It’s Friday, the first Friday of our “stay-at-home” COVID-19 order. I hope this finds you all safe & well ~ Here are my random 5 for today~
1 ) Being home is fine with me & Hubbs ~ we are both more introverted than not and home is our happy place. He’s wandering around, suffering from sports-withdrawal and is our resident news hawk. Reading is my escape. When it all gets too much, and it does, I turn off the 24/7 coverage and jump head-first into a book.
Lesson: both of us being home full-time has been a good practice run for retirement.
2 ) It’s been a week since I got sick, and 10 days for Hubbs. We’re still coughing and appetites are slowly returning. We’ve noshed on soups and omelettes, fruit and coffee. Beef noodle vegetable was on the lunch menu yesterday and, because I come from a family of 7, I made enough for us, neighbors + some to freeze. 🙂
Lesson: Yeah I could pare it back but neighbors are happy and the freezer is stocked. All good.
3 ) I feel for the parents, home now full-time with kids, while worrying about safety, finances, job security, etc. I say build a fort, play a board game, draw pictures, and cook together. Let them get bored, it’s OK. Kids don’t need to learn a new language or master advanced math right now, they just need you.
Lesson: Do what you need to do & keep a sense of humor – for the best parent tweets about Social Distancing click here .
4 ) Benefits of staying home:
- It takes me no time at all to get ready for work 🙂
- I’m working longer hours and on back-to-back calls
- No need to pack a lunch, I’m only 15 steps from the kitchen and the cook’s pretty good 🙂
- Trying to avoid the “Quarantine 15”
- Lesson ~
- I love being home, I still enjoy working, and I miss being able to go out when I want
- The lesson for me is that there’s always a lesson in there (Thanks Mom)
5 ) It’s a crazy, scary surreal time. We’ll get through it. After all, many of us grew up using this:
Lesson – we are a (mostly) hearty bunch and a strong nation ~It might take a while but we’ll come back from this.
So how are you holding up?