Ok well things are same old same old over here. Home school went pretty well except for week 1 Piper did great and this last week not so much. It was much more difficult to get her to do her work this week. 2nd graders seem to have SO much stuff to do. Somehow Piper seems to have more work to do than Gabby. Also she's very slow and meticulous when she works so it takes her much longer. So that wasn't great. Everyone else seemed about the same.
I sewed a ton of masks. I made one for everyone in my family plus 5 others for a friend. My sewing machine has been on the fritz but it actually cooperated for a good while there and then got angry again at the end. That machine makes me so mad most of the time because it doesn't like to work but it makes me very happy when it decides to work.
On Tuesday morning I went to work for a while. The staff did a social distance greeting for the seniors picking up their cap and gowns. It was pretty neat to see how the staff could try to do something special for the Seniors. It was really cool. That night we had a social distance book club meeting in my back parking lot. It was great to talk to those ladies. We were out there until 10:30.
I haven't really had to do anything for my work yet other than make some phone calls but I got a late night text Thursday night about a mandatory meeting in the morning. In the meeting they told us they expected us to start working full time from home. I was kind of reeling and trying to figure out what I would do to fill those hours...thinking they would start on Monday but then they were like we expect you to start today. So that was a bit of a shock to be suddenly thrown into. They aren't really giving us specific things to do, they just gave us some ideas. There is no way I can watch training/educational videos all day straight for 5 weeks. I decided that home school should count as work hours because helping kids do their work on a kindergarten level is literally what I do at the school. I'm killing two birds with one stone there. I'm not asking permission I"m just doing it until I'm told otherwise. I'm also going to try to get some audible books on relevant subjects (like autism, down-syndrome, special education related) so I can listen to a book while I'm doing something else like yard work. I have to figure out a way to make this work so I don't lose my mind. Wish me luck...starting full time work from home already! I mean it's totally fair for us to have to work our hours but it's just hard to be thrown into and navigate with so little direction (but that also allows for freedom). So I'm a little nervous about that and now even more than before am hoping school will go back in session although I have little hope it will.
Scott has been working on our yard a lot. He's currently making a garden box for our raspberries and is trying to decide what plants to buy and where to plant them. He wants all the things! I am all on board for anything that will make our yard nicer.
Alright well that's all wish me luck in filling 37.5 hours from home doing something!
|Social distance selfie. That's Hannah my supervising teacher behind me. She is awesome.|
|Social distance book club.|
|Piper doing some of her home school on the back patio.|
|Ryan wearing his mask just for fun.|
|Piper has been sucking her thumb all day straight since the quarantine started. I swear her teeth have moved out even since she's been home. I'm trying to get her to wear her mask so she won't suck her thumb!!!|
|Scott staining the wood for the garden box.|
|Scott shared this cutest pic of Gabby and Willow. I had to post it. So cute. Break my heart.|