Just Stay Home – Day 1

Maybe this is why I renewed my WordPress?

Day 1 of ?!

I got up at a semi-normal time given that I didn’t have to get my kid up for school. School is now apparently optional and starting optional things at 7:30 am feels wrong.

Walked dogs and noted that the sun is shining and it does not look at all like the world is falling apart if you just stand in my driveway and point your face into the wind.

Drank coffee and researched buying books from independent bookstores online. Independent bookstores are quite expensive. I will have to mull that one over.

Took a shower and put on “staying home” clothes, but also did makeup and hair as if I might see other people today. I will not.

Jack woke up and commented on the weirdness yet normalness of things. Noted his schoolwork is all optional. Gave me a hug. Went back to sleep.

Work is just normal work since I WAH anyway – but things are quiet for a Monday. This is ok with me.

Placed an order for Thrive Market for random healthy baking supplies that won’t arrive for 2 weeks.

Ordered paint by number kits so we have a project to work on.

Saw a link to a Covid19 dashboard for my county which reassuringly says only 4 people are currently presumably impacted (since we aren’t currently testing people this is the best we can do I guess.)

My parents are back after cutting their 1 month annual trip to Arizona short to get ahead of travel shut downs. We are going to meet in the driveway so they can get Angus back home (their dog) and I dunno, bump elbows or something.

My daughter, Amanda, is about to start her return journey from LA. She was there for the semester and doing an internship she totally loved but they cut it short and told her to go home amidst threats that travel from CA would be shut down. Her dad flew out this morning and they will start driving back tomorrow morning. I hope the journey is uneventful.

We were supposed to be spending Easter Break out there – going to Universal Studios (where she has a season pass she used exactly once), staying in Ventura and learning to surf (not me, but my brother and all of these big kids). That trip was cancelled last week – and despite how much I know it was the right thing to do I cried amidst cancel-clicks. Doing the right thing sucks a lot sometimes.

Jack was supposed to have two choir trips – one next weekend and one in late April. They have now both been cancelled. This was, as with all of the cancellations, the right call. But still suuuucccckkkkkssss.

Went with my friend for a walk outside around her neighborhood. We are on a 4 day streak and hope to keep it up as much as the weather allows. We stayed far apart, I didn’t go into her house. Anti-social socializing at its finest.

After dinner I am going to make myself do a meditation to slow down my problem-solving brain that can’t really solve this particular problem. Then I will read. Then I will sleep.

I usually write funny things and this feels super anti-funny – but it’s Day 1 and it’s scary and boring at the same time.

I hope I never have anything more dramatic to say about this situation.

I hope it stays boring.

I hope no one else gets sick.

I hope it feels like we did too much.

About Kristen

Me: Kristen, more than 40-something (don't make me face the number), suburban mom of 2, working girl, therapeutic writer, proprietor of an emptying nest Addictions: Iced Coffee, FOMO resulting in twitchy compulsion to check FB/Instagram/Pinterest in an unending loop, texting, hugging my one child while Snapchatting the other and yelling at my dog

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