Monday, March 30, 2020
Hope Everyone Is Doing Good
I hope this post finds everyone doing good and you are all well. I know we are all beginning to go stir crazy, however, with more cases popping up and now some cases are around us and now in our area, it is getting a little overwhelming. I’m not scared of this virus because there are plenty more of people that are getting it but are recovering just as well. The media doesn’t want to report that. Dear hubby is getting worried about me though because I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and my immune system is compromised so there’s that. He orders alot of things for us that are non perishable so I don’t have to get out. If it is something that is perishable then I get in and out quickly making sure to practice good hygiene. I spray things off when I bring them in or out on porch. When something arrives, I open it outside and spray it before bringing it in. I keep a watch on my mother in law and grandmother. Dear hubby is worried about them and hates he can’t be here to take care of us. He is one of those essential employees. It is a scarey time right now but this will pass and we will get through this. I’m not living in fear but I do know and understand to be cautious. Alot of people are out of their comfort zones right now with being laid off work and being home with the kids. Some parents are going crazy and saying their kids are driving them nuts. Well, now they are seeing what the teachers have to go through and have probably learned alot of appreciation for teachers. Why would people not enjoy being with their kids and using this time to their advantage to slow down and enjoy being with family? I love being around my kids. Some people are taking advantage of this and enjoying their families and it’s like a breath of fresh air. Alot of parents are worried because of going a few weeks without pay but relief is coming and help is out there thanks to some great leaders. We just have to be patient. People are not panic buying as bad and that’s good but still need to stock pantries and freezers and that’s understandable. We just have to be smart about it. Alot of parents are out of their comfort zone with Homeschooling. I can understand this. However, I’m not having that problem because mine is a Jr in high school and he knows what to do. But, if he was younger I would still have no problem because I am not new to Homeschooling because we did it for the first 6 yrs of our boys education. You can check out our Homeschooling page on our blog. I enjoyed every minute of it even the bad days when no one was in the mood and cranky. Even the days we fussed and fought. I kind of miss it. There is plenty of educational websites out there to help with schooling and right now alot are offering free sign ups. There are some virtual tours on websites too for education.
There are plenty more. This is just a few. You can Google it and all sorts comes up. I think we have all just gotten so use to modern day habits and practices that we forgot that our ancestors did all these things themselves before things improved and discovered. Fathers and Mothers taught the children. Mothers cooked the meals and did the cleaning. Fathers worked an provided wether it was outside the home or in the fields. We can do this people, we just have to get creative and back to basics. Balance things. Spread out responsibilities. I said this on my Homemaking page on our blog, there is nothing that you can’t teach a child at any given age. Now is a good time to be teaching life lessons and skills. Take every opportunity to teach something. Embrace the chaos right now. Make the most of a somewhat bad situation. Moms that were once working and didn’t have time or energy to come home and cook, get back in the kitchen and make those meals, learn some new techniques, enjoy making homemade meals for your family again and baking. Get the kids to help, they will remember this for a long time. Fathers, complete some of those projects on your honey do list. Get the kids to help, they can learn. People who are still working, I pray for your safety as you still have to get out into the public. Please take care of yourself and practice safe guidelines. We all need to pray for and appreciate everyone in the medical field. They are exposed everyday and are putting their life on the line for people. They are being traumatized and stressed out when something goes wrong and they see death come. It is not all lovely. Let’s stand firm in this time and make the most of it We are getting creative with technology and can still enjoy our worship services in our churches thanks to internet and videos. I hope people use this time to mend marriages, fixed broken relationships, detox from addiction, hold fast to loved ones etc. We still need to take heed of practicing safe guidelines and following them.
We can actually learn some things from the Depression Era. As a matter of fact that could be a good History Lesson. Moms, shop from the pantries before grocery shopping. I love watching Jordan Page from funcheaporfree.com and her ideas of shelf cooking and meal planning. Check out her channel on YouTube. She is so frugal and is so smart. She has to be. They have 8 kids. She has so many mom hacks and her husband is awesome too. I follow alot of her ideas and it has helped me tremendously.
Meanwhile, we have prepped and prepared in our house and this goes on:
Yes! I tell them there is plenty they just have to get creative. These kids eat alot
I am setting on ready waiting for the last frost date so I can get my fingers and feet in the dirt and start planting.
We had a night of bad storms come through and the power went out. Stayed out for a while. Our oldest who works for our power company got on the phone and called some guys who were on a crew that had already been called out and told them. Not even an hour later, he was called out around 11 pm. Talk about a momma praying. It was still thundering and lightning and pouring down rain. He didn’t get home until after 3am. Power was restored around 1am. A town in AR was just demolished and I pray for their rebuilding.
We have had some beautiful days here and I have opened every window to let fresh air and sunshine in. Love the breezes and hearing the birds singing.
Well, it’s a new day of a new week and I’ve got to cook this hungry kid some breakfast. Then he may have some lessons to do and then we have work and cleaning to do.
Please make the most of this time and try to enjoy yourselves despite all that is going on.
Cya…and God Bless.