Corona Virus Quarantine Day #118: Rinse and Repeat: July 17, 2020

Corona Virus Quarantine Day #118: Rinse and Repeat: July 17, 2020:

My day was a little groundhogs day again.  I did a zoom workout, played kickball, fished and made and cleaned several meals…yep, just like all the ones that came before it!

When this all started we were all doing something new.  Cooking new recipes, doing new art projects, watching new shows…in the beginning of this we all had a little fun doing these things.  Sure we were stressed to be home schooling our kids and maybe even drank an extra glass of wine at night as a result, but we were relishing in the slow down, the extra time, the new things.

Now school’s been kicked back and people are angry.  Stressed.  Anxious.

Rightfully so.  The inability to plan what school looks like for our kids or how working parents go back to work without a game plan for their young kids is indeed stressful.

It’s easy to get sucked into the negativity and that’s not a criticism.  I’m right there too at times.

I think everyone is teetering between desperately wanting their kids to be back in school and playing sports and having activities and praying that doing these things is actually the right and safest thing for our kids.  The truth is…no one really knows what to do, including the experts.

So, in the meantime the experts, the scientists, are trying to give us the answers we want, but this virus just won’t play nice.

I don’t envy the people making the decisions.  I don’t envy my administration team (or anyone’s at any school) because they are going to all make decisions that don’t satisfy everyone and quite frankly they’ve been working their tails off.

So today, I want to encourage everyone to try something new.  Let’s go back to the days where we tried to make the best of a bad situation.  Isn’t that what our parents taught us to do? As someone I deeply respect says a lot “the great ones adjust”.  I’m going to try my hardest to be a great one and continue to adjust to this craziness.  So…if you have any awesome new ideas please share them.  We could all use a refresh button at this point!

I’d love to hear what others are doing to fill the time.  So if you have something worth sharing, please do!  If I come up with anything new and awesome I will share it with you!

Until then, I am going to continue to pray for an end to this horrible virus.  I will continue to pray that we can send our kids to school safely and that they will be on the fields and courts playing the games they love with their friends…safely.  I’m going to pray for all those families with kids or loved ones who are immunosuppressed year round. We are all getting a taste of what the flu season is like for them every year.

BUT…most of all, I’m going to try to remain positive with my own children and the teenagers I “see” via zoom 4 times a week because that is what they need in my humble opinion.  They need…Hope.

As Andy Dufrense says in one of the best movies ever made “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

So for now…I’m gonna go with that!  Stay well!

The fishing just keeps on keeping on.  They caught a “baby bass” today and were pretty excited about it.  Logan said “this guy had to have been born like 2 days ago.”  I agree!  They have such fun out there.

For some reason Fletcher wanted to eat dinner on Finley’s lap today.  I’m pretty sure it started as an argument over who got to sit in that chair and both of them being stubborn just sat there together.  They laughed and chatted the whole meal. It was pretty darn sweet.




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