- First day working remote
- We stay home and wait
- Stretching the legs & (some) social distancing
- Confirmation arrives, stocking up
- Finding routine in irregular times
- New challenges with the remote working
- Noticeable changes
- Finding a pattern
- COVID-19 Lock Down
- First week, check
- Weekend plans? You know stay away from people as much as possible.
- Game night as the pause begins
- Streets empty as everyone builds furniture and plays games
- Staying sane
- Keeping date night going
- Socializing remote
- Friday feeling? TGIF?
- House Parties not Street Parties
- Running in the rain
- Betting on unknowns
- Optimizing the lockdown life
- Community Support
- Virtual Social Closeness
- Friday night: Virtual Happy Hours & Games
- Four Weeks In
- Discovering the new exciting
- A Weekend Getaway in Quarantine
- Rain and games
- Looking for escapes
- Escape to the Country
- An upstate retreat for some ‘normalcy’
- Rediscovering New York as lockdown eases
Things seem to be easing up a bit, although that’s come with the mandatory mask-wearing. We’ve had very spring weather for the past week with some beautiful warm days and some days of constant rain. As I write this now, I can hear the rain hitting our AC unit – quite a comforting sound. Thinking back I don’t remember having such a distinct Spring season in NY.
While we were quarantining indoors during the worst and before visiting Danielle’s family I kind of forgot about the weather. My phone which usually shows the weather on the home screen had stopped showing it as I wasn’t checking it so often. Being more confident about going outside (although still in moderation) I’ve started noticing the weather more. As more people start to go outside, the rainy days still feel like the best days to get exercise outdoors.
Last Sunday I took a walk in the rain to Union Square, the furthest I’ve walked outside since the very beginning of the lockdown. It was really nice to see how quiet everywhere was and the ease of walking while distancing. The parks seem very lush with all the rain too.
This past week we’ve also played a lot of virtual games. We did a hangouts and games with some of my friends on Saturday evening, a lot of fun which started at 3 pm but went on past 6. Sunday there was a family party, with representatives from Australia, Japan, Brazil and England (and of course New York). With so many timezones it meant an 8 am quiz start, but with some mimosas and bagels, it eased the early start. Then on Tuesday, we did more games with a couple of my NY friends. People are really embracing the virtual games, including me!