It would appear that 2020 is in no hurry to take it easy on us. Like everyone else, life has been a series of one step forward and two steps back, making the urge to wallow and whinge strong. But we know better. We’ve learned to look for the things bringing us joy in the little moments. It’s the only way to battle the blahs … Continue reading 5 Things Bringing Me Joy Right Now.
When I look back on this time someday, these are the things I hope to remember. Not how Facebook was driving me crazy or how much I hate group texts or how much I miss that sense of normalcy that we’ve always taken for granted. I want to remember the beautiful moments that we found when we were forced to slow down and focus on … Continue reading wordless wednesday | pictures of june
Summer vacation started a couple of weeks ago but for the most part nothing has changed. Despite some restrictions being lifted in town, we’re still mostly staying at home and trying to keep busy and avoid the news. Oh wait, that last part is just me. That said, with school work out of the way and my husband back at work, we’ve had more time … Continue reading Summer Vacation: Stuck at Home Still Edition
People keep talking about the new normal we’re going to have to adjust to when things start to open back up. I have mixed feelings about this phrase because I have mixed feelings about what life in quarantine has been like. The things I will miss and the things I won’t miss if and when life starts to resemble before. Before quarantine I would stop … Continue reading Before and After. Thoughts on life before quarantine and “new normals”
I just finished creating a summer reading challenge for 2020 because my kids have ONE WEEK LEFT of distance learning before our summer break begins! Is anyone else baffled by how fast and how slow quarantine seems to go at the same exact time? My kids are counting down the days and I’m trying to get a game plan put together so that we don’t … Continue reading Summer Reading BINGO 2020 | Free Printable
It’s week 3576 of quarantine or something like that and by now the kids are keeping busy with their school’s distance learning and my hubby is busy working from home in the office and everything is closed and all my plans are cancelled. So apart from cleaning stuff and cooking dinner, I have very little to actually do for the majority of the day. Is … Continue reading Keeping busy, staying sane, staying home.
It’s Thursday so it’s time to link up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. How has your week been? Here are the different prompts to choose from this week: 1. Attempt a craft or recipe you saw on Pinterest, how did it turn out? 2. Write about how you keep busy during a “quarantine.” Is your daily schedule affected much at all? 3. Show us a … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Homeschooling, Week One
It’s time for Top 5 Tuesday hosted by Bionic Bookworm and we’re still making our way through the alphabet challenge. Today I’m sharing some favorite light reads for these tough times. I was talking to a friend about how my book club pick this month has been tough to get into because it’s even heavier than reality right now. If you are also in need of something … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday Alphabet Challenge: Light Reads for Tough Times (PQRST)