6873 words in two weeks – that’s how much I’ve written since starting the COVID-19 Journal Project!

I often feel that my journal entries are a bit mundane. 

This is why I have not shared ALL of them to my blog.

While there are not a lot of big, exciting things, I hope I can capture small moments of joy. 

Here are a few excerpts.

Hooray for Creativity

Yesterday and today, for example, I managed to convince my kids to do something creative. My daughter used bleeding tissue paper to “paint” a design for her friend’s birthday card. My son worked on some Star Wars flyers, a kit with paper folding instructions. When he grew frustrated, I stepped in to help a bit. 

Today they made up a game of paper airplane golf, seeing who could fly the Star Wars spaceship to land on the frisbee in the fewest number of throws.  Creative, made-up games: well done kids! 

Will Wake Up for Donuts

Waking up early for donuts was a huge success this week!

It felt wonderful to get outside around 7 am, before the heat of the day set in.  The kids and I rode bikes on residential streets to cross one busy road to arrive at Dunkin Donuts.  We parked our bikes outside and ordered a half dozen donuts, leaving one for dad, the late riser.  I enjoyed an iced vanilla latte too, using my bike’s water bottle holder to keep it at the ready. 

Tiny House Obsession

Our kids drew pictures their future tiny homes.  Apparently, they want to live in tiny homes as neighbors when they are older. We watched Tiny House Nation on Netflix to see some real tiny homes.  I have to admit, they are pretty cool.

It is so sweet to hear my kids imagine what their lives will be like when they are older.

July 4th Fun

July 4th was pretty quiet.

In the evening, I took the kids outside to play with sparklers and catch fireflies.  They really had fun dancing and twirling around their sparklers. Next, they moved on to catch fireflies that were lighting up our backyard.  It really was peaceful and beautiful.  

The boom of fireworks interrupted their firefly catching.  We walked to the front yard and could see fireworks in a few directions.  What a treat!  We saw some other neighbors walking around outside to watch fireworks that would pop up here and there.  Around 9:30, we went inside and I tucked the kids in. Adam was playing video games in the basement with some of his friends, so I watched Call the Midwife on Netflix. 

It was a great end to the day!