Life in the Pandemic…
We are all so sick of Corona. It is everywhere. News. In the stores. Online. You can not escape it. So we as a family have decided to focus on the positive.
We are safe at home.
We have everything we need.
My husband and I both have jobs that we can do from home.
My daughter has adjusted very well to being at home. She now wants to be homeschooled. She loves setting the schedule for her work and gets it done.
My anxious daughter has not had any issues since she had been home.
Our 50-pound lap puppy is now completely housebroken.
We moved the week before this all went south. Being home has allowed me to really set up the house and make it a home. I am able to putter around in the garden. I am able to enjoy the firepit. Actually, during this time a lot of people have invested in home fire pits so they can really enjoy their time at home in their gardens, sat around together in the evenings. This was a really nice touch to our new place, as although there was a mess to begin with, we could all sit around the fire and having some quality time together. I can honestly say my house is pretty much spotless now and I love it!
We are taking family walks.
We participate in “Take Out Tuesday” every week to support our local food places.
I was able to buy a trampoline from an old high school friend. We set it up and I am able to see my daughter using it while I sit at my table and work. She LOVES being outside. She even zooms on that thing!
My husband and I love to sit on our porch in our rocking chairs and enjoy the world. We have a river across the street and it adds a nice backdrop.
When we go out we make as few trips as possible. We know that using a face mask is essential, so we have our masks on. We also have the financial means to continue our life as usual.
With that all said…I know not everyone is as blessed as I am. Many people are facing real hardships. I wish I could give you all a hug….but a hug is not going to pay your bills or keep food on your tables. For those struggling, I hope you find the relief you need.
Friends…this will not last forever. Even the Spanish Flu of 1918 died out the summer of 1919. Our normal may forever be changed but I hope on the other side of this we are all the better for it. Look out for each other and try to find the positive where you can.