Tuesday, March 24th
Another quiet day. I got a good chunk of website design done and little man has been content watching educational TV in the mornings. There is a “new normal” emerging here. I’m getting some serious progress made on my movie project too. We watched Starship Troopers last night. Review to come soon! I wish I was reading more, but honestly – this hasn’t given me more time because I now have the little man underfoot all day. Less focus, more distractions are my world for the foreseeable future. It’s okay. It’s clear there’s nothing I can do to change it, so why fret?
We went bear hunting as a family and had some success:
If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, here’s an explanation:
The really big deal today is we have officially been ordered by those in charge to “shelter in place”. Needless to say, there are a lot of people freaking out about this. It’s already happened in other parts of our state, as well as all over the country. In short, they just don’t want us in groups. They want us to stay home and chill out for thirty (30) days. We’ve already been doing this for the last week, so it’s really nothing new in our home.
We are contemplating a grocery trip on Monday or Tuesday next week. We are almost out of flour and every recipe I want to do contains bell peppers. (I know, weird, right?) We’ve started a grocery list and will meal plan for two weeks sometime over the weekend. We could go today. If we’re being honest though, we’re scared to go out and don’t really want to. We might, for the first time ever, have our groceries delivered. Or do a pickup. We’ll see as we start to run out of more things.
Like so many others, I’m still feeling very emotional about this situation. I’m fine – or even content with the status quo of being stuck at home with my family, and then suddenly I’m not. I cried last night thinking about all my friends who own small businesses and who are suffering right now. I’m even worried about the medium sized businesses we have. Will they make it thru this? So many lives have been turned upside down. No one can escape it. I wish there was more I could do. I don’t know what that is right now, but I’ve no doubt there will be opportunity, eventually, to help somehow.
In the news today:
- Our state is up to 98 cases now. We’ve had our second death from it too.
- We have our first case in our county.