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Quarantine: Week Two


Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. My family and I have gotten through another week of quarantine and we haven’t lost our minds…yet. I’ve been putting my story together and I’m getting more and more excited. I’ve written this story differently than my other stories and I really like how it has turned out. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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So far, my family and I have stayed healthy, so the quarantine is working for us. It has also brought us closer together with late night Uno games and binge-watching Netflix. I love hanging with my kids.


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But this quarantine can be hard on people who don’t have a family. People who live alone can become depressed and lonely. So, check on your friends who live alone, send them a text to make sure they’re okay. This is a time to stay connected even if we can’t get together.

There’s a variety of ways you can stay connected in this trying time. Social Media is a great way to stay in touch and make sure everyone is okay. There’s also program’s like Skype and Zoom where you can video chat with your friends. At the very least, you can pick up the phone and give them a call.


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Another way to fight depression is to stay busy. I’ve been working on my book, so it doesn’t register that I’ve barely left the house in two weeks. Hubby has a couple of major projects going on around the house that’s keeping him busy and the boys have their video games where they communicate with their friends. I’m letting them have more screen time because playing video games is another way to fight depression.

They’ve been reading every day and their school has a website set up where they can do some assignments. I think it’s great, but I’m not forcing them to do it. I believe they’ll be just fine when they get back to school. The school must adjust to the students needs and I believe they will.


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So, that’s how were dealing with the quarantine, working on our own projects and having more family time and staying in touch with my single friends. How about you? How are you combating depression in this crazy time when you can’t leave the house? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!



I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

14 thoughts on “Quarantine: Week Two

  1. We’re doing a lot of the same. I’ve been writing and working on some marketing campaigns. Hubby is trying to do fix-it jobs. We both watch more TV than normal and we’ve both been reading a lot more than we normally do, which neither of us is complaining about, but we both need to get of our butts more. We’re growing lazy.

    The psychology of all of this isolation is going to be interesting to watch. I feel bad for people in abusive relationships who are not confined for longer periods with that person or persons. I say an extra prayer for them each night. Being frightened at home is not good when you are forced to stay home.

    Hang in there. We’ll be starting week 3 on Monday. We’re going to be spending the bulk of next week figuring out how to get some money. Paperwork is extensive Hopefully there are extra people employed to handle the crush or applications.

    Stay safe Lisa.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Thanks for stopping by Patricia, I hear you about growing lazy. This weekend was a lazy one for us because it rained most of the weekend. But I did force myself to run on the treadmill today, so my exercise routine hasn’t gone all the way south yet. I’ve been reading more, too, but I’m very excited how my story is coming together. I’ve been working on it for quite some time. 🙂

  2. You know, Lisa, when you look back this ordeal, you’ll cherish the time you’ve spent with your family and yourself. Plus your kids will remember this time too. Sit tight, keep healthy, and be safe, girlfriend!

  3. Just had the best convo with an old college friend yesterday–we hadn’t spoken in ages! It was like no time had passed, though. She lives alone and is on paid leave from work, so has had time to clean her house and try new dishes in the kitchen. (I wish I’ve been that productive.) We introduced our boys to the Muppets with The Muppet Movie this weekend–which was super fun! And they’re on Google Classroom for school, but, like you, I’m not forcing them to spend hours a day on the computer! This week, for me, it’s back to novel querying and some cleaning up around here!

    1. I’m glad you got to chat with an old college friend. There’s nothing like a conversation with an old friend to brighten your day. I’m glad you are staying safe and healthy. We’ll get through this. I’m sure. Good luck with the querying! My fingers are crossed for you!

  4. I’m continuing my running routine and plan to blog more regularly. I also think I’m going to get back to work on that novel I started, but put off when all this madness began…

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