Quarantine Day 29

Day 29 has come and gone. I woke up to a text from my nurse daughter asking for me to make 10 masks for a nurse friend. My purpose was established! I worked on them for a while, then did a zoom call with one of my students. We can keep a good conversation going for at least 30 minutes, which impressed me. I have a lot more zooming on my list of goals for tomorrow.

I really miss my kids at school. I am having an internal struggle thinking about how I can use my strengths to set up a side gig that might morph into a retirement job. I run into obstacles in my own mind. My heart goes toward non-profits and helping the underprivileged. Then I remember that I have to take care of my family financially too.

Last week we were all warned that the pandemic would get worse. Words alone did not prepare me for the overwhelming sadness as everyday, people die from something that was suppose to be “a cold”. Each life lost was someone’s mother, father, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent, friend. The world has changed.

On a lighter side, 29 days into crisis homeschooling, families are burning out or adapting. We discover that there is more to a child’s life than academics. When we started out, some families were doing their best to do “school at home”. I did that with my kids when we first started homeschooling. In my opinion, it is a natural transition and weaning from a rigid daily schedule. This chart sums up the next phase, when burnout creeps in….

A friend of mine shared her method of keeping everyone participating in a balance of activities. I really love it!

Here is our Dear Heart flowers for the day….

Stay well, stay home if you can, and balance!


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