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Hallelujah it’s Saturday!!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

I’ve fallen into a routine since Covid has arrived. Since I work online pushing files around for a science journal publisher, my work is entirely from home until years end, at least. I now shop for groceries online through ShopRite, and pick them up curbside Friday after work. Saturday is my husband’s and my weekly outing to Target, for any groceries still needed, cat food and supplies, toiletries, and whatever else is needed.

Our two kittens, acquired post Covid, are fun. They are sisters from 2 different litters, Ava Gardner and Olive Oyl. The names were given by the foster mom, and we had to keep them. Foster mom kept 2 herself; Harry Belafonte and Princess Grace.

Our two cats have very different personalities. Ava is very outgoing, and Olive is more shy. We are working on socializing Olive more. The two get along great, though.

Labor Day weekend we got to drive over and visit with my widowed sister-in-law. We brought her burgers from a gourmet burger takeout, and sat outside, socially distancing. Have not been with her since March. My brother passed away 4 years ago. He was hospitalized and then in a nursing home after falling from a ladder outside his house. He fell from the second story and hit his head.

Being around their house made me think about how much a part of my life they and their 3 children were. Sonny (Sonia) gave me my Sweet Sixteen party and my bridal shower. She and my brother were both teachers who met at college. We sent each other socially distanced virtual hugs on our way out.

We really don’t get out much, but I guess we’ve been homebodies and loners all along, my husband and I. Our friends have moved off Long Island. Some have passed away. So the Covid seclusion isn’t such a big difference to us. I’ve been venturing out to meet people online through religious services, classes, and clubs. And attempting to begin exercising and painting more.

I recently joined a Challenge here, and it is a challenge trying to learn the rules and get to know everyone. I’m glad I did. It is a nice group of women. And I’ve become more familiar with the tools and other resources here.

Have a wonderful weekend, my Spark Friends!
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