Today was the first day we all started our pandemic staycation. I sat on the couch drinking coffee for way too long this morning because I stayed up late watching Firefly Lane like a twit. I hated every second of it but couldn't look away. I am so glad it is over but I cannot wait to find out if there will be a second season to see how far they go off the rails with the storyline, (which is already quite a bit different than the books).
I am not sure what this week has in store for us. We will ski, maybe snowmobile, do a whole lot of resting our brains if not our bodies, and try to reconnect as a family. It is hard to vacation connect when you are home and the kids can retreat to their rooms. Maybe we will have a bonfire or go to the beach.
A friend of mine, (who recently moved closer but I can't visit because of frigging covid) and I try to chat on the phone once in a while in the wee hours of the morning while we are walking our dogs before work. I lie. She walks her dog while I don't really know what I do. I sometimes walk the dog but mostly just sit there and drink coffee because I guess I'm not that good at multitasking. We connected this morning and she was snowshoeing! I could have been snowshoeing with Toby! I felt like such a slug! I went out immediately after we hung up and snowshoed with him. It was glorious and he was so well-behaved when he wasn't biting my ankles.
It has been almost a year since the pandemic began. We were in Canada for our vacation last year at this time and we were just starting to hear whispers of Covid-19 on the news. We all went remote shortly after coming back from vacation. Things are so different this year. The kids are in school and my oldest is getting ready for college. It is stressful in so many different ways. I think I will do myself a favor and get into the habit of REALLY getting outside with Toby every morning. It is, after all, a very hygge thing to do.