A couple of weeks ago I wrote about completing the first step in getting our life back to normal by going to Wawa for the first time since the lockdown began.
Since then, we’ve added two more steps to the process.
Last week, we went grocery shopping for the first time. Prior to that we had used a delivery service through ShopRite. We did enjoy having our groceries delivered, but we also missed just making our own substitutions when something was out of stock (such as swapping Oreo cookies for kale) and those impulse buys that you can’t get yourself to make when shopping online (like Sour patch kids).
Tonight we completed the third step of our journey towards normal – we walked to the local pub and had a curbside cocktail. It’s been a while since I’ve had a Guinness on tap, and it was as good as I remembered. There were a few other people there, with their masks on, and staying away from each other.
Tomorrow is when the state of PA moves from red to yellow, so slowly but surely, businesses will begin to reopen. I’ve liked the approach that Gov. Wolf has taken, recognizing the need to get things back to normal as soon as possible, but with his primary concern being the safety of others.
I’m not sure what step four will be, but I think my wife wishes it would be doing something with my hair…
Note: music played tonight was the Rain playlist from Spotify. I am amazed at how many individual “songs” make up this playlist, and I’m not really sure how I am supposed to know when one song ends and another begins. I mean it’s the sound of rain… Like the previous two nights, it’s pure background noise that I don’t hear when I am in filly engaged in the task at hand – writing the blog.
*image – my son and I outside Flip & Bailey’s