Hello, my friends! I hope this finds you safe, healthy, and cozy in your homes with your loved ones. Our days are different now, as we adjust to a new normal. Every morning I light our candle, as a reminder that this is real. This is happening, and we will walk through it with light and not fear.
I have a daily morning coffee date with the news. I don't want to watch it all day long, but I think it is important that I stay educated so that I can share information and reassure my children about what is happening in our world. We are still schooling and walking and napping. We are also cleaning and washing hands, and reaching out to our loved ones through phone calls, letters, and even text messages.
We are also trying to plan and cook well-balanced meals with things we have on hand. Last night it was pork loin from the depths of the freezer, rice, and some fresh green beans. Not pictured is the delicious fudge Peyton made because it calls for no flour or egg! Something this experience is teaching me is the difference between needs and wants. Before, when we were out of something like avocado, sweet potatoes, yogurt, eggs, or flour, we simply got more. Now, we are realizing that because we can't simply run out and get them, perhaps we don't actually have to have them. We are getting better at thinking about what we have on hand and readjusting to find ways to use it.
And so, here we are. Missing the loved ones we cannot see right now, trying to balance working with living at home, and adjusting to terms like social distancing, shelter in place, hotspots, and pandemic. But also finding a new appreciation for the healthcare workers, government, world, and religious leaders guiding us through this unprecedented time and learning how to slow down and live in the moment while realizing it is ok to do so.
Stay safe, healthy, and at home my friends.
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