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Friday, March 20, 2020

Do you wake up the the morning and wonder what day it is? The days this week have been very similar. I did my volunteer shift at hospice Tuesday morning but that will be the last one until this 'stuff' is over. My partner and I are both over 70 and both our husbands have health issues. We decided we should listen to the authorities who are advising us to stay home. Fortunately, our supervisors agree.

I have lots of time for work on some of my projects but I am having a hard time getting started. Today I finally started cutting fabric for a quilt for hospice. Since our sewing group cannot meet until the welcome center is open again, I will work at home.

I get tired of thinking about food. It is bedtime and I am wondering what I will make for supper tomorrow. Tonight we had leftovers from earlier in the week and it was so nice to not have to cook again.

My daughter and I have been planning a trip to Nova Scotia in May. We had reservations for May 5, returning to Ontario May 12. This morning she got an e-mail saying our reservation has been changed to May 3 and May 10. We had planned to stay in a university residence in Halifax the night before our return. The university cancelled our reservation yesterday. So far we still plan to go but that could change too. Only time will tell.

We are well. We have shelter and food (and even some toilet paper). There are bags of food for Wiggles and Max. Himself and I are still getting along. All is well in our house. I pray that it is the same for you.

They just announced that Windsor has its first case.

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    I think time is on your side most likely. Love this picture of "Did you wash your paws?" Perfect for any occasion!
    105 days ago
    May is still a way off. Just have to see how things pan out.

    IN the meantime, stay safe, stay well.
    106 days ago
    Seems travel advisories change daily. Hope you are able to go.
    106 days ago
    It would be wonderful if you could come to Nova Scotia in May but things are changing rapidly; this morning both Newfoundland/Larador and the NWT closed their borders to folks from other provinces.
    Stay well.
    107 days ago
    Yes, yesterday (after I'd blogged) we had the announcement of the first case in Lincoln. The map of cases in Nebraska shows 39 cases spread across 9 counties, but with the highest concentration in the county that centers the biggest metro area (Omaha). And the 3 (so far) identified cases of "community spread" are in that metro area, too. So the four counties around Omaha are on level 4 (highest level so far identified) shutdown.

    So many of us among the bloggers I keep up with on Spark are in the "over 60" category, and I am pleased to see us being sensible and pulling back, trying to follow the advisories we have been given. And yet, I know it breaks the hearts of those in the helping professions and volunteers. Our local City Mission saw 70% of their volunteers drop off to follow the guidelines. See? So many retirees are also volunteers!

    Stay safe up there. I do believe "social distance" is easier to maintain where the population is spread out a bit. But *do* let's all keep in touch on line, by phone, etc. because love is a healing thing, however expressed. I am noticing a whole lot more of its verbal and written expression... now that we're limited to "air hugs", smiles and waves.

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    107 days ago
    107 days ago
    Be safe
    107 days ago
    Luv the dog pic! You might consider meal planning & prep in as advance using what you have on hand. Hard w/ all this virus in the news tho. Good decision to quit volunteering. I am "safer @ hm" in Calif; wouldn't plan trip for now. Be well.🖖🤘
    107 days ago
    Day by day the situation changes, doesn't it! I know it must have been hard giving up your hospice shifts, because it is important work, but I think you did the right thing.

    I've finished one prayer shawl and am starting another. Also making Aria a new sweater. Lots of groceries on hand and enough toilet paper for a while... we are fine.

    I'm doing some exercise each day. Today I had a nap in the afternoon so walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes tonight. I made a big hamburger stew (celery, onion, carrots, lentils, canned tomatoes, kidney beans and black beans). Enough to do us for 3-4 meals.

    Take care of yourselves,
    107 days ago
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