Rosie's Ramblings

how we're all surviving with social distancing















Hi everyone! Happy Friday! How's everyone hanging in there? I feel like the past two weeks have been MONTHS and I'm not even sure why. Like I mentioned before, other than Adam being home our daily routine has not changed much (other than not going out in public or seeing people). 

While we've been self-quarantining the past two weeks we have still been taking the kiddos outside (fresh air is good!) but we are careful to avoid going near people and have found some remote hiking places to explore. 

I'm ready for the weekend, even though the weekend is not really a "weekend" anymore. It's basically the same as any other day around here. Well, minus me being busy with work. 

I've been taking each day in stride, busy with work, school (for Adri), and keeping up with home things (my house has never been so clean). We've been crafting, doing art projects, playing board games, watching movies (I've caught up on all of Outlander and Poldark!) and cooking lots of good food. 

How's everyone doing out in the void? Are you staying at home as well? As introverted as I am I'm about ready to see PEOPLE again (I'm pitying my extroverted family and friends!) and can't wait until life goes back to "normal" again (I have a feeling that's not going to be for a while though!). 

I hope each one of you has a lovely weekend. I'm off to scrapbook with Adri Rose while Piper naps. 

ox

p.s if you are need of a little Friday motivating, this is excellent

(photos are from my phone camera roll, some old and some new). 

home, spring cleaning, feeling sick, and way too many photos


Hello everyone. This poor little blog has been getting neglected of late!

Honestly, though, I haven't really had the time to take photos and post. Also, we've been sick. At the same time that the announcement was made to start "social distancing" and most of the schools shut down in our area, we got sick. Both the girls and I had all the coronavirus symptoms (unpleasant, but not bad enough to hospitalize us) and I even went to the hospital to see if they would test me to confirm that was what I had. They didn't test (they are only testing at-risk patients right now) and sent me home to take it easy and self-quarantine for two weeks. 
Adam took off work last week to nurse the girls and me, and now he's laid off for the next three weeks, and then he goes back to work. I guess we'll be seeing a lot of each other here for a while! 

Strange times, are these not? I'm fairly introverted and work from home anyway, so this is not too out-of-the-normal routine for me, but it is so odd to have all the stores closed down. Adri (our social child) is missing all her cousins and aunties and has been facing timing them to keep them up-to-date on her life. She keeps asking when we can all hang out again. 

The good news is that for the most part, the girls and I are feeling MUCH better. We've been able to take a couple walks (keeping a safe distance from others) and everyone is sleeping through the night again. 

We have some snow forecasted for this afternoon, and while I'm sure that it's only going to be flurries, the girls are hoping that it accumulates so that they can play in it. 

I hope everyone is staying safe and sane (lol) during this strange time. While for me, our life is mainly (other than Adam having off work) carrying on as usual, I do know that for many, things are very different and lives are in upheaval. 

I hope each one of you is well, and continues to be. I'll try to pop in more often on here, and, if not, don't forget that I'm always more active on Instagram

ox