I haven’t left the property for five days so far. I get out each day to take a walk on my deserted street and around my yard to get out when the sun is shining and it’s not raining. Nightly I sit out on the porch and watch the stars while I talk with friends because many times we are talking about subjects I’d prefer my kids not listen in on.
It seems that a lot of people are having difficulty being ‘shut in’ at this time so I found that calling them to just chat about life and catch up is helping them and helping me. I have a few friends who reached out with whom I hadn’t spoken in years (we just drifted apart) and they’re going through hard times with their spouses and one is even divorcing. That’s why I don’t want my kids eavesdropping because it’s none of their business.
I haven’t been taking apart closets (yet) nor shredding the massive amounts of mail that piled up, but I’m sure that will come in time. So far, I’ve not been bored. I’ve been cooking various different meals and enjoying it. I can’t say the kids are enjoying it though because I’ve gone out of their palates (and honestly I had 2 not so great meals) in my striving to cook without the box (lol) but again, it’s fine. There’s plenty for them to forage on when the meal I’m offering isn’t what they want.
And yes, I think I should be teaching them to cook but there’s been some crankiness here with them having to be home. So while I’m not walking on eggshells, I’m not poking the bear either! LOL We never did play the board games the other day. Instead we’ve been watching some movies: The Help, Green Book and The Upside. Have you seen any of them? I thought they were really good and we had some good conversations during/after the movies.
So what are you doing now that we’re pretty much housebound?
Is your home sparkling clean?
Do you have boxes of items you are sending to donations or selling?
Have you been reorganizing or redecorating?
Are you bored?
Have you read any good books?
Watched any good shows?
Tell me all about it!