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brentnhunter
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Examples of good deeds during COVID-19 pandemic

from brentnhunter on 03/31/2020 03:01 PM

I have two examples which recently warmed my heart:

1. The story where a family gathered outside their grandmother's house to sing happy birthday to her while they practice physical distancing (https://www.today.com/video/family-members-sing-happy-birthday-to-grandma-from-outside-her-house-81012805795 )

2. A colleague told me the teachers at their child's school created a "parade" for the kids by driving through the neighborhoods where they lived, a parade of about 20 cars.  How beautiful and creative!

Do you have any examples you'd like to share?

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Re: Finding peace amid the Covid-19 crisis

from brentnhunter on 03/31/2020 02:55 PM

Hi Donna,

Thanks so much for your long post.  I'm sorry to hear of the challenges going on for you and for all of us.  Stay safe and healthy please.

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pinkpetals

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Finding peace amid the Covid-19 crisis

from pinkpetals on 03/30/2020 02:12 AM

Sending love and light to everyone affected by the world-wide pandemic. I would imagine this crisis has touched everyone's lives to one extent or another. If you would like to share your experiences or frustrations, please fell welcome. 

I live in Tennessee. The goveronr is slow to act, the hospitals are testing more, but that's merely because more people are noticeably sicker, not because the CDC guidelines for testing has changed. Cases are climbing, increasing sometimes 20-30% daily. It quadrupled in one 24hr period and then 42% increase within 12hrs. 

My grandchildren (yes grandchildren, haha) by the eldest daughter and my youngest (son), are being homeschooled by my adult middle child living at home (she's wheelchair bound but has a degree in psychology) and myself. Having four at a time all day from 6:30-4, making meals, constantly cleaning up messes by the 2yr old in the interim of answering questions posed by classwork, has been challenging.

The schoolbus drivers are driving their routes to supply cafeteria and donated consumable food items for the children, for which I'm very grateful. For the picky grandchildren, I can duly declare, "Eat it! This is what is offered at school!" :) 

Once a week I brave visiting a local dollar store for essential items as our Walmart limits quantities of anything no matter what it is to a maxium of 2. Two cans of soup don't go anywhere for a week. I"m used to buying for a week or a month at a time. But I'm still well-stocked on canned veggies. I just have to use them sparsely as I can only purchase two cans of corn, no matter if it's different brands. The system won't allow it now. I can buy one bag of sugar, but not one each of two different brands. Some items I cannot order for Walmart Grocery pickup at all, like eggs or bread. I would have to go in their store, and I'm not risking shopping a big store like that. 

When I return from shopping, I'm always aware if I cough or sneeze (I have seasonal allergies and asthma) and worry until a sufficient number of days has passed. Crazy huh? I fear of picking up the virus and passing onto my wheelchair bound daughter or older husband who has a compromised immune system and also asbestos in his lungs from 30 years ago working in a retail store. But I also worry about leaving them behind, and my kids not having someone to care for my grandchildren. It saves them money, allows them to work and try to get ahead without outrageous childcare fees.

I worry about our nation too. It was already seriously divided. Things are happening to our government that my father would never have approved of. Hopefully, he can't see what is happening down here? 

But I have been enjoying working in my vegetable garden this weekend. I'm tired, I hurt physically, but it felt gratifying to spend time tooling outside and making a difference. Hopefully, everything will grow and they can be canned to put back for the months ahead. Nothing like a fresh salad or home cooked green beans from the garden. :)

Well, time to rest before another week of homeschool begins. We'll be at it until at least the last of April, maybe the end of the school year in May. 
Donna


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pinkpetals

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Happiest of Holidays!

from pinkpetals on 12/17/2019 05:20 AM

Happiest of holidays to everyone for whatever holiday you celebrate! And may it be a safe holiday, filled with familiy, friends, and peace within. I know that can be difficult this time of year for those who are battling depression among the shortened days of sunlight. But remember to be kind to yourself and others. Even a short-term purpose, doing for others, or reaching out to those less fortuntae, be it 2-legged or 4 legged fur babies can bring light into your days.

pinkpetals

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pinkpetals

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Re: Any Park Members?

from pinkpetals on 08/06/2019 02:33 AM

Welcome MackDaddy! It's great to see you! 

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Mackdaddy

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Re: Any Park Members?

from Mackdaddy on 08/06/2019 02:12 AM

Thanks!

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pinkpetals

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Safe and happiest July 4th!

from pinkpetals on 06/30/2019 04:39 PM

For U.S. members, Have the safest and happiest July 4th celebration whether you're celebrating at home or afar. As a reminder, if you and loved ones are outside, please slather on plenty of sunscreen, especially on the little ones. (Yes I'm a grandmother these days, LOL), practice good boating standards on the waterways, be safe with firecrackers and other incendiary devices (I live in the south, and you would not believe how many life altering accidents we experience this time of year), and of course, designate a driver if you're going to drink! 

mama pinkpetals

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pinkpetals

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Have a Safe Memorial Day!

from pinkpetals on 05/26/2019 06:10 PM

 Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day to all those in the U.S.! Also remember if you're out on the beach, lakes, or outside period, wear plenty of sunscreen, light long sleeves & hat to protect your skin, even if ithe sky is overcast! It wasn't that long ago, I had removed precancerous spots from both my scalp and arm likely due to driving from NY to TN for 12hrs facing the way of the sun. 

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pinkpetals

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Re: Any Park Members?

from pinkpetals on 05/03/2019 03:26 PM

Have you found her among the members list or message board yet? 

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devils_pet

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Re: Any Park Members?

from devils_pet on 04/27/2019 12:55 PM

I knew a cyberchic from another chat room back in the late 90's

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