I live in the Bay Area and we are now in a 3 week Emergency Shelter in Place order due to the Coronavirus. I have been at home for (gulp) 5yrs now due to my rare disease and am now joined by my husband who will be working from home.
Guys, I’m all for science fiction and post-apocalyptic movies, but not quite ready to live one just yet : ). It is a ghost town.
Supermarket shelves have been empty for a bit and our grocery delivery service has gone kaput as of last week. I saw this last part coming weeks ago and made sure that we had at least 2 weeks worth of pantry staples on hand so we were ok for a little while.
I regrouped on the absent grocery order and found another grocery delivery service quickly last Sunday. Still tried to stick to healthy produce: Spinach: check. Broccoli: check. Fresh lemons: nope. That’s ok. Kale: nope. Gotta adapt. Ordered frozen greens, Chicken breast and rice. Hubbie thought it would be fun to throw in some sugary junk. Hmm, ok.
The grocery order showed up yesterday before the lockdown. Hubbie wiped down the bags before bringing them inside. This last part made me laugh. We got a cucumber, some baby carrots and a few other items. None of the healthy dark green produce I ordered. But the Nutella came. Of course it did (smacking myself in the forehead here). Ha!
We have a TINY home that will feel even smaller as the days go by. I will remind myself to be patient and full of grace. I know that things could be SO much worse.
I’m used to being home all the time due to my health, but my hubbie definitely is not. He seems to be struggling with some anxiety over coronavirus fears, as do so many people of course.
I’m trying to encourage him to stick to his daily routine as if he was still at work. Take a lunch break. We are lucky to have a (small) backyard. Go sit outside. He wants nothing to do with my meditation, stretching exercises, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques that I try to incorporate daily, etc. I’ve had a few years of living within these four walls to get used to them now. Cabin fever be damned : ).
If anything, I’ll just keep my daily pain management schedule up. Maybe he will watch and learn? And we will come out of this Emergency Shelter in Place better for it.
And Hubbie will learn to like lentils and quinoa too. Since we are out of rice, Babe. Ha!
Bonus: I have A LOT more of this floppy gym sock of a dog in my face lately, Whoo!
Wishing all of my Spark-y pals a safe and healthy day.