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The New "Normal"

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dropped my partner off at the train station today (had medical appointment in the city) and parked and walked around town. Wore my mask in town and almost everyone else was wearing a mask. I did take it off when I got out of the main area though. I'm certainly getting a lot of walking in. will do my stretching later. Still have to get on the ball with strength work - I have the tools to do it, I just don't emoticon

Most stores as still closed although Westchester is going to enter Phase 1 reopening soon. It's still startling to see how closed up the town is and how quiet. Everyone is super conscious of others and we move away even though we're wearing masks.

Our cleaning lady comes today so I'll stay out on the deck or in the front yard as much as possible. Of course we'll all wear masks. Limiting grocery shopping so waiting for delivery from Instacart. May go to a small health food store later to get a few things and to give them support.

Waiting for my daily dose of reality and truth with Cuomo's briefing. It is heartbreaking to see the number of cases and deaths still climbing. And frightening to think that this won't go away any time soon.

Hope you are all taking care and staying safe and wearing a mask.
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    39 days ago
    39 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    The new "normal" is scary isn't it? Here in Michigan we're past phase 1 in reopening, I think we are on phase 3 or something like that. So strange to be living like this, makes me wonder if it ever will get back to the way we are used to.

    Went to the grocery store and I must say things are getting a little better. Still quite a few empty shelves, low stock, and limitation on certain items. Especially in the meat section of the store. I wonder if the people of 1918 pandemic felt this way during their pandemic? It took 2 years for the things to really start rolling again back then. I can't even grasp the thought that this might take that long. Hubby had a doctor's appointment, and then had to schedule a test. Things are definitely different big time seeing the doctor. Another new normal.

    I'm keeping to my home, and my backyard is my oasis. It will be as good as it gets this year, so I'm not complaining cause I know that with the good Lord looking over us, that this will pass too, just how fast it anyone's guess.

    Take care, stay safe as you can, enjoy the little things, because they are pretty big now.
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    Comment edited on: 5/27/2020 10:25:43 PM
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    39 days ago
    Glad you're staying safe and careful. We haven't had our cleaning lady back just yet -- still thinking about that. And as for the weight training: I've just been doing body weight exercises (push ups, sit ups, mountaineers, squats . . . ) plus the stretching/balance work and the walking.
    39 days ago
    Make an appointment in a daily journal Martha; I fill mine in every Sunday so I have a schedule for exercise (outside of daily walking) in place, when it's done it gets crossed off. It keeps me accountable.
    We may begin to open up here next week. Almost everyone wears a mask when out and about, especially in stores. Grocery shopping is a snap here with careful monitoring of customers and having senior's hour is so helpful; usually there are less than 20 of us in the big supermarket early in the day.
    39 days ago
    (((HUGS)))! I also have been unsuccessful in making myself do my strength training! Keep up the good work with social distancing!
    40 days ago
    Stay safe and take care.
    40 days ago
    HUGS and yes, it's a new world indeed.
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