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Once covid ends (List what you will get to do)

 
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I think that the pandemic has made for a great shift in my mind, as well as many others. It's made us really analyze our thoughts and feelings which has lead us to permaculture, etc.

I also think it absolutely sucks to want to get out there and learn things, from real other humans, and realize YET AGAIN, that we have to wait for this pandemic to end.

Once this pandemic ends I will:

-Go to meetups in my area or start one
-Take a woodworking class
-Go to a real garden center
-Visit nearby farms and gardens
-Take a program for gardening
-Maybe change my job to something that will more useful to me in the future.
 
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Collect all the plexiglass that gets discarded to use in coldframes and greenhouses!
 
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When the restrictions will end I want to:
- have a party on the Permaculture Community Garden (Buurttuin in Dutch) with everyone involved. All those people who continued working to keep the garden in shape, and the others who stayed at home for whatever reason.
- hug my friends and family
 
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I will take off my mask in public and SMILE at others, and they will SMILE back. And we will actually be able to see it!!
 
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Stacie Kim wrote:I will take off my mask in public and SMILE at others, and they will SMILE back. And we will actually be able to see it!!



I will admit that two things I like about the mask is my ability to stick out my tongue at people being rude, and the ability to mouth-breathe without anyone knowing :P
 
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Tonya Hunte wrote:

Stacie Kim wrote:I will take off my mask in public and SMILE at others, and they will SMILE back. And we will actually be able to see it!!



I will admit that two things I like about the mask is my ability to stick out my tongue at people being rude, and the ability to mouth-breathe without anyone knowing :P



LOVE this!! LOL

But seriously, a very nice deaf gentleman who bags groceries at our local store has had an awful time with not being able to read lips. My heart goes out to him. He'll get a great big smile from me!! :-D
 
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Go thrifting/antiquing. Go to an auction? Go look at used stuff in a store or flea market. Sell at a flea market. Any or all of the above! I'm a used "stuff" dealer and it's difficult to cull things, sell things or acquire stock these days, safely.
 
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Once this all ends... first I want to give my friends and family a hug. And I would love to host some in person workshops/talks. Having to do it all virtually now. And in general just be able to relax more when out and about.
 
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Go to a concert.
 
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First would be long hugs with the great grandkids and the grandkids...then the rest of the family!

Next would be having friends and family over in the house instead of the yard...

That's really about all?  I don't mind going to the store early early and wearing a mask.
We're not all that social to begin with so first on the list is still those missing hugs.

Someone mentioned thrift stores though and that would be fun again...have not been since march now and I was a regular.

...and a train trip...we were due to take another of our six week Amtrak cross country stay in hostels and with old friends train trips last September for our seventieth birthdays and have not tried to reschedule that one although we had gotten as far as planning stops.
 
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Go hear live music.
Hang out in a local coffee house.
Be able to understand what pharmacists and store clerks are saying, because there won't be masks hiding their faces and plexiglass barriers muffling their voices.
Actually have conversatioins with people out in public, who hopefully won't recoil at any social interaction like they do now.
 
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Pete Podurgiel wrote:Go to a concert.



That’s awesome, Pete. I like looking through the old music threads and often think you have the best music taste on here. I myself was looking forward to my first ever Tigran Hamasyan live performance last May. I hope he can leave Armenia for the US this year!
 
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Hugs! Smiles! Concerts! Museums! Community heirloom seed exchanges and farmer's meetups!

Also going to spend time with my mother!!! We speak almost every day but it's not the same as spending time there. This was the first year in... many years that I didn't spend my summer there tending her garden, cooking for her, and generally trying to be helpful. Next year hopefully I'll be able to go.
 
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Pack away my masks and breathe the free air (I finally found some that are tolerable. I'm keeping them, just in case.)

Family reunions.

Visit my friends and family in the big city

Community get togethers, parades and celebrations.

Mushroom ID class.

Gun safety classes.

Permaculture events.

Community choir.

Dancing with others in public.

Less space when talking... I have a larger personal space than some but the space we leave now feels cold.

As others said: hugs as the norm. And lip smiles instead of just eye smiles (which I see often and appreciate too).
 
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Honestly? The first thing I am doing is hitting up some friends to go to the bar and play pool. I will get to practical things later. I haven't hardly seen any of my friends or gone out to play games and drink some whiskey since early March. So that is the first thing.

Then I have a ton of work to do to get our place ready for whatever the coming season winds up being at that time.
 
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Join a local yoga group!
 
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Have a big get together with as many friends as I can!

And play board games!
 
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Garage sales. And eating out our usual once-a-month.  
 
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I'll visit my parents once a month, instead of every four months.
I'll leave the kiddo with some relatives so my wife and I can go out together or we spend time with our adult friends.
We'll eat at restaurants with ball parks, for some peace of mind while we eat.

At the community food garden, we can probably set a few rising fund parties: food, drink and music in the garden, the benefits go to the garden's maintenance.

Aaand that's it. I don't really miss a lot of pre-covid stuff.
 
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I think our new immediate family will visit extended family that we have not seen in some time.  

I have a couple of classes that I would like to take live and in-person.

Eric
 
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I will travel! And maybe do a PDC. And I'll go see real theatre with real actors. And visit my family.
 
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Well quite frankly I'm enjoying the solitude, so probably this, maybe go to the pub and buy some more sheep.
 
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Living with COVID hasn't changed much in my life.  I already spend as little time as possible near other humans.  

The biggest thing I'm going to enjoy doing once things are settled is to go down the grocery store aisles any direction I damn well please.
 
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This:

r ranson wrote:Living with COVID hasn't changed much in my life.  I already spend as little time as possible near other humans



And this:

Jack Durston wrote:Well quite frankly I'm enjoying the solitude



We might have stopped by a fast food place in February.  Dear hubby would have gotten a burger and I shared the fries with him.  

I have been dreaming about a chicken fried steak from Cracker Barrel and a burger from Whataburger.  It has been at least 8 years since I was in a Cracker Barrel and maybe 5 years since we splurged on that kind of burger.

I will probably just keep dreaming about those and go about my usual life.

It might be fun to go to a big chain grocery store and be able to buy lots of stuff on the frozen food aisle like fruit and veggies.
 
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Because I never went out much in the first place, it will have minimum impact.  I suppose my once a month shopping outing might be expanded to include a junk shop in addition to the feed store and grocery store.
 
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Not much will change for me except for the land steward events run through the local extension office, and I suspect they will take longer to reopen than everything else. The university system is very cautious.
 
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I can't see a lot changing either. I look forward to just being able to drop in at a friend's for tea or to check out their garden or to help them plant (if it ever stops raining).

 
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I'd like to go see the big botanical garden in St Louis. Missouri Botanical Garden I use their website a lot, they have a plant finder that has a lot of the things I see around here. Since moving to zone 6 (from8) I have seen the Denver Botanical garden, which is zone 6, high altitude, but want to see a zone 6 similar altitude to me garden. I've seen a couple of smaller ones around here, but not the big one.  
 
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I actually prefer covid world in a lot of ways. The only annoyance for me is not being able to try on clothes in the thrift store, which is a necessity since they don't allow returns or exchanges. Oh - and I hate all the extra plastic what with lots of places not allowing reusable shopping bags and not offering paper options, bulk bins being removed, and disposable masks becoming a major part of the litter lying around.

 
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Like many here, the quarantine had little effect on my personal life and activities....even got to do a bit more kayaking this year.  What I do look forward to is the more relaxed socializing with co-workers again as this was my main outlet for social interaction and almost exclusively was done at some restaurant or pub.
 
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I will dance
On my own
To a music that no one else hears..
It has bean a pretty rough year
 
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Since we don't go out much it's not made much of an impact, right now with all shops other than food/medicine shut it is a little weird but we wouldn't have been out to buy anything anyway. We can still see people when we want it's only stopped the family parties which to be absolutely honest is a blessing.
So about all I will do is go browse round a few garden centers
 
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Living in NZ we are in the enviable position of being able to lead normal lives. That’s not to say that the economy hasn’t taken a huge beating. It will be good to be able to travel abroad and return to the country without having to go into quarantine for two weeks.
 
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I will sit on the patio of a nice bar, with a good beer and a soft pretzel.  Honestly, I thought of it back last fall, and haven't been able to shake the thought
Live music, and float trips with some friends are also top of mind.  
 
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r ranson wrote:

The biggest thing I'm going to enjoy doing once things are settled is to go down the grocery store aisles any direction I damn well please.



Yes, just bein able to get on with what you need to do - like if you forget something, retracing your steps instead of having to leave the shop and start again.
 
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Right now, wishing I could be certain I was legally allowed to go to a neighbouring village to buy my raw milk.

More generally, it would be wonderful to be able to take the bus instead of driving, more easily avoid single use plastic (though I’ve still been doing a pretty good job I think).

Socially: see my parents and teach my students face-to-face; be able to meet my friends inside, and more than one at a time; be able to visit all the growing places, wild spaces and historic sites on my ever increasing list.
 
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To see the faces of humanity again and watch my father hug my daughter.

She used to ask every week for them. That stopped a few months ago :(
 
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Go visit my son and his family on the island of St. Croix !!!  
Caribbean vacation!!!
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