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What I Want to Do Once the Safe at Home Period is Over

I mentioned this was supposed to be my year of not living at home all the time. So yeah, that worked out SO well.

I was listening to a podcast and people were talking about what they wanted to do when this is all over. It looks like we’ll open up a bit, but I’m guessing we’ll have to shut down in the fall. And even if we don’t, I don’t think interstate travel much less international travel, is a good a idea (actually to me those are the LAST things to reopen, we can manage our less densely populated state if everyone stays in their own state) until we get a widely available vaccine. End mini-rant.

So for the slight opening:

  • The library!!!!!!!!!!! And I’ll be making sure I’m super stocked up! Although I’m afraid they might change the limit or something.
  • Haircut and perm (sounds crazy, I remember my grandmother and great-aunts giving my great-grandmother perms in the kitchen, but they are doing modern ones now) and manicures and pedicures.
  • Maybe I’ll get to see the local broadway show, it’s been rescheduled for summer, but I just can’t see it happening.
    Attend JA fest online.
  • Do my local art festival. It’s been pushed back almost two months and moved to a larger venue, but again, I just don’t know. This will be safer than the broadway show though.
    Maybe state parks.

What I want after we have a widely-available vaccine:

  • Art and handicrafts classes
  • Exercise/sports classes
  • Art festivals
  • Local broadway shows and other cultural events
  • National Parks. Ireland. Blue Ridge road trip. Florida. PEI. The west. All the trips

What does everyone want to do? Do you have one thing in particular (it’s the library and my local art fair that are my main things I think).


  • Marian

    Same here re: libraries and haircuts!! I may have long enough hair to donate by the time this is over. 😛

    I was always a homebody, but about quarterly my sister and I used to meet up with my cousins for a concert, movie, or farmer’s market. After this is over, I plan to do something special like that at least monthly, even if it’s just a walk in the park or by the waterfront.

    Even when things fairly open back up here (in WA), I expect there to be a huge backlog of restaurant and salon reservations! The demand will be sky-high and the supply will also be limited by social distancing rules. So I’m trying not to get my hopes up for the rest of this year… At least there’s still reading, blogging, and other home-centered hobbies. 🙂

    • Livia Rose

      Yeah, I’m hoping I can squeeze in some salon time, at least for my hair. But I’m definitely thinking most of this will be 2021. Just saying that feels crazymaking.

  • Ivy Spargur

    I can’t wait to go back to work. I’ve missed my job and my co-workers especially. I totally understand about the library too. Especially since I made an entire reading list this year that’s almost made up of library books. I want the movie theaters to open up because there were suppose to be a lot of good movies coming out this year.

    • Livia Rose

      I’m still at work, my work can’t be done from home but most of my coworkers have been working from home, not going to be thrilled if they are still talking the virus and gloom and doom when they come back, they were stressing me more than anything else did.

      I’m so picky about movies, I don’t know if there was anything I wanted to see. I’m kind of afraid of too much opening up to be honest. I’ll just be happy if the library opens just a bit, like for pick up or something.

    • Livia Rose

      Yes, we just got an email, no dates yet, but they are planning curbside, so I’m hoping it won’t be too long. But then not too soon either since I’ve not made super great headway with the stack I have!

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