1. I love these! My husband and I were separated for the first ten weeks of lockdown and the restrictions here in Italy were very tight so getting to the post office was really tricky. So I downloaded a postcard making app on my phone and each week sent him a postcard of a different “view” in our apartment; the bookcase with the plant on it, the fridge door, the cats asleep on the sofa. It was really fun choosing the “view” of normal life each week and helped keep him feeling like he was here when he wasn’t able to be.

  2. Claire says...

    The “torpor of despair” is too real, hahahaha.

  3. Ingrid says...

    How about “If I don’t get to hold my new granddaughter, or hug my other grandkids, I might just as well die of Covid-19.”

  4. Sarz says...

    As an avid letter-writter, this might be favourite of Grace’s yet. I work for a company that had a very “sensible” uniform even before the pandemic hit. Now, with the mandatory mask, I’m something of a black hole with two eyes towards the top. It’s provided excellent self-portrait fodder for signing off letters to the parents. 😊

  5. Erin says...

    I also think we need a greeting card that says “Congratulations on finishing the dishes again.” :)

  6. Ellen Kornelsen says...

    Love these! I just saw another great card idea: fun postcards made of seed paper that the recipient can plant after reading. It’s a Canadian company, but I believe they ship duty free to US. I love how creative people are!
    https://www.botanicalpaperworks.com/#

  7. Angel says...

    My foot peel is going great! I am so pleased! I was supposed to get a pedicure with a friend the week everything closed down. Alas.

  8. Elliesee says...

    So funny. Yes, foot peel time. I gave some to my teens and actually found out I could use theirs right after they are done with it – it worked and even though with don’t share foot stuff for sanitary reasons, I figure the chemical peel just kills everything. I ordered things in March that still haven’t arrive so pandemic times, let’s make things work.

  9. Cici says...

    I just did a foot peel and was wondering if other people had, too! How does Grace know?? nymag and other outlets haven’t written about it and I have been waiting!

    • Jill says...

      I just ordered some of these! What fun! Thank u for the tip, Juyoung!

    • Eloise says...

      I just ordered some, too! Thanks!

  10. Brielle says...

    Maybe I missed this but did your kids come home to you, Grace? Cannot imagine how hard that is!

    • Jessica says...

      Check out her insta stories – they came home a couple weeks ago. Honestly, in the realm of “stuff happening to people I don’t actually know,” very few things have ever made me as happy.

    • Brielle says...

      Ah ha! Thank you, Jessica! This makes me so happy as well!

  11. Agnès says...

    I want to print those cards! they are all SO true! Grace Farris is fantastic!

  12. Crystal says...

    I just did a foot peel last week. How dare you call me out like that, lol!

  13. jeannie says...

    I look forward to these every week. This one is spot on!