Hump Day - life is settling into a routine
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
There isn't much new or exciting to report. I miss my students and it is small consolation knowing that we are all doing well and most likely will survive whatever comes out way.
I have healthy food, good books, my Kindle and my pets. My sweet son goes out regularly to pick up necessities a couple times a week. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, he gets water for our humidifier and special treats that he thinks that I will enjoy. Sometimes they are new fruits of vegetables that we don't normally get. Other times they are a sweet treat like the new salted caramel Milky Way he brought me today. It comes in two pieces and the wrapper says to twist the wrapper so it can be eaten at 2 different times. He knows I have a special fondness for salted caramel. He has been consistent with alternating meatless meals every other day and helping to cut portion sizes too. I don't think I am gaining weight despite the freedom to nibble all day long.
I really miss the routine of school but especially miss my students. As crazy as they were making me, I miss every single one of them. I miss their quirks and that they love the teacher. I miss my co-workers even though they sometimes drive me crazy.
I miss the freedom to go wherever I want, when I want and however I want, but am not going to be stupid and risk exposure or spreading this nasty virus. I am one of the selfish ones who is not planning to give up my life to save the economy. I have more faith than that. God has plans to resolve both our lives and the economy if it becomes necessary.
Be blessed and enjoy the opportunity to share extra time and love with your family. Remember all the times when you wished life would slow down so you could spend more time with family. Remember that if you aren't in forced confinement, your efforts as an essential worker are never going to be forgotten by all of us who are depending on you now. We appreciate your service and truly depend on you and all your co-workers who put yourselves at risk for us. Remember that we pray for you and your families and for this situation to end sooner rather than later!
Take time to be grateful for what you have and for those who serve to help us stay safe!