubs invested in some new workout equipment, a Gorilla Bow Lite. Let me tell you I was super skeptical of this new fangled thing. :unsure:🧐 But it is actually quite clever. It has bands with different weight tensions and one can perform a myriad of exercises. You can do full body training and / or target specific muscle groups.
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I like it so much, I surprised hubs and ordered the original, which is larger in size and two or three bands can be attached at a time. It will come next week, and give us more exercise options.

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For us new exercise equipement is a happy thing, because we both really miss going to the gym. I have to say, being active goes a long way in helping maintain a positive mindset and relieving stress. Again, something we can control in these uncertain times. Anywho..sorry for the exercise ramble.

Just wanted to check in, say all is okay here and tell you I am thinking of you. Be well, stay safe, stay healthy! x0x0x :heart:
 
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elegant-one

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Hey my dear!!! I haven't let anything stop my exercise/running routine at all lol. That looks like an interesting idea for sure. I would like to know what you think after you give it a whirl.
I use the Bala Bangles on wrist and ankles sometimes. I have other 2.5 per weight band that I use on each ankle when I run. I also just bought the new Bala Bands but haven't had time to try them yet. And thank goodness the sun came out and made it warmer so we can ride our bikes.
 

DILLIGAF

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Since I've been home I've realized one thing. Just how tired I was. I'm definitely getting more restorative sleep. I've always been a night person and until 5 years ago exclusively worked nights. When I moved to GA I started working an early morning shift. I'm up every morning around 3-4 am and no matter how early I went to bed I would be tired. Waking up when my body is ready is wonderful. I am convinced the alarm clock was invented by the devil.
 

fur4elise

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Since I've been home I've realized one thing. Just how tired I was. I'm definitely getting more restorative sleep. I've always been a night person and until 5 years ago exclusively worked nights. When I moved to GA I started working an early morning shift. I'm up every morning around 3-4 am and no matter how early I went to bed I would be tired. Waking up when my body is ready is wonderful. I am convinced the alarm clock was invented by the devil.
Can I just say, I love your new avatar picture! :heart::heart::heart:
 

Mac-Guy

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It's good to hear that everybody is somehow managing during these difficult times. I am on week 5 of quarantine/lockdown. I try to stay positive, although it is certainly hard in this situation, but I love how my skin looks. I am proud that I did not make a lot of make up purchases during lockdown, I just used some vouchers/gift cards to rebuy Westman Atelier products. I hope everybody stays healthy.
 

fur4elise

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Happy Good Friday!

My day did start with with some beautiful sunshine...but it has clouded over. Still the sunshine lifted my spirits. I am actually off work today.

I already went to the market this morning (down to once a week). I prefer to go early am, when less people are out and about. I also wore a mask for the first time. While I felt odd at first, I also felt like I am doing the right thing by wearing one. And just about everyone in the store had some kind of face covering on.

We did not have any masks so I had to make one. One of my colleagues sent me a pattern. I used an old pair of shorts (The shorts gave me two layers of fabric and enough to make a second one.) and bungie elastic shoe ties (I have several pairs of these from my ASICS shoes that I never used. I prefer regular shoe laces). It took me about an hour to hand sew. I bet elegant-one elegant-one would be a pro at sewing masks! ;)

I feel like I have finally settled into working at home and have a pretty good routine. This week another of my librarian colleagues asked for us to submit pictures of our home set-ups and fuzzy at home work colleagues. He was going to post images on our social media channels to show we are still working and available for students and faculty. Below is me along with one of my kittehs, Nano, aka little old lady baby. She is always nearby or laying in my lap purring up a storm, while I work.

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Wishing everyone a nice weekend and lovely Easter. x0x0x :heart:
 
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fur4elise

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It's good to hear that everybody is somehow managing during these difficult times. I am on week 5 of quarantine/lockdown. I try to stay positive, although it is certainly hard in this situation, but I love how my skin looks. I am proud that I did not make a lot of make up purchases during lockdown, I just used some vouchers/gift cards to rebuy Westman Atelier products. I hope everybody stays healthy.
So good to hear you are doing okay. I cannot imagine you have been dealing with this for so long. :( Sending you virtual hugs!

Rinstar Rinstar and I were talking about having good skin and makeup days last week! :five: For me, I think it is because of being so consistent with my routine. And again it goes to controlling the things we can in such uncertain times.

Good job on being frugal too!

Please be well and stay healthy!
 

VAL4M

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Happy Good Friday also off today and was supposed to be “Lazy” and wake up super late because right now i’m startIng to work at 6:00am so i can finish early and go outside with the kids and doing homework i’m so happy i only need to work 6.5hrs a day (regular working hours) but yes it didn’t my kids woke me up at 6:30 lol wishful thinking. So i went running early so i can meet less people as possible because i leave close of a nice walking/ bike path along a big river so a lot of people are walking there even with social distancing anywho, i’m stumbles upon this article i’m not a New-Yorker but i love that city and i’m really sad of what happening right now so this article was a pure delight! https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/fran-lebowitz-is-never-leaving-new-york
 

Laurenjvt

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Happy Good Friday!

My day did start with with some beautiful sunshine...but it has clouded over. Still the sunshine lifted my spirits. I am actually off work today.

I already went to the market this morning (down to once a week). I prefer to go early am, when less people are out and about. I also wore a mask for the first time. While I felt odd at first, I also felt like I am doing the right thing by wearing one. And just about everyone in the store had some kind of face covering on.

We did not have any masks so I had to make one. One of my colleagues sent me a pattern. I used an old pair of shorts (The shorts gave me two layers of fabric and enough to make a second one.) and bungie elastic shoe ties (I have several pairs of these from my ASICS shoes that I never used. I prefer regular shoe laces). It took me about an hour to hand sew. I bet elegant-one elegant-one would be a pro at sewing masks! ;)

I feel like I have finally settled into working at home and have a pretty good routine. This week another of my librarian colleagues asked for us to submit pictures of our home set-ups and fuzzy at home work colleagues. He was going to post images on our social media channels to show we are still working and available for students and faculty. Below is me along with one of my kittehs, Nano, aka little old lady baby. She is always nearby or laying in my lap purring up a storm, while I work.

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Wishing everyone a nice weekend and lovely Easter. x0x0x :heart:
I also made a mask, no sewing (my machine bit the dust), just a bandana and 2 hair elastics. Instructions on the Allure site. I did cheat a bit and use a couple of safety pins!
Working from home as a travel agent but still putting on my lipstick everyday!
Happy Easter and Blessed Passover to all
 

fur4elise

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Happy Good Friday also off today and was supposed to be “Lazy” and wake up super late because right now i’m startIng to work at 6:00am so i can finish early and go outside with the kids and doing homework i’m so happy i only need to work 6.5hrs a day (regular working hours) but yes it didn’t my kids woke me up at 6:30 lol wishful thinking. So i went running early so i can meet less people as possible because i leave close of a nice walking/ bike path along a big river so a lot of people are walking there even with social distancing anywho, i’m stumbles upon this article i’m not a New-Yorker but i love that city and i’m really sad of what happening right now so this article was a pure delight! https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/fran-lebowitz-is-never-leaving-new-york
Hey lady! 😘
That is great you can adjust your schedule to work and play with the kids. I am able to adjust hours, if needed, too. I feel fortunate that my boss and that the university as a whole are being flexible.

That is great that you have a trail nearby. We have to drive about 15" to get to the closest, nicest one. We ususally do that to take the puppy on a nice long walk. This weekend, hubs and I are planning to take down and tune up our bicycles.Those things have been hanging in the garage oh...for too many years.:hide: The thing is they are practically brand new! :scram: Anywho, I am excited that he wants to get them spiffed up and actually ride again. Something to look forward too when the weather truly warms up. 😀

Thank you for the article link. You can tell Fran, through and through is a true New Yorker! (Nuuuu Yawww-kuh! ;) )
 

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