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  • #378868
    Lily
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    Dear anita,

    thanks! And stay safe during your walks! Taking pepper spray seems like a good idea! I can’t imagine what it’s like to live in a place with dangerous animals.

    Today I went for a walk in the morning and also spent some time journaling about my goals and drawing. Tomorrow I want to work on project D.

     

    #378869
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    Accountable! Thank you, I am going to leave for my walk with my pepper spray in one minute!

    anita

    #378936
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    how was your walk?

    Today in the morning I did yoga and cleaned up for a bit. It really helps to just clean up every day for 15 minutes because I can be quite messy…

    Also, I drew and prepared food for work.

    Tomorrow, I go to work, after that, I want to do yoga and work on my projects.

    Until tomorrow!

    #378938
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    Accountable! My walk yesterday was fine, thank you. Cleaning up a bit every day is a much better idea than cleaning up a lot every week, I say. I hope you have a good work day tomorrow. Good night, Lily!

    anita

    #378992
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    today was a bit of a strange day. I have to stay in quarantine until May 10th because one of my contacts has corona. After lots of phone calls and insecurity, I finally felt more sure of what I have to do. Then I ordered some groceries, but other than that, my day was not very productive. I binge-watched one TV show I used to enjoy as a child/pre-teen called ocean girl and I still liked it…

    I wrote my goals down in a new planner I got a few weeks ago and that I want to start using in May. Maybe writing things down more clearly will help. It often does, but I quickly go off track. So having this planner that is more structured and writing in it daily could be helpful.

    Tomorrow:

    – Get up at 7

    – Do yoga

    – Work on project C for at least one hour

    – Clean up for 15 minutes

    – Maybe sketch and journal Until tomorrow!

    #378996
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    Accountable! My goodness, quarantined for 10 days: how do you manage it with two roommates, sharing the kitchen and bathroom..? I am hoping that it does not mean that you will stay in your room for 24/7, for 10 days, that you will be able to go for solo walks to the river…?

    anita

    #378997
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    no, I can’t go out, not even to bring out the trash. The people from the health department will call me daily (if I understood correctly) and I also have to send them a daily health update by mail. And I have to do 2 corona self-tests per week, the first was negative…

    As for my roommates, we should avoid contact as much as possible, wearing masks in the community rooms (we can use the kitchen at different times), and keep a 2 m distance. They are still able to go out so far, as I have not been tested positive.  One of them has decided to work from home this week for safety reasons.

    I think I will be o.K., but I still will miss my walks and nature! Especially now, when it is so beautiful out there. But I have enough stuff to do. I can work for uni, exercise and do yoga and I just rented some movies from the library some days ago. At least I am good at being alone and entertaining myself.

    #378999
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    I see, I am sorry that you will not be able to take your walks in nature when the weather is beautiful. But like you wrote, you are good at being alone, entertaining yourself. Enjoy it then, best you can, and remember that you still need to be accountable every day!

    anita

    #379039
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    today went well, I stuck to my plans more or less. I did yoga, worked out (only 10 min), studied, made lunch then studied a bit more, cleaned for a few minutes, looked at my planner and planned the next day and did another 10 minute workout (I had to take breaks as some exercises were too hard).

    I think the planner helps, but it’s only the first day. It also helped to place the phone away from the bed, so I don’t look at it first thing in the morning and get distracted. Besides, it helped to pull up the slides half way. It seems when it is completely dark I don’t want to get up  and get back to sleep instead.

    What is still not working is that I am not sticking to the times I set for myself. In the afternoon it was o.K., but in the morning I started later. Maybe I can get up earlier or do some things I do in the morning in the evening.

    About quarantine: it went well and I am fine. But I am looking forward already to go out into nature again. I plan to get up and watch the sunrise, bake nettle bread and have a picnic.

    For tomorrow:

    – Wake up at 7

    – Do Yoga

    – Start working on uni projects at 9 and 2

    – Work out for 10 minutes

    – Clean

    Until tomorrow!

    #379040
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    Accountable, on your first day of quarantine! Regarding taking breaks when some workout exercises are too hard- excellent choice, also pay attention/ be mindful when exercising, don’t  overdo anything, so to not hurt yourself. You are doing well, Lily, have a good night!

    anita

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by anita.
    #379073
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    there is not such a big risk of me hurting myself I think. When the exercise is too hard I often get a bit annoyed and take a break. Today I did not work out, but at least I did yoga in the morning.

    It went better with taking the times I set for myself seriously today. I only started a few minutes later. Then I worked on project D for hours. It is going slowly as I need too much time to complete even one page. But the good thing is that I am quite content with the outcome. But next time I will use an easier (quicker) technique.

    Another good thing was that I did not get lost on the internet this morning. Only after lunch, I used it more. And I stuck more or less to my plan and structure.

    Tomorrow I want to finish the page I started (project D) and clean my room up. Also, do yoga and journal.

    I hope you had a good weekend! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

    #379077
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    Accountable on your second day of quarantine! I just came back from a different walk than the one I take daily- one on a recreational path through a historical tourist site with trees and streams all around, the weather was most pleasant (sorry you are not enjoying it!), but the exciting thing was that it was my first walk outdoors in a public area traveled by other visitors, since it was announced by the CDC (and the president) that for fully vaccinated people, masks outside are no longer required (except for the case of very crowded outdoor events)- what a relief and a sense of freedom it was to walk without masks while others crossing my path are also without masks and no one seems afraid!!!

    P.S. the stinging nettles everywhere are too tall and thick to be picked for food preparation!

    anita

    #379122
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    this sounds like a very nice walk along the historical site! I am glad you enjoyed it! It also must be nice to have more of a sense of normalcy without the masks. Let’s hope that things normalize more and more!

    Here the weather is mixed, sometimes the sun shines and sometimes it rains. And it is still quite fresh outside (I opened the window sometimes). I the weather forecast is correct, next week it should be warmer. Just in time for the end of quarantine (let’s hope it doesn’t get prolongued). Then I will be able to watch the sunrise and I can take some food to have breakfast outside and journal.

    As for the nettles, I hope I still find some that are edible… Sometimes when the grass gets mowed, fresh herbs grow back. Otherwise, I have to collect other herbs. And I also want to cook seasonal foods: I want to make a rhubarb cake and a strawberry cake soon. At the moment I don’t have the ingredients at home.

    Today I woke up at 6 and I got up a bit after that. then I did yoga and a 10-minute workout. After that, I tried out a new breakfast recipe and I started working on my projects on time. Also in the afternoon, I managed to start on time. Then I finished the first page of the booklet. The result is good, but for the next booklets, I will use a technique that is much quicker. Else I will never finish my studies. Maybe something like the artist Mogu Takahashi does. She does daily doodles and they look like they would not take too much time. I enjoy looking at her work, but with myself, I sometimes become too rigid. Maybe it will be nice to try something new… Maybe it will make me feel free again. Since I started to study art, I have a tendency to be too much in my head.

    O.K., enough of the rant. Now I should also clean up a bit because my room looks messy. Paper everywhere.

    Tomorrow:

    – Wake up at 7

    – Do yoga

    – Work for uni at 9 and 2

     

     

    #379126
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Lily:

    Accountable on your third day of quarantine!

    Yesterday was a nice and relaxing day. I googled Mogu Takahashi, I like her images of animals, mostly rabbits from what I saw. Thank you for the tip regarding stinging nettles. You mentioned baking a cake with rhubarb. I like rhubarb in its jell form, sweetened with stevia- a nice dessert. Good night, Lily!

    anita

     

    #379184
    Lily
    Participant

    Dear anita,

    I think I should try to paint in a similar technique as Mogu Takahashi soon! Maybe I can save some hours tomorrow for it.

    Oh, I never tried to make rhubarb jelly! Sounds delicious. First I will make the cake though. Maybe a meringue cake or cheesecake with crumbles… The combination of sweet cake and sour rhubarb is so heavenly!

    Today I got up at 7 and started working at 9 and at 2. I started the second illustration but then became a bit overwhelmed when trying to figure out how to incorporate text. So I took a break around 4 and decided it would be o.K. to spend some time reading. Then my friend called and it was so nice to talk to her. Later my mother also called.

    My co-worker also sent me a message and maybe it will be possible for me to get vaccinated soon. As we work with lots of people. I will ask when I get back to work.

    Tomorrow I still want to stick to my routine. Work on project D and maybe try out a new painting technique. Also, do yoga and work out.

    Have a good day!

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