Quarantine Day 56:
Well, it’s been an interesting quarantine. I hate to admit it, but if I am being truthful, this was a sort of good time for my family. When everything closed:
My Life Slowed DOWN.
I Cooked at Home Daily
I hung out with my kids AND hubby all day, everyday (That was a mixed blessing, btw. Another blog, another time.)
I saw ALL my Coworkers every morning, five days a week (which is a non-existent thing during a typical school week.)
I learned more about Digital Resources and teaching in a VERY short amount of time.
I caught up on my sleep
I felt busier than I do on a typical school day … just not as physically tired.
I sat outside daily.
My daughter learned to ride a bike.
My son realized that he’s an EXTRA-extravert and doesn’t do well not seeing his peers ……
My dogs got more love!
I went on multiple HIKES. (Yes, re-read that sentence.)
My husband didn’t have one headache working at home … which was a bit on the miraculous side since he has them regularly.
I even cleaned out my daughter’s bedroom. I guess it takes a pandemic to bring me to these extreme measures … and it leads to pictures like this:
But there are some hardships — though nothing like others are facing who are out of work or SICK.
My “hardships” are more like minor inconveniences:
The mental exhaustion is a real thing. My brain is hurting. So many ideas, ways to approach teaching online, ways to do things digitally.
The days do bleed into the nights. What day is it?
I miss shopping in stores for fun.
I miss hugging my friends and seeing my students.
I miss driving in the car.
I miss not worrying about what will happen next.
Keeping my kids on track with their school work is definitely a THING.
Keeping up with grocery shopping, finding Clorox wipes and toilet paper … THINGS.
Not gaining 10 pounds … a thing.
What is/was life like for you during the quarantine?