On a rainy Sunday morning these two innovative moms took a break from kids and found a way to be social while dry and practicing social distancing. Photo: Mac Gregory

Castlegar readers share the positive things they have found during COVID-19 isolation

Readers share the positive things they have found.

The Castlegar News asked readers what positives they have found about staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their responses:

“My dog’s tail is sprained because she’s been wagging it so much — because we never get to spend so much time together outside as we have been lately.” Leigh Akselson

“Potty training is actually working a bit now that we are home more!” Selina Birk

“Time for all the ‘I don’t have time things’ — Reading more books, reading more books to kids, playing games. Ooo and my personal favourite — my laundry gets washed, dried and folded in the same day!” Rebekkah McFaddin

“How well Perry Mason holds up after 60 years.” Tony Gilbert

“One of life’s little pleasures — an afternoon nap.” Cindy Codie

“Facebook with the jokes and comments and keeping in touch.” Frances Jones

“Realize the things that matter most and what is important to survive in our lives. As long as I have something to eat — that’s No. 1.” Linda Ferriol

“Getting more sleep as no reason to get up before I’m rested.” Wendy Eggleton

“So great to just have time to do anything, sleep, read, study, laugh, walk, and recharge!” Brandy Grantham

“I get to stay home with my kids instead of them being at daycare while I’m at work every day. Such a blessing!” Charlotte Sarah

“Neighbours/friends checking on one another and offering help.” Sonja Hawkins

“Reconnecting with my husband. He seems really nice.” Deb McIntosh

“I’m still working (health care) but a positive thing I’ve experienced is to all those reaching out to the essential service workers. A free coffee before a busy shift sure makes a difference.” Angela Grant

“A little creativity has gone a long way — around the world has been inspirational and uplifting.” Jennifer Fraser

“Along with being in jammies daily, being able to spend time with my little family has been an absolute blessing as it’s not something that happens often enough!” Mandie King

Not running around seeing people in the community. Now I’m at home spring cleaning and starting my flower bed and learning Zoom.” Sarah Brownlee

”My cupboards are getting cleaner by the day.” Corrine Kellendonk

“Visiting with some I haven’t talked to in years by phone, FB, emails, etc. and enjoying peace and listening to nature.” Beverly Allen

“I have enjoyed the simple connection through a smile from complete strangers and the realization of how fanatic and judgmental some of my acquaintances are, but also how positive others have been. I have a better sense of who I want to be and what I want to accomplish.” Diane Wong

“Read a book in one day.” Monte Comeau

“Spending time my partner and I normally wouldn’t get to spend together nearly as often.” Angelica Herd


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