it has been forty days...

ish…. Since my last post about what we have been doing during quarantine. Forty days. Forty nights.

What have we been doing? Well, what have we all been doing? In our house we have been cleaning, walking, playing on screens far too much, working out, getting take out to you know, balance the working out, doing school work with or without working ipads, dressing alike, having pizza parades, eating bad junk food, virtual tutoring, kitty cuddles, bedroom forts, reading, more take out, socially distant walks with my sister, picnics, flowers, chalk drawings, mask wearing, socially distant Rita's with friends, Nera had her surgery, more bad food and more working out, trashing our back yard, dyeing the tips of my hair red, zoom meetings upon zoom meetings, fishing, eating, more eating, more cuddles, chasing sunsets whenever I can, birthday parades, food trucks, more take out and bad weather and more flowers, beer, a fortieth birthday for a friend, socially distant family hangs in the driveway, tie dye all the things, chores, watching the pool being dug, more socially distant family driveway hangs, a newly fixed laptop, the pool as it stands now, the kids getting lost in the woods, eating more food, more picnics, and seeing my family whenever we can. 

So basically, we are surviving, not thriving.

our socially distant mother’s day

It sure feels a bit weird to be dusting off this little space with an update... it has been almost a month after all, which has never happened once in the six (?!) years since I started blogging.... And then our personal computer decided to just tap out a few weeks ago so I am using my daughter's laptop newly refurbished by my dad.... big things happening. But then not. Life is a bit like a hamster wheel these days. We wake up. Fold laundry. Empty dishes. Have coffee. Set up the kid's schoolwork for the day.... work out. Shower. Chores. Check their work to be sure they are doing what they should be doing and helping Letty with all the stuff she needs help with... And then hopefully getting outside for a few hours before showers, dinner and a movie. That is about it. Oh and maybe sprinkle in a half a dozen zoom calls. And I am just so very tired of it. 

So last Sunday was Mother's Day. Matt woke me up at a reasonable hour (one good thing to come out of quarantine... my kids now stay peacefully in their rooms until 7 am at which point they ninja their way downstairs where they then play quietly with their iPads) with coffee and thin pancakes and some homemade cards from the kids... as well as a totally applicable t-shirt to remember the times... He did all the things for me as he tends to do... We spent most of the day just hanging out within these four walls.... what else is there these days?