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What do you do during isolation?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Tophat1900, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Great picture!
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I am supervising my hubby decorating the hall, stairs and landing. He has been promising to do this for 18 months and has now started. Gloss almost finished - 8 door frames, 2 large window frames and sills, radiator cover, 2 banisters and 23 spindles. Gardening when weather permits, spring cleaning the house, and spending a lot of time on Ancestry.com verifying my DNA matches. Walking the dog every morning and praying this won't be stopped as has been threatened if the selfish idiots don't obey the rules.
     
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  3. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I sleep :hilarious: while most people sleep 8 hours a night, I need at least 10 so that means at least 2 less hours of time to fill :D
    I don't work and usually spend a lot of time at home anyway so I chat with my husband, do some cooking, phone or email family members, have a look on social media, do some housework, I play geoguessr and some other online games (I try and play ones that make me think a bit rather than mindless stuff), read, try and do online food shopping for 6 at the moment :D I don't watch a lot of television, normally a bit of the bbc news channel but lately I haven't been watching that. Usually I go to the shops/supermarket a couple of times a week or go for walks with my husband but we're choosing to self isolate so have only been as far as the garden!
     
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  4. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I guess a few pics won't hurt.

    This is my spot to sit and have morning coffee... outside my back door.

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    The area I live in...

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    My closest beach

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    South side of the beach where I take my dog sometimes

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    Some of my places I like to visit

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    And myself, letting a few carpet snakes go that had decided living in the roof was a good place.

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  5. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My life hasn't changed much apart from having my husband home all the time.

    We have making plans for the garden for the summer so I've bought lots of tiny plants from eBay. Mr C has bought loads of vegetable seeds and compost and stuff to repair the greenhouse which got damaged in the last lot of high winds.

    We've been catching up with our neighbours who we mostly haven't seen all winter - keeping properly distanced across garden fences.

    I've been going through loads of carrier bags of very old photographs left to us by my husband's late mother (trying to work out who the various relatives might be) and also putting together a photo album of all the dogs we have been owned by - not that any of them have been forgotten.
     
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  6. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    What a fantastic thread.

    I am fortunate that I can still leave four days a week for work. I work in a family home with their two children while they work from home. So days of baking, cooking, crafts, reading, music, dancing, walking.

    We started seeds with growlights six weeks ago, so I have been transplanting, watering, and trimming. Here we can’t plant the tomatoes in the green house till the start of May. And the garden middle of May.

    I had a collection of seeds Ive collected over the years and had left over. So I didn’t have to search for new ones.

    I am tearing old colourful bed sheets into strips to make a rag rug.

    I am enjoying the slowing down of life.

    I made a sourdough starter for bread for Mr Hotpepper
     
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  7. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great thread.
    Too weak to do anything energetic, but it is a joy to go outside and listen to birdsong.
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Hardwick hall and parks 20 minute drive then plenty of walks only it's closed

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    20 minute drive Newstead Abbey home of Lord Byron love the place only it's closed
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    SilverHill wood country park 10 minute drive great walks not closed but advised to stay away

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    Brierly Forrest Park across the road and short walk not closed but a bit crowded at times but again advised to stay away
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    So I'm stuck with my ukulele and the back yard.
     
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  9. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I have been brushing up my limited musical skills going through all the tunes which I play rather badly for dancing, writhing down the button and bellows direction for my melodeon and the note letters for my recorder. I have even discovered that the last note of the tune is usually the same letter as the key!! Also the reason for my stumbling when playing the Princess Royal jig is that I first heard it, and played it on my recorder, in the key of E and my melodeon has rows for D and G - the notes are in there, but I need to find them...
    Otherwise there is knitting, and I really need to remake a lot of my top end garments, the kilts in particular, throw out a lot of old clothes of little value, do a lot of sorting out - I will not be short of things to do for quite some time.
     
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  10. dancer

    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I get out of bed when I no longer feel tired, so am catching up on many nights when hubby's snoring kept me awake.
    I have started drawing again, which I haven't done properly for years.
    I have started doing jigsaws for the first time in many years. I don't remember it being so difficult!
    I practise tap dancing which must annoy my neighbour.
    I also practise Argentine tango. It's amazing how painful the upper arms can become when you don't have a dance partner!

    I should be spring cleaning but . . .
     
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  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    You’ve started something now @Brunneria

    Here are some pics from me:

    Prepping dinner:

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    Getting ready for my socially distanced urban walk:
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    Hunting out places not over run by others in the area. These are railway arches close to home:

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    And some street art passed en route:
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    And a few local landmarks:
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  12. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Just had a mega session of Yahtzee/Yam with my daughter on Zoom. Great!
     
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  13. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well apart from washing and polishing the car , both mine and the missus’s , jet washing the slabs in the garden going for a walk, cycling , rearranging the garage/ workshop in fact all boxes for screws , nails etc are all labelled , have just started a model of a VW camper van made out of matchsticks plus have started making Xmas cards ( cross stitch) have a radiator to relocate in the dining room Plus a1001 other things to do lol one thing I will never be is bored. I’m very lucky to live in the Scottish countryside so have great places to walk locally and as photography is a great hobby I can do that too
     
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  14. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    nice daily walk with my friend in the avatar,scrambled eggs and bacon brunch ,mowed lawn, marinated three pork ribs for evening meal,sat in sun,listened to some music,had a chat with a friend on fone,had a look in the shed for a spanner to tighten bolts on mower ... bonus! found seven bottles of cider that i made from apples from the garden about eight years ago ( pre diabetic)..knocked two of them back in the sun waiting for my ribs to cook..next i intend to read a chapter of "the battle for spain by anthony beevor or churchills second world war volume 2 then watch another episode of inspector montalabano on bbc i player...i remember sundays always being like this..shame about the circumstances.....
     
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  15. sno0opy

    sno0opy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently I do excersise lol. I was going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Tracked by smart watch as "high intensity minutes".

    So driving to work, doing an hour in the gym etc.

    The gyms close and my active mins have shot up, mostly because I have nothing else to do and have been landscaping my garden so lots of digging has pushed it up a bit maybe.
     

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  16. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    No change here, except I cannot play bowls, or have a beer at the club as they were shut down two weeks ago.

    Normal day to day stuff around home that has been the same for years, no need to change that as far as I am concerned.
     
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  17. AloeSvea

    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My house has never been tidier, home cooking home-cooked, and my yardwork so up-to-date :(.

    But the upside is - my partner and I get to have relationship-conversations every single day! Oh joy! Herr Svea is particularly pleased. (Joke! About Herr Svea being pleased at least.)

    Who knew 12 days of a National Emergency/Lockdown (in Aotearoa/New Zealand) would mean such excellent improvements in an interpersonal relationship??!!

    (I am spending a lot of time on the phone planning future get togethers with friends, parties, trips to meet up with family members... and Herr Svea is particulalry encouraging of the ones where he gets to stay home alone!)
     
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  18. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great thread.
    Joe Wicks at 9am has become a must - it’s the only bit of routine I’ve developed and makes me think I’ve achieved something.
    Sent off for some fridge magnets which show how to spell the alphabet in sign language so we are all trying to learn and post messages on the fridge.
    Got my coloured pencils out but so far have only practiced blending colours and using the new blender and burnisher pencils I sent off for. It’s very therapeutic in itself.
    Playing Articulate in the evenings and pub quizzes from YouTube. We are planning a Zoom quiz amongst family soon.
    Lots of reading. Worldofbooks.com is a great website for second hand books, free delivery too. They’ve had everything I’ve searched for so far.
     
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  19. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Seems we are doing similar things in some regards, cleaning, sorting out stuff, fixing things in and around the house. All that stuff we have put off for one reason or excuse or another.

    @JohnEGreen appreciate the pics, love the abbey and would love to see it one day. I love the architecture of the past. There is something that just draws me to it. Gothic, Victorian and anything from castles to tudor etc has some unique history to it. Out of curiosity, does your back yard over look a river?

    @Goonergal you look ready for the zombie apocalypse, love the pics.

    It is interesting to see what people do. Where they take their walks etc and places nearby or where they live. What prompted me to post the thread was that I live on 12 acres of rural farmland, but not everyone does, so I was wondering what people who live in suburbia or an apartment did in these current times.

    Anyway, I still have stuff to sort through.... finish painting what I started in my small kitchen area and maybe finish off stuff that never got started on, but should of started on years ago. Feel free to post up your pics of whatever you are doing.
     
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  20. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    No wish it did but it doesn't one of the brierly forest park entrances is across the road from me the body of water is a lake round here they call it a pond to get to it I cross the road walk down about 50 yards to the entrance then it's about a ten or fifteen minute walk for a reasonably fit person.

    Loads of castles and stately homes around here some very old.
    Like Bolsover Castle about a twenty minute drive from here.

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    But of course closed at the moment.
     
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