jonas wrote: ↑Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:59 pm
Massachusetts is opening up our “phase 2“ of people getting out and around, and I’m seeing pictures of my friends celebrating in bars. Those pictures make me reflexively uncomfortable, and I’m not sure it will be the same, at least not for a few years. Plus it seems like a weird time to be celebrating anything.
Michigan is opening up more and more. This week restaurants can have dine-in service at 50% capacity as long as there's six feet between tables. Hair salons and barbers can open next week. As much as I would love to sit on a patio and get served mimosas, which I'm guessing is relatively safe at this point in my area, it still gives me the heebie-jeebies. Just not ready yet.
For the first time last week, my 13 yo felt comfortable enough to hang out with a friends in real life. We encouraged him to try to continue social distancing. He and a pal took a bike ride to the ice cream shop, hung out at the park, etc. And then this weekend my kid and DP's kid hung out and had a great time. I hope I'm not being an idiot. We'll see I guess. But school's finally done, thank goodness. I'm happy I won't need to yell at my kid anymore for doing the BARE MINIMUM of work that his teachers were asking for.
I expect I'll be hanging out in real life with people more and more as the summer progresses. It still feels odd that everybody seems to have forgotten about COVID in the wake of the protests. Can we really not focus on more than one thing at a time?
I tried splitting wood with a maul for the first time, and was relatively successful, which makes me feel ridiculously manly, ha ha. Gotta work on my aim for sure, and I should probably invest in steel-toed boots, but it feels super badass when you hit it just right and the wood goes flying!
I am happy to have this place to share my thoughts and it's way more fun when there are other people sharing theirs, so thanks to all of you who have checked in over the years!