#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 15, 2020)

Hi and happy Sunday evening to you all! I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare, although I’m not inviting anyone over for a real coffee. Like I said yesterday, it was recommended that my husband do not visit me for the duration of the anti-coronavirus measures. Two of my fellow clients still got visitors today, so I was feeling a bit jealous. Then this evening after the prime minister held another press conference, the staff decided people can’t visit here unless they really need to at all. Day activities are still going on as far as I know, but that might change. So anyway, you’ll need to grab a virtual cup of coffee.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you how amazed I am at the virtual community building this coronavirus pandemic does. I mean, never before have I felt so much in common with my blogger pals from all over the world. Of course, I have a handful of blogger friends with whom I have a lot in common anyway, but with the #WeekendCoffeeShare community and the wider blogosphere in general, I don’t. Now we all over the world share in a common experience, no matter how tragic.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week has been pretty awesome in the exercise department. Though I only went on the elliptical once and never reached my daily step goal, I did get 316 active minutes over the week. That’s more than five hours! I did go for regular walks almost each day. Here’s hoping that the coronavirus crisis won’t ever keep me stuck indoors. I’ve heard in Italy people aren’t allowed to go out on the streets at all, but they sit on their balconies anyway.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I did some great reading over the past few days. I’m not reading as much as I would ideally want to, but I’m at least picking up books again (figuratively speaking, that is, as I don’t raise my Braille display while reading eBooks).

If we were having coffee, I would share that my husband has been making great progress on living room renovations. We at least used to have softboard on the ceiling, which isn’t fire-resistant. My husband told me he took it all off.

He is a truck driver, so despite the coronavirus management measures, he’s expected to go to work tomorrow. He said it’d be crazy.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would tell you that I spoke to my sister on the phone this evening. My sister works in a restaurant, which is closing for three weeks at least. Her husband can thankfully work from home.

I hadn’t spoken to my sister in a while. She has a six-months-old daughter. I was amazed to learn about my niece’s development. I last saw her in November and apparently she’s making great strides.

How are you all doing amidst the coronavirus craze?

5 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 15, 2020)

  1. Hi Astrid. Yep – it is nuts almost everywhere that international travel has any access to.

    Our whole county went into lock down last night. I work from home so I’m barely impacted, unless I try to go the the store. My daughter works with disabled adults helping them with their medical needs so she’s important enough to go to work as normal. One of my sons builds musical instruments so his whole company is locked up and closed for 3 weeks.

    It’s all very weird but I’m convinced that if you limit your exposure to (at least the American) news media – you will both retain your sanity and come through just fine.

    Congrats on your progress against your exercise goals. I’m envious.

    Blessings.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, I reside in a care facility for the disabled a nd staff are still coming in here, but the day center did close down. We’re now getting day activities in our homes. I agree it’s all going crazy everywhere.

      Thanks for the compliment on my exercise. I’m doing well this week so far too, as we’re still allowed to o outside, although I think it’s discouraged.

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