I was just going to write about how seeing the projected peak in cases becoming closer feels significant somehow. BUT, I went to check healthdata this morning and our state peak moved farther back (from April 21 to April 26).
On the upside, I think the projected curve for our state looks flatter than it did previously and current predictions show enough ICU & hospital beds.
As a nation, today April 11 is the predicted peak in hospital resource use. This is clearly not over yet. And there has been so much harm inflicted by COVID-19. But maybe just maybe it will feel like we are over the most dangerous part of the hump in a few weeks.
And back to our mundane household affairs . . .
On a much less momentous note, it’s the weekend! This will be the 4th official weekend since I started this series (I began on the first day school didn’t open as planned). I am feeling . . . more positive about this weekend than one might expect?
Josh is on call. On a “normal” April Josh-call weekend, we would probably:
- Hit up a local playground, attraction, or go to a playdate (G asked yesterday when she could go back and see the ” ‘mingos“)
- Go out to lunch
- Come home for G’s nap
- Order takeout
Obviously, #1 and #2 are not going to be possible right now. BUT . . . somehow I am starting to care less? Though I do miss playdates. Hmm.
Plans for day:
- Workout (after finishing this post). I have done 3 of the “A Little Obsessed” workouts so far this week; #4 and #5 are on tap for the weekend. Admittedly, it has been refreshing to do something that is not the same 21 Day Fix I’ve been doing forever.
- Meal plan for next week (write list, the actual shopping will be tomorrow AM)
- Laundry (1 load)
- Pick one area of house to declutter (THANK YOU all for sharing your favorite resources yesterday! I am in such a cleaning/decluttering state of mind. I am sure there is some psychological explanation, or maybe I am just craving a distraction that feels productive.)
- Walk around block w/ kids (EARLY b/c it’s going to get hot)
- Play more music in the house
- Afternoon swim w/ kids (weather-permitting – summer weather has started which means the return of frequent PM thunderstorms – not my fave!)
- Read more of my book (The Cortlandt Boys which Laura gifted to me — and it’s quite addicting!)
- Takeout pizza for dinner!
Honestly, that doesn’t sound too terrible. That said, I don’t think I will ever take playdates or our local playgrounds (Vista View Park) and attractions (Flamingo Gardens, Young at Art, and Frost Science especially) for granted. To think I was previously worried about those options becoming stale. LOLOL.