What a long strange week it’s been, eh friends?
I think my blog friend Tamara said it best in a text that said simply “things really… escalated.”
They really have, and I think we’re all trying to navigate a new normal in all of this. It’s scary and stressful and my heart is with all of you experiencing panic and anxiety. Most days I feel like I’m at a loss for words, but I do want you to know that together we’ll weather this storm. It might seem insurmountable right now but I promise there’s a light at the end of this weird tunnel.
Each Friday, I link up with Lindsay and Beth and we share our happy moments of the week. And I kind of needed this quiet moment of reflection today–I hope that you do, too, and that you link up with us below <3 Here is my list of gratitude.
My father woke up from his triple bypass surgery on Monday. In recent weeks, nothing has caused me more panic than this. Each time Bryan and I saw him, he’d go through every last step of the bypass surgery–he was terrified and we all knew it. The night before he went under, he called and practically begged me to tell him the name of his granddaughter. I told him I couldn’t believe he was pulling the “I might die tomorrow card” but of course I told him because I’m not a monster 🙂
Milo has been extra cuddly with me lately and it’s adorable because he legit NEVER does this ever
Bryan’s order from Atlantis Monroe finally came in–we saw them featured on Shark Tank and Bryan put in an order for their vegan chicken, ribs, and spare ribs. This was back in October 2019, but perfect timing because of the quarantine!
Daily walks with the boys (this is how they come to get me out of the office)
The first signs of spring
My new IG series called “Cooking under Quarantine with Charlotte.” Not really a series, just something I’m playing with since this is the perfect excuse to experiment in the kitchen
Texts and calls with friends. Now’s the time to reach out and talk to people you don’t get to speak to often!
My bestie sending me photos wearing her t-Rex costume and spreading cheer to neighborhood children <3 I love heartwarming moments in times like these
I’ve had a lot of fights with my mom about staying in and they escalated yesterday. I feel massive amounts of guilt that I can’t take care of my parents right now and I need her to be responsible, especially since my dad now falls under the immunocompromised category. As horrible as that fight was, I think it made her see that I worry for them above all else and that it opened her eyes to the severity of the situation