To be honest, I am kind of stumped on how to start writing this. There are a bunch of emotions I feel throughout my body when I reflect on what this situation has been like for the past few weeks. Quite frankly, I am used to working from home. Tuesdays and Fridays were always my WFH days (I live about 45 minutes to an hour away from TMCHQ, depending on traffic!) and I had a good routine set up. I mean, we ALL had a pretty good routine set up in our lives for the most part pre-COVID-19, right? Once Mason, my 2 year-old son, had to stay home because daycare had officially closed that is what really threw me for a ringer. There’s zero reasoning with a toddler! Add in the fact that my husband, who works on the business side of healthcare, only started really working from home until about last week. We have been trying to balance our work schedules and spending time with Mason and each day has had it’s challenge, but at the end of the day we still come out alive. Even if there were a few more tears shed than the day before.
Similar to Lindsey, I have been dealing with anxiety for years now. In terms of coping with it I do talk to a therapist (she has been absolutely wonderful!) along with meditating, exercise, and certain techniques when I feel an attack coming on. My anxiety has been a little heightened between balancing our work and Mason, but over the past few weeks we have made schedules and try our best to communicate as clear as we can. When John still had to go into his office and make visits to doctors’ offices to make sure they were up & running with Telemedicine, you can say my anxiety was certainly tested. But I took comfort in the fact that he always took very careful precautions at all hours to ensure our family was safe, and helping medical professionals continue to care for their patients.
My husband, John | Our “fur”stborn Madison (Maddie) | Mason
But now on to the good stuff. The fact I get to spend SO much more time with my son and husband, more than we really have in such a long time. We take long walks, we play with LOTS of bubbles (seriously, we are like the Costco of bubbles in this house), we get to see Mason’s little personality develop more & more every minute of the day. I will say I’m personally thrilled to be able to do a nice face mask every afternoon while working, trying a new self-tanner (obsessed is an understatement), and getting some good exercise in each day.
Are there tough days? Yes!! But when I lay in bed at night I try to recount all the good things that happened that day, and that tomorrow is just another fresh start.
What We’ve Been Up To
LOTS of family walks! Mornings, afternoons, evenings. We are lucky to be able to live within walking distance of our little town, and have been supporting our favorite local restaurants with take-out! We sing a lot of songs, but usually at Mason’s request (Jingle Bells & Wheels On The Bus are top hits). Mason is loving his dot markers, puzzles, books, scooters, and identifying letters of the alphabet with corresponding animals! And bubbles. I cannot stress bubbles enough.
Oh, forgot to mention. I definitely, 100% gave myself a haircut. Yes, I am one of those people.
One of our favorite local restaurants! We love Thai food, and the owner/employees are absolutely wonderful.
My Mini Quarantine Fashion Series
I am essentially wearing the same leggings with a different top each day, but I did wear this dress the other day because the weather was so beautiful! And because, well, I love dresses 😜
That’s my quarantine story, and I am kinda forced to stick to it! Hoping you all are staying safe, healthy and somewhat sane 💕