Dispatches from the Distancing – Day 12

We, or at least I, have reached the point where boredom becomes the norm.  I let the kids have far too much video game today because, well, what else were they going to do?  I realize I could have done things like, oh, clean the house.  But instead I watched a lot of television.

I should probably amend my list from a few days ago as I discovered two new shows today to recommend.  The first show recommendation comes with some reservation.  I should love family dramas such as This is Us or A Million Little Things, but I dropped both those shows in their second seasons when I realized that I hated every single character on each one.  Today, I discovered a new one with a promising pilot–Council of Dads.  As I told someone, this is what A Million Little Things should have been–but really, really isn’t.  I won’t go into it except to say that it made me ugly cry.  Now, I am cautious.  I don’t know what subsequent episodes will be like, but the pilot was promising.

The second show I actually turned on for Pat.  It’s called The English Game and it’s a British Period Drama (yay for me!) about the invention of soccer, er, football (yay for Pat!).  It’s on Netflix and we watched the first few episodes and really enjoyed it.  If you like stuffy British dramas and/or sports, check it out.

Okay, enough of that.  I’m not going to become a TV critic.

Besides sitting on my tush watching TV, the other big news is that Lillie’s teacher messaged us with prep for getting her setting up for online school.  Apparently, there is going to be a “test Zoom class” tomorrow where she’ll be able to see her teacher and friends, and she’s very excited about this.

I think I’ve said this before, but a few weeks ago I had never even heard of Zoom and now it ranks up there with Facebook and Instagram when it comes to day to day survival.

I was feeling a bit down in the dumps about being stuck in the house today.  I guess it comes with the territory, but I decided to text my sibs and a few of my nieces, and chatting with them brightened my day.

I guess I should address our general health during all this.  We’re all good, at least so far.  Pat has a bit of a cough, which freaked me out for most of the day, but it isn’t the covid-type cough (and it is the allergy-type cough) so I don’t think it is a harbinger of doom.  We’ve been doing well with our social distancing, so that is good.  Lillie has been home from school for almost 2 weeks, which is important because there was a covid case at her school.  I don’t know for sure who it was, but we realized today (thanks to a random NextDoor post) that it may have been a fellow 5th grader (in a different class).  So, if she was exposed, we are almost out of the window there.

I have always included a picture in each post, but we did nothing of note today.  So, you get an Alice picture–she is very annoyed that we are all still in the house.


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