Tag: coronavirus

Saturday Surprise: creating a tradition in pandemic times

Saturday Surprise: creating a tradition in pandemic times
To state the obvious, shelter-in-place is wearing on me. I miss my friends. I am done exercising by myself. I yearn for hugs so much that I had a dream about embracing random people. But every time I want to complain during this pandemic, I remind myself how truly good my life is. As I write this, family members of George Floyd are planning a funeral. Not only was his death unjust and unnecessary, but he and his family will be robbed of a "normal" service, due to the coronavirus. This past month, Ahmaud Arbery's mom did not decorate his home with balloons or plan a Zoom call with family on his birthday. She mourned him. Others honored him by walking or running 2.23 miles. Friends of ours have lost spouses and parents to COVID and non-COVID related illnesses. None of them have gotten to experience the full grieving process, surrounded by loved ones. So, yeah: I'll remove my complaint of "boredom" from the pity pile...

Second grader quarantine life

This is me and my family. I'm holding a leprechaun who is named Liam, and he comes every year during St. Patrick's season.
This post is about what I have been doing during quarantine. There are also some pictures so you don’t have to visualize. (Trust me, there’s no way you’re going to be able to visualize the best cupcake on Earth.)

Coronavirus won't ruin my birthday

Coronavirus won't ruin my birthday
If you have a birthday coming up, I hope that you can still find ways to make it fun. Here are 12 ways that I'm celebrating this year:...
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My COVID Coping Plan

My COVID Coping Plan
"Coping" sounds a little dramatic to me, because I have it better than most. I'm used to my kids being at home, and my husband will now join us- AND keep earning a salary. We live in a house with a yard, so we can escape each other. No one is on any medications or has allergies. We're not in the stage in our lives where we'll be missing out on high school or college memories, weddings, or big travel. I feel very grateful. But, I'm me, so I also feel much more sane and safe with a PLAN. God bless the moms and teachers out there who are creating and sharing content for our kids. We will all adapt and overcome with this e-learning in place. There are so many good ideas out there, so this post will contain a structure for implementation, plus a few creative ways to connect with people without physically being around them. Weekday Schedule (explanations at bottom; outside time based on hourly weather)...