Oh, quarantine.  How is everybody doing with it?  As much as a homebody as I am, I’m starting to go a little stir crazy. And I know I’m not the only one!  I’ve been doing things I normally would not. For instance, taking pictures of toilet paper and Clorox wipes because #quarantine. And, naturally, I included it. I’m basically finished all of the craft projects I had, with the exception of one.  I can’t even order many new supplies because many of my suppliers are limited how much they ship, or how often.  Don’t get me wrong. It’s great that they are trying to protect themselves and everybody else! I hope everybody is practicing #socialdistancing and prevent the spread to flatten the curve.  We are in such a strange time in the world, and nobody living today has ever lived through it before.

However, the quarantine is somewhat of a blessing. I often take my toddler out for walks, and I can’t help but notice all of the time families are spending together. I live right by a high school, and we often take our walks on the campus. Children are learning to ride their bikes. Parents are teaching their teens how to drive. Parents are homeschooling. Children are spending more time with siblings. There are more family dinners. I have even noticed more animals! Maybe it’s because there are less people to scare them, but either way, it’s comforting to see. Seth and I talked about how great it was to have the opportunity to spend this “bonus” time with our son. He gets to see him more during the day now that he works from home. I still have to go into work since I am an essential employee, but the three of us seeing each other all day has been great.

Also, a huge THANK YOU goes out to other fellow essential employees! All of you mail carriers, grocers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, journalists, and anybody else who is risking their lives day after day for the health and safety of everybody else. Remember how important your job is, especially now, and always know your worth. Without all of you, many of us, including myself, would be lost.

Everybody please stay safe, stay away and wash your hands!

Stay awesome,