Day #27: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter in quarantine

April 13, 2020

On a typical Easter Sunday, I wake up early anticipating the day ahead of me.  Usually we have our family over for a big dinner and just to spend time together. Not this year. Because of the quarantine we can’t have our family over like we usually would. We really haven’t done anything like normal. Usually my street is filled with cars of people going to visit their families. The street is empty.  There’s no kids out, no people, and no smell of all of the food being cooked. It feels like every “normal” quarantined day.

Today I woke up around 12:30, nothing like previous years.  There’s no big dinner this year. The only thing that was normal about it, was that we dyed eggs.  We aren’t able to see my grandparents because we want to keep them safe, and even my brothers and sister in law aren’t coming.

I understand that we need to keep them all safe, but Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays because of being able to see all of the family that we don’t see on a regular basis. This year, nothing is the way that it should be.

The rest of my day consisted of painting, like I have been doing every other day. Then we had a small dinner, and then I was off to work, which is honestly another thing that makes no sense to me.  An ice cream place that is still open right now. Usually on Easter, or any other holiday all businesses are closed. I guess this year, since nothing is normal and they figured that people wouldn’t be having their normal dinners, they decided to keep them all (for the most part) open.  

I really wish that everything was back to normal. I miss my friends and family. I miss having a schedule. But, I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy!

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