How are you holding up?

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How are you holding up?

Post by Red Ryder » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am

I’m still anxious over a few things and the Groundhog Day routine feelings have kicked in. Still waiting to wake up from all this yet the worst is yet to come.

I’m left wondering what the world will look like and if any changes behaviors will remain. It’s nice to not feel crowded but isolation is annoying too.

More importantly I hope health care workers can continue to be brave and fight this with limited damage to their own lives. Considering many are losing their lives I have to hold out hope that humanity will overcome and be stronger and more prepared.

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Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Hagoth » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am

Now that our kids are on their own we have talked a lot about downsizing but right now we're very glad we haven't acted on that. Plenty of opportunities for togetherness put ample options for private time too. Utah isn't under sequester in place orders yet but we're being extra cautious. I'm still getting plenty of outdoor exercise. It's a great time to be on a bike trail.
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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Emower » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm

Hagoth wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am
I'm still getting plenty of outdoor exercise. It's a great time to be on a bike trail.
I took the kids hiking the other day. There was dog crap all across the trail. It was like playing a game of the floor is lava. The trails on this side of the inter mountain west are well used...

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by wtfluff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am

Holding up?

What would be a good word for it? Maybe: Numb?

It's like a train-wreck. Like all train-wrecks, it's impossible for me to look away. And it's a train-wreck that involves the entire planet. It's also hard to not spend all my time ponderizing the irony of the entire situation. And the best thing I can do is sit on my couch. "Keep Distance To Preserve Existence."

Some one from the World Health Organization said yesterday: "Hope is the most powerful medicine."


Hmm... So how do I wrap up that weird, stream of consciousness above? Numb. Sitting on the couch to fight an invisible enemy. Waiting for it to pass, hoping for better days.
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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Red Ryder » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 am

wtfluff wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am
Holding up?

What would be a good word for it? Maybe: Numb?

It's like a train-wreck. Like all train-wrecks, it's impossible for me to look away. And it's a train-wreck that involves the entire planet. It's also hard to not spend all my time ponderizing the irony of the entire situation. And the best thing I can do is sit on my couch. "Keep Distance To Preserve Existence."

Some one from the World Health Organization said yesterday: "Hope is the most powerful medicine."


Hmm... So how do I wrap up that weird, stream of consciousness above? Numb. Sitting on the couch to fight an invisible enemy. Waiting for it to pass, hoping for better days.
I feel ya. I’m working from home and realized I hadn’t showered in 2 days. What a difference a nice hot shower does for your mental health.

The worst part is knowing the exponential numbers follow the same curve so watching the low numbers here and in UT and calculating next week is adding to the anxiety and numbness.

Then to make it worse my parents (in their 70’s) are still stuck in a third world country waiting for the church to fly them home once the political environment allows them to.
Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Angel » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:37 am

I am very much enjoying working from home, getting extra family time in, getting caught up on a lot of things.

I know there are quite a few people who do not have homes - or at least safe homes, have heard child abuse is on the rise, and divorce is up which is really sad...


Hoping by the end of this we will all help who we need to help, and will all be better off.
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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Angel » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:42 am

wtfluff wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am
Holding up?

What would be a good word for it? Maybe: Numb?

It's like a train-wreck. Like all train-wrecks, it's impossible for me to look away. And it's a train-wreck that involves the entire planet. It's also hard to not spend all my time ponderizing the irony of the entire situation. And the best thing I can do is sit on my couch. "Keep Distance To Preserve Existence."

Some one from the World Health Organization said yesterday: "Hope is the most powerful medicine."


Hmm... So how do I wrap up that weird, stream of consciousness above? Numb. Sitting on the couch to fight an invisible enemy. Waiting for it to pass, hoping for better days.
Might I suggest a home improvement project? Knitting? Read a book?

A little something to take your mind off the pain: https://youtu.be/1PiTpgk1v9Y

Hugs to ya, hope you find something fun to do this weekend.
“You have learned something...That always feels at first as if you have lost something.” George Bernard Shaw
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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Angel » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 am
wtfluff wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am

Then to make it worse my parents (in their 70’s) are still stuck in a third world country waiting for the church to fly them home once the political environment allows them to.
Who knows, they might be safer where they are? It's God's over-ruling however it turns out I'm sure ;)
“You have learned something...That always feels at first as if you have lost something.” George Bernard Shaw
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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by MoPag » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:45 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 am
Then to make it worse my parents (in their 70’s) are still stuck in a third world country waiting for the church to fly them home once the political environment allows them to.
Oh that sucks!! ((hugs))

I'm going to start working from home on Monday.
All of my classes for nursing school are online now.
My kid's school is online. 5th grade math is hard.

I've been spending a lot of my extra time gardening. I think that is really helping me.

Oh and I'm going to start planning for NOMference too! :D

So I'm doing alright.
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believing in old men’s lies...--Ezra Pound

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by glass shelf » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:58 pm

I feel like I'm just waiting for the next big thing to hit at both of my jobs. They're both slow (which means low census and I go home early which means less money), but they're also feeling like they're ramping up. We'll see how it all goes.

My husband and kids are home 24/7, so I walk in the door and get hit with whatever's happened there all day with distance ed. Once the weather really warms up enough for people to spend time outside, I think it will help a lot. My teens are going to be in charge of the veggie gardens this year. i have no idea how successful they'll be as gardeners, but they need some non-screen time activity that they have to deal with daily, so that's going to be it.

Uncertainty is so challenging.

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Thoughtful » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:45 pm

I have been doing some home improvement projects. Work from home hasn't been overly demanding, but I so very desperately needed a break from work this feels like a blessing.

I feel fortunate to have a large home and relatively small family so there's plenty of space and quiet. I do not have a clue how people in city apartments and closed parks are able to cope with children in quarantine. :o :shock:

I thought I would fall into a habit of sleeping too much but I am waking up on time as usual and the eyebrow 11 is reducing so I am considering looking for remote work once this is all done. It is so much better for my mental health and peace of mind to spend more time in my home.

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by Reuben » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:06 pm

I'm a little more stressed. Remote work requires more coordination, which means more distractions, which are stressful for me.

I'm not nearly as affected as many of my coworkers. One admitted straight-up during our daily sync-up that he couldn't concentrate on anything. Another nearly broke down in tears about not having done much the day before... but her family in India is having a tough time and she feels so helpless. We all understand, of course, but it's hard for high achievers to adjust what they expect of themselves.

I told my manager that I'm doing fine because I have different insecurities.

My wife won't go shopping, so I do it. The experience is surreal and almost serene. Everyone is polite, lines up, follows the rules, gets their stuff and gets out. There's yellow and black tape all over the floor indicating lanes and spacing. (UK supermarkets have been preparing for another outbreak since SARS in 2003, and it shows.) My daughter and I were the only people holding a conversation. I wondered if anyone thought we weren't taking things seriously enough.

When I picked up some medication at the pharmacy, I realized that the older woman at the desk was in a high-risk demographic and a high-risk occupation. I thanked her for coming to work today.

I'm in awe sometimes. Thousands of retired NHS medical staff are going back to work. They know very well what their odds are if they catch this thing, but they're returning anyway. And when the NHS asked for 250000 volunteers to deliver goods to high-risk people in isolation, they got 400000 volunteers.

I worry about the economy. It's not just about dollars and cents, but people's retirement, medical care, and purpose. I hope we can figure out how to run things effectively without much casual contact, and that the turn into this brave new distributed world won't leave many bodies in its wake. I think calls to go back to work as if nothing happened are stupid. I think focusing solely on saving people from the virus is shortsighted. I hope that through all the wonderful contention between parties who dig down in extremes, we can find a happy medium that doesn't suck too much.
You were born to trust, not fear. It is your birthright.

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Re: How are you holding up?

Post by wtfluff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:13 pm

I do have a kid at home who's not dealing well with the "online school" thing.

It's gonna suck, but they're gonna have to find a way to get used to it, it's not going away any time soon enough.
Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. -Frater Ravus

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