Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Every day more and more of parts the world are joining the global time out to stop the spread of COVID-19. An effort to “flatten the curve”. And, much like school days, we all have to sit in this time out until EVERYONE listens! So the longer people gather in large groups, the longer the time out is going to last.
That all being said, now that we have more folks joining the US in the “time out”, I thought we’d take a break from what’s currently going on to talk about what we can’t wait to do when this is all over. So here are the things the Addicts crew can’t wait to do when this is all over…
No 1: Hug my grandpa.
My Grandfather is 94, a WWII Vet, and a HUGE part of my life! He does have asthma, and a few other underlying medical conditions, so we’ve got him staying safe right now at home with my step-grandmother. Sure we video chat often (Google Duo is great for family video chats BTW, we have 7 of us on there at once), but it doesn’t compete with being there face to face and giving him a big giant hug!
Here’s a video of my Grandpa playing his harmonica for his biggest fan!
No 2: See family!
My husband’s family all lives about an hr and a half away and one of my sisters lives 4hrs away, we’re not used to going this long without seeing each other! So I can’t wait to see them all again!
No 3: Baseball!
Gosh, I really miss baseball! I can’t wait to watch a game on TV or even go to a game!
No 4: Get a haircut!
Back in January, I scheduled haircuts for Riley and I for this Saturday. Well now NJ has shutdown all hair salons (among other places), so that’s clearly showing why I don’t book things in advance! My hair will REALLY need a haircut when this is all over! (Riley too! And likely Sam! (he got a haircut right before they shut down the salons, thankfully, otherwise, he’d really be out of control!)
No 5: Go to our favorite restaurant and not have to do dishes!
We’ve been ordering takeout from our favorite local restaurants, but it doesn’t beat going to the restaurant itself and not having to do the dishes!
Wookiee says these are in no particular order
-Go see a movie
-Go to buy TP and have it actually be on the shelf
-Hug some friends
-Go to Disneyland or something amusing
-Tell Jungle Cruise jokes again!
Bonus round…and most important
1. Buy toilet paper at some time before the “crack of dawn”
2. Play Golf
3. Play Golf with a drink cart service that doesn’t require social distancing
4. Answer the phone without saying, “is everything all right?”
5. Hug somebody
So, if you saw Safi’s post from yesterday…he just got married! Through all of this! So I didn’t want to pester him for his list of 5. But I’m sure 1 thing on his list will be taking a proper honeymoon with his new wife!
Yes, there’s going to come a day (maybe 3 weeks from now, maybe a month from now) where we all get to finally get out of our time outs and life gets to return to normal (or some version of normal). And I think it’s important for ALL of us to keep that perspective.
As we sit home or sit with very limited travel it’s important to remember, the time out will be over. And when it is, what are the 5 things you’re most looking forward to doing?