COVID19 Weekend

Day 27: Reaching the peak?

April 11, 2020

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.

Florida Projections:

US Projections:

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.


  • Reply Kae April 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    That actually sounds like a deliciously lovely day! It’s 37 degrees out right now and supposed to rain later where I live, so the outdoor walk and afternoon swim sounded especially dreamy.

  • Reply Lisa April 11, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Take-out pizza sounds like heaven after a month of cooking EVERY single meal. But I’ve been so nervous! Should we be worried about contamination from the food or packaging? Are you taking any extra precautions or do you feel it’s generally safe?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 11, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      i have not read much that has me too concerned about takeout. I do plan to wash my hands carefully after taking things out of the package, but that’s about it.

  • Reply Omdg April 11, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    They brought a bunch of refrigerated trucks to sit outside the adult hospital next to ours a couple of days ago, and we are predicted to be a new hotspot so… I am not terribly reassured regardless of what the models ostensibly say.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 11, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      I read that about Philadelphia and thought of you (and of course my parents who are 70+; of course they are staying in and doing everything as carefully as possible, but it’s still scary). I hope hope hope things turn around. Thinking of you.

  • Reply Lori C April 11, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I completely agree with not taking play dates or attractions for granted. Heck, a trip to the local Dunkin Donuts and the library sounds luxurious. I’ve spent a significant amount of my downtime planning vacations and post COVID to-dos. Researching and booking a fall trip to the Smokey’s, a fall 2021 trip to Disney (can’t book til June though) and little things like a Zoo membership. I am craving normalcy and this future planning satisfies my itch!! Hoping hubby will agree to watch a movie or play a board game with me tonight. We had takeout 2 nights ago which was nice. I’m getting good use of my ATK recipe magazine though, and even kids have jumped in to help cook.

  • Reply Shelly April 11, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    I am so hearing you on the appreciation for playdates and local spots to visit. They are predicting that we will not have normalcy this year. Once rules may relax somewhat it sounds like with limitations until a vaccine is available. Just to go grocery shopping and not be nervous about it would be nice. My husband went to Costco this morning and stood in line for an hour and a half to get in. But it was a needed grocery shop. We did too much takeout the last few days but are now stocked up again!

    I wish the weather was nice here. It helps when the kids can scooter and bike outside. We had snow 3 times this past week (not a lot) but it is just around freezing still for the next several days as our high. sigh. Thankfully that makes it easier to stay home.

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