Day 5 | The Covid Chronicles

Guerrita [little war] circa 2015

This little man is now taller than I am. He has made me a better human in every way I can think of. He has also pushed me to brink on many an occasion. The coolest thing he did is help me find one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing like a weekend, a day, or just a few hours at the park watching him play. I could do it for days on end. Mind you, he went and picked the most difficult and often under appreciated job on the field – but he loves it. He’s also very good at it. Enough people have told me so where I have accepted it.

I am his biggest fan. I’m sure there is a ‘guita’ out there who might argue my last point, but she loves me so I’m sure she will let it slide. Being a goalie-mama is hard, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I can’t wait for this nonsense to pass so we can get back out there.

I came to realize yesterday that I have completely lost track of my days. My post is day five, but it really is only the fourth day of being home. Day two got lost in the shuffle somehow [probably because I was trying to figure this thing out] and day three was a bit of a lazier day. Needless to say, I will either fix it again [insert eye roll], or just roll with it as I have with my bizarre week.

This morning the news is alarming. Each time the number of cases and deaths rise exponentially, I startle a bit; however quickly picture that ugly bell curve in my mind – the one I have hated since high school math. I am awed by our #healthcarewarriors and #firstresponders who are putting their own lives at risk to help so many. I am embarrassed that our country was not better prepared for this mess. I am shocked that our hospitals did not have better disaster preparedness plans in place. I am saddened that so many employers had to close their doors [while being thankful that they did because right now that too may be helping to slow this thing down]. I am wondering what it will take for people to respect the shelter in place orders in many of our communities so we can get past this already.

What day is it for you? What’s your favorite thing to do? How are you getting through #COVID19?

2 thoughts on “Day 5 | The Covid Chronicles

  1. This is day 14 for me, they sent us home on Day 1 of No School in Miami Dade County. I am not sure what I am doing the first week was okay trying to figure out the kids assignments and time to be academically engaged. Now this week has been spring break so that day have merged into different things. At times I feel that I am in the movie Groundhog day. I am still trying to figure out what I as the school counselor am suppose to be doing being at home with no kids to see, but we are all figuring it out day by day. Here is to our #newnormal for now.

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    1. #newnormal is so true… difficult adjustments all the way around but one day at a time is always the best way. As Luca would say [usually mid-video game] “we got this!”


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