This phase of the pandemic has been particularly hard for me. First time around, we were all in it together, and we banded together to keep ourselves entertained with online concerts and creativity and the entire globe was going through the same nonsense.
Now the entire globe seems to be going on vacation, while three percent of us are at home with chemo or autoimmune diseases and no community bonding. (And, a special thought for people who have to be immunocompromised because of cancer chemotherapy, fighting for their lives in multiple fronts. Awful.)
Anyway, I thought I should look back at what got me through 2020 and try to find something similar today, something that would give me community and entertainment. I'm searching for good things from the Covid Times that are still around in the Post-After Times, (which may turn into the Before Times Redux if the Northeast keeps getting worse).
Steven Page is still doing his Saturday from home concerts, but they are sadly on the one day I am stretching my family bubble. Only, now I can watch the replays because I joined his Patreon. And the Patreon gets me access to all the concerts I had to miss, and also QA and sessions where I can lurk and watch my cruise / Facebook / concert friends talk to each other.
So that's one thing. If I'm trying to resurrect more Pandemic coping strategies from before, what else can I do other than baking sourdough?