I just got the best news ever: HARVEST 2020 is COMPLETE!
While there’s a few weeks left to chisel plow, plant cover crop, move hay bales, etc. the final push is over as of about 8 pm on Sunday night.
Craig has been really pushing himself, he’s exhausted. The weather has been so incredible this season so he’s been going going going since mid-September except for about one week when it rained every single day. We miss him so much. It’s going to be an adjustment to have him home again!
If you read my mom’s blog (joscountryjunction.com) you’ll know why I’ve been absent from the blog. Iowa is surging with COVID right now – more than most other states. All extra shifts picked up now until Thanksgiving are double pay.
We’re using our surge plan and converting non-COVID floors into COVID units. I’ve worked 7 of the last 10 nights – I’m on a two-on-one-off pattern which has been…okay but I’m ready for a break. I do have Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday night off so I’m hoping to get some self care, some family time, and hopefully get a date with Craig squeezed in before I go back for a four-in-a-row stretch this weekend.
I’ve essentially cleared my schedule for November – remember I said I was going to start re-recording my music? That’s getting pushed off. I missed meeting with my personal trainer the last two weeks. My friend is hosting a business conference next weekend and I can’t make it. Thanksgiving is cancelled on my family’s side, probably with Craig’s family too. Nothing fun for us – we are trying to keep to ourselves, I’m trying to help out as much as I can at work.
Carver has been on quarantine because his buddy at school had COVID and gets to go back to school on Thursday. Hopefully after Thursday our lives can resemble some form of normalcy. Carver asked me the other day: “Mom, when I grow up can I use bad words?” HA!
And little Gannon is loving speech therapy every Friday. He’s grown by leaps and bounds the past few weeks. We are still waiting on the genetic testing results – we should have those back by Christmas.
The weather has been absolutely beautiful the past week – the boys were playing outside barefoot today. I kicked them outside as much as I could the past few days – soaking in every bit of this Indian summer!
I hope this blog post finds you healthy and well. I’ve got a few other things up my sleeve that I can’t wait to share with you so check back this week!
- PART TWO: STUFF and THINGS
- Part One: STUFF and THINGS
- Wacky Wednesday
- “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”
- A Wild Weekend and a Manic Monday