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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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I'm so grateful for all of you in the BIC.  Coming here is such a nice distraction and such a great way to get to connect socially with everyone right now when we're all "social distancing" and it's so nice to be able to talk with y'all and hear how YOU'RE doing.  Thanks so much for being here and for being "distance friends" :).  

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I'm super grateful for this amazing community as well @CookieGirl1!  Things feel so surreal right now, but this community is the constant, kinda like a link to life before things changed and now, if that makes sense.  Wishing all of my fellow BICers lots of love!

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Agreed @CookieGirl1 BIC is helping with isolation and giving me a lot of perspective about life for everyone now. I'm so glad I have everyone here.

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I had quite the time trying to get TP the other night.  all the stores closed early, so I figured I'd go to the one that's open all night, thinking if they did close early, it'd be later...wrong.  by the time I got there, it was just after midnight, and there were signs saying they close at midnight. ๐Ÿ˜ž  I walked around and went in since the other doors were open, and there were 2 guys waiting and said they were closed...I asked if I could just get 1 thing, but no...I was like ugghhhh, come on!!  now there is a 711 and gas station nearby, but Idk if they close early too (course they probably don't have any anyway, and it's overpriced anyway.)  I wish ulta or sephora had tp...lol.

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Oh wow @treestar86  I suppose I have been lucky. I order my groceries online and havenโ€™t had issues getting any. Lysol has been a different story. 

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@GG84that's good to hear.  there are a number of stores around here w/plenty of food, but when they're all out of TP and you don't drive and have to spend all night riding around trying to find a store that's open and has TP...not so fun haha.  I suppose I should look into ordering, haha.

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@treestar86 @This is what I found on Amazon ๐Ÿคฃ

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@itscarin That first question/answer... ๐Ÿคฃ We can always count on Amazon questions and reviews for cheap entertainment. 

 

All of CharmInโ€™s TV commercials seem cruel now. Quit telling us how fabulous your tp is when we canโ€™t bleepinโ€™ buy it anywhere! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ve seen Angel Softโ€™s new tp commercials about keeping up with demand... um, in which cities/towns? Not Chicago! 

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@itscarin  haha, wow, that's a lot for $15!  what a steal! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Trying convenience stores and gas stations for TP is actually not a bad idea @treestar86.  My son called me to tell me that while all of the grocery stores in his area were out, he saw some at a number of gas stations and one 7-11.  You may have to pay more, but it would be worth it if you were out.

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@mrsmouse  I figure at least I could get some from the bathroom if they're out, haha. ๐Ÿ˜„  the sad thing is, with most places closed, just think of all the bathrooms with toilet paper sitting there, going unused!!  like the huge college campus here...tons of bathrooms. lol

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OMG, I didn't even think of sneaking it from their bathroom @treestar86!  Haha!  I wish you lots of TP finding luck!!

@treestar86, I had the same problem, but caught an 18 rol...

@treestar86, I had the same problem, but caught an 18 roll of Charmin on Amazon. My UPS man delivered it today and I was so happy, happier than any beauty product I've ordered before. We were down to 4 rolls at the house and I was getting nervous. Already have another order placed to have more delivered the end of April. It really was only a few dollars more than I would normally pay. Also snagged some Lysol wipes (mainly for my coworkers) and Kleenex.

Thanks @tsavorite, I'm on Amazon trying to find more lyso...

Thanks @tsavorite, I'm on Amazon trying to find more lysol wipes to send to daughter in law. Hopefully I'll snag some today or tomorrow. They sent us gloves and masks, now I'll feel a little better if my husband NEEDS to go to the store. I told him to wear his safety googles too ๐Ÿ™‚

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@Luvstravel ,

I wish that I could duplicate your luck shopping for these supplies!  Correction:  It's probably your excellent skill at shopping, not luck!

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@Luvstravel  how lucky!  I'd be so glad to see TP show up at my door too, haha.  I've been joking for years that I should just start ordering it, since I use too much and it's a pain to keep going out when I need it (I have plenty of food).  I actually use napkins, since they're cheaper and go farther...hopefully the TP nuts haven't caught on yet, but at this point even paper towels are probably endangered!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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This wouldn't be QUITE so bad if the weather was at least halfway decent but all we have here where I live is rain.  And more rain.  And MORE rain.  I'm dying to be able to at least be outside but that isn't an option without getting drenched.  I'm used to being able to go to the gym every day before work--it's  great way to start my day--and without the gym and being able to take walks outside I'm starting to seriously feel very stir-crazy from lack of any way to physically burn off any energy.  Arrrrghhhhh!!!!

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@CookieGirl1 

Honestly, I suffered from eating disorders for years and exercise addiction was part of my disordered behaviour. (Not at all implying you have an ED) I can totally get how weird it feels to not do something you are used to doing but BUYING A TREADMILL girl? Thatโ€™s something I would have done in my disordered days. Literally - I did that when there was a snowstorm for a week straight and I couldnโ€™t run my normal 20 km run every morning, I bought a freaking treadmill ๐Ÿคฃ Youโ€™ll totally get through this. 

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Lol, @GG84,  I know.  I'm not actually going to buy one; I know that it's because I'm just feeling a little stressed and that's a great outlet for me and I miss the people! I'm honestly so thankful for this community because it's a great way to connect with friends since obviously social distancing is encouraged right now :).  

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@CookieGirl1, exercise is a real stress reliever for me, and I'm sad that my gym is closed.  I'm doing some pushups and situps, but it's not the same. ๐Ÿ˜•

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I haven't swam in months, but now that all the stores are closed (which was my excuse to get out of the house) now I really wanna go swimming!!

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