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What do you do during isolation?

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

  1. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    me, well I was decorating anyway and have swapped the gym and pool for cycling but am on the lookout for some kettlebells, the acoustic guitar's had some hammer and I'm internet learning some rave piano tunes on my absent childs keyboard, well one tune anyway but where there's a will there's a way.

    I'm planning some circuit training with various lumps of metal from my shed and the windowcleaning ladders are ok for shoulder pressing so I'll muddle along as normal...
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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  3. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I will be googling the history of that castle, looks fantastic!
     
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  4. Bildad

    Bildad Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I walk my dogs round the local cemetery for my exercise session. So far I have managed not to get involved in DIY as the hospitals are busy enough!
     
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  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    We had to stop walking our mutts around the nearby cemetery.

    There are huge signs up saying 'dogs on leads!' and 'please respect the graves' and 'pick up after your dog!'
    Of course, we observed all of these.

    Unfortunately, Mutt1 doesn't know what a gravestone is, but he can sure identify a stone piddle post, and was in heaven at the 1000s to choose from.
     
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  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Must have been the residents complaining again!
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Well mutt will be welcome to piddle on my grave, I'm getting buried at sea :)
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have been knitting a cardigan for my little granddaughter, the back and both fronts done.
    I have been planting bulbs in the garden, stripped a lot of the Ivy that has been growing over my back fence and on Sunday, I spent 3 hours in my garden in the lovely hot sunshine :happy:
    Also reading my book and going out for the occasional walk for exercise.
    Nice thread :)
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I did sit outside in what I laughingly call my back garden though I no longer have a gazebo well not an intact one as the one I bought to replace the one destroyed a while ago by a lot of snow landing on it was destroyed by the high winds some weeks ago.
     
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  10. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Just filing and maintaining a library of NASA mission related material / publications as it's enormous. And though I don't advertise it, word got out to some friends in the United States who I'd helped in the past and news spread quickly.

    Now too many people know !!

    As we are fast headed toward winter, attending to the woodpile and the fires that follow in my burner have kept me occupied. Great idea @Tophat1900 :))
     
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  11. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Life mostly goes on as normal, except for the far less frequent shopping trips. Did manage 13 days, but then we ran out of milk. I spend most of my time outside in what we refer to as the garden. It's actually an orchard that has been mown regularly for the last year or so and where I have dug some vegetable beds. Two new ones this year. That's plenty of exercise for me. Continuing to learn French, but now far less opportunities to practice with the natives.
    Also i play an online game which provides me with some social interaction. Spending more time on the phone as well.
    Would love to find time to sit and read.
    Housework is being neglected in favour of fiddling with vegetable plants. There is a very long leylandii hedge that needs cutting, if I run short of outside jobs.
    Baking seems a good idea... am eating MrSlims biscuits

    @Tophat1900 how did the cake come out?
    @DJC3 Thanks for suggesting Worldofbooks.com
     
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  12. Yellredder

    Yellredder Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I work three days a week, although am on Easter leave now. So the first two weeks involved me trying to track down my errant students, do endless reports for work whilst supervising my daughter with her school work. Other than that I've signed up to some FutureLearn courses and started one. I've been doing my walk that I like to do every day - which usually I can't do every day because of work and the commute. I'm rural - it's a lovely little walk! Trampolining a lot! Much fun! We've had online Brownies and Rainbows, so participating in those. And watching some great programmes together as a family - which we normally don't do because of OH usually needing to go to bed so early for his job! I too am enjoying the calm - however not the neck ache as a result of being hunched over a laptop whilst working!
     
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  13. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    @SlimLizzy well, never got around to it when I planned to, but did try it late today. I didn't exactly follow the instructions to the T because I was pushed for time a little, but managed to make one. I ended up adding a little baking powder to it becuase I rushed it and I knew it wouldn't quite turn out as per instructions. So, I managed to turn a cake into a crumpet. :D

    It did turn out good however, pretty easy to do and even if you get it wrong like I did, it still ended up being edible and no one had to be rushed to hospital. Bonus!

    Took a few pics, doesn't exactly look good, but it's the ideal size for two people. So, cut it in half and shared it with the wife. No complaints were issued.

    Pics, please ignore the fact it looks like some weird toadstool from Mars.

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    The recipe https://lowcarbyum.com/egg-fast-cloud-cake/
     
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  14. Norfolkmell

    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well lock down not much different for me except Beloved is working from home which is excellent. Worst bit is that we lost our Leroy six weeks ago very suddenly to sepsis. Within a couple of hours from being his normal doggie self he was gone. Vet told us that there was nothing we could have done differently but that doesn’t stop us thinking what if?
    The house is much quieter, despite being on a main road very little traffic now. Have been out in the garden a few times trying to get it sorted before we move. Murphy’s law ensured that we were within a week of actually moving to the new home that we had been waiting for since last April to be ready when lock down happened, Council all working from home, no visits to sign off the work as Grade 2 listed and as I’m in the 12 week house arrest group not likely to happen anytime soon. So most of my time taken up with cuddling Leroy’s squashed squirrel and crying. No idea what BG and off the wagon.
     
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  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The chord of E on the Ukalali is a bu*g*er ,

    Sorry I mean very difficult.
     
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  16. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Oh Heck, @Mike D . Quite a few more know now.
    ;)
     
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  17. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Seeing as my usual source for cash money has been closed for the last two weeks, I have to go to a atm in one one of the shopping centres to stock up with some ready cash.
     
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  18. Seacrow

    Seacrow LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I learnt to crochet a granny square. It's now a 30" square granny square, and I'm beginning to think I need to look up how to stop crocheting.

    Did some digging/gardening. Left garden for a few minutes, came back to find my Springer Spaniel had decided to 'help'. Next task is to re-level what's left of the lawn and chuck some grass seed down.
     
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  19. milesrf

    milesrf Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm spending time looking for online articles that might help one of my nieces, who is a nurse. So far:

    As Hospitals Run out of Medical Masks, Healthcare Workers are Asking for Homemade Alternatives

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hospitals-run-medical-masks-healthcare-145200226.html


    Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in virus fight

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/toaster-sized-ventilator-india-helps-hospitals-virus-fight-054350080.html


    How Recovered COVID-19 Patients May Be Able to Help Those Currently Ill

    https://themighty.com/2020/04/what-...iFiMIT0jFL6kFeLXUJaHTY7MxxbG1LPxA8Nxk0in3veKE


    These 3 scientific developments could help combat the coronavirus pandemic

    https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/3-scientific-developments-could-help-142300539.html


    Duke researchers are decontaminating N95 masks so doctors can reuse them to treat coronavirus patients

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/health/n95-respirator-rewear-coronavirus-duke-trnd/


    A People's Bailout for Coronavirus

    https://indivisible.soapboxx.us/prompt-single/trumpcoronavirus


    How To Make A No-Sew Coronavirus Face Mask With Fabric

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-...abric-covid-19_l_5e834a20c5b62dd9f5d628e8?yho


    Tesla Is Turning Car Parts Into Much-Needed Ventilators. Here’s How.

    https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/tesla-shows-how-it-makes-ventilators-in-new-video-2911062/


    Bill Gates is spending billions to ‘save months’ on a coronavirus vaccine

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bill-gates-coronavirus-vaccine-152251369.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews


    Vitamin C May Reduce Ventilation Time in Critically Ill Patients

    https://www.physiciansbriefing.com/...n-time-in-critically-ill-patients-755018.html


    Another COVID-19 Vaccine Being Tested in Mice

    https://consumer.healthday.com/infe...d-19-vaccine-being-tested-in-mice-756367.html


    Imophoron develops COVID-19 vaccine candidates

    http://www.pharmatimes.com/news/imophoron_develops_covid-19_vaccine_candidates_1337851
     
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  20. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    It will be fruitless search if my old Gran was anything to go by once you start there is no way to stop unless she occupied her hands with knitting needles instead.
     
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