I survived the work week from hell. I am sure it's feast or famine for most out there. Anyone who is working is trying to figure out things as they change daily and by the hour. https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary?tab=col...
On the flip side, I did absolutely nothing yesterday. Took a couple of naps and did some laundry. (Easy chore, the machine does all the work. I did not fold said laundry). That's about it. I mostly napped and watched TV. I told MH I might watch a couple of movies with him today, because I think it's just good for me to rest. All I know is that last week was too much and I need a break. & that I pretty much have nowhere to go and nothing to do (certainly nothing urgent) so that has been nice.
MH considered going to the store Friday for a small run. The kids had eaten through all the snacky food (granola bars) and bread. But we had some extra bread in the freezer, which MH seemed scared of. I don't know, in my mind you can freeze anything. He ended up thawing in the fridge which was probably smart. It's fine, will hold us over a few more days. I said, "Can't you just buy some Target groceries online?" Since he usually buys granola bars at Target. He did end up doing that and it should arrive by mid-week.
In other news, unemployment is filed for. It was prudent to wait out the crowds. MH was able to get through the very lengthy process without the website crashing. Phew. (I guess it was a mess in prior weeks). He will be one who receives far more on unemployment than he would working. We have no other plan but to hoard the cash for future unemployment.
I've just been in work mode so I can't tell you how everyone else in my house is coping. DL(14) has always primarily socialized online (skype) with friends and so seems to be just kind of doing what he has always done. MM(16) is very driven and loves learning, so he is taking all this time to just study for fun, and also to learn guitar. MM(16) seems to be keeping up with his friends texting and all that. It was really cute, he did a zoom lunch with his friends last week. They plan to do that at least once a week, grasping at some sort of normalcy.
CB's post reminded me I saw about some free extra ebook availability:
I do not know any details whatsoever, how it works and all that, but just passing along.
In other randomness, we had been hosting a monthly game night which was going great. The kids' friends LOVED it. We pile on the food and they play board games. We just all invite whoever.
I had shown the Jackbox games to a newly divorced friend and she texted me the other day she was playing them with her son. Is just a really fun party game (lots of party games), done on the TV/computer and with your phone. (Is better with more people). I briefly thought, "I wonder if we could play together remotely" but was too busy to get past that thought.
In the end, MH played some Jackbox livestream with some sorta-celebrity or someone he follows. He said maybe that is something we could do for Easter. We tested it out with my mom last night. I think the games move a little too fast and not sure she will want to do again, but we definitely had fun and livened up our skype call a little bit. I think for anyone there is a bit of a learning curve. Now that she knows how it works, I hope I can talk her into giving it another try. Because it will be easier next time. MH is thinking of setting up a "game night" with his family for Easter. Probably all the cousins (8 of them are kids) can play. Adults can also join in as "audience members" participate. I think that would be fun. & if it goes well, we may consider hosting a virtual game night. If we don't have to cook and clean and prep, maybe can make it a weekly thing at this point.
I just looked up the Jackbox games and it looks like some of them are on sale:
If you purchase for your PC you can share your screen over skype or zoom. Then everyone else can log in with their phone. Generally just one person needs to purchase the software and shares the main screen somehow (skype, zoom, however you video call). & all anyone else needs is a smart phone to participate.
Edited to Add: MH just confirmed that the games are still on sale and that he bought from jackbox directly. If you click on the link I already shared and scroll down, "Drawful 2" is on the third row and is FREE. Fibbage & Quiplash are $4.99/each. I presume these are their most popular games.