Missing Simple Pleasures

June 11, 2020

It's week 432 at home (and if it's not, it sure seems like it) and this week brought the news that summer camps are cancelled, throwing plans up in the air for parents everywhere. Keeping kids engaged and learning at home is challenging enough, but to now have to entertain them all summer while working is going to be even more difficult. 

I also really missed my friends and a few things in particular this week. I miss restaurants. I miss the option of choosing whatever I want to eat and having someone else prep, cook, serve and clean it up. I miss leaving my house to dine out. I miss going for coffee and walking around a bookstore and leafing through magazines. I miss meeting people for coffee. I miss people. (Sigh, I really miss people).

This is to be expected, I know. The past two weeks I was up and saying "I got this". After watching the protests continue in the US and having the summer turned upside down, I'm feeling a little different this week. So, what am I doing? I'm talking about it with my husband, I'm trying to get a lot of sleep, spending time outside and taking pleasure in the little things, like playing Scrabble outside with my family. Enjoy those little things. They are going to make all the difference.

We are all in this together. We are all alone at home but doing it together. We are all sad, scared, unsure and doing our best. We all miss going out, being around friends and simple pleasures like going for coffee (or beer, or wine).

We are all just doing the best we can, and that's ok.

Here's to the weekend and better days ahead.