motherhood

Coping

This is how I am coping with the pandemic.

I’m not.

Well, that’s not totally true, some days I fake that I am okay better than other days.  So, there’s that, but mostly, I have no idea what I am doing.

Here’s what helps:

1.Taking a million photos of my dogs:

 

2. Cracking jokes with my boys:

 

3. Reading updates on Roho (he’s doing awesome).

4: Watching baseball.  So. Much. Baseball.

5. A gratitude practice.  I particularly love this journal:

Start with Gratitude

It includes unique prompts that make you stop and reflect about your day. This way it’s not a rote listing of the same things over and over.  The only one I struggle with is “Favorite people I saw today.”  The answer is always the same: Full Speed, T.Puzzle, and Mad Dog…it’s the pandemic y’all (I always add that in so if future generations look back at it they won’t be sad that I had no friends).

6. Get outdoors until I remember I live in Texas and it is currently a thousand degrees and I retreat indoors before my face melts off.

7. Question why I live in Texas.

8. Eat chocolate.

9. Eat more chocolate.

10. Allow for bad days, offer myself some kindness, and hug my boys (T.Puzzle LOVES this!).

11. Cardio kickbox my way through some aggression.

12. And last but not least, remind myself that there are awesome people like you in the world.

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2 thoughts on “Coping”

  1. Diana, Love and big hugs coming across the internet. I thought I was doing fairly well during all this pandemic. THEN Monday afternoon our area got hit with EXTREMELY high winds and some tornadoes. Luckily no roof damage to my apt building. BUT no power until 1:30p today. Building has a backup generator but only for public areas… lounges, hallways, elevators. I’ve read 2 books started crocheting again. Luckily I changed my phone service in Feb before all this started. I’m on Consumer Cellular. Didn’t need to connect to ATT or Xfinity. No puter, no TV 😦 😦 Oh did I say no electricity, No Fridge. You are so blessed, Dear. Your family is still at home. Up here restaurants are open, stores are open but so many selfish stupid morons want to run around like nothing is happening. Most of my New Lenox was without power so grocery shopping should be a blast 🙂 Wonder how many of them had excellent generators. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your pups, that’s what I miss in apt living, no pets. Love ya, Thelma

    On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 1:45 PM Writes for all Mommies wrote:

    > WFAM posted: “This is how I am coping with the pandemic. I’m not. Well, > that’s not totally true, some days I fake that I am okay better than other > days. So, there’s that, but mostly, I have no idea what I am doing. Here’s > what helps: 1.Taking a million photos of m” >

    1. Big hugs to you, too! I kept checking in with Joanie as I was worried about all the high winds and tornado threats. Her area only experienced rain. I’m grateful your building escaped major damage. I love that you are crocheting again. My mom loved to crochet. The baby blankets she made for each boy are treasured possessions. It’s so great to hear from you. Sending much love!

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