This was a good week. We’re still being very cautious going about our lives. Texas began a Phase 1 reopen on Friday. We stayed home. However, we did venture out on Saturday morning for essentials. We wore our face masks and took our Lysol wipes with us. Granted the carts had been sanitized but when you have to open the door cases in the frozen food aisle, we would use our wipes. When we got home, we emptied the trunk, washed our hands and put away the groceries.

But unfortunately, I can’t concentrate to write. With everyone at home, there’s always a conversation going on whether it be in person, friends calling and texting. I’ve spoken to neighbors while getting our mail. We keep our distances and shout across the driveways. Everyone is feeling cooped up. The hardest part is when our neighbors walk their pets, we can no longer pet the dogs. They don’t understand and stare at your with their woeful eyes and it breaks my heart.

But everyday will get better. I’m taken notes of events so eventually when I can sit down to write, I’ll have a lot of material.

I pray every day for guidance and ask for patience. I need to stop snapping at my family. Count to ten before I respond to them. I love them.

Stay safe! Stay home!