Wish I Didn’t Know Now

Day 22

So it’s Monday. That’s about all I can say about that. Arden and I slept in a bit today.  I just couldn’t make myself get out of bed until 9:30. I woke up initially at 6, but the pillow beckoned and I gave in to the call. 

We did our school work for the day. Have I mentioned that initially, when all this crazy at home work started, I was told that I should be scheduling between 4 – 5 hours a day of organized work.  I’m an obedient kinda of gal, so that is why our daily schedules looked the way they did. I made sure that throughout the day, I had 4 – 5 hours of work planned. I also planned a lot of breaks throughout the day, but we were doing work of some sort for the hours I had been told to fill. 

When our online classes began, in addition to not getting credit for the work we had already done, I was informed that for Arden’s age we should really be doing at least 60 minutes of school work a day but not more than 120 minutes. In case you aren’t good with math (no judgement – I am awful at math) that means 1 to 2 hours a day.  So I have been over-scheduling our days for nearly 3 weeks. I feel like I’ve typed this story before, but maybe I’ve just told it a lot. Anyway, I am all for being an overachiever, but I can guarren-damn-tee you I was the ONLY parent following the 4-5 hours rule. The only one!  

We now do about an hour and a half and the fighting to get the child to do work has gone WAY down! Go figure!  Shocking! I know!

Other than that, nothing much to report. Oh, I cleaned out the deep freeze and have plans to tackle the fridge later, because we’ve just basically been shoving things in there for the last month and I have NO idea what is in some of those containers.  Man, do we know how to live large in a quarantine or what!?!?

News of the Day:

There are over 1.3 million cases of the coronavirus worldwide, according to tracking from Johns Hopkins University. The number of global fatalities has passed 70,000.

The U.S. leads the world with more than 337,000 reported cases. President Trump warned Saturday that “it’s going to be really some very bad numbers” in the U.S., where the death toll has surpassed 10,000.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for the virus and was hospitalized Sunday after persistent symptoms, was taken to intensive care on Monday.

Wisconsin’s governor signed an executive order postponing in-person voting for Tuesday’s election after concerns over the safety of polling places.

Italy posted its lowest daily death total in over two weeks, with 525 reported, taking the country’s total to 15,887.

Plan for the Day:  Clean out the fridge. Finish the laundry (people need to stop wearing so many clothes). Make tacos.

See ya tomorrow!


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