2020: Remembering the Good Things

It's extremely difficult to sum up 2020 in any simple or limited words. Thus, I will take it from the top and go down the entire year.

January 2020 and February 2020 were honestly a bit of a blur. Besides a special little boy passing away, there wasn't a whole lot that I recall about them.

March 2020 is when things started getting a little funny. Yes, funny. It almost seemed like some kind of joke that there was a pandemic, but nonetheless, I took it very seriously. My family and I hunkered down and literally did not leave our property except for work (both essential workers). Well visits and dental checkups were put off for months and months. Curbside pickup or home delivery for everything imaginable. With two high risk individuals in our homes, we didn't want to take any more risks than necessary.

E-learning started in March 2020 as well. It was a bit of a mess initially as everyone was supposed to go back to school after spring break. Nothing was planned and no one was prepared. However, regardless, I believe our district handled things pretty well.

By April, I was sure things would be back to normal and everyone would move on with life as before. Needless to say, we are now in January 2021 and life has not been back to normal. Or rather, a new normal has developed for many families.

Gardening and Simple Life Pleasures

When the quarantine and lockdown started, my family and I decided to make the best of the situation and get as creative as possible. First, we decided to start a garden and teach the kids all about planting. The kids were ecstatic to learn about different seeds and plants. It was a learning process for me as well. We all did a lot of research to help our plants make it through and succeed in producing some veggies.

Further, we painted rocks, leaves, pinecones, and we made birdhouses.

We watched the beautiful sunset and the spring flowers blooming.