This was a tough week at our house. Maybe because with Easter behind us we no longer have anything to look forward to. Or maybe because the longer the “Stay Home” order remains in place the more obviously catastrophic it becomes and the less it’s arbitrary and capricious nature and enforcement can be overlooked. Or maybe because we spent hours up hours pouring over PPP loan documents and still have more questions than answers. Or maybe because it WON’T STOP SNOWING. Or maybe we are just sick of staying home. But, whatever the reason, everyone here struggled a bit this week.
Still, despite the general malaise, there were a number of things that made me smile this week:
- Dyeing Easter Eggs – An annual family tradition, except for last year because we were in Disney (sob, sob), and one that has become much more fun as the kids get older and more independent. At the end of the session no one was stained green and purple and we only had one spill this year. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon. Plus, it’s just much more fun to eat colored hard-boiled eggs. Do you think it would be weird to keep this tradition going over the next few weeks?
- Cleaning Supplies & Paper Products – Yup, that’s what life has come to these days. Getting our hands on some much-needed cleaning supplies and paper product made my whole week. Many thanks to my husband who made the early morning grocery run last week and scored toilet paper, paper towels, Clorox wipes and disinfecting spray.
- Ten mile run – Back before Winter: the Sequel arrived we did enjoy some milder weather. Although, my family tells me that the only reason I thought it was mild was because I was on a long run. Later when they tried to bike the frigid wind sent them promptly home. Nonetheless, it was the perfect weather for a great, long run and there is nothing like being active and outside to make me smile
- Puzzle time – I can’t take any credit for this puzzle. I helped separate the straight edges and put maybe ten pieces together. But Kelly single-handedly conquered outer-space in less than one week. I have never seen someone so committed to completing a puzzle. Way to go!
- Easter Celebration – Although it was not the Easter that any of us anticipated we made the best of it. From improvised Easter baskets created with foraged goods, to an indoor egg hunt and delicious food all day long (lemon poppyseed pancakes for breakfast and lasagna with sautéed green beans and garlic bread for dessert), we had a lovely family day.
Stay safe friends!