4-1-20 Off ice with Coach Meegan via Zoom, then Group Off Ice with Coach Susannah. Zoom Math and Science classes today. Her Coronavirus Journal entry: “Today is April 1, 2020. There has been a prediction that the coronavirus is now a plague. Over in Seattle, people are trying to get a field hospital up and running. This is for people with unrelated medical issues to take a burden off some of the other hospitals. New York is in the obvious lead for the most coronavirus cases as of today. It is April fools but it really doesn’t feel like it, but happy April Fools anyway.” She is participating in an 11-Day Online Yoga Challenge. 2nd Day of Challenge was Bridge Pose. One of the local rinks has turned into a quarantine site for the Coronavirus.
4-2-20 Online Spins with Coach Kim and Off Ice with Coach Susannah. Zoom Math class. Her Coronavirus Journal entry: “Today is April 2, 2020, but on April 1, the biggest concern recorded was the need of safety supplies. Everybody is running low on different things needed to fight against coronavirus. I predict that the coronavirus will peak at its most deaths and cases, and then slowly get better, but I think that will take a long time. Today I don’t have any personal concerns. This is because I’m home safe, and i’m not going anywhere where there is a huge risk of getting coronavirus.” She told me she hated me because she’s not flexible. Everything is my fault! Lol. Listening to her beat herself up comparing her to other skaters is painful! This is why I make her stretch every day; she isn’t satisfied that she doesn’t get results in 1 day! Helped her with English assignment of reading an excerpt from Jane Eyre and answering questions of the meanings of certain passages. I have a difficult time reading the passages because it’s sooooo boring to me. She completed a history assignment I gave her…her answer about the “President” was funny! Joi was catatonic like the rest of us! His tummy got shaved last month when he got an ultrasound. 3rd Day of Yoga Challenge was Bridge Pose. Governor Inslee just extended the “Stay Home” order until May 4th!
4-3-20 Off Ice online with Coach Susannah, Online Spins with Coach Kim and Group Off Ice with Coach Meegan. Today’s journal entry: “Today is April 3, 2020, on Thursday, Governor Inslee extended school closure/stay at home order to May 4 2020. I feel good about being home.”Today’s yoga challenge pose was Dolphin.
4-4-20 Day 5 of yoga challenge was Happy Baby. Dad took her for a bike ride, then we stayed home. She didn’t know what 9/11 was, so we watched a documentary.
4-5-20 Day 6 was Locust Pose. Played online games with her friend Ivory all afternoon. Still working on the 1,000 piece puzzle.
4-6-20 Day 7 was Low Squat (Malasana). Off Ice lesson with Coach Meegan in the morning and Coach Susannah in the afternoon. Governor Inslee canceled school for the rest of this school year. This week was supposed to be Spring Break and we were going to go to Colorado Springs to skate at the Broadmoor Arena and get a lesson with Tom Zakrajsek. Had her do some Math and English even though it’s Spring Break just to keep her off the electronics for awhile. Her and Joi enjoy being around each other because we’re stuck at home.
4-7-20 Day 8 pose is Plow. Off Ice with Coach Susannah in the morning. Gave her a Math and English assignment and she entered into her Coronavirus Journal today. Today’s entry: “Today is April 7, 2020. On April 6th, 2020, all schools in Washington got closed until the end of the year. I feel sad about not going back to school this year because this is the last time i’m going to see my friends this year. Also, i’m homeschooling next year, so i’m sad about that.” She Zoom chatted with her ice skating friends, MaddieGrace and Logan. Most of the day, I’m barking at her to get off the computer or phone and stop playing games.
4-8-20 Her Coronavirus journal entry: “Today on April 8 2020, 1.4 million people worldwide have coronavirus. Also, there have been more than 80000 deaths worldwide. More than a third of the population is on lockdown because of coronavirus. Death rates are increasing dramatically now.” Today was Melting Heart Pose.
4-9-20 Her journal entry: “Today on April 9, 2020. Washington released an Army field hospital. It has 250 beds, three operating rooms, a lab and a pharmacy. The University of Washington predicts that the state death toll reached its peak on April 2. Washington has also been recognized nationwide for flattening the curve because of social distancing.” She had off ice Spins with Coach Kim and off ice training with Coach Susannah. Had her to some Math and English, then spent time playing online game with Ivory. Today was Pigeon Pose.
4-10-20 Her journal entry: “Today April 10, 2020, the total deaths from coronavirus reached 100,00, the total cases reached 1.6 million, and recoveries reached 370,000. The cases and deaths are still dramatically rising, and hospitals are still running out of space. The US is still in the lead for the most cases by over 200,000.” Online Off Ice with Coach Susannah, followed by Coach Meegan and a group Spins Class with Coach Kim.
4-11-20 National Pet Day.
4-12-20 Spent Easter inside eating chocolate. She did an exercise with toilet paper for Coach Susannah.
4-13-20 Journal entry: “Today is April 13, 2020. This weekend, Michigan’s recovery rate surpassed 433. Also, they are seeing a reduced number of Covid-19 cases, but it does not mean a true decline. Four Kroger employees in Michigan died from coronavirus. Over in Washington, there are now over 10,000 cases and over 500 deaths.” Off ice with Coach Meegan and Group Off Ice with Susannah. Spring Break is over. Sun is out, so we went out for 10 minute walk to get some Vitamin D. She made a simple game from “Coding Game in Python” with daddy in the evening for her Technology class.
4-14-20 Off Ice with Coach Susannah. Online Zoom class with Jason Brown, 2015 U.S. national champion and a two-time Four Continents medalist. Zoom Math class with her favorite teacher, Mr. D’Ault. Journal entry: “Today is April 14, 2020. The US is nearing a peak of coronavirus cases right now. In order for the stay at home order to be cancelled, cases and deaths from coronavirus will have to decline, also, we will probably have to have more supplies and a working test for the coronavirus.” Her attitude is that of a typical tween…whispers under her breath when I ask her to do something or acts as if my requests are going in one ear and out the other and always on her phone unless I take it away.
4-15-20 Off Ice with Coach Meegan and Coach Susannah in the morning. Group Off Ice with Coach Susannah. Journal entry: “Today is April 15, 2020. Coronavirus cases are continuing to rise. Washington hit 500 deaths. It’s getting hard to believe that this just started with one guy getting it in Washington, and now half of our population is on lockdown. I hope we find a vaccine or a cure or I hope the cases just go down in general.” She seems to be settling into homeschooling better and arguing less with me when I ask her to do something.
4-16-20 Online Spins with Coach Kim, Math Zoom class and Off Ice with Coach Susannah. We did a Yoga class for figure skaters on You Tube. Earlier in the day, I did a hot yoga in the master bath with heaters, step aerobics and an ab workout…she says, “You’re the most active old person I know!” Thanks, I think!
4-17-20 Off Ice with Coach Susannah, Zoom Group with Coach Meegan and Coach Kim. Journal entry: “Today is April 17, 2020. Trump is now trying to reopen the states, even though coronavirus cases are still rising. Once the stay at home order is lifted for real, then the first thing I will do is go ice skating, then I will probably go to a friends house.” After homeschooling, she played Roblox and talked with her friend Ivory in the afternoon and evening.
4-18-20 I let her spend way too much time playing Roblox with Ivory today. She got upset because Ivory could do something on the game and she couldn’t…actually cried. She’s taking it too seriously, so putting strict limits on her device time. She can play for 1 hour per day and 1 hour doing something else online and that is it! Her homeschooling textbooks arrived that I can use for 7th grade.
4-19-20 Limited her time on her phone, the iPad and computer today. She found other things to do and we did a yoga and stretching class together.
4-20-20 I sent her an inspirational quote and she came downstairs and told me that she was a great kid and I should be lucky to have her! Off Ice with Coach Meegan, Group Off Ice with Coach Susannah and Zoom Math class in the morning. Journal entry, “Today is April 20, 2020, but on the weekend, there have been people protesting social distancing, and Trump has been calling them great people. Coronavirus cases are still rising with the total number of cases almost at 2.5 million. For now, I have no other thoughts about the coronavirus.” She did Mermaid Pose during yoga. Both of us dressed in all black today…she’s definitely my kid!
4-21-20 Off Ice with Coach Susannah on FaceTime and Zoom Math and Science classes. Journal entry: “Today is April 21, 2020. Right now, only 18% of people in Japan have stopped going to work due to Covid-19, Singapore reported a huge jump in coronavirus cases, over 1000, and Trump says he is suspending immigration over coronavirus.” She took a video while coaching from Susannah…she will be training me soon!
4-22-20 Journal entry: “Today is April 22, 2020. Right now, in Washington state, there are over 12000 coronavirus cases and over 600 deaths, but the state health officer believes the total coronavirus cases are declining. I believe that if the country were too open up right now, coronavirus cases would skyrocket, and so would the deaths.” Off Ice with Meegan, Group Off Ice with Susannah and Zoom math class today.
4-23-20 Journal entry: “Today is April 23, 2020. Right now there are over 25 million people who are jobless and are trying to get money for unemployment. Fortunately, my dad still has his job, but my mom doesn’t.” Spins with Coach Kim, Off Ice with Coach Susannah and Zoom Science class. She got her morning hugs with Joi. She didn’t understand her History drawing assignment, so I helped her with it…after me being stern and her shedding a few tears, we managed to get it done on a positive note.
4-24-20 Off Ice Group with Coach Meegan, Spins with Coach Kim and Off Ice with Coach Susannah. I put 1 hour screen time limit on her phone (Roblox) for games with friends and she finds ways around it by getting on her dad’s computer while FaceTiming or Zooming her friends.
4-25-20 I gave her an expository writing assignment and she chose to write about cyber bullying. Love her last paragraph, especially the last line: “In conclusion, cyberbullying is not ok and needs to be stopped. It can hurt people’s confidence, and can cause kids to start doing horrible things for their health. If you are being cyberbullied, make sure to get help so it can stop. If you are cyberbullying someone, please stop, it will make them and you feel better.” She had an online Zoom class with Vincent Zhou – 2019 World & Four Continents bronze medalist and two-time US National silver medalist (2017, 2019).
4-26-20 The Xbox wireless remote just stopped working (I use it for Netflix). I changed the batteries…still wouldn’t work…she took it away from me to troubleshoot the problem…her dad genes are coming out. 😄
4-27-20 Journal entry: “Today is April 27, Trump has said that people should try using disinfectants to help treat coronavirus. In my opinion, that was irresponsible. If you were to put a disinfectant into your body, it could kill you. They are like poison and are dangerous to intake.” Off Ice with Meegan, Zoom Math Class and Off Ice with Susannah. In the evening, I got to listen to her laughing loudly & having fun interacting with her friends via Zoom/FT. Her new slide board arrived today for off ice training. I realized since we are around each other 24/7, she pushes herself hard! I just need to support & not push at times.
4-28-20 Today was my birthday in quarantine. Her dad brought home a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and sang happy birthday while she held up a big candle. Lol. Off ice with Coach Susannah. She’s going to need a little practice on her new slide board.
4-29-20 Journal entry: “Today is April 29, There is a change that the stay at home order might be lifted. In my opinion, it’s a little too early to lift the stay at home order, and I don’t think the governor will do it.” Off Ice with Coach Meegan, Zoom Math and Off Ice with Coach Susannah. The ice cream truck came through our neighborhood…she laughed because she couldn’t believe the truck was out during a pandemic. I think Joi the cat is even bored out of his mind!
4-30-20 Spins with Coach Kim, Off Ice with Susannah and Zoom Science class. The stay at home order has been extended past May 5th…will find out for how long on Friday. She took a picture of me and told me I was starting to look old…gotta love kids!