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    How Y'all Feeling?

    I know, I know.....feelings.

    Not to be political or Religious.............

    I've been feeling a bit more hopeful. Mask mandates (indoor / outdoor) here in WA are ending in less than 3 weeks.....a lot of the local pubs are opening back up in the neighborhood albeit only 4 days a week. There's a thread here about folks planning to go to concerts.... CTTE is coming up. I've also noticed the threads aren't as snarky as they were 6-12 months ago. Although it snowed here last night, I'm seeing signs of Spring.....

    Anyway, just wondering what your thoughts are as we approach month 24.
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    A bit gassy.

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    A bit gassy. Still getting used to the concept of going to the office 5 days in a row, maybe next month.
    After Big Ears, 4 days of mind blowing music. And crowds. I will wear a mask, probably.
    Got tickets bought for shows this summer ( again, hope nothing gets cancelled ). Our first show Saturday night. Punch Brothers. Masks, oh yes.
    We have the cyber willies ( not some porn fetish ) at work. Lots of meetings and deadlines.
    That stuff is taking more and more of my time.
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    My Martin Barre concert was postponed from just a few weeks out to mid-July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    Not to be political....
    There's nothing political about it.

    We've worked out of the house for more than a decade, so the general work routine hasn't changed much, except for the fact that I can't go out and network.

    It would be nice to go to a restaurant, but I'm not ready. Even when I get takeout, I'm horrified when I walk in and see how risky people are.

    A vacation would be nice. We might try one this summer.

    I feel worse for my daughters.

    But, if you have to ask how I feel, I'm tired. And, for the sake of humanity, I have lost patience with the fools and lunatics.
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    Definitely gassy

    Looking forward to Big Ears Festival and a boys drinking weekend on the canals in England so thats looking up.

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    Regarding the pandemic. I am a big believer in the vaccine. Have had all 3 shots and have been living a normal life. I follow whatever rules are in place, but have travelled, gone to concerts, sporting events, eaten out, etc.

    Regarding the Ukraine situation. It bothers me a lot and I feel for the people impacted. Hopefully this does not escalate into WWIII.

    I retired about a year ago and life is pretty fricking good all things considered.

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    Worse by the day.

    I wish I could be delusional enough to be happy.
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    Feeling very down at the news from the East and the impotence of the world to protect and deter.

    Feeling worried for the generation I have raised. I have five, all who have performed superbly through school and university, but who now face an uncertain world and future, when they should all be excited and seizing their opportunities.

    Covid is in theory over for us, at least the restrictions have been reversed, but of course cases are still significant. I wear my mask and take care, but joining in with life seems expected, and my office is now back open, although I fight against commuting daily. I have gigs in my diary, and should have been seeing Mogwai tonight, but they have postponed as still concerned by the virus.

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    Sad and worrying times.
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    I retired in 2019. Six months later COVID hit and it's been both frustrating and relaxing. Frustrating because, just as I was getting into my "I ain't got nothin' I gotta do today" routine, I couldn't go anywhere or do anything. Relaxing because I didn't have to face being forced to go to work, or figure out how to work from home, I could just burrow down and ride it out. Unfortunately, my wife still works but she was able to adjust her schedule to minimize exposure and we actually were able to spend more time together, albeit stuck at home. But with all the entertainment options available at home nowadays it really hasn't been that bad. I'm very lucky, I know.
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    Personally, pretty good.

    More generally, not good at all.
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    Yesterday my wife and I had to go into the city to do something boring, but we had a nice lunch at a restaurant we like, which felt fine because there were only people at one other table. We had put the errand off for a couple of days because we're so unused to leaving the house together for anything except me driving her to work and picking her up, so it felt good (but a little awkward) to go have a nice meal together. I know from when I went to a couple of shows in December that it takes a little extra effort to force myself out of the house and into society, so I think a lot of things over the next year or so will take a bit of extra effort. I have a couple more concerts coming up in the Spring, so we'll see how those go.

    One thing I think most people can identify with: I'm pretty f'ing tired of deciding what's for dinner every night! Our kitchen has been like a restaurant kitchen since COVID arrived, and the cooking and cleaning are constant! Fortunately I like puttering in the kitchen, listening to podcasts! I HATED podcasts before COVID.
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    Feelin' good. I was fortunately able to work throughout the whole mess ( it was nice with nobody on the roads! ) and despite getting Covid twice, things weren't much different for me. In fact almost everyone I know has had it twice...vaccinated or not. That last variant blasted through our county like a gas fire, but at worst, fever and bad colds. We have moved on...I hope everyone does too sooner than later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Feelin' good. I was fortunately able to work throughout the whole mess ( it was nice with nobody on the roads! ) and despite getting Covid twice, things weren't much different for me. In fact almost everyone I know has had it twice...vaccinated or not. That last variant blasted through our county like a gas fire, but at worst, fever and bad colds. We have moved on...I hope everyone does too sooner than later.
    If we've had it, we didn't know it. Or at least, not for sure. Except my son (12), who had it early on before the vaccines. But we wouldn't really have known he had it if my wife hadn't suspected he had Strep and made me bring him to the doctor (he's a Strep carrier, apparently). Turned out he had it, and at that point he had to quarantine for two weeks.

    As some have suggested in their own thoughts and musings, it's been hardest on my son who's 23, working his first job remotely, and has a sort of limited social life. Tinder and COVID don't mix well, although it hasn't kept him off Tinder completely! Of course, we know all this because he's living at home, which he most likely wouldn't be if not for COVID. "Failure to Launch" so far, sort of... It's a challenge, and a mixed blessing (it's nice to have him around, most of the time).
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    I am vaxd n boosted and I commute into NYC 5x week using three trains both ways and have been for a year already.

    Haven't had covid (neither my family) and following the rules / being diligent works.

    I definitely enjoy the more relaxed / less crowded commute and trains are more likely to be on time. now.

    So those peeps who want to stay home and blur the lines btwn home and work (and never actually be off the clock) - fine with me.

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    Bordering on political, I am feeling sick to my stomach about the situation in the Ukraine, and the evil people in our country who support Putin in this venture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    One thing I think most people can identify with: I'm pretty f'ing tired of deciding what's for dinner every night!
    That's me! I do all the cooking (I'm Italian, so it's in my DNA). Several years ago, my wife became a vegetarian. That's fine, except that she completely checked out of having any role i meal planning, except when I ask for help. I also buy all the meats at the local butcher shop.

    At the end of the day, I enjoy cooking and don't mind doing all of it. But, I hate HAVING to do it all.

    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    So those peeps who want to stay home and blur the lines btwn home and work (and never actually be off the clock) - fine with me.
    That's also me, to a great degree. As stated before, I work out of the house and have had my own business since getting shit-canned in 2008. But, to your point, one is never away from the office. The flip-side is that, my commute is a flight of stairs, and if I want to take a break and cut the grass or just goof off, I can do it. Then again, like I say to others, when you're in business for yourself, the weekends aren't always on Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes, it's Tuesday and Wednesday. But, the best part, by far, is NO CORPORATE BULLSHIT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Bordering on political, I am feeling sick to my stomach about the situation in the Ukraine, and the evil people in our country who support Putin in this venture.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    At the end of the day, I enjoy cooking and don't mind doing all of it. But, I hate HAVING to do it all.
    This is so perfectly stated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    This is so perfectly stated.
    Well, that's perfectly nice of you.
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    Sometimes I don't understand why my sons can't just go graze in the kitchen. It's not rocket science - we're humans, we can eat almost anything! On the other hand, our oldest is picking up some kitchen skills from us; even if they aren't "mad skillz" yet, he can make pasta and burgers, or will admit to it now! My wife has started making bread and pizza every day, so that's actually really helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Sometimes I don't understand why my sons can't just go graze in the kitchen. It's not rocket science - we're humans, we can eat almost anything! On the other hand, our oldest is picking up some kitchen skills from us; even if they aren't "mad skillz" yet, he can make pasta and burgers, or will admit to it now! My wife has started making bread and pizza every day, so that's actually really helpful.
    Bread every day??!! Man, your house must smell great.

    My oldest daughter moved out a few years ago and seems to do quite well in the kitchen. My other two (19 and 25) still live at home and are pretty much useless at every domestic skill. I guess we spoiled them. I don't think the 25-year-old will ever leave home. I can't wait for the 19-year-old to move out, but I suspect she won't for a very long time, since she is the most helpless of all.
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