Our New Normal
Quarantine. That’s such a scary word, isn’t it? When we heard that this novel coronavirus, now known as Sars-CoV-2, was on its way to the U.S., Joe and I decided that the kids and I would go into a self-quarantine while he continued to go to work. For us, that meant that the last time I went out, I stocked up on about a month’s worth of food, and cancelled all of our scheduled activities. I felt pretty dumb at first, and wondered if we were overreacting, but as things progressed, more of my friends started taking it seriously, too, and here we are about a week later, with our world turned upside down. We live in a small town in northern Minnesota, where there haven’t been any confirmed cases, yet, but we’ve been following the news from all over the world, and my heart goes out to each and every one of you that have already been affected.
I imagine that unless a drastic change is made soon, we will all be affected by this virus, and while I want to stay informed about it, I also want to provide a positive space for those of you looking for an escape from all of this. My kids don’t know about what’s going on, and I’m going to apply that same philosophy here. But, we’re all grown-ups. We know what’s happening. Here,we’re going to choose to make the best of this time, even if most of us will be spending our days hiding away at home, and we won’t discuss it further. I love you, and we are going to get through this together.