We cleaned up the schoolroom over the weekend. There’s the functional mess and then there’s the we-can’t-even-use-this-space-right-now mess. I don’t mind the army men and legos being out. I start to mind when there is no room to make any functional mess, to spread out our books and learn.
For the first time during this shelter-in-place period, my husband made a trip to the pharmacy specifically for beer and wine. In all of my ongoing womanly dieting, in trying to limit things like sugar and alcohol, I’d kind of forgotten how enjoyable a simple half-glass of white wine could be, as well as how much it can “take the edge off” as far as feeling stressed and worn.
Monday morning the boys were setting up army battles.
It made me happy.
We’re still waiting to hear what our governor says about what the plan is regarding anything beginning to open up next month. I’m trying not to hold my breath, but to continue moving forward in this new current normal. We finished planting our potatoes yesterday. I’m hoping to work a little in the yard this morning, to plant the hyacinth bulbs I bought to plant with the kids last fall. I love the simple joys of home, family, and life, and this period of time has solidified that.