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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
- 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.
The university I work for closed for two days last week and will be online for faculty and students once they return from spring break. Staff are still required to report for work and I’ve spent the past 2.5 weeks preparing web pages for the switch to virtual learning. Let me tell you, I am pretty wiped out and haven’t had much time for anything.
My daughter’s school is closed and going online soon as well as her college course. My son’s spring break was extended by two weeks but here’s what was impacted:
- Choir concerts, cancelled
- Theatre festival, cancelled
- Theatre showcase, cancelled
- Rehearsals, cancelled
- All school trips, cancelled
- Prom, cancelled
- My son lost BOTH of his campus jobs for next quarter
High school ministry will be held virtually today. I need to pop-on shortly.
Everyone is supposed to be practicing social distancing to flatten the curve of spread but so many continue to go out in groups thinking this is a party or something. THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED for a reason, do not take your kids out to the movies in large groups. Use common sense.
Plus, getting everyday supplies is a challenge as many of you know. I purchased pantry items three weeks ago, ahead of the need. This helped. We went to the market late Friday night and did well because that market had their employees working overtime to keep the shelves stocked as much as possible. I really appreciated that and told them so.
I plan to hit work tomorrow but I suspect we will be working remotely as soon as all the logistical stuff is setup.
Book club was cancelled for this week.
The Hub is already stir crazy just because I asked him to NOT go to the gym.
We have all this time to read but I cannot focus right now.
We watched Outbreak. We watched a really good movie called The Case for Christ. We are still working our way through The Crown and The Walking Dead.
New Things I’ve Tried:
Nothing I can think of.
- So glad I prepped weeks ago
- Happy to have technology as an option for meeting
How are you all doing with all if this? It seems so surreal.