Oh Covid

It is amazing how Covid has impacted everyone’s lives. We can choose to look at it in a positive way though. Here are a few of our positives.

Dream: We can plan exciting adventures! Making a bucket list is always a fun time. We need to dream in 3-D. Spending time dreaming of places to explore is one of my favorite things to do. Our newest additions to the bucket list are: Plaza Hotel in NYC and Greece. A link for 3-D dreaming to s: https://www.quora.com/Have-you-ever-had-3D-dreams

Family time: This is a biggie for us. We truly enjoy each other, our kids and our Grand babies! We cherish family time. Playing games over zoom has been a big hit for all of us. One of our daughters set it all up and it is a blast to see everyone on the cameras and play the games! #jackboxgames https://www.jackboxgames.com/

Local: Why not look at what our local area has to offer? We live in a beautiful state, truly! We have been kayaking and fishing a lot this summer. We did a trip to Glenwood Springs too. (Blog to come later) What a wonderful weekend. Glenwood Adventure Park is always fun! The hot springs made for a lovely day relaxing, swimming and soaking. #glenwoodadventurepark

Friends: Hanging out with friends doesn’t have to end. Keeping distanced is much easier when you are outside enjoying life. Virtual runs has been a go-to for us as structured runs are not allowed. Little T even took 3rd place overall in one of the races! #Army10miler #Dundermifflinrunningteam #Hotchocolate10k #alloutmulticourse #maythefourthbewithyou Shout our to Boulder Running Co for keeping us on track with shoes, clothes, sunglasses and other goodies #boulderrunningcompany

Saving money: I don’t know about y’all, but we have saved some serious money this year! Not traveling and staying local, has kept our vaca budget up. When we are able to travel, we have plenty of money to book those trips!

House repairs: Since we have been home, we have spent time doing chores around the house. New gutters, garage door replacement, gardening, upgrading the chicken run, landscaping, new fence… we have tackled a bunch of projects that we have talked about for a long time.

Weight Loss: Spending time at home together has allowed us to cook more at home, which has lead to almost 50 lb loss between the two of us! We started the Plant Paradox in June. It has been a game changer for us. I used to eat an entire container of grape tomatoes from Costco, little did I know that they are full of lectin and make my body angry. On Friday/Saturday we make a list of what we want to eat for the week. Then we make a list of all the ingredients we will need to pick up to make the deliciousness we have listed. Saves us money, trips to the store, time and bonus…. lost some weight. Downfall: we have to purchase new wardrobes.

Star Trek & The Office: Watching from beginning to end….. multiple times. Thank goodness for Netflix

Additional positives from some of our friends: Less traffic, less people in the drop off/pick up lanes at the school, people not standing close to them (I had to laugh at this one), less money on gas, dog is happy with all the love/time, less feeling of being rushed, starting business, not commuting to/from work, appreciation of wine, no pressure to run races through an injury/able to heal properly, hubby home helping with a toddler and preggo mama, more time with kids, no pants, time with an ill dog.

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