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Health and Sanity Check-Ins

Things are crazy now. I think we are all trying to stay healthy and maintain sanity as well. I thought I would start this thread so folks can check in and discuss how they're doing. I want all my BIC friends to be okay. I will kick this off with a first post. Take care of yourself lovelies.

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@eshoe  @heartsmyface  Heh, I should’ve explained... “Chirish” is a Chicago St. Patrick’s Day thing. St. Pat’s Day is as big a deal in Chicago as Mardi Gras is in New Orleans. We normally have 2 big parades, the Chicago River gets dyed green, and people swarm every bar in the city. 

 

My Irish (born and raised in Ireland) friends and I call it “Drunk Americans Day,” and each year we gripe about the spectacle of “kiss me I’m Irish” shirts and especially the “Chirish” (Chi-rish, which is supposed to mean Chicago Irish) shirts. Call me jaded but, after decades of dodging throngs of green-shirted drunks on the streets, I’m... not a fan of the post-parade activities. Anyway, St. Pat’s was canceled this year: no parades or river dying. Lots of people still hit bars the weekend before because they didn’t care about catching or spreading viral cooties. But at least they weren’t all stumbling around the streets this year. 😄 

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@WinglessOne  Ah gotcha!  Funny it’s a holiday about Christianity coming to Ireland and everyone celebrates by getting wild drunk.  That sounds interesting turning the water green...how long does it stay green afterward?  

Ah, I’m sure they’d change their tune if they actually caught it.  It’s amazing how many people aren’t taking a state of emergency seriously.  The sea wall and the beaches were packed here today and photos are emerging online.  Not good.   The sooner everyone listens and self isolates the sooner this thing will subside. 😕   I love gatherings and themed parties but that can be done online.  We’re having an online party with DJs right now.  No cooties to be caught but lots of socializing for people who really need it.  it’s good fun (and easy on introverts who just need a small dose of social life).

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@heartsmyface  Haha, I love this! ❤️ I’ve been doing silly online chats with friends. I’m an extrovert—eh, more like a somewhat introverted extrovert. I loathe isolation. The main reason I refuse to move to the burbs is my need to be around other people. I’m doing surprisingly better than I thought I would, considering I’ve been largely self-quarantined since early February. Things like your online party definitely help. 

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@WinglessOne  Oh my gosh how hard.   I suppose the slow progression of restrictions may have helped a bit with adjusting but still, if people are where you recharge yourself it’s going to be mentally draining.   I’m sure any form of contact is better than nothing though.  
We tend to naturally self isolate so I assumed I’d be alright socially but here I am not knowing what to do with myself.  There are a lot of interactions I took for granted which I’m missing.  I’m trying to keep busy so I don’t feel it as much.  Having a toddler in the house really helps with keeping busy but I’ve assigned myself daily projects on top of that so I can feel accomplished. Today’s plans are to pressure wash the back patio. :D.  

 

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I am so jealous @heartsmyface, I want a pressure washer🤩 Sounds like so much fun!!!

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@eshoe   😜 I suppose it’s fun the first couple times using one.  The novelty wears off quickly when you realize once you start cleaning a large area you have to finish or the ground will be two very distinctly different colours!  😭

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Yeah I think that novelty would take me a couple of hours, @heartsmyface  hopefully I’d be finished by then.  I told my husband I wanted one for my birthday this year and didn’t get it. Not giving up hope🤨

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@WinglessOne  Speaking if getting projects done, time to finally get around to painting the walls.   It’s only been three years and not one wall is painted.    And I guess this will help me fulfil my New Years résolution to cook more at home.   

We haven’t had time to go into panic mode though I feel like we’ll be okay with our regular stash of items for a while.  Hopefully things will level out by the time we need anything and if not we can adapt.  

I’m glad you were able to get out and clear your head with some fresh air.  I enjoy alone time but it’s good to get out for sanity's sake.  Do I want to know what a Chirish shirt is?  

 

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Waiting to find out if my cousin has COVID 19. He is in Seattle and had the test done a few days ago. They told him it would’ve a few days or possibly next week. He has a primary immune deficiency. Wife pregnant and young child. I have a primary immune deficiency myself and also work for a physician that cares for immune deficient patients.

My mom says he is feeling better than he was but is quarantined in his home away from his wife and child. It doesn’t seem real until you know someone who might have it. 

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@jen81 I've been feeling anxious but can't imagine how it would be with a baby on the way. Hoping everything turns out well for you and your family.

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Fingers crossed for you and your family @jen81   It’s also important to keep things in perspective. If he does have it he will most likely get over it quickly with minimal intervention. 

Good luck to your, your brother, and his family, @jen81!

Good luck to you, your brother, and his family, @jen81!

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Hugs to you, @jen81. Hoping everyone recovers quickly/is not ill from it 💗

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@jen81   Hugs. That’s got to be so hard on him not being able to see the people who are of the most comfort to him.   Hopefully it’s negative. 

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Health Check in No. 1

I’m in the healthcare industry so I still have to report to work despite the shelter in place order in the bay. Things were pretty much all normal up until yesterday when I felt a cold coming on. I ignored the extreme fatigue symptoms of last week and brushed it off as just not getting enough sleep but today I woke up realizing I’ve for sure caught a bug. Luckily I know my body pretty well and it feels like just a bad cold but I did get sent home this morning so I’ve been home resting, doing some online shopping and masking away 😬 I did a Skin Laundry sheet mask last night and I’m currently doing the OleHenriksen Phat Glow mask as I type. My boss commented on how pale I looked today so you know I had to come home and do a brightening mask 💁🏼‍♀️

I’ll probably take the week off just to be safe and of course to prevent any germ spreading on my behalf. 

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Hope you feel better soon, @gonerogue !  In the meantime, enjoy your self-care!  💖💖💖

Take care @gonerogue and glad you checked in. Definitely...

Take care @gonerogue and glad you checked in. Definitely keep up the teas and healthy items to pump you back into shape.

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I hope you feel better soon @gonerogue!

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@gonerogue ,

It's kind of depressing that you look beautiful even without makeup, with a mask on, and having a bad cold!  I will try not to judge you!  🙂 

I hope that you feel well really soon. 

Get well soon, @gonerogue!

Get well soon, @gonerogue!

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@gonerogue Ah sorry you’re feeling sick.  What a time to get a cold!  
Well, you look super cute in your pink donut sprinkles hair wrap and lol, fair girl problems.  If I tell anyone I’m ill, they tell me I’m looking pale every time without fail.  😏
Take care of yourself and feel better! 

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