Dispatches from the field (i.e. home)

2020-02-18 14.26.10

Hello friends, hello my good friends (sorry, been watching a lot of Pororo lately thanks to Patrick.) If you don’t know who Pororo is, consider yourself blessed. Not by Saint Patrick, because my own little Saint Patrick is enamored with that show!

So yeah, things are weird right now huh? Odd timing for me, at least, because I’ve just begun to become a lot more social for the following reasons:

a) Pororo (see above)

b) Patrick is an EXTROVERT with A LOT OF ENERGY. I am, in contrast, very much an introvert with chronic fatigue syndrome. It actually is less work to take him out and about to play dates, mom groups, etc.

c) It is nice to meet new people in our new town.

d) Have I mentioned Pororo?

So unfortunately, my burgeoning social life is on hold.  I am SO THANKFUL that we made it in time to be in a nice, big home (not bragging, just happy) instead of our 800 square foot condo. I am also thankful that we are not still trying to sell the aforementioned condo, and that Christian has a nice, dedicated home office in which to work.

And, I am thankful that Christian (true to his Enneagram 5/INTP self) heeded the warnings a few weeks about the impending pandemic and made us go to Costco and stock up.  I teased him (ok, got mad at him) for being so obsessed with Covid-19 (I told him that in our house, it was “all coronavirus, all the time” and that CNN stood for “Christian coronavirus news network.”) A few weeks ago at Costco, I was impatient and frustrated with him when he insisted on getting extra formula, milk, and canned goods.

To which I say this: Mea culpa.

Thank you, Soupy, for looking out for us. Nowadays, going to the store is like making a run into town for supplies in the Walking Dead. “Gotta find formula for Judith!”

Except for the widespread panic, sickness, and death – this is an interesting time in which to live and observe. Hopefully it will end soon and we can go about our business, ignoring each other and arguing over big screen televisions on Black Friday.

Yesterday at Walmart, I couldn’t help but notice that all the big screen TVs were in stock. The next aisle over, however, was completely empty – gaping holes where the toilet paper and paper towels used to be. Funny how our collective priorities shift in a pandemic, huh?

Well, just wanted to give you a little update from the Na household. We hope you are all doing well and stay healthy. I thought I’d leave you with some words from the (real) Saint Patrick, on his day.

“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.”

Let’s make sure that we don’t practice “social distancing” from God. Ha ha, just a dumb joke there to lighten the mood. Hang in there, guys!

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