Our new routine, Day 25

Our new routine, Day 25

Tuesday, April 7 I’ve always heard it takes 21 days to create a new habit, and after 25 days of social distancing, we are finally starting to get into a routine. I’ve always said that I like change, but I struggle with transitions. That has definitely been...
Singing the same song, Day 24

Singing the same song, Day 24

Monday, April 6 The highlight of my work week is on Monday morning when the staff at the ministry where I work come together for a time of worship. For the past few weeks since we started working from home, we’ve been meeting together virtually on our computers. Our...
Being lonely vs. being alone, Day 23

Being lonely vs. being alone, Day 23

Sunday, April 5 Today was the fourth Sunday in a row that we have been part of a church service online, rather than in person. During the service that we were watching, the pastor asked everyone to go on Facebook Live and type the words, “You are not...
Gymnasts at sunset, Day 22

Gymnasts at sunset, Day 22

Saturday, April 4 Today’s activities included taking walks with Cooper, painting Alayna’s bedroom and getting caught up with friends on a long Zoom call. At the end of the day, it looked like we would have a nice sunset. I asked the girls if they would be...
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...