I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Mike and the kids woke me up with breakfast in bed, handmade cards, and lots of love and snuggles. We FaceTimed Mike’s mom up in the Bay Area and we had a socially-distant lunch with my mom in my parents’ yard. Not a typical Mother’s Day, but it was still nice to get to see my mom and get so much love from Annie and James. Annie even made a cake from scratch, including the icing! Mother’s Day is always a hard day for me, but with everything going on right now it was nice to have a day where I could hug and squeeze my kids as much as I wanted and they couldn’t complain.

Around The ‘Net

~Coronavirus Is Making Young People Very Sick. I Was One of Them.

~The girl who died twice

~Americans think they are better at social-distancing than their neighbors

~14 Hours And A Costco Card: How A Grocer In Alaska Feeds His Town In A Pandemic

~Why a positive Covid-19 antibody test doesn’t mean much of anything yet

~Zoom fatigue is something the deaf community knows very well

~Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary

~‘It’s uniting people’: why 11 million are playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons

~Who to tip and how much for doorstep deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic

~He lost his prosthetic leg while he was surfing. Weeks later a 13-year-old found it


Mike finally reached the breaking point with his quarantine beard. After eight weeks he said he “couldn’t stand it” anymore and shaved it off. He and the kids had fun shaving it off in stages to create different looks.

Here he is before:

And here are some of his, uh, special looks:

Do we know how to have fun in quarantine or what?

Fun Finds

~James’ birthday is less than two weeks away, so I’ve been on the hunt for gifts for him! This shirt is perfect for him and his game-playing ways.
~He specifically asked for these “body bumpers,” which ought to be hilarious to watch.
~We’ve been thinking about maybe getting a trampoline like this one…if anyone has trampoline advice, I’d love to hear it!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe out there.