IDEAS, THOUGHTS AND THINGS TO INSPIRE US
So the stress was greatly decreased once "summer vacation" got here = no more school work. Now, as you know, many places are requiring face-masks to be wore, some cities, some states, some stores.
So the state supreme court rescinded Governor Ever's Safer at Home extension for Wisconsin. Therefore, all is back to normal before the virus was even a thing. Sure, are people asked to follow the guidelines and wear masks, wash hands and disinfect high touchable surfaces - especially for businesses...but many aren't. The grocery store was packed yesterday, no social distancing, maybe 3 masked people, lines, and the same for the outdoor restaurant seating I drove by. It was like the twilight zone! I felt as though I was the only one who had a bad nightmare about a virus and suddenly woke up! We all hear talk about the "new normal". Well...I'm here to tell ya, yesterday it was the OLD NORMAL - like nothing ever happened. One day people are scared to leave their homes and the next day...they can't get out to enough places and close enough to enough people! It was weird.
I have nothing new to say. Doing the same old thing just on a different day. Mother's Day was nice but uneventful.
It's been a couple of days since I blogged; I guess that means things are pretty much the same around here. We are healthy and just plugging along here in the Mueller house.
Today is the last day of Trump's No Contact Order. However, our Governor has extended our WI Safer at Home orders until May 26th. So, we are doing this for another month. God help us.
Kiddo and hubby are out of town turkey hunting; they leave yesterday at 3. They will be back home this evening. It was nice to have some quiet "me" time. However, I've gotta tell ya...turning on the news raises my anxiety level. I cant seem to leave the news off because I want to know what's going on; I want to stay up-to-date but holy wah...it's overwhelming. Death tolls that rise every day, states opening tomorrow against everything you hear on the news...even against what Trump and the scientists recommend and set as national gateways and phases. The governors are on tv trying to justify why they are opening against all that is being recommended and why they are skipping gateways and phases. The Dems are fighting with the Republicans and politicians are arguing. Depending on what news station you watch you either get exaggerated negative coverage on Trump or you get the news station bashing other stations and other politicians. Where's the news? Why are you inserting your personal opinion into it? I don't care what the news anchors think...I have enough of my own opinions so I don't need theirs. I want the news, the facts and ALL the news. It's just all so overwhelming! I don't know what I think of feel anymore about any of this! The dude on TV just said he stopped watching the daily covid-19 briefing because he thinks it has 2 agendas...one being political and the other being scientific and the two "don't mesh" and I think we're seeing that. Yep. I agree with that statement.
All in all we are doing just fine here in the Mueller household. We are healthy and are, for the most part, keeping our sanity in tack. Yesterday was rather sweet for me. The hubby helped the kiddo with his math homework! :) It was nice to have him participate so I was able to take a break from my worst subject...MATH. We joked that Mr. Mueller was now Matthew's new math teacher. :) Except...today Mr. Mueller is at work so I'm back at it. Thank goodness for the teacher's answer key so even when I haven't got a clue or a memory of how to solve the problem...I can usually figure it out with her key. USUALLY...not always. Last week I was just at my wits end with this common core crap. Why must there by 5 ways from sundown on how to complete this one division problem?! Thank goodness there was a video explaining those ways...then kiddo understood the worksheet. I had to pretend because I STILL didn't get it! I really did fake like I got it but for real...I didn't! I just thought...as long as YOU get it then we are good! Now, do your worksheet. lol
Yep, yesterday Governor Evers made the official announcement that school is cancelled for the rest of this school year. Um...NOOOO!!! Yep. I'm all in but the stress when the kiddo complains about having to do school work drives me INSANE. He gets good reviews during each parent/teacher conference; "he's a sweetheart; he's a good friend to everyone; he likes to talk; his focus sometimes is lacking; I love having him in class; he participates, etc." Well guess what...kids test their parents. They get mouthy and argumentative and fuss and cry, etc. It's the same but different. Then I get stressed out because we just started and I'm having to argue with my kid because of his complaining and not spending that time getting his work done. It makes the whole entire situation feel overwhelming for him and myself.
Not much new happening here. Easter weekend hubby and kiddo went out of town for the youth turkey hunt. No worries, they went on our friend's land down south and stayed in a shack in the woods. No contact with anyone other than each other. I packed them a cooler with lots of food, a big jug of water and they had everything they needed. While they were gone I was able to work on a new Panes of Art for a customer. It was peaceful and relaxing and after about 1 hour I wished they were back home. lol The great seafood and wine I bought helped me through my loneliness so I managed until they returned the afternoon of Easter Sunday. I had a nice ham dinner and all the fixings waiting for them when they walked in the door. We did an Easter egg hunt the next morning.
The grocery store saga..ugh. It was terrible. I was slightly nervous on the way there but I had all my supplies with me. As I drove south, I started to notice all these trucks with campers heading north. Um...why are people coming north with their campers? Are these weekenders heading up here when they've been asked to stay home? What's happening? Where are they coming from? Now my nerves are starting to kick in more. I get to the grocery store, list in hand and as I'm parking I see all these out of state licence plates. Okay...now I'm really wondering if we can live without milk and bread and any other stuff I have on my grocery list. Is it worth it? If people who are told to stay in their own state are heading north to their cabins and land..what germs are they bringing with them?