|We wandered around here about 10 days ago, lots of space!|
My oldest is still working and college-online-schooling away from us, which I am less than thrilled with, but Oldest feels lucky to still have a job, even if it is with the public at a grocery store. We have a plan for coming home in case of illness. This over-protective mom wants everybody HOME, and is a mite jealous of everybody else who has their college kids at home where they can see them, but such is not the case right now. So I sewed some fabric masks for Oldest to wear at work...
16yo will be 17 this week, and our birthday plans have narrowed down to watching a movie on Discord with a cousin, and having pie, instead of the piñata party with friends we'd been planning. Instead we'll have a post-quarantine piñata party?
I've also gotten WAY behind on my blog posting and reading; I have something like 300 posts in my reader. I spend so much time staring at the screen while working that I don't seem to have time for other screen-stuff. Somehow we are watching LESS TV, I don't even know how that works. I think 16yo is so sick of parental faces by the end of the day that all she wants to do is go draw in her room.
For a data point, while the stores here have had all the TP bought, and the flour is gone and so is the deli meat, I would say that for the most part it hasn't been too bad here. The stores have not been entirely denuded as in some of the photos I've seen, and have mostly been able to restock fairly well. I think this is probably because we're a smaller city and also we had the fire just 18 months ago, so maybe we're jaded. The shelves of bottled water are half-empty, but they're not totally empty. (When I commented to Oldest that this isn't cholera and we all have perfectly good tap water, I was told: "When scary things happen, people buy water. It's a fundamental law of grocery.")
I take a lot of walks, sometimes 3 per day. Luckily I like walking! So we are doing okay. We struggle with the quarantine blahs, but we are very fortunate to be here in our town, and employed, and healthy so far. I hope you are too.