Wednesday, March 18, 2020

And in the Blink of an Eye...

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This is my grandbabe's face IMMEDIATELY after waking up.
This beautiful child does not have a grumpy bone in her body. 
It's Wednesday, Spring Break for us, and I have to go into work tomorrow, to pick up items so I can teach online through the middle of April. We'll see what happens then... I gave my resignation awhile ago, and am teaching only through the end of this school year, but with the virus changing everything, now I'm starting to panic a little. One thing I have to have is a job. Those were fairly easy to get two weeks ago, but now? Now things are different. In a blink of an eye, everything changed. Funny how that happens, isn't it? I've seen it before, but it never fails to surprise me when it comes to visit (sudden and thorough change).




School sports are shut down, of course, but I checked my e-mail today to find my son's travel team is still practicing today and tomorrow. There are no cases of Coronavirus reported in our county, but we are going to play it safe and keep him home! I wonder how many parents will show up. The team lead e-mailed to say Coach was continuing practice because so many people requested he do so (say what?!). The pictures above were taken this past Saturday. School had just gotten out and the kids had a travel tournament. That meant being at the basketball court all day, while 6 games were played, 4 of which my son was in. We decided to go. School had just gotten out, so no one had really started isolating yet anyway, but I was really surprised they ran it. Now I'm even more surprised that they want to practice still! Funny thought about the photo, I was concerned about the germs, who isn't right now?? so I did keep my baby grand outside of the door no one uses, for the first game. It was too much though, and we ended up on a bleacher. We sat way at the top where no one else was sitting. That was just perfect for us because then we could chit chat without bothering people too.

My oldest granddaughter.
I know some people think all of this is overrated and overblown, but even if that were true, just stay home anyway. We're taking these huge precautions as a country to try and fix things, and the biggest one we are taking (closing businesses) is going to hurt a lot of people financially and beyond, so since it's in place, we've decided to do our part and stay in so people aren't aching (and those with no income will be aching) in vain. We'll go back to park and beach days soon enough. I say that, but short of closing everything, I don't think people are going to stay home. When we were out on a toilet paper search recently (an unsuccessful search at that, but thankfully we have some left), we saw TONS of people out.


Unless we absolutely have to go out, I plan on parking it and staying home. We've got plenty to eat, drink, and do here. And though this is never, ever the way I would want time to be home with my son, I am enjoying it just the same. 


Oh, and there's one other in our family who is simply delighted that we are home all day.  I think she's going to get spoiled. Oh wait, that happened a long time ago.

Just checking in to say hello. I hope all are well and staying safe.

33 comments:

  1. Stay well, stay safe.
    And thank you for this post.

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  2. I’m glad to hear about you and your son. We too have all the food we need and are staying home and only going out when necessary. I can’t imagine doing this for a few months. Be well and take care.

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  3. I'm going with the "better safe than sorry" approach. I mean, look at Italy.

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  4. Things can change so fast, and that includes getting sick. That's why we're staying in and following the guidelines.

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  5. Thanks for letting us know how you are. Your grand-baby is ADORABLE by the way.

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  6. Yikes on the panic. I can see why. I think you need to get to the end of this and you'll probably find once the panic subsides you'll be fine. Thinks will ramp back up. I have my fingers and toes crossed for you.

    Your granddaughter is adorable.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  7. Things sure do change in the blink of an eye indeed. Many a thing will never be the same after this. That is great that he got to play at least, but yeah, I wouldn't be going to no practice with this about. That is a great way to put it indeed, people are going through the ringer, we shouldn't be turds and go out while they are going through it. Kitty will be a happy camper indeed. I still have to go out though for work, fun times.

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  8. Stay safe! This is such a strange time and it's very foreign for all of us, but I'm sure we'll all be fine.

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  9. This Covid 19 has changed alot for many people. Its great you are making plans to counter it especially in your line of work. Keep it up.

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  10. Stay safe little family, take care of your self :)
    All my love, from Stockholm Sweden!

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  11. Hi Rosie - wonderful grandbabies ... lovely to see. We just need to be as sensible as possible don't we - take care - cheers Hilary

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  12. my son lives, eats, sleeps baseball—so he’s still working out (at home) and practicing his skills in open spaces with one friend at a time... also wants us to let him see his girlfriend. this is a tough time for so many, he has no idea!
    love your adorable pics!

    also wanted to say thanks for stopping by my Beast World campaign at Alex’s!

    Tara Tyler Talks

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  13. Glad you are playing it safe with your family. Scary how some people aren't taking it seriously.

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  14. How quickly things changed in just a few days.
    I'm still working (I guess I am essential personnel) but it was a quiet drive to work this morning. Other than that, we're hiding.
    Stay safe.

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  15. It's a worrying situation these days. Do take care of yourself and family.

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  16. It's a worrying situation these days. Do take care of yourself and family.

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  17. Please do stay safe out there. Our lives have been changed.

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  18. It is true. In the blink of an eye, the whole world has changed and continues to change.
    I'm glad you are keeping your son home even though his team is still traveling and practicing. I would too. We are all asked to keep our families safe and at home. I understand and have been doing this. I realize that when my husband comes home, he'll be one of those who believe all this is a conspiracy and will expose us unnecessarily and that's so sad and gives me much anxiety.

    If we will only look at Wuhan, we'll see that this is definitely not blown out of proportion. Many will get it and be fine, others are way more vulnerable and will die. And hospitals will choose to save the ones that show more promise to survive...

    It's shocking to see people at beaches and gathering to party in homes.

    Your babies are just too cute! What a blessing to be a grandmom.

    Hehe I saw a meme that said, dogs are super happy that their humans are home, cats are thinking of suicide :)

    Glad you are well my dear.

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  19. wow. i can't believe parents were insisting on practices continuing. bravo you for not going. #stayhome

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  20. Such a lovely post, currently isolated as I don’t want to endanger my mother, it’s definitely not a hoax

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  21. Thanks for sharing and it's a tough time for everyone, we need more positive energy and thoughts to fight the disease. - Knycx Journeying

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  22. Yes this is definitely a moment to stay home. Be safe and self-distancing is key.

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  23. Hihi....I am so glad to hear from somebody else that hasn't been very much affected by the COVID-19. It's such a sad start of the year, for so many of us.

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  24. These are crazy times and we all need to change our behaviours in order to to slow down the spread of the virus. If we don't, we could end up like Italy.

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  25. It's concerning how fast things changed and some of the people panicking. Take care and hope you guys are all safe there.

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  26. I love this! Safety is always important!

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  27. I am on the 15th day of my self quarantine and to be honest, I am in love with this life now. However, I don't have a kid so I guess it would have been way different then! :D
    Stay safe :)

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  28. Oh wow! Stay safe! These are such strange times we live in..

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  29. I think you are wise - just staying home.

    I think it's odd that my work still has us showing up. Alright...so my boss has always been a control freak. It doesn't really surprise me. The students aren't there, but I am, and so is the rest of the staff. Even though we all have laptops. I big time annoyed last week. Signs are on the doors saying not to come in if you're sick. I get it, more is going on than just COVID-19, but 2 people came in that were sick. 1 guy traveled to his daughter's wedding in Texas. Then an on staff pro, or adjunt teacher came in that just traveled to Atlanta. Every adjunct that comes in - brings in more and more germs. COVID-19 lives on surfaces, for a long time. I wasn't happy at all.

    Even though I'm not as old as my parents, I'm still at high risk with having asthma and bad allergies.

    Your grandchildren are so cute!

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  30. Better safe than sorry, for sure. I'm shocked they're actually practicing! Like you, I'm staying home unless I absolutely have to leave. Fortunately for me, I'm a total homebody when not traveling so being locked at home is a-ok with me.

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  31. It's beyond frustrating how many people are pooh-poohing the seriousness of this pandemic... as if it could never happen to them or anyone they care about. Then again, I suppose those whose ignore the warnings and risk exposing others to possible infection only care about themselves, anyway. We're still making daily trips to the cancer center for my hubby's treatments, but other than that, we're staying hunkered down in the house. Early tomorrow morning, I plan to venture to the grocery store to take advantage of the hour of shopping dedicated to old farts. Who knows? Might even find a roll or two of t.p... :) Take care, kiddo.

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  32. Good luck on the job search. Jason has been thinking of leaving his job since January, but now with everything up in the air, we're playing it by ear day to day. With my compromised immune system, I hate that his boss is still making all of the employees come in, but since they just got a million dollar order that needs fulfilled, greed trumps safety, I suppose. He does sanitize frequently at work and practices social distancing, but we both still worry he could still bring something home. You can never be too safe. I'm glad you all are taking precautions to stay safe and keep your community safe too.

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  33. Taking it one day at a time and knowing that we will come back and enjoy living again. I am hoping we all will be stronger and busier then we were before. I have family that will be looking for jobs to.

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