In the Way Back Time Machine that is my Covid Stuff Pinterest Board

The Way Back Time Machine is, according to Google, the digital archive of the World Wide Web.

A way to look back, as it were.

I’ve been cataloguing articles of interest since Covid began.

Since the lockdown in America began.

On March 10, 2020, a state of emergency was declared in my state.

My husband’s office closed soon after that.

And a stay at home order was implemented on March 27, 2020, except for essential workers and trips to the grocery store.

Hospitals do not get to shut down.

We are always open for business.

At about this time I started cataloguing, or archiving articles of interest on my Covid Stuff Pinterest board.

Pinterest is a way to accumulate data from a variety of sources and store them digitally.

I use Pinterest as a cache all.

All the recipes I want to try.

All the places I want to go.

All the books I want to read.

All the fandom stuff I don’t want others to know about.

Ask me about Star Trek or Sherlock, we could have a conversation.

In January of 2020, in response to the personal pressures I was under as a grad student in the last semester of my MSN, and also in response to the personal pressures my co-workers were under in this new reality of mine, I started a Happy Place board.

With funny picture of cats and dogs.

A laugh is always good for a stress relief.

On my Covid Stuff Pinterest board, I pinned things that I thought might be useful.

Things that made me laugh.

Things that made other people laugh.

I’m not sure why I wanted to look at the very first pin that I pinned to that board.

But I did.

I waded through all 2949 pins to get to the beginning.

And it was how to do a fade haircut with clippers.

Yes, I gave my husband a clipper cut when he hadn’t been to the barber in 6 weeks.

I am not good at the fade.

Although I am impressed that he knew the individual length clippers that I would need for each step.

It makes me chuckle now.

Frantically learning a new skill for someone who wouldn’t have to leave the house for the next 12 months.

And yes, I did trim my own bangs with the clippers.

But not until 7 months later when I couldn’t stand it anymore.

In September of 2021, those who were fully vaccinated went back to the office.

Including my husband.

By then he was comfortable going to the hair cutter place.

But early in the day.

Baby steps.

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