My Life

One Month In

My children live in a blanket fort city that has fully taken over the library.

Quarantine Blanket Fort City

It seems pretty magical, really. The kids have taken to e-learning well but they miss their friends. We’re all looking at a lot more screens than usual, and there was snow to play in today. We do have a couple of birthdays to celebrate soon and we’re trying to figure out how to make them feel special.

Quarantine Blanket Fort City

I was sick for a while and I haven’t left my property since March 13, but my Animal Crossing home and island look amazing! It has been a perfectly timed distraction and escape.

Lulu Lovely in Animal Crossing

I do not know what I had. The cough and tightness in my chest lingers still, but thankfully I recovered with rest and my family is well. I’m getting the hang of Zoom meetings for existing clients, and any new design projects are being added to a waitlist or we’re doing e-design.

I know a lot of people are GETTING! THINGS! DONE! Not I. This period of low productivity has been disappointing, even though I know it was necessary for both physical and mental health. Still, it’s nice to be coming up on the other side of it. I started a list of all the little tasks I could do around the house with supplies we have on hand, and it grew to a surprising length! I always feel best when I have a project (or 10) to work on; time to busy myself.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    April 15, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick, but glad you’re on the mend! Take care!

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    Arli
    April 15, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    So happy to hear your feeling better! Yikes.

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    Kari Hailey
    April 16, 2020 at 8:39 am

    If you have any LED Christmas lights, they really take the blanket fort to the next level. I put an electric blanket in there too for extra coziness during these April snowstorms we have been getting. I think my son has slept in his fort more than his bed over the past month, haha.

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    Bethany
    April 16, 2020 at 10:21 am

    I’m so glad you and your family are doing well. Thanks for an honest post that’s pretty reflective of life around here!! Except I’m a plain ol’ SAHM and not a talented blogger and designer. :)

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    Nole
    April 17, 2020 at 9:50 am

    So glad you’re feeling better! My husband got super sick back in February, which was very scary, but the rest of us have been healthy so far. The NIH just started a coronavirus antibody study if you want to sign up and see if you might have antibodies – we’re thinking about doing it! https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-begins-study-quantify-undetected-cases-coronavirus-infection

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    Robin Kelly
    April 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I’m glad your health is improving and blanket forts and screens are saving the day! I, too, got sick in ways that scream pandemic but since I don’t qualify for testing, I am officially unofficially exhausted and boring. At least my chest doesn’t hurt anymore. Speedy recovery to us both!

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    Vanessa
    April 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I am pretty sure my son and I had it in February as well, down for a week with another week just to feel steady and the cough lasted well into a month, BUT, all is well now. No one believes me and that is kind of annoying although it doesn’t much matter. I am going to try to have the antibody test thru the Red Cross next month, if positive my serum can be used to help someone who is actively sick.
    Cool.

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    Erin
    May 5, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Your children lived in a blanket fort and you got well. That doesn’t sound like low productivity to me! That sounds like the ‘good stuff.’

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    Jake Miller
    May 16, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    It’s really hard to get sick these days. I am happy to hear that you are getting well and your family is okay.

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