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Hopping With Hope, Day 9: Routine Shmoutine

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Thursday’s Petunia: If you ruled out partial successes, there would be no progress at all.~Robert Brault

Happy Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday, National Winston Churchill Day, Name Yourself Day, Appomattox Day, Jumbo The Elephant Day, National Alcohol Screening Day, National Cherish An Antique Day, National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day & National Unicorn Day!

What do unicorns eat for breakfast?~Lucky charms!*What do you call a unicorn with no horn?~A horse!*What’s the difference between a honest politician & a unicorn?~Nothing, they’re both mythical creatures!*What do you get if you cross a unicorn & a cow?~Corned Beef!*What do military unicorns wear?~UNIforms!*What’s the difference between a unicorn & a carrot?~One’s a funny beast & the other’s a bunny feast!*How does the Easter Bunny stay in shape?~With EGGSercise & HAREobics!*What is the Easter Bunny’s favorite sport?~Basketball!*Where does the Easter Bunny like to eat?~IHop!*Did you hear about the Easter Bunny sitting on a Bee?~It’s a tender tail!*What kind of music does EB like?~HipHop!*What happens when you give The Easter Bunny socks?~He goes to a sock hop!*Why is the Easter Bunny’s memory so bad?~He’s a hare brain!

The washing of the feet and the sacrament of the Eucharist: two expressions of one and the same mystery of love entrusted to the disciples, so that, Jesus says, “as I have done… so also must you do” (Jn 13: 15).~Pope John Paul II~~I can only eat glitter and rainbows. Darn my sensitive stomach!~Bob Shea~~Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then, always be a unicorn.~Jaime Murray~~Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.~Benny Hill~~We shall go forward together. The road upwards is stony. There are upon our journey dark and dangerous valleys through which we have to make and fight our way. But it is sure and certain that if we persevere - and we shall persevere - we shall come through these dark and dangerous valleys into a sunlight broader and more genial and more lasting than mankind has ever known.~Winston Churchill~~There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place.~Winston Churchill~~Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.~Winston Churchill~~Sometimes you feel like giving up, but then you look at other people who have given up, and the results aren't that good.~Robert Brault

So during these uncertain times WW and my 5% Spring Weight Loss Challengers suggest we find a routine. That routine will keep us on track and help us adapt to our new "norm"! Ever since our governor anounced that our state shutdown will possibly last until June 10 and I found out that the guys cannot come and fix my broken pool I've been in a funk!

Yes, I know there are people struggling to hold onto life and their loved ones cannot visit them or even bury them in some cases. Yes, I know others have family members in hospitals for all reasons and cannot have visitors. I know that people cannot go to their loved ones' funerals no matter the cause of death.... I know, I know, I know! I ALWAYS know someone always has it worse off than me! But, those of you who know me know what my stupid pool means to me.... It means peace, it means emotional well being, it means daily fitness. Yes, I can even say I love my pool! I do. I'd marry it if I could. After the news of them not being able to fix it I went down, down, down!

Put that together with a change in our work E-mail program that prevents me from using it effectively, being kept away from my only social outlets which was the gym, WW Workshops & church, all were essential to my mental, physical and spirutal well being and I was an still am a little bit of an Easter Basket Case!

So what does this particular basket case do? she eats!and, she doesn't sleep! but, she does exercise! (at least)

so routine.... I figured since I wasn't sleeping I would work 3rd shift. I work from home anyhow (another reason those social outlets were so important to me), so why not? work all night, sleep all day! I even devised a routine for working out and eating, but it was an epic fail the first night! I could not motivate myself to work. then I started roaming around looking for something to eat and usually finding it. yeah, I actually did try it more than 1 night. But, around 4 AM I finally get sleepy. So, now my routine is a sort of in between shift plan! I am usually staying up until 3 or 4, then I sleep until 8:30 or 9, eat something, go back to bed and sleep until noon. then I start my day. Right now the biggest problem in my routine is working that job for which I get payed and who knows?!!! We may need that money!

I thought posting a routine and getting some accountability would help! We shall see!

*1* both of us still being employed.
*2* Many Virtual friends. And, we are all in this together for sure!
*3* News from many of those friends about how loved ones contracted the virus and survived!
*4* Having a pool, however broken, to whine about!
*5* Spark Friends who miss my blogs! Thanks!
*56*6* Toilet paper!
*7* Sassy & Hubby. Just because!
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    I think Polskarenia said it best, you will figure it out just like the rest of us. No one is having a easy time during this time period. We are all doing what we can to get through the day!
    117 days ago
    You’ll work it out, just like the rest of us. Easy, no, but we’ll get through...
    117 days ago
    Good job
    118 days ago
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