I remind myself daily that we have a lot to be grateful for. In this pandemic, we are what is referred to as "best case scenario." Meaning we can work from home, have job security, have enough food to eat, internet to support working and learning from home. I repeat, best case scenario. So as … Continue reading What to be grateful for?
So glad to get some good news this week. Mothers' Day is always a trigger for me. My mom died the Wednesday after Mother's Day, and this will be the 5 year anniversary of her death. Want to know the good news? Let's start with the teen girl's big news. She got into Eno River … Continue reading Finally some good news
I have only been doing the every other week grocery run and curbside pick ups outside of the house for the past month, but yesterday I had to make an impromptu trip to guess where? The post office... to get our special arrival of back yard chickens! If you read my last post, we are … Continue reading Leaving the house is so strange
Well, we made it another week. Here are some highlights and plans for moving forward. The teens started shooting at cans with a BB gun. I guess this is more of a healthy way to rebel than injecting Lysol spray to kill the COVID virus. I cannot even believe I just typed that sentence. I … Continue reading Shelter in place – week 4
Well, we made it another week with the COVID craziness. I think we might actually be getting into somewhat of a routine. The husband does a grocery run early in the week, and then we supplement with curbside pick ups and grocery delivery. And lots and lots of Amazon deliveries. I felt guilty at first, … Continue reading Shelter in place – week 3
What an up and down week so far. Warning, this is a longish post. But honestly, what else do you have to do other than read it? It started with a lot of yard work. Check out some of my handiwork in the feature photo. Think lots of weeding and spreading pine needles....and our giant … Continue reading Shelter in place – week 2
We are nearing the end of week one of our shelter in place order in North Carolina. I have been doing much better about keeping myself on a schedule, but today has not been a good day. The teens are on spring break, which means the teen boy has literally not left his bed except … Continue reading Shelter in place – week one
Wow, so much has changed since my last post. COVID-19 is here to stay for the long term. It looks like online school will be the format for longer than 3 weeks. I am officially working from home for the duration (think writing and recording virtual Girl Scout meetings and other curriculum development). And it … Continue reading The new normal
What a week is an understatement. First up, the COVID-19 virus has schools shutting down and most Americans are now practicing what is being termed social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. My kids will be doing online learning for at least the next 3 weeks. Here are some other not so fun … Continue reading What a week
I am usually first in line for early voting. I have my sample ballot ready with all of my choices selected, but not this primary. I am a little embarrassed to report that I have been avoiding all politics for quite a while. My over anxious brain just could not process what I would read … Continue reading Who to vote for?