My new April planner, Day 19

My new April planner, Day 19

Wednesday, April 1 The past few days have been much more difficult than usual. As the kids wrapped up spring break and did their best to start online learning this week, the realization has set in that this is our new reality for the foreseeable future. We know school...
Behind the masks, Day 18

Behind the masks, Day 18

Tuesday, March 31 Today was the first time I made a trip to Costco since we began social distancing 18 days ago. Back on Day One, I wrote about my husband’s experience waiting in long lines and the rush to grab paper towels. I wasn’t sure what to expect...
A storm is coming, Day 17

A storm is coming, Day 17

Monday, March 30 For the past few days, it has felt like we could see dark storm clouds moving toward us from a distance. And finally, they are here. Drops of rain are starting to fall around us as we hear about people we know who are directly impacted by the COVID-19...
Thirty more days, Day 16

Thirty more days, Day 16

Sunday, March 29 President Trump announced today that he is recommending an extension of the coronavirus shutdown until April 30. I think Cooper expresses what we all are feeling at the moment:   *** Read my past posts: Life is canceled: Day Zero What does this mean...
Are we taking this seriously? Day 15

Are we taking this seriously? Day 15

Saturday, March 28 I’ve always been the opposite of a germaphobe. I’ve always encouraged my kids to get dirty. We don’t buy antibacterial soap. I don’t take my kids to the doctor unless they are extremely ill. I avoid taking antibiotics or...
Two weeks down, Day 14

Two weeks down, Day 14

Friday, March 27 On Day 14 of social distancing, I wrote a silly poem and took a photo of chocolate chip cookies. What day is it? What time is it? What month is it? What hour? We’ve been at home for two weeks now we’re losing our brain power. Sneezing,...
Dogs in the fog, Day 12

Dogs in the fog, Day 12

I am creating an online journal during the Coronavirus social distancing so I can look back and remember how my thoughts and actions might change during this time. This is Day 12. Wednesday, March 25 When people ask me how our family is handling social distancing, I...