How are you spending your time?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ima Teacher, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Linguist92021

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    May 20, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    I have been camping pretty much every weekend. Campgrounds were closed but you can still camp on public land and I have everything I need. Actually at our river there are many single campgrounds (often with bathrooms, and or benches ad they're free). Everyone was out there lol but it's such a he space that no one was crowding others.
    Went one weekend with my 2 dogs, and I met a group of white water rafters, actually 2 of them were guides. Invited me to go next weekend, so I went camping again and rafted down on a class III river with my dog - free of charge :) It was great.
    Last weekend I went up in the mountains and this weekend I'm going 3 hours away to a lake. It will be like going back to winter, 37 degree at night. I just bought a kayak and I want to try it out.
    Last weekend I just went fishing. I think I only stayed home one weekend not doing anything. I have to get out.
    10 days ago our nearby larger city opened up all the camping areas and some of the lakes, unfortunately not the 2 lakes 30 minutes from me. That would be perfect I could go fishing or take my kayak. Or both.
    As soon as school is out I'm going back to Glen Canyon National park for about 3-4 weeks. I'll have my new trailer by then. That park is opening up more and more
     
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    May 20, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Sleeping wonderfully.
     
  3. Ima Teacher

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    May 20, 2020 at 9:34 PM

    Even though the kids were finished May 8th, we didn’t have promotion until today. I’m officially done now.
     
  4. Ms. I

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    May 21, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    I'll gladly go on drives...not using my gas for anything else these days & this is still the least amount of times by far I've had to go to the gas station, ha!

    Yep, I don't blame you. When I still had my dog, I took him on drives too. If I still had my dog, I wouldn't take him to the places where people usually walk their dogs either. I'd want him to get the exercise, but I'd walk him at places where dogs are allowed, but not many are walked at. Then, I'd wipe his paws w/ alcohol wipes & clean his face/body down at the end. I'd also walk him in the dog stroller so he gets different scenery & fresh air too.
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    May 21, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    I'm still driving 40 miles per day at least.
     
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    May 21, 2020 at 1:01 PM

    I have been cooking more, eating more, sleeping well, and gaining weight. I feel like a bear getting ready for hibernation. I need to get back to activities before nothing fits me. ;)
     
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    May 21, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    I've finally started working out.
     
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    May 21, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    I just filled up my tank today; this is first time I've gotten gas since Feb. 28!
     
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    May 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Still teaching full time, with students sending me messages well into the evening. It's been raining too much to go running, so I've been trying to find other ways to get some kind of a workout. Rockhubby bought a rowing machine that gives a good full-body workout (he originally got it to help with our curling game). Will probably use it tonight.
     
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    May 21, 2020 at 5:17 PM

    Ain't it nice?
     
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    May 22, 2020 at 6:18 AM

    In our previous life, I could often go for close to a month between fill-ups (I only live 6km from school), but this was crazy! If things keep going the same as they are now, I probably won't need gas until late September.
     
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    May 22, 2020 at 7:58 AM

    Here is actually my routine:
    1/Wake up and have breakfast.
    2/Take shower
    3/Read a book for a bit and then work.
    4/Have lunch,then read or play Ps4/Switch until 4ish..
    5/Run or walk round the back garden 50 times (luckily we have quite a big garden at the back)
    6/Have our evening meal then watch something on sky.
    7/Read until 9..
    8/Watch some thing on Netflix or any other streaming site then go to bed..and repeat..all days round
     
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    May 22, 2020 at 9:10 AM

    I have to go to Walmart today. And actually go into the store. Ugh.
     
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    May 22, 2020 at 9:39 AM

    I got all dressed up (clothes other than yoga pants and a t-shirt) today to go in to school because we were allowed in for 15 minutes to pick up any essential items we might need as we continue teaching remotely until the end of June. I made an outing of it and went to a garden centre to pick up flowers! It's funny what used to be a necessary errand is now an adventure.
     
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    May 22, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    I hear you! Today was my last day of online teaching, and we finish up next week with some in-service. I will be doing most of that virtually thanks to my four surgeries earlier this year, but I will need to actually get dressed and go in briefly to clean up my room. And yes, the normal has now become the adventure! I am excited about going to get some mulch tomorrow!!
     
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    May 23, 2020 at 6:59 AM

    Work, walks, crafts, catching up on some shows, playing games, talking with friends, talking with distant family, catching up with people I rarely get time to converse with, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and the every week or two week grocery store run.
     
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    May 24, 2020 at 2:31 AM

    I keep waiting to get bored enough to start working out again. It hasn't happened yet :). I'm pretty good about getting my steps in but that's it. This is the last week I have school stuff, so maybe after that...
     
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    May 24, 2020 at 7:56 AM

    Yeah, I get that. I don’t think I got bored as much as I just got tired of being out of shape. Something kicked in and I realized that, if I was ever going to get started again, this was the time. I figured with a flexible schedule and being stuck at home, I really didn’t have a valid excuse. It was tough at first, but I’m two weeks in, and I’ve stuck to my routine. I can’t say that I’ve lost any weight yet, but I am feeling stronger.
     
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    May 25, 2020 at 7:02 AM

    I can always find something to do if I want to avoid something (working out, chores, etc.
    LOL One time someone told me only boring people get bored. After I heard that I don't think I was ever bored again and that was about 20 years ago!!
     
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    May 25, 2020 at 7:12 AM

    Well, I must be boring because I find things like chores, working out, etc boring. I do them, but they bore me. To me, doing something does not equate to "not being bored".

    Miriam-Webster:
    bored
    /bôrd/
    adjective
    adjective: bored
    feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current activity.

    Yep, chores and exercise fall into this category. It is really hard to make it interesting for very long.
     
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    May 25, 2020 at 7:43 AM

    I’m with you. I’m an introvert and like doing things alone. I can always find something to do. I’m not a fan of chores or other responsibilities, but they keep my mind and body active. I don’t think I’ve been truly bored since I was a child.
     
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    May 25, 2020 at 8:12 AM

    I listen to an audiobook when I do my chores so my mind is kept busy while my hands are doing the dishes or whatever.
     
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    May 25, 2020 at 8:32 AM

    That is great! I wish I could do something like that. I would find myself either focusing on what I was cleaning and missing part of the story or focusing on the story and not cleaning (or at least not doing a good job of it).
     
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    May 25, 2020 at 8:52 AM

    I used to listen to podcasts while cleaning. I haven’t done that in awhile. Honestly, I’m such an over-thinker, that my own internal thoughts are always keeping me entertained (which is both a good thing and a bad thing...). Sometimes I try listening to something and, several minutes in, realize that I’ve really heard nothing, so I just turn it off and continue in silence. Music works, becaus I don’t really have to pay attention to it.
     

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