Help me out, Awkwards…
Here in Texas, coronavirus and heat are having a heyday. I’m not in a huge city, so the graph isn’t the gargantuan landslide you see in the more populated areas, but things are still rough. The governor is pushing school openings back (Texas schools usually open the first few days of August), everybody’s supposed to wear masks inside businesses, and restaurants are open at reduced capacity. Church services happen online or outdoors, or they’re sparsely-attended affairs.
The school year is something I look forward to, and I’m starting to plan—I’ve got masks and high heels and dresses I’m having a hard time squeezing into, but I’m a teacher. It’ll be a good story, however it works out.
My family stays inside most days, and our routine revolves around episodes of Disney Channel shows. I have work to do for the next school year, and my husband has graduate work that he does while watching shows about which lizard makes the best pet. We order groceries and turn them into meals, but I’m mostly surviving on cereal. My son’s days are filled with ‘exercising’—running in circles—and writing his name in crayon in old notebooks. He also dances, pretends to be characters from Snow White, and yells about how high he can count (to 100, if you help him with 60).
My days are filled with online-shopping, eating cereal, sporadically exercising and then pinning pictures of desserts that taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
But enough about me. How are y’all?
I have readers all over the US, a few in Europe, and a couple in Asia. What are your pandemic days like?
Will you let me know in the comments? Honestly?
The world has shrunk, and the news (in the US) is treating the disease like a political tennis ball.
My life is still a life of plenty, and I’m grateful for every day. But I’m exhausted from worrying. I have a drawer for just masks now.
Are you going out? Do you have to wear a mask? How’s the weather? How’s work? What about school? I’m just wondering—it’s the only window I have to see the world right now.
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