When people say, "This coronavirus hysteria is silly," or, "Healthy people don't need to worry, the only ones who will die are old people or those with underlying conditions," I kind of want to scream. It appears to be true that healthy people will probably not suffer much from Covid-19. But the people who could suffer greatly or die from complications? Those who are immunocompromised, have chronic illness, heart disease, lung conditions including asthma, those who have diabetes, and the elderly. There are people in my life -- people I love with all my heart -- who have these conditions or are elderly. "The only ones." No human being is an "only one" and no one's life should be so casually dismissed. So please, if you are healthy, do all that you can to help keep vulnerable populations safe. The vulnerable population is sitting right next to you.And some of that vulnerable population is right here in my house. It is of the utmost importance that as many of us as possible stay home as much as possible.
Here are a few things we found this week that can help:
A few things to do:
50 free classes at Creativebug
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Browse the Metropolitan Museum of Art or visit the National Gallery of Art or the Musee d'Orsay
There are nightly Met Opera streams.
Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Animals! Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo
Reading for free:
I love the Libby app, which I use through my local library.
Get 30 days free at Scribd.
Do you homeschool? Or do you currently have your kids at home?
Free ideas from Brave Writer
Homebound: free, online conference, co-hosted by Julie Bogart and Susan Wise Bauer (March 23-27)!
If you're anything like me:
Reading some of the many, many, many, many books in my home library that I've been meaning to get to.
Watch Gilmore Girls with my girls (because Ramona hasn't seen it all yet. It's been an ongoing group watch for some time now. We're on Season 5, but we might get further faster in the days and weeks to come....)
Getting outside for walks. It snowed last night and it was cold today, but I'll be back at it tomorrow.
Stay tuned for this work-in-progress. Working title: "One Day at a Time."