I was over on Daenel’s blog when I saw that she was committing to documenting what life is like while under quarantine. I also thought it would be a good idea to participate since I solely use this place on the web as a way to document what occurs in my life. And I’d also like to fuse this with what I see Jessica of Storied & Styled doing on Instagram where she is finding gratefulness in every day. The fact of the matter is that it’s important to find the silver lining and appreciate things as they are. Or to at least take note of how things are as they happen, even if you can’t appreciate them at that very moment. Because you know, hindsight is always 20/20.
After writing my last post, consuming all of that information left me heavy. I needed something light, fun, and cheerful to read. I raided my kids’ bookshelves to grab something that I could finish within a few hours for the next few days. I decided on rereading Bridge to Terabithia and James and the Giant Peach without realizing the tragedy and misfortunate in both stories. Luckily, both had sweet endings.
I started much earlier with the garden this year. Two new beds were added and I did some rearranging and restructuring. I also only used a few flowering transplants with the exception of the strawberry plants and blackberry vine. I’m proud to say that everything else is growing from seeds that were planted. I seem to appreciate the growth more and my marveling is greater.
There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done like adding another wooden bed from the watermelon, cleaning my potting station, and filling the last bed. But with all of this time at home, we definitely have the time. I can’t wait to reap the benefits in a few months.
Old Fashioned Pancakes
My daughter asked me one night while playing The Sims in my office if I knew how to make a dish that she couldn’t recall the name of. She goes on to tell me that you fry them and the edges are crispy and they are like pancakes. I couldn’t help but laugh and tell her that those ARE pancakes — old fashioned pancakes. I wish I would have known that my kids preferred this version instead of the boxes that I usually buy.
Anyway, I woke up early the next morning and started making some. Just as I remember my mother making them and her mother making them. With peanut butter on top. And it is a thing in our household now.
While my next few doctor’s appointments may end up being virtual appointments, I was able to get my ultrasound out of the way. Baby BOY will be here in August. A babyshower will most likely have to be virtual as well at the rate that we’re going. We’re still trying to decide between a jungle/bohemian or solar system theme for the nursery, but we also have a decent amount of time to decide and do what we need to do. We’re taking it as it comes.
I’m grateful that we’ve all been able to adjust as best as we can considering all that’s going on. My daily prayer is that we’re all able to get through this as best as we can.