I've been on a lot of diets. Ones where I cut out sugar. Ones where I have eliminated carbs. Fat-free. Meal replacement. Counting points. But the best diet I have ever been on was when I cut news, online and television, out of my daily intake.
"Can we just leave it open? See what the day brings?" He responded to my inquiry as to what he may want to order for takeout on his birthday. Without actually saying it, I knew what my husband really desired for his special day.
For the first time since moving to Canada, Mike and I will be spending the holiday at home - just the two of us and our cat. Mike, as it was later told to me, looked at the tree and wondered what trinkets or ornaments would mark 2020 - the year everything was put on paused, changed and rerouted.
COVID-19 has presented us with an incredible challenge – how to stay connected while apart. It’s a challenge my family and I conquered long ago. The one thing that unites us from afar – NFL.
This morning, I baked my own birthday cake. There would have been a time when I may have thought of one making their own cake as . . . Sad. Perhaps the pre-COVID me. Perhaps the younger version of me. Today, I found it empowering.