2020 started with a little road trip up to Monterey for a few days and then over to stay with friends in Manteca. It was a nice break while school was out for Lori and before my peak season began.
It was not supposed to be the only trip for me as I had plans to go to Washington for 10 days or so in either May or July. I was trying to work around my brothers schedule and a friend who usually travels every year.
This year I was also going to take a 200 hour yoga certificate training but decided because of my busy Spring work schedule I would take the one offered this fall, October through December.
Sadly half way through our peak season at work we were sent home. I started working from home on March 17th for what we hoped would be a couple weeks. Here it is July 17th, cases are off the charts, things are shutting back down and there is really no end in site.
My trip to Seattle to see friends and family clearly did not happen in May nor July and earlier durring this shut down I thought that I would make it up there this fall instead. I talked to my friend Vivian who also was planning to travel up and we were going to split a hotel for a couple of weeks.
It is abundantly clear, 4 months into working from home and barely going anywhere (Starbucks drive through is the only consistent place and 90% of my groceries are still being delivered) that I will not make it up to Washington this year and the yoga certificate is off the table as well.
I have thought about the week we went away in January several times this week, as the reality that everything else is obviously not happening. Also I had already taken time off around Thanksgiving as it is my favorite holiday with family, but who knows if we will even be able to travel that 70 miles to spend time with family by then.
Well I guess the Zoom meeting with friends will have to suffice.