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Sunday Matters: It Continues

Sunday Matters

This is challenging time for many of us. I just keep telling people how weird I feel. It feels good to be home and to live a simple life. It does. I think it’s hysterically funny that my word for 2020 is GATHER. I wanted to cut my schedule down to something more manageable and I think I’ve succeeded but I certainly didn’t expect it to go to this extreme. Some think we will be living this way for months.

Right Now:

We watched online church earlier in the week. Later, I meet with my high school group in a Zoom room. They wanted to try video this time. That means I need to actually do my hair.

The rest of the day will be doing much of what you are doing. I was wondering if taking my daughter for driving practice would be okay if we don’t stop anywhere. We are under a “safe at home” order.

This Week:

I am working from home but online classes start at the university this week so I suspect it will be very busy. I’ve actually been swamped so I’m anticipating it getting much busier.

Reading:

For the past two weeks, my reading has suffered and you know how well I was doing in that area. It was the combination of work craziness, a book I could not get into, and my need to keep checking news feeds. I simply could not focus, but I finally finished the one book and just picked up The Woman in the Dark. One of the students in my group dropped it off for me!

Watching:

Oh man, The Walking Dead got really good.

The Crown, still good but kind of dark. Not as light and amusing.

New Things I’ve Tried:

On a supply run, I picked this up. Notice how it’s mostly gone. It’s so yummy.

Grateful for:

  • Being able to work from home
  • A decent stocked pantry
  • Extra time with the pup and girl (Hub still working)
  • Friends who are staying behind with my son at school

It seems like the situation changes hourly. I feel pretty good one moment but then a little antsy the next. I’m glad I have you guys to connect with.

COVID-19 – March 19, 2020

Social Distancing
Photo Credit: CalMatters

These are strange, strange times. I feel the need to document some of it because heck, did we ever think something like this would actually happen? Sure, we’ve READ about it, but even now, it’s happening and it still feels utterly surreal.

The other day while driving to work, there was a bus full of people wearing masks. It was a strange sight. Something you see elsewhere but not here. Plus, my drive to work that morning had me sharing the road with just a handful of drivers. The the lack of traffic was enjoyable but also strange.

Today, is my first day working from home. It’s been too crazy at work to even consider it before today but yesterday, there were only about ten people I could see  on a large university campus and again, it was strange.

I see social distancing, but I also see loads of kids playing with each other at the park. I also see large groups gathering for coffee. The stores are a challenge. I mean, at some point you have to go into one and then you encounter more people.

Restaurants are closed to dining in. Gyms are closed. Libraries are closed. So glad I can utilize Overdrive. Dental appointments made six months ago cancelled. One good thing, Netflix Party.

The daughter is upstairs doing her classes online. I am downstairs working and there is an ethernet cable hanging down from the loft to my computer. It’s all so strange.

How are you doing?