Keeping Busy During Quarantine

Via social media, I happily see my nieces and nephews still getting an education while at home and friends getting a work out in. This One Busy Bee is definitely keeping busy. I thankfully have work to keep me occupied during the day for the time being. When work duties are set aside, I am enjoying getting a run or some sort of workout in, cooking, learning, reading, watching new shows and playing ScrabbleGo. How are you keeping yourself busy?

WORKING OUT

Whether you like to run on your own or do group classes, there are so many ways to get moving being quarantined at home. My friend, Jen, in Kentucky has a Facebook group where she leads yoga classes. My friend and former Bride, Lisa, in San Francisco is also doing live fitness classes via Instagram. All are donation based, so please, if you participate, please throw them a few bucks. We’re all trying to survive. I will try to join one myself very soon, Girls! HERE are some benefits of taking up a yoga routine while social distancing according to Entrepreneur Magazine.

As mentioned, I have jogged a couple of times. My roommate and I did three FitOn videos yesterday. When your friends are also on the app, you can invite them to your workout and you can work out together but separate.

We did a few Pilate vidoes. They are tough! I sure do miss Kim’s gym face. She puts in the world tho and pushes herself. Way to go, Kim! With the windows and front door open to the condo, I’m sure the neighbors were wondering what was going on with all the grunts, heavy breathing and sighs of relief were all about.

COOKING

With so many recipes to try via Pinterest and Instagram, you can make fresh salad dressings or be more ambitious and try a multi-layered dessert. I have already made two batches of cookies (See TikTok video), used a fish I have never cooked before (monkfish) with and threw in homemade pomegranate or kumquat jelly for a fruity or citrus-y vinaigrette. I am posting photos when I cook or bake on my Instagram Story at WereHungryToo. Take a look!

LEARNING / READING

I love having so much time on my hands. I can do things I have been wanting to do or haven’t had much time to devote to. Investing in yourself is always the best bet. I do so with reading the news every morning (thanks, Amy Hollyfield of ABC7!) I have participated in a couple of webinars (SommCon and Sprinkles for Breakfast.) I finished ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama and am now on The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees by Diedrich Steen and Jurgen Tautz. Next, I will be reading The Alchemist. I will also be completing my CLIA 2020 training. After that, I am looking to take a blogging and content course and do what I can to revive the restaurant industry.

Up to date with them!

After this pandemic is done and society resumes as normal, I am trying to set myself up to bounce back and being the One Busy Bee I once was.

NEW SHOWS

Tiger King seems to be all the craze right now. Who else is captivated? I honestly haven’t seen it but it is flooding my social media feed. For us, cohabitation during this pandemic has allowed us to get caught up with great shows like The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel and Westworld. Who else loves James Marsden? We are also watching France’s The Bureau. It makes me want to revisit my French lessons in Duolingo! If you don’t mind subtitles, check it out!

SCRABBLEGo

At level 25 and with at least seven games going on with random players and IRL friends, ScrabbleGo has kept me in touch with friends, keeps the brain working and I really like the dictionary feature. In ScrabbleGo, you can hold down on a word that was played and it will tell you the word’s meaning. My vocabulary is not extensive and this could help. Beware of random strangers making inappropriate comments or looking to chat. If you are not there to befriend random people, forfeit the game and deny rematches. If you are competitive like I am, there are weekly standings among friends and your most played opponents. I am currently in the fourth spot. My dear friend, Sandra, has played the most points. “Can you tell I’m bored?” Keep playing, Sandra. I see that wine bottle too. Wine and board games will never go out of style.

Unless this SIP order extends again after May 3rd, I am sure there will be other things to add to this list.

How are you doing?
What have you been doing with your time?
What board games do you like to play? Are they online?


4 thoughts on “Keeping Busy During Quarantine

  1. Jennifer Queen M is my friend and I have faithfully joined in her online Facebook group. It’s a fabulous relaxing session to add to your day!

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    1. Hi Karen. I met Jennifer while I was in the Midwest for work and she was such a doll. I look forward to joining you and her on a work out session! Thanks for taking the time to comment. See you on Facebook!

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