The Benedik’s + Covid19 + social isolation x 5…Day 2

So it’s just about dusk on day 2 of social distancing.  We are still  adjusting to the reality of being home, and the drastic change in our day to day schedules.  There are so many different reports & rumors, you really don’t know what to believe.   We are relying on our local police department and government agencies to steer us in the right direction, and provide us with the correct information to keep our families safe.

We tackled a ton of projects today, caught up on a ton of laundry (where does it all come from?????), there was some napping (remember the college kids are home!), long walk with the dogs, and if I  might say so myself, I cooked a kick ass Sunday dinner.   This is not a typical Sunday night though – we don’t know what the week ahead brings for us, my calendar is all crossed off with cancelations & closures, and each day something is changing.  We really don’t know what the hell is going on, and it is unsettling to say the least.

Our family is learning how to be together more than we have in years, and there is a lot of tension in the air.  This makes me nervous, as we are on DAY TWO, with many days ahead.   There is a constant worry about academics, finances, and the health concerns of those near and dear to us.  In the past, the anticipation of being “snowed in” was exciting, as was preparing for a hurricane or nor’easter.  We knew what to expect, and knew it was temporary, it was time “off” that was given to us as a gift, and we took it in stride.   The unknown and the uncertainty of COVID19 is the toughest part of all this.

The biggest issue I see today, as a stay at home mom in suburbia?  The hysteria on social media – the posts, the rumors, the attacks on one another who have different opinions.   My groups that I follow on facebook, Twitter, and instagram are full of information, and they all differ.   It’s easy to to get caught up in it all and PANIC.   I am trying not too, and having a calm, cool, and collected spouse (ALL THE TIME) is helpful for sure.

So as the sun goes down, and we made it through day two, I pray that tomorrow we have a clear direction & guideline from reliable sources that will guide us through the week, and we will continue to “muddle through” and just BE.   It’s all we can do.

Stay safe, keep yout distance, and try not to eat every single Girl Scout cookie in the house….

xo KB

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