Outside My Window: there is snow on the ground because Mother Nature thinks she is very very funny. The kids asked for a snow day this year. Does this count?
In all seriousness, this is supposed to be our Spring Break but like everyone else across the globe it seems, we are inside self quarantined indefinitely due to the Coronavirus situation. I have no idea when the kids will be able to return to school or we’ll be able to do little things like dine in a restaurant or see a movie. Trying to accept this new normal one day at a time.
We are very lucky to be relatively comfortable in this chaos. We are all healthy at the moment, we have enough food and my husband will be able to work from home. Currently my biggest problem is the care and keeping of a family of introverts.
I Am Hearing: the hum of the dishwasher in the kitchen and the kids upstairs playing with Legos because I’m a genius. Or a person with online access to geniuses.
I am Thinking: way too much really. I’m oscillating between everything’s fine and remembering something else we’ll need to reschedule. Karate classes have gone digital. The big piano recital is cancelled. The big end of year 8th grade trip is hovering in a state of uncertainty. My son turns 14 in 3 weeks and I’m not sure when we’ll officially celebrate with people other than our little foursome.
I am Reading: The Alice Network with my book club which is doing a decent job of putting things in perspective. While I worry about missing out on coffee with school moms, the characters in my book are dealing with world wars and espionage and the unfair treatment of women in the 1910’s-1940’s.
I’m also reading Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel on my Kindle and it’s almost laughable how timely it has found me. Of course my overthinking has taken on a more serious tone than usual, but the advice in the book has been helpful and often feels like Anne has been listening in on my conversations or something.
Week Recap: it’s been a weird week so far, that’s for sure! Going to the grocery store now constitutes an outing and alone time. We’ve watched Captain America, Toy Story 1 and 2, High School Musical 2 and 3 and we’re halfway through Season 6 of Doctor Who. We pulled out the telescope Monday night and went for a hike yesterday that seriously kicked my butt. I’ve been cleaning up a storm, finally filing a bunch of old bills, cleaning and decluttering the kitchen and the office. Planning to play Pandemic tonight with the kids because I can’t resist.
I’m looking forward to: things getting back to normal someday but also kind of enjoying the forced slow down. We’ll see how I feel about it next week though when the novelty has worn off.