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What has been your favorite/the best thing about quarantine?
Old 04-24-2020, 06:33 PM
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Not sure I can pick just one.

*Sleeping in (7:00 a.m. vs 4:30 a.m. pre covid)
*Having time for crafts (painting, card making)

What has been the best thing about all of this for you?

(I am the type that has to look on the bright side, lest I start slipping into deep negativity, which I do every so often...).


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Old 04-24-2020, 06:36 PM
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*sleeping in... 8:30 a.m. vs 5:30 a.m.
*not dealing with ridiculous classroom behaviors
*no state testing means I can focus on what I think are the important parts of reading, writing, math rather than the test taking part
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:38 PM
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*definitely the sleeping in part! My sleep schedule has shifted to my preference and allows me an average of over 8 hours a night lately!!!

*time with family (including reconnecting better with siblings who live far away)

*long daily walks
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:39 PM
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My favorite things . . .
  • sleeping in
  • no spring fever kid behaviors
  • no state testing
  • wearing pajamas to work

Iím an introvert and a homebody, so this hasnít been bad.
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:40 PM
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*Sleeping in
*Having all day to do my work that I'm free at night
*Spending more time with my family
*More time for reading and tv
*Less distracted/clearer head


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A lot!
Old 04-24-2020, 06:42 PM
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- Not really working much. No zoom allowed and district has advised to only contact families once a week. So a LOT of free time.
- I feel like I can focus on my health more. I'm trying to lose weight and while it's hard working a few feet from the fridge, I also have a lot more time to cook meals, work out at home, go on walks, etc.
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:49 PM
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Not having to use up my sick leave after my surgery!
I can work from home!
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:50 PM
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Spending time with my daughter. 💕
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:10 PM
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Zoom knitting with my knitting group that I no longer live near. Without the virus I would never see them or really even talk to them.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:15 PM
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  1. Slower pace
  2. Reading more books
  3. Getting some projects done
  4. Spending extra time with DS before he moves to Denmark


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good question
Old 04-24-2020, 07:27 PM
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1. sleeping until 8:00 a.m.
2. get to finish 2 cups of coffee before they get cold
3. daily walks in the neighborhood
4. time for quiet time in the morning without being rushed
5. shorts/pjs to work in
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:29 PM
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Morning devotion with a hot cup of coffee.
Keeping my house clean
Have a good schedule
quite time
less spending
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:42 PM
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*Saving money on eating out, travel and shopping

*Being more intentional about making good meals
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:52 PM
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1. Finishing up some home projects.
2. Getting to hear from family members more.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:55 PM
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-Sleeping in and setting my own schedule for most of the day. Mondays are the only days I have planned things where I have to work in the mornings. Most of my work can get done whenever so I can set my own schedule.

-Not having to deal with behavior issues

-I know I'm in the minority, but I find weight loss easier in this whole set up. I started losing in January so I had a good head start, but it's been much easier to stick to my goals all of the time in this setting and I am losing faster now. I'm going to emerge with a new body by quarantine
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:55 PM
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Daily walks with my daughter - the time spent (especially since she's off to college in the fall) and exploring some local areas that we haven't been to in a long time.


Lazy mornings!
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:55 PM
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*seeing science take the forefront
*realizing how much I love the home where I must stay
*learning how terrific my state and city leaders are
*hearing from practically everyone Iíve ever knownóI feel loved
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:42 PM
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-no alarm clock!
-setting my own work/play schedule
-not having to rush around to get things done
-lots of book reading time
-not having to deal with the poor behaviors that my current class had
-time for crafting

Like others have said, I am a homebody and an introvert, so I have no problem staying home day after day. I do love to travel, though, so I'm hoping that there will be travel time during the summer.
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:48 PM
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*more time for hobbies
*quality time with DH
*lots of time with our pets
*time to bake and try new recipes
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:56 PM
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- not paying daycare costs ($1200 a month for 2 kids)
- leisure mornings

Last edited by techgrad; 04-24-2020 at 10:57 PM.. Reason: Itís 2 am and I had a typo
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Old 04-24-2020, 11:15 PM
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My kids actually sleep better.

I like that I have gotten close with our neighbors.

I like that I can make breakfast, coffee, and hang out with my kids in the morning.

I love that I get mor time with my kids. Iíve been wanting to be at home with them more.
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Old 04-24-2020, 11:17 PM
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Lucky you! Still paying $1900 a month for daycare even though we arenít going! We have to save our spot... daycare isnít easy to get into here in my state!
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Old 04-25-2020, 03:18 AM
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This was a good exercise to make me think about the positive!

-like Techgrad, we are luckily saving by not paying for daycare
-slow starts to the mornings with snuggles
-lots of walks and outside time. We'd have gotten out more as the weather warmed up, but it's more of a priority when you can't go anywhere else! The baby and I are outside more because the toddler isn't getting her outside time at daycare or with Grampy abd we need to take her out
-some moments, I am getting better at meeting both kids needs and not getting overwhelmed. Not always!
-more urgency to sleep train the baby so I am rested to keep up with the toddler and not stuck holding him for naps. Hopefully that will result in better long term sleep for everyone
-time to do "homeschool preschool" with DD like I had hoped to while on maternity leave
-avoiding the constant discussions of hiring and interviews this time of year - so I thought until I realized how many teachers we see on our walks
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:27 AM
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  1. I planted a vegetable garden.
  2. Iím spending more time with DD. Stressful, but wonderful.
  3. Sleeping 8 hours a night
  4. Cooking at home
  5. Cleaned out the clutter in my house
  6. No papers to grade
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:39 AM
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Zoom book club meetings
House is now super organized
Thinking about selling this fall
FaceTime with my grands
Cooking new recipes
Lots of time to walk
Lots of time to read
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Old 04-25-2020, 05:00 AM
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with my family. Who knew how much fun this would be? My family is spread far and wide. It has become increasingly difficult to get together as our kids get older. We have been having family get togethers with my sibs and all the nieces and nephews.

This Monday is another meeting and a featured cocktail of Palomas! (suggested by DD1).

We are going to start doing Zoom cocktail hours with DH side of the family too!
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Old 04-25-2020, 05:15 AM
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THE MUTE BUTTON!!!
That’s the best part of our whole class meetings. No more blurting out!

Actually, I love a lot of what is listed: sleeping later, more time to contact friends and family, lots of walks!

I have enjoyed learning all the new technology- it’s good for my brain to figure it all out, and it keeps me from over thinking about things I can’t control.

ZOOM. It’s life changing! I have been zooming with family and friends, and some of them I don’t get to see very often. Now we all have time to meet virtually as often as we want! I set up a weekly get together for my siblings and cousins and aunt, and one with my kids. Seeing them makes me happy!
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Old 04-25-2020, 05:38 AM
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I am retired but work 5 hours a day at a preschool. I have only worked 15 hours in the last 5 weeks. Definitely miss the extra money.
On the plus side we are now fosters with a local dog rescue. Our first dog got adopted in 9 days. We have had this guy for a week. I am able to be with him all the time.
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Old 04-25-2020, 06:12 AM
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I retired about a year ago and had been watching my gd a few times a week. Now my gd stays home with her mom and dad. Both of them work from home and have found a schedule that works for their family. I'm so glad that they get more time with gd. They seem less stressed now.


I have a bit more time to find out what I enjoy doing besides teaching! The pandemic has given me more time for me
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:18 AM
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I donít have to do my hair and makeup everyday.

I donít have to wear ďrealĒ clothes.

I donít get bitten, pinched, and scratched daily!!!!!!
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:27 AM
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I'll add naps to the list!
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Old 04-26-2020, 04:29 PM
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Sleeping in
Getting some painting projects done
Finishing the spring cleaning
More time with DH
Developing even closer relationships with my friends
Having the time to send cards to people who need a lift
More time for puppy snuggling
More time for bicycling
More time for reading

I people with this virus to be well and I want no more deaths from it, but I could live like this for awhile longer

Nancy

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Old 04-26-2020, 04:56 PM
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I feel like the mornings belong to school, but by lunch I can go take a walk, hike or a bike ride. I hope I am in better shape than typical years going into whatever summer we will have.

I can do most things that I am asked in the evening after my exercise break! There has only been one time I got a message that it was too late to do anything about when I got back - and it was a silly thing the teacher was able (should have already) been able to figure out.

I love the pace and the freedom from having places to be and things to do.

I do miss being able to run to a store and pick something up or just waste time. Or meet my dd and hang out...

Otherwise, I am not unhappy.
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Old 04-27-2020, 11:08 AM
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*Being able to appreciate and enjoy the beautiful weather! Normally I'm inside a school building and too tired when I get home to really enjoy it. It's been sunny, 70's, and breezy. Perfect spring weather. I sit on the porch and drink coffee, go for long walks, take the golf cart out, etc...
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