April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 20


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Some days, I am crushing this stay-at-home order. Other days, I am drowning in the need for solitude…

See, I have no issue being at home all day most days – I rather like the little bubble we have built. I enjoy the time with my people. I am lucky enough to have a yard and a pool for us all to enjoy. And I can find plenty to do creatively to never feel bored.

But I am an extroverted-introvert to the definition. I completely enjoy my time around other people, it does not drain me… but it also does not recharge me. To recharge, I need solitude. I need quiet. I need reflection…

And those things are rather hard to come by in a house filled with 4 kids…

But we are working to find the balance for everyone’s needs, not just mine. We take walks to satisfy my husband’s need to get out. We play in the pool to get energy out of the kids. We break out games. We watch movies. We cuddle. We cry. Whatever we need to do, we are finding a way to do it…

But like everyone, there is suddenly a lot of change for us all. Working to find our stride in this home-school/distance-learning world consumes the better part of the day. Keeping kids happy and relatively quiet during conference calls overtakes the rest…

Some days we are happy and fine. Other days, we all feel the walls closing in.

But mostly, I am trying so hard to create a sanctuary of love and comfort for us through this all. We are just under two years in this home and, like any, it’s taken time to make it truly feel like ours. The more hours we spend here, the more and more it becomes home. And these moments and memories certainly jump us to the next level…

And that is where we are at day 20. Surviving. Sometimes thriving. Always loving.



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