Tuesday, April 28, 2020

43...

...apparently. This is apparently Day 43 of the Quarantine. TLC has really stepped up with posting this whole month of April, Y’all! And I thank her! Almost every day one of us sends the other at least two funny Coronavirus/Quarantine memes. (Sometimes as many as ten.) She’s shared some of our favourites. We knew we wanted to look back on this challenging time and remember how completely insane it’s been/was.

We have to have laughter, right? We just do. While TLC homeschools Little Leighton and Belle, My Sweet Hubby (aka MSH) and I try to get to the end of each day with a smile. Or, at the very least, without looking at each other with venom in our eyes. (So far we’re still married and will actually celebrate our 42nd anniversary in four months! Yeah!)

We’ve had about thirteen “garage” visits with TLC and Her Princesses in the past 43-ish days. They have gone/go like this:

MSH pulls one of our cars out of our garage and parks it on the street. He then gets out chairs and puts two near the back of our garage...the other three chairs at the front. TLC drives up and gets the little girls out of her car. They sit in their chairs and we (the five of us plus our Chocolate Lab, Buddy Boo Bear) visit about TLC’s Homeschool and fun things they’re doing at their casa. MSH and I don’t have much to report during these visits. We might share our latest visit to a grocery store. (We’re currently doing a combo of store “pickups” and in-person—fast and with masks—shopping twice a week.) We play games. The girls go out to our front yard and blow bubbles. The visits last an hour to ninety minutes and they fill our souls with JOY! No hugs yet. Maybe next week...(picture me crossing my fingers...)

We did have a (tiny) Birthday Party for my youngest/baby sister, Lucy, this past Saturday afternoon. This involved Lucy, TLC’s Hubby, The Five Garage Peeps and cupcakes! Fun while social distancing appropriately.

Texas is slowly opening up! (Not beauty salons yet and we all DESPERATELY need haircuts...Yikes!) This whole experience has been shocking. Scary. Strange. Maddening. Wrong. Unfair. Sad. Interesting. CRAZY. Weird. Twilight Zone-y. Historical. Hopefully it’s going to wind down soon. With many lessons learned. ALOT of lessons learned.

Stay safe, Friends Everywhere! WASH YOUR HANDS. Do NOT Touch Your Face! Keep Your Distance. PRAY. Please pray we get on with our lives very soon. God bless America and the World with healing and strength.

Amen.

Airhugs...
ELC

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