Well, here we go. Life has served up a perfect opportunity to practice the “power of positive thinking”, “reframing negatives”, finding the good in crappy situations and all of the stuff I have been working on over the past few years. 🙂
We have embarked on a full blown quarantine around here, after having very recent close contact with a COVID + person(s) . That’s really all I’m going to say about it here, because while I share A LOT on this blog (and hopefully you all appreciate that), talking about family/friends’ personal medical situations of any kind steps firmly over a line for me.
I will say that I currently feel:
- exasperated! I was supposed to get dose #2 of vaccine today, and Ivan just got his first last week. Feels like we were soooooo close to being “out of the woods”, hypothetically.
I also made the mistake just last week of thinking, “Well, at least now the kids only have a couple months left of school, really, and odds are looking great that they’ll be able to finish out the year without any further issues.” (Even the local public schools have reopened in some capacity now, so I feel overall quite optimistic that there won’t be any more full “school closings” this year.)
We are all disappointed about returning yet again to virtual school, and Ethan is REALLY disappointed about missing soccer. The real outdoor season was supposed to start this week (last night, actually), with 3x/ week practices, a scrimmage on Thursday, and tournaments very soon on the horizon. 😦
BUT! Wallowing never changed a situation, now did it.
We will embrace some more “family time”, which, in all honesty, has been very decreased lately compared to last year at this time during the whole lockdown thing. I guess April has decided to be a recurring “family unity” month for us. Ha.
We also watched Netflix’s “Yes Day”, which was very cute and entertaining!! Jennifer Garner is the perfect movie mom. LOL! Definitely recommend the movie to anyone!
Also, here are a couple pics from our quiet little solo Easter:
I am grateful for working from home.