I’m Henry VIII, I Am

Day 23

Second verse…same as the first…I’m Henry the 8th, I am, Henry the 8th, I am, I am! 

Sorry, this song has been in my head all day.  Along with the idea that I never really enjoyed the movie Groundhog Day because it seemed very depressing – despite the humor of Bill Murray! 

I’ve seen a lot of people say that this experience is like Groundhog Day – but I don’t agree. We aren’t doing the same day over and over. It is a new day. Every day it is a new day. Time is moving forward, even though we seem to be doing the same thing every day.  I’m trying to take solace in the fact that each day we move through this experience is another day closer to the time when we can be with our friends and families again. It is another day closer to the containment of this virus. It is another day closer to normal – whatever that is.

Arden and I have started doing homeschool on the couch with TV trays instead of at the kitchen table. There is something a bit more comforting about being touching close when reading or doing math.  I’m sure there is something wrong with this approach. I’m sure I’m supposed to make a more formal learning space and all that – but I think we are both in need of the connection that being on the same seat is providing.  So until it gets too distracting in figuring out of improper fractions, we are going to go with it. We did all our school work before lunch today – so this afternoon is wide open. It is pretty warm today but really overcast. I think we will try to take a walk this afternoon, just to get some fresh air. I’ve got all the windows open and there is a nice breeze going through the house. Days I can open everything up make me feel a little lighter.

I keep seeing on social media that people are eating a lot more during this time.  I’m finding, to my complete surprise, that I have little or no appetite. Most days I don’t eat until dinner and then I’m not interested in whatever I’ve cooked. I’m sure this is a sign of something ominous, but maybe my pants will start to fit better. I’m not going to worry about it too much.  My appetite will kick back in sooner or later – it always does.

We only have one more day of school this week.  We were supposed to be on Spring Break starting Friday until next Wednesday, so there are no school lessons assigned for those days. This causes me a bit of angst because what in the heck are we going to do during those days??? I’m going to have Arden do some guided writing and maybe we will try another couple science experiments from our science book.  Anything to keep us doing something everyday. Or maybe we will just watch ALL the movies!!! Who knows. I’ll worry about that Thursday. Thursday is another day!

News of the Day: 

There are over 1.39 million cases of the coronavirus worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University, and more than 79,000 deaths.

The U.S. leads the world with more than 379,000 reported COVID-19 cases. The death toll has surpassed 11,000.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 731 people died in the state, the most in a single day.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled a last-minute attempt by the state’s governor to postpone today’s primary election.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for the virus, was taken to intensive care on Monday. He is receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator.

France recorded another 833 coronavirus deaths, its highest one-day total.

China, where the virus originated, reported no new deaths on Tuesday for the first time since January.

Plan for the Day:

Get out for a walk. I think I’ll read a little. Not sure what else.

See you tomorrow!




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