Coronavirus Diary Day 31: April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

You guys, it was absolutely gorgeous outside today.

Here’s how I spent the day. Just a few minutes after I woke up, Blaise called to wish me a Happy Easter. He’s based at Hurlburt Field in Florida, and he’s on a rapid deployment list. Because he can be deployed at a moment’s notice, he’s been placed in mid-level quarantine. This provides some relief for a worried mom.

Other things I did today include: a YouTube workout, a phone call with my parents, a flurry of text messages with friends, several dog walks, and a very large Zoom chat with The Hubs’ family. Since it’s Easter and all, I did all of this with a full face of makeup, which feels good, to be honest.

Just as I was finishing another coat of mascara, The Hubs called my cell phone. He had gone out to pick up a gas tank for our grill, and his car battery died at the gas station. So, this has been the most exciting part of my day: leaving the house to give The Hubs a jump. Who knows – maybe something more exciting will come along before midnight, but I doubt it.

Ryan woke up at 2 in the afternoon. He missed my shrimp, brie, fig jam, and champagne brunch. He’s allergic to shrimp, and he’s under 21, so I don’t feel bad. We’re having a honey baked ham for dinner, thanks to a contactless food exchange with my parents.

Honestly, this is the absolute weirdest holiday ever. Weirdest. The fact that I have time to write a blog post on Easter Sunday is ridiculous. Even when we lived in Paris, The Hubs and I managed to bring our family together for most major holidays. I mean, except for that one Thanksgiving, where it was just me, The Hubs, and Ryan. Come to think of it, we enjoyed that Thanksgiving immensely. So, today is awesome, too.

We’re healthy. We have plenty of food and a comfortable house and access to everything we need. We have a wonderful family and lots of good friends. We are surrounded by love, even when we’re alone.

Social distancing is still a thing. On this holiest of days, church services around the world have been cancelled. Yesterday, Ryan fraternized with a neighbor outside for several hours. I wasn’t happy about it. I reminded them yelled out the window at them a half dozen times to stand 6 feet apart. Today, The Hubs will host his best bud for a backyard happy hour, during which time they promise to keep a respectable distance between them. These interactions can’t be terrible, can they?

As for me, I’ll stick with the dog.

Today marks one full month of writing these blog posts. (I missed yesterday, but whatever). I don’t know what you think of my meaningless banter, but I believe it’s been good for me. If anything, it helps me to keep the days straight.

Anyway, from this point forward, I’m going to transition to weekly updates. I sort of want to work on a new writing project, and I’ll need to carve out some time for that. If anything significant happens in Coronavirus Universe, I’ll make exceptions. Are we cool with that?

Happy Easter, guys! I hope it’s been a glorious day for all of you. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay happy.


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