The rain did not go away. Not even a little bit. In fact, it rained all day and sideways because it was so windy. For some odd reason, I thought that if I grocery shopped in the rain, I would cut back my chances on it being crowded, WRONG! Apparently everyone and their mothers had the same idea as me, which made for a very wet and cold morning. It was the saddest grocery trip I have ever been on. Everyone kept their distance, but honestly it wasn’t the same as it was a month ago. People are just walking around getting their groceries, avoiding each other(like we are supposed to do), and you can’t even see a smile behind the masks. Usually you can see a smile in someone’s eyes, but I don’t think I saw even one of those today. And while there was not a roll of toilet paper to be found, I have to give my eternal gratitude to all the grocery store workers who are working tirelessly to keep the shelves stocked. My family is definitely not going hungry. If any grocery store workers are reading this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

By the time I got home and unpacked the car, I was soaked from head to toe, so I abandoned my sweatpants for my pajamas. I am thankful for the warm, clean pajamas I got to hop into and then watch a virtual assembly with Evan and Logan. I was so overcome with emotion as we watched this and when my kids looked at me I hoped they wouldn’t see my eyes glistening as we watched the teachers and staff of their school send their best wishes to the kids and families. I am thankful for the teachers and staff of our public schools.

I haven’t been feeling fantastic today so I laid down for a good chunk of the afternoon while the boys had their virtual music lessons. I was ever so thankful that we got to order out tonight and then watch Onward. It was a cute movie, really tugged at the heartstrings and not a snoozer like some kids movies. It was nice to have a night off, as I think the stress of the week has really caught up to me. I’m going to turn in early tonight to give my body the rest if needs.

And last but not least I am thankful for all the first responders everywhere doing all that they can to protect and serve.

Be well!