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An ode to the homemade BEC

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What's the rush? Enjoy these new normal days. You might miss them, too.

It got to me this morning.

I, along with so many others I am sure, continue to say things like "I cannot wait to get back to normal" or "When is this going to end?" I will probably say it again when I realize the Cubs aren't playing or we cannot go on vacation

Then it hit me as I was sitting on my back porch, eating the bacon, egg and cheese biscuit that I just made. The breeze was nice. It was quiet. My kids were inside relaxing. Why am I in a hurry for this to be over with? Just so I can go back to being in a hurry?

You know what happened 10 minutes before this biscuit was consumed? Coop asked me if he could crack the egg. So I helped him and he cracked it too hard. It got all over the stove. And we laughed. It was not a big deal. I spent some time cleaning it up. But we made the mess together. That was after he ate pancakes and played play-dough with his sister.

Life has slowed down tremendously. I still work all day, but at different hours and at my pace. My kids still learn, but just not in the traditional borders of a classroom. We still eat, but more than we should. And it is a blessing. I think I am going to miss these days a little when they are gone.

"Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."

Clay Sprouse is program coordinator of pharmacy technology at Piedmont Technical College. He's also the organizer of Until Further Notice, an online concert series by local musicians in support of #teamgreenwood. You should check that out on Facebook if you haven't already.

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From telecommuting to the new public home school model, a growing number of us are homebound for the foreseeable future as we take unprecedented steps to slow and hopefully stop the spread of the new coronavirus that is sweeping the world. This blog is our attempt to catalog some of the daily changes we are experiencing together. If you want to share your story with us, email us at newsroom@indexjournal.com.

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On Sunday, the Palmetto State recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly two months as the nation is seeing its highest number of daily new cases.

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