What a weird week! Linking up with Kelly because I need some normalcy this week.
I ordered groceries from Walmart (so nice to NOT have to go into the store during this viral outbreak), including toilet paper, and when Phil went to pick it up, they said the toilet paper was out of stock. I thought they meant they didn't have the brand/size I had ordered (I don't watch the news) and asked him to go inside and get some other kind. He went inside (which defeats the whole grocery pick up) and sent me this picture:
I immediately get on amazon and start looking for toilet paper, which was impossible to find in stock! I was thiiiiiis close to buying industrial huge rolls when Phil called to say the Walmart closer to our house had some in stock. So I sent JP out to buy some, and he came home with five 4 packs of toilet paper. It's amazing how a store being out of something sends us into a panic for that item!
My nieces and nephew, who live in a different part of Massachusetts, have school closed because someone from their town has contracted the virus. We haven't heard of school closings nearby yet, but I'm thinking they will be closed next week. Everything else is being canceled or postponed, including spring sports at our high school. Maggie's CYO team was heading to the finals, but they just cancelled the season. She was so bummed as they really had a shot at winning this year.
It seems like everybody is just trying to get through the rest of March to resume normal activities. Lent, you are really extra this year.
We are still planning on traveling in April, and visiting colleges with JP, but if the campus shut down, I'm not sure what we will do. We still want to visit family, but we don't want to travel in April only to have to travel again in May to visit schools. What a mess.
Anyway, how about we talk about some nice things? I have been searching for Mother's rings, partly because I'm off social media for Lent and don't know what to do with my phone, and partly because the older I get, the closer I get to actually buying one. I've always wanted to make sure no more babies would be born after I get the ring, ya know? Then I found stackable rings, like these, that I thought might work better! I can get seven rings, and if another baby ever makes his/her way into our family, I can just add another. What do you think? One ring with all the birthstones or stackable birthstone rings?
New roof, who dis?
Nine guys came and replaced our roof in 1 day, how cool! If you are in the area and need a recommendation, here you go.
Anthony DeStefano is coming out with a new book about Mary, called Our Lady's Wardrobe, just in time for Easter!
You can preview the book here, it looks like it contains beautiful illustrations and descriptions of Mary's apparitions and as I love Our Lady, it is right up my alley. I'm definitely putting this book in our Easter Basket and you can too! Just leave me a comment, telling me your favorite Marian apparition, and I'll pick a winner next Friday, March 20. Good luck!
If you're looking for an Easter stuffer for your basket(s), may I suggest Utz Cotton Tails?
They are so deliciously addictive and take up a lot of room in a basket :) Bonus, Walmart still has them in stock, unlike the toilet paper.
May you have a healthy, happy, toilet paper filled weekend everybody!!