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    The Quarantine: Picking Up Rocks

    Gravity Hits The first day I realized “Oh! We’re in Quarantine,” and the gravity of everything started hitting me, I had the brilliant idea to venture outside and start picking up rocks. Why we have so many rocks is another story, but I’m just telling you we have a lot of rocks. In fact, in this video you can see one of my many piles. Not content to complete this important work alone, the whole family is now involved in picking up rocks.  So,  as a global pandemic spreads, and it feels there is literally nothing I can do  (except honor the #stayhome mandates),  picking up . . . rocks…

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    The Quarantine: My Playlist

    Music has always been a personal source of joy, inspiration, and healing. In this season of Quarantine, I am definitely leaning on music for some peace of mind.  Admittedly,  the entire Trolls movie soundtrack and a plethora of Disney tunes are played regularly, along with whatever 60’s and 70’s throwbacks Kirk gets in the mood to hear. For example, our kids endured “I Know a Place” by Petula Clark and “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees this week.  But, I didn’t include any of those in this playlist. This is my personal playlist to keep my heart upbeat and inspired. By the way, I am so bothered that people do not…

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    The Quarantine: Getting Dressed

    Coping I have been thinking about the varied ways we are all coping through this season of Quarantine. Everything from humor to media overload, identifies our need to make sense and mentally get on the other side of this historic crisis.  One of the personal behaviors that has been keenly important to me during this season, is taking time to get dressed every. single. day.  So while other women are heroically on the front lines providing food, healthcare, and other necessities of life, I’m doing the important work of dressing up and sitting in my house.  The Pajama Party As I have witnessed so many women giving up on all…