If we were sharing a bottle of wine

Let’s face it, times like this a glass may not be enough to cover everything we would share with just a glass of wine…

I would tell you we treated ourselves with take-out one night this week. It’s funny how much our lives have changed, I never realized how un-inventive I am when it comes to meal planning or how much I enjoyed eating out.

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I would tell you that the girls are doing okay. That this staying at home thing has been so good for their relationship. I always knew they had a very strange and lovable relationship, but to see it strengthen and not weaken during this time has been surreal.

I would tell you that I know I am lucky to be considered “essential” and have to go to work every day. I would ask you how you are holding up, working from home unable to escape.

I would tell you I have this new game I play. I randomly scroll through my contact list. Whatever friend’s name it lands on I call. Just to check in. Abby told me that this a “my generation” thing, her friends are fine with just texting.

I would tell you that the upside of having a bored teen at home is that she has reorganized my kitchen cabinets, the bathroom cabinets, her bedroom and Bridget’s room. I hoping she will tackle the basement next week.

I would tell you I am saving a lot of money on gasoline. Which kind of stinks because for the first time in forever you can get gas for $1.70.

I would tell you that I am amazed that David is a hunter, yet he manages to wake the girls up every morning by making too much noise.  I now understand his lack of success when I sent him on that birthday moose hunt years ago.

I would say that the one perk of raising Bridget is that we always lived in the unexpected. I would acknowledge that you are now living an unexpected life. I would ask are you okay? Are you holding on by the fingertips or do you have a firm grasp? Do you need me to hold your virtual hand (with you know what seems 600 miles of social distance)?

I hope you would answer truthfully and allow me to help you.

Consider it payback for the years you have kept me sane as I navigate life with Bridget and downpayment for the years ahead.

 

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Please note, I would never ask a therapist, teacher, ESP or doctor/nurse work during this unprecedented pandemic.  However something is happening to families whose child has special needs and we have to talk about it.

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1 thought on “If we were sharing a bottle of wine

  1. Mike Kondracki

    Kerri,
    Glad to hear you doing welll and still working. We are doing good. Girls are buried in college work. Dori is teaching from home? I am still working almost every day at the golf course. Keeping tabs on the FF’s is tough, though I haven’t heard David’s name mention. I haven’t heard how Matt Thompson is doing. Heard that shift got hit bad. Drop us a line when you get a chance. Countcg@comcast.net is my email so it might be easier to forward a joke or two.

    Mike, Dori and the girls.

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