Tomorrow it will be four weeks since I've driven my car or seen my family in person.
I'd like to say that time flies when you are having fun, and maybe it does, but this shelter in place business is not fun.
Yesterday I decided to put on my mask and take a little walk down my street. I was shocked that there appeared to be a normal amount of traffic and I could hear the cars zooming up and down I-85.
I'm not sure why people don't get how important the shelter in place order is, and before you get mad at me, I know there are certain reasons for people to be out, but I'm talking about normal traffic.
Wednesday morning Tessa FaceTimed me bright and early. I was just eating breakfast and she was ready to play. I would never turn down a play date with Tessa, as it is about the only bright spot in this crazy life right now, so I quickly finished my breakfast.
She seemed to be focused on chickens and other birds and she wanted me to make a bird nest with baby birds. She instructed me on what I would need and so I quickly rounded up supplies from my "secret" cupboard. I had everything I needed, which she was quick to inform me was thanks to her.
This was the finished product made from a plastic cup, tissue paper, and crayons, which met with her approval.
Thank goodness she doesn't expect great works of art from me. She did say she was very impressed with the picture I drew of her and Trixie last week. She thought I did a really good job on Trixie, but she was kind of noncommittal on how I did her. You can see it here.
She had drawn a picture of her and I with Trixie and texted it to me. I feel like her artistic future is probably brighter than mine.
Before we hung up I told her I thought I would bake some cookies. She suggested that I could drive some over to her house, put them on the front porch, and she would back up to social distance. That girl is a born problem solver.