Day 22 in a time of Covid-19…

So, a couple of days have past but it seems to be a trend that my weekends are about just being in the moment and not doing anything except it was a busy weekend…even from home.

This weekend I….

  1. Learned how to make masks and saw that my boyfriends really old shirts he wanted to turn into masks won’t work. You need somewhat thick fabric. He’s an artist though and has a vision and I’m not so we will see how our mask ends up. I think we are going to be one and done! Did you know you can make art out of the masks? It seems instead of making them we will be painting them. Stay tuned for images once we are done.
  2. Baked and cooked. I even made strawberry butter (photo below) for Easter, cooked a brisket in the crock pot (yum) and made my world famous green bean casserole for my little 19 year old daughter. I love that with each family holiday she looks forward to having it and enjoys it.
  3. Brought a meal to my elderly neighbor. Can’t wait to meet her after this is all over. Due to a mail mix up I’ve made a new friend.
  4. Hid a ton of plastic eggs, twice. PE for minors…check!
  5. Relaxed with my little’s and watched classic Disney films. Disney is pretty dark if you think about it.
  6. OMG I stayed in bed on Saturday until 2:30 pm and I felt lazy but it’s something I NEVER do! So nice to give in to the uncomfortable.

In all the weekend was excellent.

Yesterday we began school again for all after Spring Break and it’s so hard to work and juggle the boys school schedule. Today is a new day and we try again. I have this! One moment at a time we will figure out what works.

I also realized how little money I have left. I already live paycheck to paycheck but this is hard since my side hustle job ended with the death of a great CPA to a shitty disease in February right before all this happened. I’m living on less but I’m doing it and I’m remembering that I am in school (even during this) to better myself.

Here’s to another day, indoors, living life during this pandemic. Superstar, each of us for getting through each day!

Hawaiian Rolls with the Strawberry Butter I made.
Before the egg hunt began.
After the hunt with the loot.

Day 9 in a time of Covid-19…

Day 9 was rough.

The boy made it through his online class with his teacher and classmates but it went downhill from there and I didn’t have it in me to argue with him. First day of my aunt flow visiting also seemed to come yesterday which means my heart & body get out of whack. Low heart rate isn’t good for anyone.

I made it through work and school work. Little victories. This doesn’t mean I don’t take my sons education seriously. It means that we did other things yesterday. It also doesn’t mean it was easy for me to get work and school work done. It took me until 8:30 pm to finish 3 hours of my work, for my employer and it took until about 10 pm to finish my school work. My little victories happened at the end of the day and many naps did happen. My body just needed it.

We did do other things as I said, you know between naps and work. While the girl was entertaining the new guinea pigs that moved in next door with the hot neighbor (my boyfriend) the boy and I did water play in the backyard and I cleaned my succulent area. We spent some good time outdoors laughing and having fun. Sometimes, you just need to have fun. With not being able to get out right now it’s nice to get creative outside. We even ended the day with another walk around the block.

We had dinner for breakfast and enjoyed it outside in the backyard with a nice fire. Smores were even made and planning a prank on the bonus daughters dad (the boyfriend) began. I mean the boy got me a day early for April Fools. He was a little evil genius and had the TV look like it was cracked and made a sound to have me think so and when I looked I was freaking out until he instantly laughed, but he got me, that boy got me good.

It was rough I say because I wasn’t feeling good. Again, I’m sure I’m not the only woman, when her monthly cycle comes feels off BUT again, for me it really does play a part in my day. I don’t like feeling lethargic and off. I don’t like my heart rate getting low. My body, since my heart attack really does get wonky at times. Like anything else though…This too shall pass and I will feel good again.

Enjoy some pictures below of the good from the day. There’s always good. Until tomorrow be good to you…

Water Play with the boy.
All cleaned up.
The Hot Neighbor getting the fire ready.
The girl is under there. She’s really making it hard for me to get a photo of her.
Sunset & Home

Day 8 in a time of Covid-19…

I’ve figured it’s easier to blog first thing in the morning. I’m a morning person. You may be too but I totally space by evening. Here’s the low down into yesterday in a day in the life of homeschooling, working, and being a student in a time of Covid-19.

Schools back in session for me. All my classes are online now so that means not only am I getting my school work done but I’m working my normal job, remotely from home and I’m playing teacher to a 4th grader. My schedule this week is crazy (photo of weekly schedule below).

My 4th grader has issues learning. He is not the only child right now in the United States, doing school at home, with a learning disability. However, he’s my child and it gets to me to see him struggle. By 10:00 am he was in tears overwhelmed doing a school Hot Chili session with his teacher and classmates. He should not be in tears at 10:00 am. We did get our first school session done with no issues. Success. Our second school session didn’t go as planned but guess what? We ended up getting some fresh air and taking a walk around the block twice. He used his scooter, got out some energy, and came home a happier child. Winning!

Work for me is harder when the kids are with me. Working into my schedule and having to work around my sons schedule means I need to stay right on track. Again, not the only American or person in the world going through this but again, it’s new to me and affecting me. Add in getting my school work done I feel so overwhelmed at times during the day and yesterday was only Monday.

Self care is another thing in a time of Covid-19. I notice because I’m sooo busy that I just eat whatever and my workouts suffer. I’m working hard daily to not let this happen. My body dysmorphia doesn’t stop when there’s a pandemic happening. Today I start over. We can always start over. Today I will practice pausing to make sure I stay on track for myself.

Today’s a new day. I’m going to just try and get all my important stuff done early in the morning since I’m a morning person. Here’s to a new day, in our new normal, during a time of Covid-19.

The boy and my schedule for the week, Oh My!
The boy getting some energy out, keeping social distance from others but being a kid.