How is Everyone Doing during this Pandemic?

I pray that you are all safe at home and taking care of each other as my husband and I are. There isn’t too much else to do at this time.

At this difficult time in our lives the whole world seems smaller when a virus can attack and put us all on hold and affect us so profoundly. We are all in this together. Let’s stay strong and help one another get through this. We will do it! We have done this before during other viruses even though this seems to be the worst one yet. Our health care professionals are working tirelessly to help those who have become afflicted while the drug companies are working toward a vaccine. This will happen, just keep positive.

Check out this link to the CDC to find out more about how to take care of you and your family and help your children cope during this pandemic.

I am reading a ton, writing a little and blogging like now and checking emails and updates of the COVID-19 situation. I am nursing a cold which thank God so far is not anything else.

The best thing we can do during now is to drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol if you are sick), eat soup and wash, wash and wash your hands over and over again all day long, stay away from others, do not go to restaurants, movies or other events and watch over each other.

My community has closed schools for a few weeks, all restaurants and movie theaters and other venues are also closed. This is one way to keep us all cloistered in our homes and away from each other and the germs of this dreadful virus.

Please stay safe and well. My heart goes out to those families who have lost loved ones and others who are trying to recover from the Coronavirus. I will keep you in my prayers daily.

God is watching over us. He has kept this virus away from children and it appears to be more dangerous to the infirm and/or elderly (like myself). I am mindful of this and will continue to do all I can to keep the germs at bay. Let us all pray for one another that this will pass soon so that life will go on as usual.

What this has taught us is to be more careful of germs amongst each other. We will wash more thoroughly, cover our sneezes and coughs and take care of each other more closely.

Here is a link to the CDC again to find out more about COVID-19 and how to cope during this crisis. I wish you and your families well. Prayers and love going out to everyone! May God bless you all!

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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24 Responses to How is Everyone Doing during this Pandemic?

  1. wolfpug says:

    We are well here.Glad you & hubby are well, too!! Stay safe!!

  2. Stay safe and well. Hope you get rid of that cold soon.

    We’re well here, if you don’t count the always present health issues I’ll never get rid of, or my anxiety related issues (it’s not so much the virus getting to me as the way people are behaving in the face of it) the latter of which I’m trying to counter with plenty of petkid playtime and other self care activities.

  3. Maisy says:

    Glad your are all well. Stay safe xx

  4. Darlene says:

    Take care and stay safe. A good time to do some writing.

  5. Hello Janice, I am also working from home and home schooling the kids and writing. I am finding I am so much more efficient doing all of this myself from home. There is so much time wasted in a normal day including a school day. Stay safe and looking after hubby and yourself.

  6. Hi Janice, Thank you for sharing, I am happy you are all okay. We are as well.
    My husband and daughters are still going to work. But all okay. I stay home writing. But went shopping yesterday and felt the craziness. I went home again. I don’t need that. Standing in line at the checkout for an hour? with the people in front of me having their trollies up to heaven? No way. But we are okay. Stay safe. Hugs

  7. macjam47 says:

    We are well and doing much as you are. Schools here are closed for the rest of the school year and restaurants and bars have carry out and delivery only. Some of our stores here have closed – Kohl’s and Bed Bath and Beyond to name a couple. Groceries are terribly understocked. My daughter-in-law went this morning and it’s the first time since this madness began that she could get meat, though toilet paper is back in stock. She said what was there was terribly picked over.
    Stay in and stay safe, my friend. Hugs. ❤️

    • macjam47 says:

      The hardest part is not being able to see my sons and their families. My oldest can telecommute, but the youngest has to go to his job.

      • jjspina says:

        Oh Michelle, I know what you mean. I text or call my kids. They are doing okay recuperating from a cold or flu but not the virus. Thank God! My daughter is a teacher so she is home schooling by two youngest grandchildren for now. They haven’t closed schools for the rest of the year yet but only for three weeks. I miss seeing them and getting together too!
        My older grandchildren are in middle school, high school and college. All are home for now and doing school work there. All we can do is pray that this will be over soon and life will go on as before. We will be more mindful of germs and washing our hands, that’s for sure. Take care and be safe. God Bless you and your family, my friend. Hugs

      • macjam47 says:

        Thanks, Janice. You too! If everyone follows safe practices, we will get through this. We just need everyone’s cooperation. Stay safe, my friend. Blessings to you and yours, as well. ❤️❤️❤️

    • jjspina says:

      That is so sad that food is becoming scarce. My husband has been going once a week to pick up what we need. No hoarding needed. I wish people wouldn’t do that. I still don’t understand why people hoard toilet paper?! We are staying in and safe and keeping busy working on our books. It helps keep us sane. Take care, my friend. Prayers to you and your family that you will be safe too. Hugs ❤️

  8. Jennie says:

    Hi Janice! Things here where we are keep ramping up. I think it will continue to get worse for a while before it gets better. School is closed till May 4th. It has been a whirlwind to transition to online teaching. Because they are preschoolers, I can’t post links to lessons, I have to post me – live. I’m well, and glad to hear you are too. Stay well and stay safe.

    • jjspina says:

      Nice to hear that you are well too, Jennie. It has been difficult for many people. I agree it will probably get worse before it gets better. Thank God for you wonderful teachers keeping our children occupied with their school work. I wonder what the little ones think about all this. My daughter is a teacher and has been busier now with school cancelled until May going online and preparing work every day for her 5th graders and also teaching her own children 10 years old and 6 years old. It’s not easy keeping two young kids busy in the house day in and day out. God bless you and take care. 🙏 ❤️

      • Jennie says:

        I did not expect to be busier now than before, like your daughter. I am also emailing children and they send me pictures. It’s confusing and hard for them. Thanks so much, Janice. God bless you, too.

  9. Lovely blog! Really enjoyed reading it during this time… I’ve written a little blog, it takes on a different angle.

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