Home for the Holidays

Usually, I am pretty obsessive when it comes to decorating for Christmas or decorating for anything for that matter. When the Christmas bins come out, I usually take hours to sort through, combining old and new decorations, trying to come up with picture perfect arrangements. Sometimes I take days to sit and look at things…

Weathering the Storm

I have to admit, after writing my last post toting about the “positives” of our current global situation, it has been pretty difficult to stay positive. There are good and bad days. The bar for the “good” days has been set pretty low. I talked to a loved one on the phone, video chatted with…

Piecing Together the Positives

We have started week two of "social distancing" and "staying and working at home" because of Coronavirus. The only time we have left the house is to go to the grocery store to get what is left on the shelves while sharing anxious glances with everyone else there. We come home to be surrounded by…

Senioritis-20

A new version of the illness, "Senioritis,"specific to those in the graduating class of 2020. Symptoms include: Crying at the disappointment of lost opportunities- show choir competitions, performances, club meetings, dances, athletic events, rights of passage, and general social opportunities with friendsGuilt about feeling sad when others in the world are in much more difficult…

Corona Cynicism

In the last 48 hours, my school district has cancelled school for two weeks (oh wait... now three weeks, tomorrow it will probably be five) my governor has closed all restaurants, bars, gyms and any other place where more than 25 people would gather. And the rehab where my father is staying locally for PT…

Mom Guilt

We are currently battling the flu in our house. Technically, so far my youngest daughter is the only one that is diagnosed, but the rest of us are teetering on the edge with inconsistent symptoms. Four days after her flu diagnosis, I ended having to take her to doctor again to find out it progressed…