"There will always be more blessings than burdens...even if some days it doesn't seem so" - Jeffrey R. Holland
It feels hard right now but we will get through this.
Watch out for others as well, we all are in this and we need to help others. So think to check on other people. This can be a phone call to see if they need anything. Wipe things with wipes to protect the elderly.
At the time of this writing it is March 14 and they said we've now gone into a community spread. So since we are in that demographic to get it bad we are staying home.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has cancelled church and other church meetings till further notice so we will have church by ourselves in our home.
There's things to do other than look at the four corners or watch each other's hair grow.
Stop fear. You may have kids at your house. You know what they are studying, so find work book pages or make some. You be the teacher and then let them be the teacher and have them teach you their homework after they're done. Have a book you read to them when you're all together, get pillows to lay on while you read. Or do a snack, something you can make together. Then do the dishes together and have a snack party.
Popcorn balls is an instant favorite. Mini marshmallows and popped corn and a fourth stick of butter or margarine and food coloring. Pop your corn in a bowl and move to another bowl so the seeds stay in the first bowl. In a pan melt the butter then add the marshmallows and food coloring of choice, as light or dark as you want. When melted, pour over the popped corn and stir well. Butter your hands or spray hands and then form the balls, when they are all done stick them in baggies.
Let me first say what our plan is....
We stay in our car when we go to pick up our senior commodities. They are in box that they just set in the car for you. Then we have to pick up a picture of my husband's. We will be wearing rubber gloves and when we get back we will Clorox wipe everything.
Things we have planed every week... I will check on the sisters I visit but we are all in a high risk demographic so we will do messaging online. I think what I have in mind they will like :)
We will keep staying home and trade off going to the mailbox for mail, once we open it we'll wash our hands.
The Monday message will continue so there is that.
We play scrabble and chess online with one of the girls and phone and message the other. Skyping would be good as I can make a fun distraction for the grandkids.
We will play games...
I will catch up on the magazines I was given.
I plan to read for fun and read to learn and read cookbooks for recipes I have ingredients for.
I will make baskets (Gus approves of this activity).
I plan to finish this hat.
I want to tat this bookmark and more.
I want to learn more thriftiness from these books.
I plan to do some more sewing.
I plan to spin and dye fiber.
I plan to keep weaving.
I plan to take as many classes I can take from blueprint, we paid $47 and I can take any for a whole year and any I want to keep, I can have twelve, but this was great timing to learn.
My husband will draw, oil paint, and has a stain glass project to work on.
So you see this sheltering in place will be okay.
Now tell us your plans. Tell us meals you will make and how you will manage.
The kitties say to stay safe while sheltering in place!