Life has handed us lemons this year. So I’ve squeezed them into cocktails, made divine lemon roasted chicken, and made my sink disposal smell like a lemon grove. Ha! Take that 2020!
– Me showing life who the boss is around here.
I’ve enjoyed reading about what others have learned from the pandemic. We’ve all gained something from it and much is with a silver lining. Certainly it goes without saying that COVID-19 is serious and the virus has caused much grief for so many. Humor and family always get me through tough times though! I have stayed sane laughing at ridiculous memes, the funny lessons learned from being stuck at home, and getting back to a simpler life where what matters the most is under your roof.
So here is what I’ve learned during COVID-19:
- I can eat an entire bag of Veggie Straws and not feel sick.
- My hair must be washed after four days. That’s the limit.
- My pajamas that I lived in for a while must be washed after four days. That’s the limit.
- Wearing a mask means it’s ok to talk to myself out loud in the grocery store.
- The 19 part represents the potential number of pounds you might gain.
- How much value people place on toilet paper. Should be distributed by the U.S Mint and priced like silver and gold.
- What six feet actually looks like thanks to the blue tape in stores. I have no spatial awareness and my guess would have been inaccurate and more like 10 feet. We’d be lined up wall to wall in the store.
- I don’t like the word “unprecedented” anymore.
- People have VERY strong opinions.
- The importance of remembering manners and grace after reading opinions that differ from your own.
- If I wake up and can smell and taste my coffee I’m doing pretty good!
- Family and friends are everything.
- I’m a hugger.
- I make really good cocktails and elderflower and rose are delicious with gin.
- If I have lemons, flour, milk, eggs and cheese I can pretty much make anything into a meal.
- I don’t have to always go somewhere.
- How exhausting my life was.
- How many people are medical experts with a side hustle as a politician! I am so impressed.
- What some people call prepping for a pandemic is also called hoarding.
- It is now necessary to announce to a group of people that you have allergies and try to convince them that if you sneeze no one will get COVID.
- It is now necessary that if you have allergies and might sneeze among a group of people that you might just want to stay home.
- The importance of supporting local small business owners. Shop small local businesses!
- How popular puzzles are. I felt like I needed to run to Target to get one, slap half of it together, call the kids down to smile around it for a pic and post it on Facebook. “Look at us…..doing a puzzle! Together!”
- Nature and being outside is essential. Our country is beautiful!
- Not to take anything for granted. Be grateful for health, love, home, work, and each other!