I went to my mom’s this week and stayed a couple of nights (she’s been part of our bubble since the beginning of covid). Today, she took me to a suburban town to a store which imports some goods from Germany. They also have a deli and a bakery where they make prepared food inhouse. For instance, cabbage rolls. (I bought some). 😛
I was excited to go out. I’ve been sitting in either my mom’s house, or my own, typing, purging, cooking or doing other domestic things.
So a trip to a new/different store was exciting! 🙄 For the occasion I even put on actual clothes. Yippie! 😄
The store, called Denningers, is part of a mall. You can access it from outside or within the mall.
Not all stores in that mall have an exterior entrance, but this one does.
So we went in and I bought food, including a large lasagna which is currently in the oven. (I’m back in my own house now.)
Here is a picture of a wall of chocolate, much of it imported.
After we finished, I needed some things from the drug store. This place did not have an exterior entrance, so we had to enter the mall.
It was a little surreal…
It was eerie. Sad. But not as sad as the rows of small, independent businesses we passed on the way home that were shut. Because we all know the conglomerates will survive, whereas these mom and pop shops probably won’t…
When I got back home to my family the first thing I heard was that elementary schools, which were on remote learning this week, will continue online for the next three weeks.
More homeschooling for the minions. (High school remains remote for the same amount of time but was established as such prior to the Christmas break).
So. Both kids remain home full time. There are no sports, no activities, no clubs or dances or excursions. Lots more indoor family time. Lots more screen time. It’s…💔😥
But we’ll manage. We’re old pros now. Sooner or later this virus will burn out.