Hello. Rather than go into details regarding our current situation, here are some other goings on while we wait things out (and hopefully all stay healthy). Thus far everyone is physically okay. Yeah, I’m anxious. But it is what it is at this point.
We knew there were some risks in sending the kids to school. I sometimes try to think of radically different scenarios (ie, I had quit my job and homeschooled all 3 kids beginning in March?) that wouldn’t have us in the situation we are in, but I think we made our choices thoughtfully and knew we were at >0% risk.
3 classrooms, 2 healthcare jobs, 1 additional child care provider, high-COVID area –> high # of risk inputs. I accepted that. Hopefully we will come out on the other side okay.
1- I made Pinch of Yum’s chicken meatball recipe (as recommended by LagLiv!) and it was great. So easy to make meatballs in the oven and the flavor was spot on. Kid-approved too (initially rejected outright by one, but they changed their mind when everyone else liked it. Peer pressure?).
2- Gretchen Rubin announced the 2021 challenge to Read 21 in 2021. 21 = at least 21 minutes/day, not 21 books. Love this process-style goal! I already sort of wanted to read something every day, so perhaps I’ll use 21 minutes as my minimum amount. Still working on my 2021 reading list (I really liked planning this mostly ahead in 2020– helped my library hold game immensely). I have a number of books I bought in a pandemic haze that I haven’t read yet too — will all be put on list.
3- I signed up a running/training challenge (bought a membership to AMR Many Happy Miles) . . . just in time to be stuck in the house, lol. Though I had no plans to start until January anyway, and we do have a treadmill so there’s always that option.
4- Trying to figure out the right architecture for our Q days. Thus far kids are okay but . . . we have a ways to go. We just added in mandatory reading time at 1 pm for at least 30 min (screen time may begin at 1:30 IF toys are all picked up).
5- YOU GUYS I ORDERED THE A5 Hobonichi 5 year journal. FROM an online shop based in Finland (because it was sold out everywhere else). Because stress. I am excited for it to arrive though! Need these little things to look forward to.
C O M E O N 2 0 2 1!!!! We are ready for you.