Lovely Day

Day 16

I’m not going to talk about today. Other than to say we did a video chat with some friends who live out of state, and my people-starved child talked a mile a minute for the entire time we were on with them. Our friends on the other end of the call were very accomodating of her jabbering and we had a great visit for a few minutes. It was a welcomed respite from the loneliness of late.

Other than that, today was just weird. 

Yesterday was a good day. We had a glorious weather day and spent a lot of time outside. We took the dog on several long walks and played soccer and football. I ordered a couple of sets of what I thought were NORMAL sized playground balls.  Turns out they are much smaller than I thought they would be. Oh well. We made lemonade out of lemons and played anyway. Let’s face it, neither Arden nor I are sporty girls, so the smaller balls were probably more up our alley.


We also did a science lesson on sound and waves. Of course, we had to make a paper cup phone to test out how it works. It was fun.


I had the windows opened all day and we grilled burgers for dinner.  It felt like a “normal” evening for a little while. 

Today…well like I said, I’m not talking about today. Nothing bad happened, it was just not an easy one.  

News of the Day: 

  • According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are over 845,000 cases and more than 41,000 deaths worldwide.
  • The United States now leads the world with more than 175,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The U.S. death toll, now above 3,400, has surpassed the number of people killed on 9/11.
  • The White House projects between 100,000 and 200,000 American deaths. Three out of every four Americans are now under some form of lockdown.
  • Spain recorded 849 new deaths, its highest daily toll since the pandemic began.
  • In the U.K., coronavirus deaths jumped from 1,415 to 1,808, the biggest one-day increase so far.
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The Governor of Illinois extended the stay at home and suspension of school until at least April 30th.

Plan for the day: It is currently 6:30 p.m. As soon as I hit “Post”, I plan to put my pjs on and curl up with a book. 

See you tomorrow!


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