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  1. Can it be both? Mostly thriving to be honest. I already teach for an online public school. My son attends said online public school. So this is our 5th year doing full time productivity from home. My husband has done 'some' work from home over the past couple of years, so him coming to full time from-home is not a huge adjustment as a household. (Just for him, because he's the only extrovert and he's going a bit stir crazy even with work). Most of my social circles have jumped on finding virtual ways of meeting up to talk, and I've managed to talk to people I almost never see more in the past two months than I do when we meet up in person. That said I'd rather have my packed weekend schedule of SCA events that I normally have in April instead of 'everything is cancelled or postponed.' Completed two large long-term SCA scribal commissions while school was closed. Then when they reopened us on Monday (again, we're 100% virtual so it was the state catching up with who can do what), I caught up on all my grading. School 'really' kicks in Monday, and then it will be business as usual out of necessity for the next 6 weeks until the end of the semester. We've been doing a lot of cooking: old faves and new experiments. I've made Challah, (We had so much corned beef and cabbage we are STILL eating cabbage...which has amazingly not gone bad yet. Our refrigerator is amazing), green curry split-pea soup (new experiment, my recipe), black-eyed peas with ham and onions (slowcooked), and a variety of other things: mostly vegetable and meat dishes in bulk without heavy sauces, so pretty healthy all things considered. Though I'm probably making cookies tomorrow. I have some butter that's going to expire that I need to use. 🙂 Stressed out about everything going on in the world - yes. Worried? Yes. Cleaning everything that comes into my house like it's covered it cat litter - YES. But so far we are all healthy and I intend to keep us that way. So we're spending family time watching movies, playing games together, chilling with the pets, cooking, and generally doing okay for now.
  2. Avengers: Endgame (as of five minutes ago. 😉 Been rewatching the whole run with my son and husband). On Netflix: Rewatching Voltron (good work background). Watched the new Violet Evergarden special this morning.
  3. Congrats! So glad you're close to done! Holding up okay so far. Shelter in place order in our area now so not going out or doing much unless it's in the house. Which is okay for me and my son, since we normally work/school out of the house (Yay online public school) already. We're used to this. My husband thankfully can work from home, but the extrovert who 'likes' commuting to his office and being around people all day is going a little bonkers.
  4. They keep buying out toilet paper and Lysol/Clorox supplies and hand sanitizer here too. Makes me glad I already 'clean' my house and keep these things stocked like a normal, sensible person? We had to buy toilet paper the other day as part of our regular shopping, and all the smaller packages were gone. Literally the only option left was a giant bundle of like....30 double-rolls? We aren't going to need toilet paper for months! That said, regular food is still fairly well stocked. So I can at least do grocery shopping as normal. This makes me glad that I already work from home (I work for a Virtual Public School), my son attends the same Virtual public school, and my husband already has been doing mostly work-from-home because he has a 70 mile commute, but they are renovating an entire floor of his building right now and they've been sharing desks and encouraging work from home for weeks now having nothing to do with the current health situation. So we already mostly don't have to go anywhere outside of shopping for things. Though I suspect a lot more of our weekend SCA eventing schedule will get cancelled in April. We are supposed to have three events (including Coronation). The city of Norman, Oklahoma has cancelled their Medieval Faire for the first time since it started in 1977. It's normally the first weekend in April. Given how many people normally attend over the course of the weekend (upwards of 350k! Which is roughly 11% of the State Population) I can see why it was necessary, but it's still sad that it has come to that. Mostly I feel for the vendors whose livelihoods are being threatened by all of these cancellations across the country.
  5. Well, I was supposed to be working an Anime Convention this weekend. Alas, we were in the middle of set-up on Thursday when the city declared a state of emergency and shut us down (not an unreasonable response but the timing was unfortunate). So we spent the next day doing inventory, and mostly running what little was around for the staff who had made it to the event already. Two guests had shown up, so one did her panel and signing, and the other performed her concert. Both were very nice. 🙂 The time for inventory and brainstorming was useful, but it was still a bit disappointing to be all geared up and ramped up for 'go time' and have it end very suddenly. So now I am back home, and will be spending all of Spring Break working on my house. And hopefully a couple of much needed art projects.
  6. Hooray for a signed contract! I'm sorry the first one fell out the way it did.
  7. This can be symbols of fortune/luck from any culture you would like to pull from! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  8. Excited! Heading off on a several day adventure tomorrow for work. Our school is sending several of us to the DLAC (Digital Learning Annual Conference), and I get to spend three days with a group of coworkers I really enjoy hanging with while we sit in on some fascinating panel discussions, hopefully learn a lot, and then get to hang out and bond in the evenings. 🙂
  9. Island (I've only ever been on Mainland...but I want to visit England/Scotland...and Japan...and both are island nations. 😉 ) Rollercoasters or Canoeing?
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