Learning to say “NO”

The hardest part about this pandemic is how hard it is for me to say NO. I have learned over the last decade or so, that it is important for me to have boundaries and to be OK setting them. Just because I know that it is something I should do, doesn’t make it anyContinue reading “Learning to say “NO””

Who knows what the “right” answer is?

I am a rule follower! It is important to me to do what I want, but within guidelines set out for me. You tell me to stay home, then I will stay home. You start opening up places with precautionary measures set into place, I will give it a try. I have only gone groceryContinue reading “Who knows what the “right” answer is?”

Self Care #40in2020

Today I should be at the zoo with my youngest. Unfortunately, he had a rough morning and we stayed home. I look forward to getting outside of this house and being in the world. Doing things beyond these four walls is part of my self care. Since we ended up having to stay home, IContinue reading “Self Care #40in2020”

Last day of school!

This week we have had locker cleanouts, parking lot drive ups and our final google meets. My kids have seemed to weather this all better than me. Last night as I watched my 7th grader walk into his school alone, with a mask on to empty his locker, I had tears rolling down my face.Continue reading “Last day of school!”

Support Local

During this time at home we have been working hard to support local businesses. Every weekend we have ordered from at least one local restaurant. This has included a chinese restaurant owned by a family for our public school system. Local pizza establishments (not big chains found everywhere). The local bakery, bagel place and bbqContinue reading “Support Local”

Distance

Everything in this world is crazy right now. It is confusing, surreal and everyone tries to pretend that they know exactly what the right choice is. Well, I don’t! I do not know what the right choice is. I have been making what I believe are the best decisions for my children and my family,Continue reading “Distance”

Blocked on Social Media

I know that many of the people here, who read this blog and share their blogs are from different places other than the United States, let alone Michigan.  Here in Michigan we have been in a stay at home order for like 8.5 weeks, but today marks 10 weeks since the schools closed.  10 weeksContinue reading “Blocked on Social Media”

Yesterday Pt 2

A couple of years ago I wrote this post… Yesterday Well this is the same story, only it happened again.  My husband says that it isn’t the same.  Tell that to my heart because it sure feels the same. 8 weeks ago we picked up a foster pup from a shelter.  We didn’t know anythingContinue reading “Yesterday Pt 2”