This shelter-in-place thing is getting to me. While I do normally spend a lot of time at home, I don't normally spend all my time at home. Occasionally, I do need to get out of the house.
So, the other day when my roommate Luisa invited me along on one of her walks, I jumped at the chance.
It was just a walk around the block on a Saturday. But it helped. It helped a lot.
That first walk was a Saturday. And we weren't the only ones with the idea. The neighborhood has lots of families, so there were groups also out for a walk or a bike ride. Yes, we did keep our distance.
We were amazed at how many people were out and about. They're in the same boat, so of course they needed to get out, too.
Since that first Saturday, we've pretty much been going on daily walks. They don't last quite an hour. It helps me to feel like I'm not too cooped up.
Chalk art has become a thing. And while the neighbors haven't gone nuts with the decorating, one house has had a bit of fun with the situation...
You can click on the image to make it bigger. The minion on the right is holding "hand sanitizer" and is popping out of a tissue box. The minion in the middle is saying "Corona! Run!!!"
Sadly, there's no actual hand sanitizer in the bottle. Not that I checked or anything...