One of my neighbors is a photographer and has been taking “socially distant” porch photos of families over the past week. Funds raised go to our local school foundation. We’ve been doing our best to support local groups feeding kids, local groups feeding healthcare workers, shopping local and getting takeout from local restaurants once a week. This was such a fun activity and a way to capture these historic and strange times, while giving back at the same time.
We dressed in our typical “shelter at home” attire to appropriately capture this time. Honey and Whit have been walking the golf course behind our house almost every evening. John continues to do lacrosse drills and work on his rebounder. Both boys log a staggering number of hours on the xbox as we have pretty much lifted all restrictions there. And, as for me, it’s athleisure all day until my pjs go on at night. Elsa is my constant companion, but that’s nothing new.
While I have thrown myself into trying to keep our time at home positive and to celebrate all of the things we normally would have (while working and sort of monitoring school work), Honey has been our emotional rock. <3
We wrapped up our mini session with this fun one. The pictures were on our last day of Spring Break, what would have been our last day on the slopes in Vail. We threw on our ski jackets and posed for our Spring Break 2020 shot.
I am sharing these not to make light of the situation, but to share some light we found in the situation. We will have been sheltering at home for 5 weeks come Friday. My boys have missed out on so much at school and in sports. I hate that they are the “seniors” of their respective schools and won’t ever get that closure or those festivities. Honey is working harder than ever, thankfully, while I have pretty much lost my job (but must continue to work to undo so many plans.) We missed our ski trip and I’m sure our Disney Cruise & Disney World trip will be cancelled any day now. We’ve eaten way too much and have enjoyed more happy hours than I care to admit (we’ve put a spin on the freshman 15, calling it the covid 19). In the grand scheme of things, our role is easy and small and far from monumental. But some days are hard, like really hard. Most days are fine. And a few have been extremely memorable and randomly fun. I pray for our country and our leaders and the heroes on the frontline. I hope we can weather this storm and come out changed for the better. <3
Puzzle of the Day
Yesterday’s answer: 042
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED