Blaine is still working. The girls are working more hours than ever. I’m working less. Airport is closed, planes can only be flown by approved students in solo flights… so there’s not much bookkeeping to do.
Charlotte and Pierce have finished all subjects but math. The older four kids are more restricted to the co-op schedule. Co-op is cancelled, likely for the rest of the school year, but teaching continues via internet. They’ll finish mid May.
I’m done. Over everything. Tired of the dirty looks from people who think shopping for ten looks like stockpiling. Tired off limits on purchases that make grocery shopping have to be more frequent when it’s wise to go less often. Tired of pregnancy. Tired of limiting foods I can eat and poking my finger. Tired of the mess that comes with redoing a room. Tired of tired.
Turns out though, my less patient self hit on just what Elliot needed. We’ve been working on teaching her to read for a year now and I finally snapped and told her she has to focus and not ask questions that have nothing to do with the subject and I remind her quite firmly when she gets distracted. And just like that she’s reading a hundred times better and faster and both of us are less frustrated. Who’d have thought?!
We’ve taken some lovely walks though. I pay for it later physically, but the weather has been nice and getting out helps. I’m good with staying home. Blank calendar space is my favorite. But being forced irks me. Missouri has a stay at home order and has enforced it, for whatever that might hold up in court no one knows, but it looms as a threat anyway. I need a few things for kids for summer clothes, have a few things I need yet for baby, and all consignment and thrift stores are closed. It’s all just eerie and strange. Not my ideal time to be pregnant and due soon. But, God. I’ll rest in His Sovereignty and be thankful for it. Because I clearly don’t have a clue.
Easter was odd but restful today. The kids cooked. It didn’t spike my blood sugars very bad, and I got a nap. Church was via online streaming. It’s so very different and harder to get kids to sit and listen quietly. They forget and start talking often. Blaine has to go to the church and help with the service.
I, along with the rest of the country, will be incredibly thankful when things return to some semblance of normal.
Have you considered that any baby born after 2019 might be considered a part of generation C?C for covid.
Charlotte Moore says
Oh yes, how wonderful and thankful it will be to be over this. Not sure how it will be but…. PRAYING it gets better soon. I sure hope you don’t have to go to the hospital during this time. NO ONE can stay with you during delivery or come see you. I feel so bad for people that has lost loved ones and on one is able to pay they respects.
Miss Ellie just took right off on that reading. HA!!
Thank the LORD Blaine is still working. So many have lost jobs. Such uncertainty in this world. Only thing for sure.. GOD has it all in HIS control.
It’s tough anyhow, but with pregnancy and the diet–I’m feeling for you! And I’m sorry for the way people look and presume when you’re getting groceries.
May God help us to stop judging one another!
I belong to a family of homebodies, self-isolating is what we do everyday, but you’re right that when it’s forced on you, it feels wrong.
My sister is due in July and we’re worrying about who will help her with her other kids when she delivers the baby? She’s in a neighbouring province and the border’s been closed except to essential workers, so we’re really praying that by July we’ll have access to each other.
All we can do is pray. I get so upset but then who else can I turn to? Only God knows why this madness is happening. And despite my anxieties, I do believe something good has to come of this. I’ll keep you guys in my prayers and wish you many blessings!
On the plus side, in regards to walking, don’t they say women that keep active in pregnancy have easier deliveries because of the fact they kept active?
I’ve just been trying to stay positive. I wake up positive and it dwindles throughout the day. Lol
What are you not allowed to eat? I’m very ignorant on the subject of gestational diabetes.
Good luck, I keep thinking of you. I wasn’t sure how far along you are.