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The New Norm

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Good morning friends,

It has been approximately 4 weeks since my state has been under a stay at home order and I can admit it is not the easiest. Although I work from home most of the time, I had this time to myself, now everyone is home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have small children in your home like me, you know exactly what I'm talking about. But I know not having the ability to really enjoy personal space, hanging out with friends and visiting your favorite places is taking its toll on everyone. We can only do so much to keep daily life as normal or happy as it once was, but hang in there, we will make it.

Although I make skincare products, I really have found joy in DIY projects that I will like to do around the house once I am feeling a little better (been dealing with health issues, but am ok). I really like learning about yard work even though I don't want to do it. I have been making food from scratch. My favorite thus far has been pancakes. I love Aunt Jemima pancakes and wanted to see if I can make it from scratch. I found a great recipe online and tried it. My grandsons enjoyed them so much that they ate theirs and mine, lol.

I would like to read a book or listen to a book in full but unfortunately the Mariah Carey high notes my grandson Landon likes to hit every day, several times a day doesn't contribute to a good atmosphere for reading.

Little African American Boy Screaming

I had to come to the conclusion this is the new norm and we truly have to make the best of it in order to survive and still enjoy life. 

I hope you all have been doing ok and have been learning new things to keep busy, and happy in life these days. God knows its not easy but I know we all can and will get through this as long as we don't lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel.

I would love for you to share how you have been coping during this pandemic and what new things you have done or tried to keep life interesting.

DIY Crafts 


Beauty Mixtress™

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  • KIm Cotton on

    Hello Beautiful, I know that we are in the same city but it seems like we are miles away from each other these days. My heart goes out to you for all of your family & friends that have succumbed to this virus. This has shown me how quickly our lives can be changed, immediately we are living like none of us could have even imagined. Thanks for the blog by the way , I will be reading this more often now that I know it exsist🥰🥰. My new normal includes some of these things. Sleeping a full eight hours . Planning meals , cooking, juicing and eating on a schedule. I have decided to deactivate my Facebook account for a few weeks until I can manage my social media usage. I use YouTube more often now because I am learning how to do different things that I’ve always wanted to do like learning Hebrew and reading music 🎼.
    My new normal also includes new senior friends that I weekly deliver foods to since they can’t get out 😢. This is my job now , to Be an instrument in assisting them with their needs. I have a friend in South Africa that is really having a hard time. Many of them are in the tourism/service industry that has completely shut down , they only receive from the government 300sa Rand per month =$16 per month. I spend a great amount of time daily messaging them back and forth encouraging them and sharing scriptures. Im grateful for what I have . I love being at home though I haven’t been bored yet, I do get stir crazy a bit but I can usually go out for a walk and then I am better. Most important I have much more time and clarity to pray and focus on my spiritual life 🙏🙏

  • Ms. Georgina on

    Hello Ms. Elisa,

    I am sorry this compounding loss you are going through. I am as well dealing with this as well. It comes and goes like waves. I am praying for friend of mine who has lost both of their parents within in a week. The isolation and loneliness of this pandemic for the patients and loved ones is even more debilating. I am holding on to Christ and sunrays to get through this. I will talk with you soon.

  • RIta on

    Wanted to offer our condolences. Losing family and friends is never easy. Cling to the HOPE!
    Today, I looked at my husband and said I have to get out of this house. We drove up to the mountains listening to and singing ( off key) to old school Levert, EWF, Isley .. you get the picture . Ended up at a waterfall.. we got out. 6 feet, more like 20 feet from the other couple there. It was just what I needed. FIND OR CREATE SOME SPACE FOR YOU! Hugs And Prayers to you my friend.. WE GOT THIS! Ri

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