It's been a while since we've posted on this blog and we thank you for reading.
Thanksgiving is upon us, 2020. It has been a trying year for all of us and we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our kids are learning remotely and it has proven to be an inferior system as opposed to in-person teaching and learning. Grades are slipping and patience is running out. They, at first, enjoyed the online platform but have since grown weary of it.
All three kids (Ava, 13, Henry, 12, and Ella, 10) have found ways to stay occupied during this second quarantine.
Henry spends much of his time on the tv, either playing video games or watching Harry Potter YouTube videos. He plays with the dogs throughout the day and gets himself outside to run around a bit.
Ava, on the other hand, spends much of her time either playing on her iPad or reading. She also likes to bake every once in a while. She's growing up so fast these days.
Ella spends her free time chatting with friends online, playing video games, watching Henry play his video games on the tv, and doing some coloring, writing, and singing.
Lindsay quit her job at the Church and has started her own business making custom designed t-shirts. She has an online presence at Casten Creations (www.castencreations.com). She fills her days running her business and taking time out for the kids.
As for me, I am busy teaching online, prepping for my students, taking care of the dogs, cooking, and writing.
As we get ready for the holiday season we are reminded of what we have to be thankful for. We have friends and family that care deeply about us, a roof over our heads, and food on the table. We delight in watching our children grow up and become more and more mature and responsible. We spend time as a family eating dinner and watching movies or series, all the while enjoying each other's company.
While we don't know what the future holds, we do know, however, that we'll face it together.