Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Pauleen’s Crazy Month of May Pandemic Meme, Part I

Time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, to which I look forward every weekend. I love ti even more when there’s a genealogy meme. 🙂
For this week’s challenge, there is a brand new meme!
1)  Check out Pauleen Cass’s blog post, Crazy Month of May 2020 Meme: Pandemic Experiences.  
2)  Let’s do the first 10 of the prompts and save the last 11 for next week.
3)  Tell us about your own pandemic experience in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a link to your work as a Comment to this post and also on Pauleen’s post.
4)  Thank you, Pauleen!!
Here are my answers for Questions 1-10:

What are you most grateful for during this covid-19 crisis?
That my family and friends have all remained healthy and virus-free. I don’t know anyone who has had the virus.

What have you missed most during the full or partial lock-down?
Teaching my Anquestors genealogy group and my monthly scones get-together with my friend.

Has your hobby sustained you during this time?
Genealogy and writing my blog has more than kept me busy at home.

What changes have you seen in your life over May 2020?
Before the virus, most of my store visits were for groceries. We now order all our food online, either for contactless delivery or contactless pickup from the supermarkets. I’ve come to like it and might never go in another grocery store again!

Have you been exercising more or less?
I love to walk and that hasn’t been impacted at all by the lockdown. I walk most days right at dawn and go 4.5 miles.

Has the refrigerator been your friend or foe?
It’s been a friend. My one guilty pleasure is Blue Bell ice cream, but walking takes care of my bowl a day (It’s 103 degrees here today, so definitely ice cream weather) and we don’t keep junk food in the house.

Have you been participating in virtual gatherings with friends or family?
No, but I regularly watch webinars and attend my local genealogy society meetings online.

Have you taken up new hobbies during the lockdowns?
Definitely not! I still don’t have time to do any quilting.

Are you cooking or gardening more?
Neither. We rarely eat out anyway and our desert yard limits the gardening.

Have you shopped more or less? Online or offline?
We had been ordering more and more items online before COVID-19, doing probably 80% of our shopping online. Now, we are pretty much at 100% online shopping, other than an odd item here or there like a prescription.

Thank you Pauleen and Randy for this week’s challenge. 🙂


7 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Pauleen’s Crazy Month of May Pandemic Meme, Part I”

  1. Thanks for joining in LInda. I wonder how much each of us will make permanent changes to our daily lives post-pandemic (whenever that is!). Can you send me vibes to encourage that much walking each day please?

  2. You have (well, had, for now) a scones get-together? That sounds so cool. I love scones. And props to you for the walking. I used to live in the desert (Las Vegas), and I walked a lot there. Dry heat doesn’t bother me.

  3. Blue Bell ice cream is delicious. I haven’t tried many of their flavors, but classic vanilla will always be an original. Well done for walking daily.

  4. Blue Bell ice cream is delicious. I haven’t tried many of their flavors, but classic vanilla will be an original. Well done for walking daily.

  5. You’re now the second person from the US who has mentioned how much they love Blue Bell ice cream…makes me wish it was available here in Canada!

    I share your love of walking – while I worked from home (I’m back at the library now), I would go for a walk at lunch and often after my work day was done.

  6. Jelly and icecream has been my comfort food during lockdown. Weird, I know. I like the name of your genealogy group – Anquestors – that’s so cool. Stay safe !

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