What day is it? COVID-19 – Quarantine day 11

We haven’t gotten into any kind of routine because I am hoping this isn’t the new normal. This too shall pass. It may take days, weeks or even possibly months. It’s harder to keep track of the days when everyone is home every… single… day. We are adjusting as everyone else is and taking one day at a time. The days are running together and we were just notified today that school will be closed until at least April 20th. Spring break has been minimized and distance learning will begin next week. The kids have been doing their daily supplemental work to try and keep up with their subjects.

Rich was notified today that two co-workers from the courts he works in tested positive for the virus. The last day Rich was exposed was the 13th so we are almost at the 14 day mark and he has no symptoms yet so we are thankful and hope it stays that way.

Joy William | All I need

This particular song states my sentiments at this point. I don’t have everything I want but have everything I need. Take a listen. I promise it is worth your while.

It's Snowing…. COVID-19 – Quarantine day 10

“Is that snow I see”? asked the squirrel.

Of course after I post Spring pictures yesterday it snows today. Started out as gentle flakes and then ended with a few inches on the ground.

Day 10 in quarantine and time seems to be going by very slowly. The one good thing is I was able to capture Sir Lancelot and Gwenviere today with the snow behind them.

He waited patiently for her to arrive. Never at the same time but one after the other. By the time she arrived there was much more snow on the ground and feeder.

Seems much easier to just stay home and inside for this quarantine when it is cold, wet and snowing outside. So what does a photographer do…. you take pictures of what is around you.

First buds already covered with snow.

Our town and state are officially on lockdown except for essential business and employees. Additional family time isn’t a bad thing so look on the bright side.

Sunday – COVID-19 – Quarantine Day 9

Miss Jameson practicing social distancing.

This Sunday unlike other Sundays. Still a little chilly outside so getting the teens out is a little challenging. We are taking it one day at a time and trying not to stress about what is happening. I truly believe we will come through this and hopefully learned a few things along the way.

There is an abundance of information out there that can make this whole situation a little overwhelming. As many people that are panicking and hoarding supplies I see stories of good neighbors and strangers helping others. There’s a balance. It’s not the time to belittle people which I am seeing much of on social media. I also see people blaming our leaders. Shame on them. It is a time to put your personal feelings aside and try and support them rather than tearing them down. I find that some will find something wrong regardless of what they do or say. If that is how you choose to help so be it. The virus originated from China therefore was named by many (not just our leader) the China virus and somehow he is being called a racist. Really? How cowardly ridiculous is that? This is how you choose to help? Not sure how these individuals feel this is helping the situation. Why not spend your time and energy is a more useful way. Regardless of your personal feelings how is that being helpful I ask? Exactly…. it’s not. So why not band together rather than pointing fingers. It’s really getting old and tiresome. I didn’t vote for the last president we had. Didn’t like his politics but you didn’t see me bashing him on social media. Believe me there were plenty of opportunity to o that. You will have a chance to vote them out of office in the coming months if you wish. But for now…. just stop. The left tried for three months to get him out of office and failed miserably. Just think how that time and money could have been used. For me I am thankful that we finally have a leader who is more concerned about it’s American citizens and is willing to protect them. You don’t have to agree with me as it is my opinion and we are all entitled to our opinion.

I have two teenagers at home and one being a senior. We need not to belittle how hard this is on our seniors (whether high school or college). This is the time they are usually busy making memories or at least suppose to be. Its hard for them not to be around their friends and relying on technology to supplement the interaction. But in fact it is easier than past generations but our kids have never had to endure situations such as that therefore can we really blame them when they don’t understand?

Our family is abiding by the social distancing set by state and our government. Hoping everyone can help with flattening the curve. It’s the only way we can beat this and help those that need protecting.

In the meantime Spring continues to peek through all this gloominess and show us change is coming.

Signs of Spring

Patiently waiting while keeping his distance.
Sidewalk chalk messages to people who pass by every day.