Dispatches from the Distancing – Day 26

Well, it happened.  School has been canceled for the rest of the year.

At least for Lillie.  There is a chance Chris may go back, but I’m skeptical.  I would like to err on the side of overly cautious here, but we’ll see what happens.  Of course, when the kids heard the news, Chris was the one who was happy and Lillie was the one who was disappointed, so there you go.

I don’t know if it was because of that news, but home schooling this afternoon was just…ugh.  I was completely worn out and my bucket was bone dry.  Plans for dinner were scrapped and Pat and I went out to pick up KFC.  Yes, it came to that.  Even after that greasy goodness, I still partook in a bit o’ Bailey’s…but all that made the world round again and I was able to muster the strength to do a craft with the kids before bed.

Chris’s art teacher sent out directions to make salt dough Easter crosses.  We did the first part of it tonight–making the dough and cutting out the crosses and I have them in a warm oven to dry out overnight.  Tomorrow, when we zoom with the kids from church, we’ll decorate them all together.  I had plans to do a second batch of dough tomorrow, but one batch made more than enough.  In addition to one cross per child, we were able to make a third cross, as well as some smaller pieces from random cookie cutters I had on hand.


I had planned to do this earlier in the day but, as I said, it was a tough day.  Plus, my anxiety was on overload for some reason today.  Pat and I took a walk at lunch, which helped.  And I know that it is all because of the current state of affairs and there is really nothing I can do about it, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a thing.

But, anyway, my goal is lights out before midnight–which is something I haven’t been able to accomplish for quite some time.  I can tell right now that I’m too keyed up to go right to sleep and reading helps.  The problem is that sometimes I get too engrossed in my book to realize it is time to sleep!  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that my anxiety my lessen if I increase my sleep.  What a novel concept!


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