Day 25 of COVID Quarantine: UPDATE

I haven’t posted in awhile mainly because I’m still flying by the seat of my pants with our ”new normal”. Every morning when I wake up and look at the clock I feel like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day. It’s all been a bit surreal, a tad challenging, and a lot enlightening. To spare you from a monstrously long post I thought I would give you a few of my random thoughts/realizations, and a smattering of pictures from the last few weeks. So here we go:

1. I’m realizing I need some better loungewear. Maybe even something that actually matches.

2. Man, do you go through a lot of dishes when the majority of your family is home ALL DAY LONG!

3. I have no idea what day it is. 

4. I never thought I would get so excited about getting in the car to pick up dinner. It’s officially an “OUTING”! 

5. My kids thought homeschooling was super cool for about the first 24 hours. Yeaaahhhh….now…..not so much. 

6. Our dog is getting massively spoiled with having us home ALL THE TIME. This is not going to be good once things go back to normal. She may need therapy. 

7. I might be binge eating chips and salsa. Okay, I am. Yikes. My elastic waist loungewear “look” may need to extend through the summer. 

8. I am deeply grateful for our medical and essential workers that are putting their lives on the line for all of us. THANK YOU. 

9. Yep. My kids get ”TV Time” EVERYDAY. Not ashamed. Don’t judge. It’s this non-drinking mom’s version of a glass of wine.  So there. 

10. My husband is a rockstar, and I’m so proud of how he is handling the stress that has come from all of this. Not only as a leader at his business, but here at home too. He seeks God daily and I see how life-giving it is for him. 

(Lately he’s been asking me if I feel comfortable cutting hair. Nope. Not unless he likes mohawks.) 

11. I am LOVING this time with the girls. It’s given me an opportunity to pour into them in ways I’ve always wanted to, but “never had the time.” It’s taught me that there is always time. Especially when you make it a priority. 

12. I really miss my friends and seeing their actual faces. I never want to take for granted the ability to spend quality time with people, in person. 

13. My faith in God and His promises to carry us through any and all trials has only deepened. Even those times when stress and anxiety want to creep in, He reminds me of 2 Corinthians 12:9…”But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

I am FAR from strong and my house often looks like a tornado hit it, but I‘m doing my best and trusting that like ALL things….

GOD’S GOT IT.

She has become an expert egg maker and makes eggs for us almost every morning. I’m loving her independence and comfort in the kitchen! So fun!

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