Anna, Al, June, and Debi

Debi: “We have felt change in this, and like I said somehow still busy but somehow doing less, and being a more content family in the process. I still work full time at home and make sure to set a timer for 4:50, when that timer goes off i close the computer and feel the relieving transformation from work to personal time, and ask myself if it is a water, wine, beer, or mixed drink day? We realized some of the positivity is from the little family traditions of which we are anchoring our days and weeks. Now Al makes hand made pizza dough and June is learning w him, we each get a dough ball and on Fri each form a crust and make a pizza. Then it’s movie night. We used to just order pizza or bake frozen, so we are deciding to put more time into activities like that. The girls are to walk the dog together each day, and they will have memories of these daily sister walks. We also take long walks as families, meandering the neighborhood more than usual. Now we play a board game at least 1/week, and I have actually been reading books!! It usually takes me a year or a long business trip over seas to finish a book, now i find I am allowing myself time and the pleasure of sitting in a comfy spot to read and not need to be productive. I love it! We are each working towards a marathon distance of walking/running/hiking/biking over a month. Some miles are together and some on our own but we so some each day. We tried this before during “normal” life and ultimately had to do it all at once at the end and under much more stress to finish. We slowed down but did not get as bored as we thought. There is still boredom, it is what it is.” – feel free to shorten and edit
Al: “I am working on a game for people to play with their neighbors without touching. All you need is a fishing pole, a hackey sack, one coffee can, and chalk. And a neighbor with all the same things.”

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