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Sunday Ramblings

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Today, Sunday, reminded me of what Sundays were like many years ago during my childhood.

Except, that is, for the church service that I followed online this morning.

What a good idea live streaming is for those who cannot attend church. I think it should stay around forever as an alternative for elderly folks who are homebound.

After church, my dh and I took a drive -- just like the old-fashioned "Sunday drives" my family used to take when I was a kid.
We didn't have any specific destination in mind - it was more to just drive around for a change of scenery.

Today, in our nearby small towns, there were very few people out and about - just a few couples or single walkers - and all keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

And the shops were closed up solid.

That was another reminder of the 'old days' when every store was closed on Sundays. Things were usually pretty quiet - and, for me as a young child, it seemed quite boring.

Today food markets and supermarkets were open - with cars in the parking lots.
We have a list of items to purchase the next time we make the trip; but today we did not stop.
We'll do that in a couple of days. We are trying to limit our trips to the supermarket.

Unfortunately, eating has become a pleasant activity - and not necessarily a healthful one.

(This began several weeks ago when I was keeping a daily watch at a hospital bed - and has continued now that I am back home.)

I am changing slowly each day-- working on getting back into healthy habits again.

Once again, SP will be my helper as I focus on 1.eating nutritional food and 2.exercising each day.

It would be nice to emerge from this time of isolation - looking and feeling good about myself.

(Of course, my hair will be another story altogether. LOL
Already it is too long and hanging in my face - and I don't think I will get to see my hairdresser for another several months.)

Let me at least be able to enjoy the warm weather clothing again when that time comes around.

Right now, I am heading off to set up a ticker on my page again - just to get me going back on track.....
edit: Strike that -- I am unable to stick a ticker on my page any more.

Stay well, all my friends!!

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  • IMPROVINGME
    How nice that you and your dh went on a Sunday drive!

    I have not been out of the house in 10 days, so I haven't seen how the streets look in our town. I may try to put in an online order for the grocery store tonight, but local pick-up dates are already running about 10 days out, from what I've heard.

    I was supposed to get my hair cut last week, and it was terribly overdue then. I canceled the appointment, and I keep looking at my hair and wondering if I could just snip a little here or there. I know I'd better not try!

    Yes, do make an extra effort to exercise some each day. Start with 5 to 10 minutes of simple stretches and leg lifts or something, and then slowly work up to more. Go for a streak of just 10 minutes a day and see how many days you can keep going. I'm FINALLY exercising regularly, and I feel so much better.
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  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    We still do drives. Often we end up in Amish country and Sundays are definitely quiet!

    Since letting my hair grow I've learned the value of covered rubber bands, clips and headbands.

    My daughter was musing on all the FB comments.
    "No one is exercising."
    "Everyone is eating."

    Same boat!
    62 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Ah Sunday drives. The ones I remember best was the trip from the bakery after church. Warm bread is still a comfort to me. But I have other comforts too.
    62 days ago
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  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    We live a rural, isolated lifestyle anyway so it has not been a huge change for us other than that the stores don't have many things we need. We suffer with a lot of that anyway so we have learned to make do over the years.
    63 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    So many are cooped up @ home. It's important to get into a healthy routine. This will all pass, but we have to get through. We will

    Stay safe, stay well.
    63 days ago
  • SETTLESWITHL6
    Stay strong and focused during this troubling times
    63 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Good luck! It's a good time to have a routine and discipline... something to "hang on to" in these rapidly changing times. I find I am being "better" because I am limiting my trips to the store: got to make that bunch of five bananas last the full five days, don't you know?

    Stay well!

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