Ok- I wasn’t going to blog, but it appears that my mental health will depend on it…

Today, I’m just going to do a list, in no particular order, of everything running through my mind. If anything really interests anyone, I will write a blog about it. Today, I’m just cleansing my mind.

  1. On friday, My daughter got the word that she had to be out of her dorm room. She was already in DC on what they call an alternative break program, so we just needed to get down there
  2. My husband said to me, when I told him he needed to go and get her, that he really wanted to just relax this weekend…..
  3. My husband and daughter are highly educated and intelligent people- yet- they struggled packing the car. I got a call on Saturday that they couldn’t get half the stuff in. I had to tell them remotely how to pack…
  4. They managed to take home something that was broken, and leave one thing behind. Of course the unbroken thing they left behind was the same size as the broken thing they took home
  5. My apartment looks like an episode from hoarders. We had been using my daughters room as a quasi storage room because they have been doing work in our basement and I can’t access my storage locker. There are things all over the My apartment. No lie. Just piles of things
  6. My daughter and I did eight loads of laundry yesterday. This morning we found more things that need to be washed…remember- I don’t have laundry facilities in my apartment- I have to go to the part of basement not being worked on…
  7. I threw out my back yesterday…
  8. I told my husband to put the clothes in the dryer, 2 machines worth. I told him to use two dryers so things would dry properly. Of course he used one, and then proceeded to bring up still wet clothes….ask me what my face looked like…
  9. At bedtime last night, my daughter realize she didn’t know where her stuffed bulldog (college mascot) was. I was up half the night thinking where it could be because we’ve unpacked almost everything. I know it sounds silly but my daughter has been a rock (if not a good packer) about everything, but if she lost Jack that just might put her over the edge
  10. I really thought about buying the board game pandemic…but went with ticket to ride
  11. I still made my bed today…

May the force be with you, but not the corona….

Stay strong….

100 thoughts on “Day one of my husband and daughter at home

  1. My husband, bless his heart, decided that since we were cooped up in the apartment it was a good time to go through his things and make a pile(mountain) of things for Goodwill. Except now that he doesn’t want to go out to Goodwill and get coronavirus the pile(mountain) is in the living room.

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  2. Hang in there! Has mascot been found? My devout Catholic grandmother swore by saying a prayer to St. Anthony, patron saint of lost things. But this irreverent chant has also worked for me: “Tony, Tony, come around! Something’s lost and can’t be found!” πŸ™‚

    Very strange and unsettling times. Here in CA, governor has advised all people 65 and older to stay home, period. A mere youth of 63, this does not affect me, but my 66-y.o. husband is describing himself as “grounded.” I have called it lock down. We are joking (nervously) that our back yard is a pretty nice prison yard for exercise and fresh air.

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  3. I can only wish you luck and say, if the bathroom has a lock on the door you might want to consider just spending as much time as you can in there πŸ™‚

    It is good to hear from you as I have missed your voice these past days…

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      1. I get that. I was asked to go into work today, my likely last day off for the foreseeable future. I said no. We have measures in place for the moment that none of us can be at our jobs. I assume they had to use those resources today. I do not feel guilty at all.

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  4. My daughter is remote teaching from home but our son is still working outside AND insists on taking the train even though his sister and I said we would drive him to work. Causing so much stress in this house between that and the constant bickering between him and my husband. I totally feel you. Virtual hugs are the best these days.

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  5. I feel for you. There are a whole bunch of suggestions on what to do with bored kids who can’t go out, but offer no suggestions on what to do with an antsy 65 year old that seems to have trouble entertaining himself. Sorry about the back, having done that multiple times, my advice is to remain upright and moving.

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  6. All teaching is online or waiting to resume. Dentist appointments cancelled. VA appointment not cancelled. Friends cancelling get together in crowded restaurants. Good books, yes, no line for hair dresser, yes.

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  7. Oh my!! I m not sure how life will be if my husband is home full time. Since he is a surgeon he can not work at home of course, but if surgeries slow down he could be home more. Weekends he is not on call can be a challenge!! Lol! He is one of those people that needs to be doing something!!! Best of luck with your new temporary norm!!!!

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  8. My daughter and granddaughter left for home this morning. We debated the pros and cons of them staying vs going and finally landed on them wanting to be home. I just spoke with her, she’s nearly to South Carolina and on track to be home by 7 pm.

    Our county closed schools for a month. So we won’t go back till after spring break. I plan to use this time to read and write my ass off!
    I needed to do some regular shopping, my God, it’s a madhouse out in the world.

    I hope your girl finds her dog, and if not, I hope she’s peaceful about that.
    I wish you the strength you’ll need to get through this chaos…especially with wet clothes.

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  9. We’ve offered to bring our grandson home with us, but his university is not yet closed. The students were told to leave. He is working his usual jobs on campus and doing on-line classes in his dorm room.

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  10. My husband and I drove around this morning looking for toilet paper. Everyone is out. We’re rationing. Schools here close as of tomorrow. My daughter says “This better not mess up graduation.” Prom is less than 2 weeks away. I suspect it will be postponed or cancelled. We sold our house and need to move out by April 3rd. While everyone else is shutting down, I’m very blessed! The issues we’re dealing with due to Covid 19 are small compared to others. Hope your back heals quickly!

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  11. I have always kept a MIA (missing in action ) list of items lost. Works like a dream. They just appear out of no where. It did take months for our shed key to finally make an appearance but when it did my Hubby took a picture of it and sent it to me while on vacation. He asked if he could finally get it off the chalkboard.πŸ˜‚

    Thanks for posting your current situation it helps those of us dealing with some of the same issues or maybe other related issues and that makes all of us feel like we are not alone.

    Best wishes and stay healthy.

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  12. Cheer up. I know it’s a lot to ask but being glum is not going to help you. Although I haven’t been out since last Friday, I have this peculiar feeling that life in my neck of the woods is beginning to settle down. No, it is not getting back to what was considered normal a month ago. I believe it’s getting to a new kind of normal. Life goes on.

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      1. I know what you mean. Even though the home is the same size it has always been, it feels like the walls have moved in making each room smaller. Is there a way you can psychologically get away? I know it’s difficult to do. It doesn’t always work for me but sometimes it does.

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  13. Packing instructions remotely? I take my hat off to you. I’m an experienced packer but I’ve never had to instruct, just take over ☺️

    I’m glad you’re continuing to blog. Mental health is going to be a huge challenge in the coming weeks & months so anything you can do to positively impact it is so important.

    I hope your back recovers soon – take care. Although the stress gets to my back too πŸ™„ so am having to work hard on the mindset as well as physical post-op recovery.

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  14. Oh I knew I had to check in on you and see how you all were, I am trying to get caught up on posts this week, much more pleasurable reading then listening to the news which you don’t want to listen to but yet are drawn too!
    Breathe, Smile , and Breathe again! One day at a time! Stay well!

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  15. I know this is not funny, but I smiled anyway! Entrepreneur and I work from home….in the same home office. And, some days it’s more than I can take. I’m not sure I believe God meant for husbands and wives to be joined at the hip and spend 24/7 together! So, while I love him, I’ve sort of practiced social distancing for a couple years in order to keep my sanity. I wish you all well and hope you find the stuffed bulldog! πŸ™‚

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