Always running, but I’m always running behind…
Saturday, April 25, 2020
We mostly worked in the yard, as it was nice and sunny (60s) until we got some rain showers about 7 pm. Matt mowed the grass. I dug up this weird rock wall/edging around a big flower bed in the back yard. We can’t keep up with all those flowers, and it always turns into a jungle — and we can’t just MOW IT because of all the rocks around it, so…good-bye, rocks. I got Matt to put the truck in the yard so I could load the rocks into the back, then I drove it across the yard to the edge of the woods and unloaded all the rocks into the woods. SO EXHAUSTING. 11,000 steps.
Matt installed a new gate for my office doorway, because Jack has been able to knock down the other (pressure) gate. This one screws to the wall AND HAS A CAT DOOR! The cats will be so happy. We made them both try out the cat door, and they had no problem with it. And so far (knock on wood), Jack has not tried to go through it himself.
In the evening, I made two more masks each for Matt and me.
A friend whose parents live in Minnesota has gone up to visit them, because her father is dying. He has a degenerative disease that affects his mind and memory, and so he lives in a care facility. At first they were told they wouldn’t be able to visit with him at all (wouldn’t be allowed into the facility), but they were able to go in and spend a lot of time with him after all. I’m glad for that.
Jack woke up at midnight just screaming and crying, no idea what that was about…
Sunday, April 26, 2020
This is the week we had been planning to go on vacation for our anniversary. We were going to leave Jack with my Mom and go…somewhere… I’m not even sure we fully determined where we were going to go, before the whole thing fell through with the COVID-19 crisis. I guess that’s better than already having reservations for something and having to figure out if we would be able to cancel it all.
I went to the IGA in Enon for milk and like four other things. I managed to spend only $40! They had plenty of toilet paper, meat, produce, and dairy. They were getting low on flour and were out of yeast. I didn’t see any employees wearing masks and only a few of the shoppers. (OK I can only recall actually even seeing TWO other shoppers on that rainy day grocery trip; one was wearing a mask and one wasn’t.)
We made hot sub sandwiches, chicken and (homemade) noodles again, and Matt made an apple pie from scratch!
I extracted a few more rocks from the soft wet dirt after it stopped raining. It feels good to feel like I’m goddamn actually accomplishing something tangible, even if it is just moving rocks from one side of the yard to the other like freaking Sisyphus. (OK not exactly like Sisyphus; to date, none of the rocks have moved themselves BACK into the flower bed, thank goodness.)
I ordered Jack a bunch of summer clothes before it suddenly gets warm and he doesn’t have any shorts – and in case everything takes forever to ship. (Well, we have a few from my sister, but the hand-me-downs and the seasons don’t always line up; and if he EVER goes back to school, he’ll need a lot more.) The things I ordered from Target came really fast, in just a few days; the stuff I ordered from Carter’s still has yet to arrive, as of this writing.