Our Current Situation
Unless you've been living under a rock, our world is now facing a pandemic of a virus that is killing people in the thousands every single day. Our state governor recently issued a "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" mandate starting today at midnight. We are to practice "social distancing" by staying home unless we need to get essentials like food, gas, supplies, etc. On this note, please DO NOT buy more than you need. There are others out there - especially those in the medical field - that need it much more.
Because I work for a company that provides essential services to the public, our office is still open; however, our office workers (thankfully) have the ability to work from home. Again, another one of the many blessings in my life I am grateful for in this time of crisis.
With Negatives, come the Positives
It's only been a few days that I've been working from home and I'm seeing some positives already. Like other states, my kids' schools are shut down and, with the help of their teachers, I am doing my best to keep them up-to-date with their lessons. I've also added a special "life lessons" course where I teach them about "adulting" - things like cooking, cleaning as well as writing checks, current events, etc. Some may think it unnecessary but I feel like it's good random information to have.
This time at home has certainly brought us closer together and have definitely posed its challenges...sometimes, my patience wanes when trying to help the kids with their schoolwork (God Bless teachers and regular home-school parents) but we are learning to work as a team and I am forcing myself to do things slower. More home-cooked meals are being prepared so that we can eat healthier. The kids are well-fed and are seldom having packaged (mostly junk) foods. I've never been one to love cooking but I do find it sort of therapeutic after experiencing the (somewhat) mundane act of working from home. I am also tackling the messy pile of paperwork by my bed and organizing areas that badly need it. It's awesome! HAHA!