The Week In Seven Photos

One of those weeks with nothing going on, the minutes slowly inching by and to make the days even longer I decided to tackle the family project of learning how to wipe old computers and remove and destroy hard drives.  I will spare you the rambling in-depth description of how someone who knows very little…

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The Week In Seven Photos

After three years of “The Week In Seven Photos” series, maybe it’s time to switch things up and create a weekly “Welcome To My Rant” series.  It was nice this week to not be the only one floating in the middle of the lake ranting about the state of the world or how crowded the…

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Monday Musings

With the easing of restrictions across the country coinciding with the holiday weekend, there was a sense on the news that many were on the move again.  There were lines for restaurants and bars, the campgrounds and beaches were full in many places and groups showed up at the park with their coolers and fishing…

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Drive-Thru Farmers Market

Self-Isolation Trend #11 It’s farmers market season in Michigan and, along with everyone else, they have tried to implement policies to keep everyone as safe as possible and one of the early trends at my favorite market is the creation of a drive-thru farmers market.  I actually was not aware they were opening on time…

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Who’s In Your Bubble???

Self-Isolation Trend #9 As countries slowly begin the transition of easing the shutdown restrictions, a new trend being considered in the early days of being let out of our homes is to only expand our “social bubble” to ten people.  As someone who has many bubble photos with the possible captions of “No issues today:…

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Local Watering Hole

Self-Isolation Trend #8 With the bars and restaurants closed during the shutdown, a new trend for many is being forced to enjoy happy hour, or for some of us the celebration of It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, at home.  Alcohol sales at grocery stores are up compared to last year as people are either stocking up on booze…

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Saturday Songs – A Foggy Day

Self-Isolation Trend #6 As you might notice from the photo it was not a foggy day, but a new trend that has developed with wearing a mask outdoors for a walk is that my glasses are constantly foggy.  Luckily I could hear geese honking in the direction of this family when I arrived at the…

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Stack Of New Books Can’t Be Taller Than Harper

Self-Isolation Trend #5 For businesses that are allowed to stay open during the shutdown, curbside pickup is a new trend that is helping some businesses survive during these times and to help keep employees and customers as safe as possible.  I was catching up on The New York Times Book Review and discovered when I…

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Do We Have To Do Everything Together???

Self-Isolation Trend #3 As someone who I vaguely recall might have flunked home ec in the late ’70s, I was forced to order my first package of face covers since I could not bribe anyone else in the family to make me a cute one covered with Baby Yoda.  I have been following the recommendation…

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Brightening Up The Days

Self-Isolation Trend #2 While I absolutely love Christmas lights in December, I have to admit that I would not have thought of putting up lights during this time since trying to untangle the lights once a year is enough for me.  Might have to rethink this after reading the New York Times article, Brightening Up…

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