Tonight, in an attempt to squeak in one bit of joy before the world grinds to a halt again, Jaclyn and I attended our first concert since the Before Times, finally seeing Alanis Morissette and Garbage after the show was postponed in June of 2020. Despite the looming danger of the Delta Variant, we were … Continue reading Year 4, Day 177
I took today off of work for two reasons: 1) we've got our "big move" into the new house this weekend and I needed to prep for that as much as possible but 2) only if my second shot of COVID vaccine didn't put me on my ass. With the day off, I'd at least … Continue reading Year 4, Day 28
Following possible COVID exposure at daycare a couple weeks ago, we've all been once again stuck at home during the workday. While we've since tested negative, Miles doesn't return to daycare until Monday. It has, once again, made the work week difficult to endure. On top of this, my job has been extraordinarily taxing lately, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 365
We didn't have much travel planned this holiday season, but we were at least anticipating joining Jaclyn's sister and her husband for Christmas Eve dinner. But even these modest plans came crashing down early last week when we learned that one of Miles's classmates had tested positive for COVID-19. It's how we found ourselves in … Continue reading Year 3, Day 307: A COVID Kinda Christmas
Tonight, Miles informed us that he wanted us to pack him in an extremely narrow box and ship him to Grammy's house. Hey, whatever it takes to see his grandparents in the time of COVID!
With the looming risk of COVID infection being far scarier than the ghouls and beasts typical of the season, we opted not to take Miles trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, we threw a fairly exclusive party for Miles and some of his closest friends. Even though the party had a limited guest list, Miles … Continue reading Year 3, Day 249
With the governor loosening some COVID restrictions this past week, playgrounds have finally reopened. Miles could not be happier about it, especially considering we were headed to a park in Black Mountain this morning. TAKE ME TO THE SLIDE! After a nice walk around the lake, Miles got to experience the joys (and initial trepidation) … Continue reading Year 3, Day 194
After six months of limited contact with the outside world, we're finally able to (hopefully) release the pressure valve that is threatening to create a Shining-like scenario in our home. Today we departed Charlotte for the first time in months for a weekend in the mountains of western NC. We've all been looking forward to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 192
Suited up and ready to cautiously rejoin society!
Since the quarantine started, day to day life in the house hasn't been easy. Not only has it been next to impossible for us to work full-time and take care of Miles simultaneously, but Miles is continuing to grow and develop, and we've been persistently worried about his engagement during the day. As frustrating as … Continue reading Year 3, Day 91