Monday, March 23, 2020

Locked Up Abroad

On Friday we started spring break! Can you see the joy in their faces? We are pretty excited even though it just feels like the week between Christmas and New Years where you spend the whole week in your pj's and never leave the house.  

I have been cooking 3 meals a day.  It feels like I cook, clean up the kitchen, load the dishwasher or unload and it's time to cook again.  Or someone is asking me what the next meal is.  But we want to support all of our local restaurants too.  So Friday night we got take out from Fish City Grill which is owned by 2 of my college friends.  They have the BEST gumbo.  It was a nice break and kind of a win win.  So many of our local places are running amazing family meals for curbside pick up.  I'm grateful so many are taking advantage of this so these places can keep going.  We plan to do that once or twice a week.  And momma gets a break from cooking. ha! 

Saturday was the first sunny day we have had in what seems like months.  It was cold so we spent the morning watching a movie (we are working our way through Disney plus) and after lunch we headed out for a walk in the fresh air.  

We went for a long walk and it was so pretty and it felt good to get out.  We kept our distance from people but enjoyed our time.  

Between the kids and the dog - we didn't walk too fast so after we got home - I went for another walk to get some actual exercise in.  Plus I wanted to take advantage of the weather.  

Yesterday we watched online church and just hung around the house.  I have so many projects I want to get done while we are at home but I feel like I just can't get anything done.  Knowing I have another 4 weeks at home kind of kills my sense of urgency.  I'm going to sit down and write out a schedule of things to clean and get done so maybe I can get something accomplished in this gift of time I have been given.  I don't want to waste it.  

My day was kind of shot yesterday because I found out that my dad is stuck in Africa.  He went around 3 weeks ago to Liberia to train pastors.  He should have come home Saturday but flights got delayed and then they just completely closed the airport.  So for now he is stuck there indefinitely.  I was super upset at first but he face timed me and he is going to stay at a compound for missionaries that has a hospital.  So he is safe and has meds he needs.  And there are only 2 cases of corona there so he's probably better off.  But my mom needs him home and I will be thankful when he comes home too.  We are going to contact some places today to see if anything can be done but he will be fine if not.  I know God will take care of him and I'm trying to rest in that peace.  

I know life is crazy right now and we are all feeling out of control but just stay calm and STAY HOME (if you can)! 

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