Day 52 – I want answers

My friend and I went walking today and had a discussion about balancing short term impact (people getting sick) and long term impact (mostly economic and emotional damage due to being out of life for ever and ever – also death, which has pretty long term implications.)

We came to no conclusions of course. Both of us are pretty committed to keeping our parents safe and I’d like an answer that avoids as much bad on both fronts as possible.

Where is that answer?

As things “open” I’m just going to sit back for a few months and watch the folks who are super frantic to get back out there and see how that goes for them.

Canaries in my coal mine if you will.

In a commitment to living the safe life for the long term we installed our mask rack this evening.

Now we can grab a mask just like you would grab a jacket (jacket hooks are on the opposite side of this wall.)

Like a jacket for your face.

We also went for another family walk around the block which was nice. This is an excellent upgrade to our routine which mostly involves them sleeping a lot and me trying really hard to wake them up so I can feed them.

I am very much enjoying all of this quality (the part where they are awake is quality) time with my children. I was working on getting my head around the empty nest situation when this all started and I think I’m going to have a extra tough time now when I have to give them both back to the world.

I want to be a lot cooler about that than I am but all of this is just making me a lot less cool about a lot of things.

Luckily I’ll have this little stalker to keep me company.

We missed the opportunity to get her taco suit 🌮 out for Cinco de Mayo. Oops.

Stay cool(er than me) and hang in there :)

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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