We live in Texas. A BIG state. It’s not hard to practice social distancing. We are lucky compared to friends and family in New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco. Still, we are under a stay-at-home order. Our challenge is, which home? We are newlyweds. Plans of consolidating homes and moving to a new house are on hold while we assess the impact of the pandemic on the market.
Meanwhile, we have been spending more time together than imagined, prepping for the big “move in.” Watching old movies, going through vinyl and CDs, trying new recipes and playing old board games are how we pass the rest of our time. This game was made in 1997 and despite our age, we do not excel at it. From 6 feet away, we are learning what we do and do not know, in spite of sexist assumptions.
Another thing I’ve learned is that my cats don’t miss me unless I’m actually gone. They just want to sleep or hang out in the garage, because its like a warm little safari out there. Neither of them like being woken up for affection and really don’t like that I have invaded their hiding spots. “Please just go for another walk,” they seem to be saying.
I’m re-learning how wonderful spring in Texas can be. My neighbors are doing yard work and home improvements. From my open car window I learned that one family has adopted a rescue puppy. From 6 feet away we can share a cup of coffee or glass of wine and chat over the fence. I got caught up in a parade of teachers going through the neighborhood. It feels like the 60’s again, which is kind of nice. What are you re-learning about life right now?