I’ve been invited to a small (16 people) women in construction weekend retreat in July. The schedule includes meals at outdoor restaurants, round table discussions at outdoor conference space, operating heavy equipment outdoors, and one meal in a semi-enclosed restaurant. I would have to fly there to attend and stay in a hotel room. Thoughts? I’m inclined to go if case numbers keep going down, and if the attendees are smart about hygiene and distancing/masks.
To the west of our house, a new 2-story townhome development is under construction, and recently blocked the last shred of our view of the Rocky Mountains.
My 5-year-old daughter has commented on many occasions "We should burn it down! We should go light it on fire and then we can see the mountains again!"
Parenting: be the change you want to see in the world. 🌈 🏔️
I'm really struggling to find more recent information! I know it must be out there somewhere...
COVID 19 predictions by state.
An amazing graph made the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, look up your state:
Roast some fucking vegetables. Drink some fucking water. Get some fucking fresh air. Pet a fucking cat or stuffie or fleece-lined sweatshirt or literally anything soft. Scream into a fucking pillow. Text your fucking mom/friend/boss/coach. Eat a fucking piece of fruit. It's going to fucking be okay. Fuck.
Oh, and of course, wash your fucking hands and stop touching your fucking face and consider putting fucking pants on because it helps you feel fucking normal.
My state is now on “stay at home” orders, preschool is closed. I am grateful for:
*Bountiful fridge full of fresh fruits and veggies
*Steady employment and fun technical and logistical challenges at work
*More time with my children
*Past Morley being smart and buying extra coffee and creamer
*Spring arriving with warm days, breezy afternoon bike rides, and more neighbors out walking in the evening.
*A good office chair at home.
*Noise canceling Bluetooth headphones.
CW Covid19 and grocery runs
Advice from a cousin who leads disaster response for the Red Cross: Go ahead and do your essential errands and grocery shopping. Limit it to one household member, keep distance in the aisles, minimize touching things, wash/sanitizer after. But don’t dig into the pantry yet. Stay healthy and eat fresh stuff! And don’t try to strategize on when to go, just go when you normally would and be safe.
Debating the merits of doing a major grocery run tomorrow, thereby avoiding one next week when confirmed cases are that much higher. Nothing we NEED but plenty of very-nice-to-haves. Things the kids will tantrum without. We are in CO with only 277 confirmed cases statewide (so that’s, what, 3000+ actual cases?) Hard to know how isolated is isolated enough, and to balance sanity.
Something something fire tornado steel toed geology mama what?
Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.