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Week 43: It certainly has been a strange week here. My son went back to school Monday on hybrid. Meaning he goes into school on Wednesday and Friday with 1/2 of the rest of the students in the school. He is on his own to complete assignments on Tuesday and Thursday while the other half…

Check In: Day 294


Week 42: I am tired. I am writing this on the evening on January 1st and I am tired. We all stayed up late on New Year’s Eve and slept in a bit on New Year’s Day. We are starting to take down the Christmas decorations and starting to organize, well I guess it would…

New Year’s Eve


We are not big party people but this New Year’s Eve feels different than any other. I think we have such high hopes for the coming year and all that we may be able to do again it feels charged with hope and tinged with fear. This year my son will graduate high school. Both…

Check In: Day 238


Week 34: Since it is close to Thanksgiving and everyone is writing about gratitude and thankfulness I am thankful for the gorgeous Michigan weather we have been having this past week. It snowed last Sunday but since about Wednesday it has been in the high 60s and low 70s. It is projected to continue into…

Day 217: Check In


Thirty-one weeks: We went to Costco in Kalamazoo the other day to get a few items. We cannot find Basmati rice here so we ended up getting a 15 pound bag! We will share it but we were tired of not having rice. I have been researching best practices for storing larger amounts of food-…

Day 203: Check In


Twenty-nine weeks: Over 200 days since Covid-19 shut downs began and now the Trumps have tested positive for Covid-19. I wonder if this changes everything or nothing at all. I went to play handbells at church the other day and realized I have not been inside somewhere in quite awhile. I went to a store…

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….

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…