Which quarantine day is it?

I woke up before sunrise this morning and thought: “I guess this is Monday. Or the day after whatever day it was when I went to bed last night…”

Then I picked up my tablet, turned it on, and discovered it was actually Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:11am.


March 11 was sixty-three days ago. On that day, I was one of twelve jurors serving on a trial in the county courthouse. Also on that day, the governor of the state of New Mexico, where I live, issued an order declaring a public health emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, covid-19. Since then, our lives have become more and more restricted. All non-essential activities have come to an end for now, including jury trials.

Meanwhile, I feel like I’m living in an endless time loop, where every day is the same same — just like in the movie Groundhog Day. March 11 seems like a lifetime ago. I miss my normal life. I miss going to church. I miss visiting with friends. I miss shopping and eating out. I even miss the courthouse, the judge, the prosecuting attorney, and especially the eleven other jurors. They were good people. It took us less than an hour to reach two unanimous verdicts: one Guilty, one Not Guilty. I believe justice was done.

I recently saw a quote on Our Little Red House Blog that made me laugh: Day 7 at home and the dog is looking at me like, “See? This is why I chew the furniture.”  It’s Day 63 here and my husband, our two dogs, and I are running out of furniture to chew! 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by. My stats are booming, according to a message I got yesterday from WordPress, and I really appreciate it. Feel free to share your thoughts about this crazy quarantine in the comments below. Here’s a safe social-distancing grandma ((HUG)) if you want one. God bless! ❤❤

PS: For anyone who doesn’t know, my granddaughter and her husband have fully recovered from covid-19. Thank you so much for your prayers!!!

4 Updates: One Silly, and Three AWESOME Great Good News!

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Update #1:
Starting with my silly update, my stay-at-home boredom has finally been alleviated: I found a message in my spam folder! Written by someone who calls himself ‘Blog’, the message reads:

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Thanks, Blog, for the excellent, enjoyable, sensible, and wonderful entertainment. I can’t wait to read much more great goods from you, too, man. … Uhm, NOT. You are now blocked and deleted. Buh-bye. 😃

Sigh… my spam folder is once again empty. 😅

Updates #2 and 3:
NOW, for the Great Good News updates — thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for all your prayers, with regards to my recent prayer requests. My granddaughter and her husband, who live in New York state and tested positive for covid-19 on April 10, are now feeling almost as good as new! My granddaughter and I were chatting yesterday. She said she was in the middle of a big cleaning spree of their apartment, and also working hard to catch up on her doctoral school work. Her husband, who fell sick a few days before my granddaughter did, recovered shortly before she did. He is still employed by Harvard University, but working from home, online.

Update #4:
Regarding my prayer request for an anonymous loved one who lives in Washington state and had emergency surgery three weeks ago to remove a growth that the doctor believed was cancer — it took a long time to get the pathologist’s report, but the news finally came through: this very dear,  very close relative Does Not Have Cancer! Hallelujah!!!!!! My relative is now back at work, full time.

As for my husband and me, we are staying quietly at home in New Mexico with our two rescue dogs, doing a fairly good job of not driving each other too crazy, yaay! He reads a lot, goes on Facebook a lot, and plays computer solitaire. He’s now up to level 255, woo hoo! Meanwhile, I am still plugging away on my memoir, writing every single day. I will post a more in-depth report about that, in the near future.

How about you? I would love to read your comments about how you are getting through this unprecedented time. Thank you for stopping by. Here’s a big, safe, social distancing grandma ((HUG)) if you want one. God bless! ❤❤❤