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Quarantene...Yet Again

I received a call from Noah’s daycare last night stating that Noah had a positive exposure last Friday at daycare. The individual is vaccinated and wore a mask which is better than the alternative. I am hoping that our little man stays healthy. I am trying to stay positive and am looking forward to a Christmas with family this year since we were quarantined for his first Christmas, last year.

Noah needs to stay home and quarantine until Tuesday, 12/21. This means that Tim and I need to figure out how to work from home or take time off when we already have zero time off and a lot going on at our jobs. It’s not like we can hire a sitter to stay with him, because that would be a big risk on their end.

I just did the math and this is our sixth quarantine since the inception of the pandemic. This means that we have had to quarantine for 54 days thus far, and after this round, it will be 64 days in total. This is over two months of quarantine in the span of a year and a half.

Thankfully, my boss is very understanding and willing to work with me, but at the same time, I have no time off and have used it all for when Noah needed to quarantine, or when he was home sick, which has been quite a bit as well.

I have not been able to take a day off to get things done around the house, or even relax, but that day will come at some point.

Tim and I booked tickets last night to Florida for February to visit my parents that will be down there. We are looking forward to this and it will be a nice getaway after all of this craziness. We also have a big family vacation to Florida in April and this will be fun and something else to look forward to as well.

The key to getting through these quarantines is patience, teamwork, and to keep remembering that this too shall pass.

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