Day 98: Checking In

Fourteen weeks and we just had our first in person gathering the other night. Just another family came over and we had snacks and drinks outside on the patio. It was so nice to socialize with people other than those that live in our house. We talked for almost 5 hours! We were all so excited to just see people. My daughter and her friend were able to make crafts and eat pizza. Ah. It all felt so refreshing.

We spent part of the evening talking about what we thought life may be like in the fall. In Michigan this past week the cases hit about 75-200 new cases per day which is VERY good. We are all hoping schools can open in some form – colleges and public schools for our children. We all figure that the Coronavirus will make a return sometime this fall when people go back indoors and start gathering in larger groups for school, work, and fun again but hope that they can get at least 1/2 a semester on campus and have better plans on how to execute online learning. I have heard of colleges planning on dividing the semesters into sections to concentrate on certain classes so that if they must close they have a more concentrated schedule or planning on closing around Thanksgiving and moving online until after Christmas break. It is going to be a wild ride.

My son had his friends over for a D&D game the other day too. It was so nice to hear the laughter coming from the basement. This was his first gathering of friends for him, ever. He has always had trouble making friends but he has finally found his group. It is so nice.

So, no matter what happens we are moving forward. Slowly, but we are moving forward.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I get it. Two weeks ago I visited my friend. We “social distanced” with a picnic lunch on her porch and then took a walk through her flower gardens. It’s weird to stay 6-feet apart and give “air hugs”. 🍃🌸

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! And talking to someone in person outside of the four of us was so nice.

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  2. Erika says:

    It is an amazing feeling to do the most ordinary things again we were so used to. Amazing and a bit peculiar. So happy for you guys that you had that gathering!
    I went shopping in Austria again, which I was used to doing once a week (everything is much cheaper and you get the tax back). But it was a little weird since there was no distancing although it was overcrowded. Perhaps I will still skip those big shopping tours for a while…


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      That sounds like Florida, Arizona, and about 20 other states here. The masks and social distancing are now being viewed as political statements rather than something to avoid being sick. It will be interesting to see in 2 weeks after the rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma if thousands get sick.

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      1. Erika says:

        As long as it was requested the masks were worn. But they are all tired of it. I just don’t understand why people are not keeping the necessary distance.
        I heard it in the news. It is irresponsible and reckless in my eyes what those people do. If they don’t want to wear masks (and don’t have to) ok but why they are discriminating and bullying others who want to wear it … I don’t get that…


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