The Great Covid-19 Lockdown of 2020 || Week 1

March 20, 2020

Can I be really honest with y'all? 

I've been saying for months that I needed a break. We moved here in August, guns blazing. No time to really get it together. I had three days before I started work. I didn't even have time to get a my car registered. 

So this forced shut in. It's the best thing that could have happened to me. 

I've been stressed with work, unhappy. Just going through the motions. 

It's easy to get past the desire to stay home when you are working somewhere that is fun and offers a real sense of family/community. That isn't the case when things don't pan out that way. Slap on top of that what's basically a long term sub position and you've got a recipe for feeling like a squatter that would rather go home. 

I'm looking forward to next year when I can set up my classroom with my own things. My own organization system. 

So this forced sabbatical... it's just what the doctor ordered. As a family that always lived for the summer months of shared time off, this is perfect. 

During our social distancing time we've eaten lunch outside, a bunch.

I've even convinced Harry to get past his odd food habits that developed during the Terrible Flu B of 2020.

We finally found time to go to the local state park. 

That was a combination of the weather allowing it and time. 

Our friends Brandon & Kali had been planning to come visit this week for awhile now. So we stayed in a good bit and made up for lost Friday nights sitting on the couch. 

We also hiked a new to all of us trail, Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. It was beautiful and we will definitely be going back to play in the creeks this summer. 

It was Tuesday... so we went all Taco Tuesday at the local Mexican restaurant (across from the hiking trail) and ate dinner on the grass in the park. 

Elliot practiced social distancing. 

He wasn't a fan of the "only two customers allowed inside at a time" rule. 

And then we ate some more porch lunches. 

This afternoon I'm going to organize kid clothing, it's time to swap sizes around. Towards the end of nap time I'll do a Pure Barre On-demand workout. 

But most importantly, I'm not fixing my hair everyday and taking a break from makeup. My skin and hair need it.