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Weekend Recap: Snow, Snow, and More Snow

This past weekend was COLD. And it snowed. A LOT. I shared my Friday night adventures with you already ( read about it here ). So I won't get into it but here's a much better, natural light selfie of me wearing one of my new soft and comfy Costco sweater finds....which was PERFECT for Valentine's Day don't ya think? Sweater from Costco , lipstick by L'oreal   Between Friday and Sunday my kids basically lived in the snow. I believe it was on Saturday morning when they decided to clear the snow off the trampoline. Except instead of snow it was really thick ice. They were very impressed and tried to save it...I won't even ask what the heck they're learning in school (facepalm). Then they decided to try to make a skating rink on our back patio. Sounds like a great idea in theory, but, our patio is sloped and I knew it wasn't going to work. HOWEVER they were working so well together I didn't have the heart to tell them their dreams of a backyard skating r

COVID-19: How My Family is Dealing with Self-Isolating

It's been 4 months since we first heard about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the effects it's had across the world. My kids have been home for a few weeks now while I've been working from home and I think we have finally found some peace of mind about our current situation and the way forward.

I'm not one to stick to strict schedules...I mean...you've seen my posts declaring I'd blog for 365 days, workout for 300 straight days, read a book every month etc. I like the idea of strict schedules, but my lifestyle doesn't really gel well with that idea...and it's something I should probably come to terms with and just accept. But no...I like to torture myself with unrealistic expectations lol. Ugh. One day I'll get it!

So back to self-isolation. We're hanging in there. I tried a daily schedule for the kids and it backfired so badly so now, we're just taking it day by day. The kid's teachers have started online learning/lessons so we do what we can while I'm working, and anything that takes more one-on-one support is saved for the evening when I'm finished working for the day.

Taking the pup for her daily walk
The kids are plugged into their iPods, Netflix, and Xbox and I'm ok with it. We break up their screen time with chores, school work like I mentioned above, and daily family walks (to get some fresh air).

Showing her brother how it's done!
This past weekend was beautiful and while we can't really go anywhere, we spent the majority of Sunday playing basketball on our driveway, short bike rides, and walks in the neighbourhood.

Supervising the garage clean up
We've also been spending more time as a family, having movie nights a few evenings a week.

Has it been hard not being able to socialize with our family and friends? Yes. It's been really hard and being isolated has made my depression and anxiety bubble up again. But, we're taking it day by day and the daily walks are helping us all get some much-needed exercise!

How are you handling the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation?

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