The Neverending Quarantine

2020 has been an interesting year so far. I never in a million years thought I would be “sheltering in place” due to an out of control virus. It still feels so surreal.

I’m ok with quarantine… I have found all kinds of things to keep me busy, like painting rooms in our house, working in the garden and baking all kinds of sinful treats. It’s also been really nice having my hubby work from home. I do miss having a cup of coffee at Sweet Eugene’s, or a glass of wine at Downtown Uncorked. Small little things like that… that we’ve definitely taken for granted.

What bothers me, though, is the fact that my nephew is graduating High School this year and I feel like he’s losing out on so much. Senior Prom, senior prank, senior skip day… and maybe even graduation. He was on track to be Valedictorian, so if that ends up being the case, I am going to be SO heartbroken if there is no ceremony… no speech… He’s like a son to me, and I’m so proud of his accomplishments. I just want to see him recognized. We haven’t even been able to take his actual Senior photos. So, we figured we’d at least do some while in quarantine to commemorate this pivotal time in his life:

He’s such a good sport! We also decided that since we all have so much time on our hands, we would make a parody video. I mean, why not? We all love Stranger Things, so The Neverending Story seemed perfect!

I am so thankful for times like these. My niece and nephew are amazing people and are so fun to be around. They kept me laughing the whole time… it was just so much fun and something so memorable for me. He’s leaving for college (well, maybe right?!) in August, so I will cherish all of these moments… Thank you Quarantine!

We’re all going to get through this… just look for a silver lining. I know I have noticed several… it’s all about perspective!