Check In: Day 189


Week 27: Next week is the first full week of school in person here in our little town. I am still second guessing our decision health wise but know it is the right thing for my son. It feels like a lose/lose situation. Both of my kids looked at me the other day and said,…

Check In: Day 182


Time is now flying! It seemed to drag for months but the other day I felt that pressure to get everything done at once that I haven’t felt in almost half a year. It was really disconcerting and uncomfortable. It was not a good feeling. I need to re-evaluate how things are going to be….

Hello Again!


I haven’t posted for the last two days as we just returned from our first family trip in nine months! It was so good to be together and get away. We kept planning trips and for one reason or another we canceled them but this time we did it. We drove to Kansas City, Missouri…

Check In: Day 175


Twenty-five weeks. I never thought we would still be going through this. In some ways this has been the best thing ever for my family but at the same time it has devastated so many people. Time seems to be almost flying now. I never really know what day it is. I have to think…

Check In: Day 168


My son starts his senior year in a few weeks. He’s my baby. The one I butt heads with. The one that will challenge me every step of every day. The one I will fight for at every turn and the one I will not stop telling that he can do this. As we look…

Check In Day: 161


Twenty-three weeks: Sunset is coming a little earlier each night. The town has a feel of the end of tourist season approaching with sale signs on souveniers downtown, fewer choices on flavors at the local ice cream stand, and restaurants cutting back their hours again. The temperatures at night are more regularly dipping into the…

Check In Day: 154


Twenty-Two Weeks: This week has really kicked my butt. I have been having lots of problems with my blog. I finally contacted the WordPress people because I couldn’t save any of my work! It would consistently come up with an error message. I tried going out and reloading, different browsers all the usual tricks I…

Check In Day: 147


Day 147 – 21 Weeks: This weekend is a bit strange for us. Our children are actually gone for 6 days. We haven’t been away from them for more than an hour or two since the start of Covid 19 back on March 12th. We love our kids but everyone needed a break from each…

Check In Day: 133


We were so careful. We have not gone to eat-in restaurants for months, no parties, only about 5 people we allowed to come over and only because we knew that they were all being careful with masks, social distancing, washing hands, and using hand sanitizer all the time. We weren’t careful enough. My son’s friend…

Check In Day: 126


DAY 126: We spent the afternoon at the fairground yesterday eating fair food. It was fun. We had giant pretzels, warm chocolate chip cookies, hot fresh french fries, elephant ears, cotton candy, caramel apples, and steak tips. We were stuffed by the time we got home. What was nice was there is a one way…

Checking In: Day 119


Day 119 – Yesterday was the first day since April 1st that I haven’t posted. I needed a day away. I have been struggling with the news and reading and watching too much news. Now, knowing what is going on is not a bad thing but I have been almost obsessed with needing to know…

Happy Independance Day!


Day 112 – Hard to believe it is already the Fourth of July! Time is flying by. Well, we have now all celebrated our birthdays (4), St. Patrick’s Day, our Anniversary, graduation, Easter, Mother’s Day, Mama’s Day, Memorial Day, and now Independence Day in this pandemic. It in some ways seems so normal. My birthday…