Week 14 of the staying at home. I am totally fine with working from home now. In fact, I love it. They’re saying we won’t be back in the office until maybe September, and I am totally fine with that. I would be totally fine if I only had to go in once a month after that. That’s all I really need to print. But we’ll see. No one really knows anything yet.
The kids are done with school. We have summer rules set up.
1.) No video games before noon. Then a 2 hour limit per play and at least an hour break with no screens in between.
2.) Must get outside for at least an hour when it’s not raining. Go for a walk, ride a bike, just sit on the deck… Anything, but get outside.
3.) Reading, science, math, history, pick a subject and study for an hour every week day.
4.) Wake up, brush your hair, brush your teeth, wash your face, change your underwear. ( Yes, we need to make this a rule because they “forget” and then “It’s our fault for not reminding them.”…)
That’s it. Hopefully, this will be a good summer for all of us. I am excited.
They are opening a few more things tomorrow in CT. It’s our second phase of reopening. Gym’s, indoor dining up to 50% capacity, and a few other places. We are going to wait a bit before indoor dining anywhere. I’m just still really nervous. We are planning on going to a friends house this weekend. It’s the family we are going on vacation with in August. We go on vacation with them every year and this year we were worried we would have to cancel but so far we are good to go and I can’t wait. But this weekend we are going to their house to sit outside and BBQ. I am so happy. If we only have them, my sister and niece and me ma and pe pa, I think I’ll be alright.
We did order the Hammock for the backyard. We ordered a basketball hoop for the garage. We painted the side of the garage and let the kids spray paint it for an art project. I really like it so far. I think they did a great job and I can’t wait to see what else they add. My flowers are looking pretty good except for one pot and one rose bush in the front yard. I am really hoping to nurse those back to life. I’ve never been a gardening person, but I kind of like it. It makes everything more colorful and pretty. The deck looks good, the grass is growing in, I can’t wait to turn the backyard into summer fun. We bought a blow up pool and a badminton set too.
My job sent out a really cool email yesterday. We are no longer observing columbus day in October. Instead, we now have Juneteenth day on June 19th as a permanent holiday. We are celebrating the end of slavery. I really think this is a great idea.
How are you doing?