With all of the mandates coming out about closures and cancellations of things like sporting events to concerts to races for local charities it’s a wonder that we all don’t start feeling sick just by thinking about it so much.

Now I know the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious illness and people have passed away because of it so I am not taking the subject lightly. I will put this out there, please if you are feeling sick stay home and rest. Also on that note, and I really feel that I shouldn’t have to say this but WASH YOUR HANDS! This should be something we have been doing all along but I won’t get into that. Since it seems we are on the path of having to figure out things to do during this down time here is a list of some fun and/or interesting things to do to keep from getting bored:

  • There are so many fun board/card games out there. Some examples would be Mattel’s Uno card game, Telestrations made by USAopoly, Speed (a fast pace card game), The Game of Life by Hasbro, the list goes on and on
  • If you have pets, take them for a walk, or go for a drive to the beach or the mountains
  • Start cleaning all those places in your home that you swore one day you would clean. Start with the baseboards, work on the walls and doors and then maybe if you are feeling ambitious those windows have been looking a bit griming in the sunlight. If you have kids have them help you, turn on some upbeat music and get started.
  • Read a book
  • Talk to each other
  • Have a recipe you have been wanting to try? Go for it! Have fun! If you have kids, let them help.
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  • Time to purge? Spring is getting closer so what a great time to clean out the closet, garage, pantry, medicine cabinet, etc. If it doesn’t fit, smells funny, has a bad expiration date or is a random idem that has been in your garage for a long time, get rid of it!

Get creative but have patience with yourself and especially if you have kids. I know at least around here school has been cancelled for a bit until this virus starts to get controlled. We have a long road ahead of us and our leaders (locally, and beyond) are doing what they can to keep us safe. Getting irritated only causes bad moods (believe me on this one). So all we can really do at this point is use our common sense, stay home if you feel sick, and go with the flow.

Running out to load up on flu medicine or toilet paper is only going to make your pantry full of those things. Do you really need 10 bottles of cold and flu medicine? All I am saying is common sense, use it. I am not putting you down if you really feel you need all that you have stock piled, but when is enough, enough?

So WASH YOUR HANDS, stay home if you feel sick, enjoy this extra time you have. Try some of the above suggested activities and above all stay safe. Until next time,

Matthew 6:27 Says: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

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