April 24th, 2020
History in the Making
Where is the time going?
We just finished what I'm calling Q6- Quarantine week 6 of homeschooling. Actually, to be honest, I'm not homeschooling; the teachers have been doing an amazing job with the FID system of schooling through the internet. I'm grateful my children are old enough to be independent learners and don't need much guidance.
My daughter, just turned 13 during this quarantine, is honors and really does a great job with keeping up her grades. My son, 10 will be 11 soon, does will, however, gets a bit unfocused at times and forgets to complete the extras, like music and gym. I'm in no way complaining, this is simply an observation.
While They're 'in school' I'm either photographing food these days or I've been taking care of things like spring cleaning. Have you ever really gutted drawers, files, closets, desks, etc...and have BAGS of stuff to throw away however, it looks like you barely made a dent in the cleaning?? That was me with our extra bedroom; I found artwork that my kids made back in preschool, stuff from old jobs; (I worked in pharmaceuticals for many years before having a family). I have notebooks and binders FILLED with product information and most of it I won't throw out just yet.
What I can't figure out is what to do with our library? I love the idea of having a library of books, however, the only books I really use and browse through are the cookbooks. I've never considered myself a hoarder; I mean, you should see the garbage that piles up on a weekly basis, however, I'm realizing there are things that I just...cant...part...with....
I feel like it's a part of my history..or perhaps I should say..herstory. Right? History is one of the reasons I absolutely love my job; I feel that I get to capture a point and time in a family's story of their life; documenting points on their timeline. It's SO important, isn't it? But now I'm thinking..what do I DO with all of these 'documents'? I have to figure it out.
When we moved into this house, there were some boxes left behind from the previous owners. I must mention, the previous owners were my in laws. They had this beautiful home build in the early 80's and my husband told them randomly that if they ever wanted to sell the house, that he wanted to buy it. So, I think they were so excited at the thought of their grandchildren living in the home they'd built that they up and moved near my sister in law/ their daughter. They had left behind a big box of children's books in the attic; I guess thinking perhaps we'd use them. We did pull a few down but the content was really outdated and I must say, it really had shown that we've 'grown' as a people in mindset. My husband and I laughed at the books' words...I should find them and post about it. One book was about a dog that was in the Circus, and overnight he went from being a really big dog that people came to see (like Clifford), to a normal size dog, and he was ostracized and kicked out of the circus. My husband and I would laugh - so much for unconditional love, right? hahaha. But it does show a piece of our history; a dot on our human timeline; just like this situation we're all in now. I'm sure it will be well documented, I hope you're documenting your family's lives during this time - this is surely to go down in our History.
I wish you all health, safety and happiness.
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8/26/2022 05:18:00 am
This is a great post, thanks for writing it
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