Monday Musings

After weeks of struggling with fear and worry, an attitude adjustment was needed this weekend after the full realization that we will most likely be living a form of social distancing throughout this year and into next year to protect family members at a higher risk.  There was some minor swearing along the way, but…

The Week In Seven Photos

Over the last week we have transitioned again and are now practicing aggressive social distancing and visits to the park are a thing of the past for the near future. I thought following the recommendations and maintaining that six foot distance would leave me with a little sense of safety, but as our state rapidly…

The Week In Seven Photos

Another week of transitions as we quickly moved from spring to winter and quickly back to spring again with hopefully the last sighting of Harper’s little footprints in the snow. All non-essential businesses were shutdown on Monday and it’s now necessary to stay away from the crowded sidewalks at the park.  We have found less…

Monday Musings

Obviously I’ve already been spending too much time in my backyard because the turkeys are beginning to let me know that I’m violating their social space. I’ve received endless notifications on my phone about all the things I could be doing during this crisis to improve myself or my attitude and honestly they’re irritating me…

The Week In Seven Photos

I’ve had to think often about the great Jimmy Buffett lyrics “if we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane” this week.  So, on a lighter note during these frightening times, my husband and I have been retired together for many years and one of the main ingredients to spending so much time together is that…

Monday Musings

Nothing feels normal right now as our state continues to shutdown more every day (universities and schools closed, sports and concerts cancelled, work at home where possible, restaurants and bars reduced to 50% capacity, Apple and Lululemon stores closed, 250 limit on gatherings and grocery stores reducing their hours).  Somehow there were moments this weekend when…

No Sports Saturday

I’m very aware of the seriousness of events occurring right now, but please allow me to rant for a few seconds about the first Saturday in my lifetime without sports and an extended stoppage of play of all sports.  No March Madness in March, no March Madness brackets (and losing to my brother for another…

The Week In Seven Photos

As a lifelong introvert, one would not imagine that in my midlife years the phrase social distancing would have such an unsettling effect.  Many a day I have preferred the company of my dogs over people and the thought of not receiving any invitations in the mail to large gatherings makes me smile. The quirks of…

Monday Musings

As the cold mornings gave way to warm afternoons, the windows could remain down during the wait at Starbucks as nature slowly began to unthaw from the long winter, but only along the shore as many are chafing at the bit to be out on the lake in the kayak. If you’re curious about some…

The Week in Seven Photos

There were signs of spring everywhere this week and, as more birds flew in, the air was filled with squawks, honks and songs from all the new arrivals, but unfortunately the only sign of flowers remain indoors. As the news concerning the coronavirus worsened throughout the week, there was the question regarding other than places…

Monday Musings

Another weekend and another midlife realization that the person that spent years flying down the highway in the fast lane is in the rearview mirror and I prefer those slow Sunday morning drives and avoiding highways whenever possible.  No more U-turns to miss waiting for the train, but now hoping it’s a long one with…

The Week In Seven Photos

Often when I look back at the week, I try to concentrate on the simple enjoyments of life, but sometimes the universe makes you look at things more seriously. As the political season continues to go off the rails in the midst of the CDC warning this week concerning the Coronavirus, it felt like the…