Connecting while being socially distant

Welcome to day #133,000 of quarantine folks!  With everything going on in the world and in my personal life, it’s getting harder to determine if it’s a weekday or a weekend.  And this morning when I got rolling, I realized that for me, it doesn’t matter.

Every day, I get up, drink coffee, lounge, watch some RHONY, and then hop in the shower… And then it’s only 10 AM…

And then I have the rest of the day to work on me, my projects, and dinner.  So that means when something special like Mother’s Day rolls around, I have a little more time to think about it.  Or execute the actual gift.  So this year, I would say I had two pretty awesome gifts!

Gift #1

One of the things I have really embraced since moving into this house is gardening.  As I have mentioned before, I have started my summer garden and done my flower containers as well.  And I have enjoyed shopping for flowers with my MIL (see below) and this year we are doing veggies!  The husband and I bought a garden box for the parent’s yard and this week we are going to dig in and fill it with herbs, lettuce, and tomatoes.  We haven’t really been hanging with anyone except family.

By the way, this isn’t all mine… I wish!

Gift #2

This one was a bit harder because I couldn’t just drop something off at my mom’s door… One of the disadvantages of living several states away from my parent’s is that we don’t do things together.  So how can we do something together?  In a word, Zoom.  I ordered us the same cookbook which arrived a few days before Mother’s Day.  That gave mom a few days to pick a recipe and for both of us to go to the store.  And then on Mother’s Day, we dialed in and Zoomed ourselves some banana bread.  We measured and mixed while we chatted, hung up and cleaned, and then dialed back in for the big reveal!  It was such a great way to spend some time together.


Once the kitchen was cleaned, it was over to the Husband’s parent’s house for lunch and a bit of assembly.  Pictures to follow on this one as we are waiting for the rain to clear here to plant.



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