I’m not usually one to wish away time, but goodness gracious I’m glad March is behind us. While the month started great with a trip to Sarasota, time exploring our city and lots of house projects completed, it quickly took a turn for the worse when COVID-19 paralyzed our country (it had already done the same to the rest of the world). While this is a very different month recap than usual, I do think it is important to document this time in our life to hopefully look back on and be grateful for the lessons learned.
Mar stayed with us almost the whole month of February, but we were lucky to keep him for the first week of March before he went back to being a country dog. We miss him when he’s not here, but know that he enjoys the slower and quiet life that he lives in Delaware.
Chris and I had a rare weekend day with no plans so we did our own art crawl in Silver Spring. I had a few sculptures and murals on my list that I wanted to find and I also coaxed him into it with promises of ice cream and beer.
Right as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up, we left for our trip to Sarasota with Chris’ parents to see an Orioles Spring Training game. Looking back I knew that things were going to be bad, but I had no idea they’d be this bad. I’m thankful now for our last chance to get away before being homebound indefinitely.
We got a new roof in February and a new bay window in March. We were SO EXCITED for this project to be done so we could finally open the front window and let air through on nice days.
Right before the quarantine started, we were able to celebrate our friend Ian’s birthday with our close group of friends. Party hats, games, and good food were enjoyed as we recognized that this was the last time we would see each other in person for a while.
My last social day was spent with one of my dear friends as she asked a group of us to be her bridesmaids at her wedding next year. I am so honored to be standing with her on her special day!
#socialdistancing has been the story of our lives for the last 18 days. We’ve deep cleaned the house, replanted flowers, dug up bamboo in the backyard, played video games, read books, made jewelry, played instruments, wandered our neighborhood and more. Some days are good and some are hard, but we are continuing to connect with our loved ones through technology and I’ve never felt closer to some of our family and friends.
April typically brings Easter, the kick off of my event season, my birthday, and some of my favorite events in DC. This year will look different with all events cancelled into June, virtual Easter and I’ll be celebrating my 30th birthday with a virtual bday party as well. While this isn’t how I pictured celebrating a milestone birthday, I’m just grateful for my health, my family and friends, a beautiful home that I am happy to be safe in and a job that values me. It could be much much worse friends. Happy April.