good monday morning…

by grace on April 20, 2020

and i know that “good” is pushing it a bit. but it’s good because it’s a dazzlingly sunny day and the weather is warming up and we’re all healthy and safe.

every day i try to accomplish something. some days i don’t get anything at all done. I’ve been exercising a lot, but that’s partly to keep my sanity and partly to offset the large quantities of brownies, cookies, etc that i have been eating.

yesterday i had four computer-related goals. i wanted to order some stuff online, i wanted to post right here, i wanted to look up a website and i wanted to start a journal.

i managed to get the first one done, but then i started reading the news, then got up and didn’t sit down until i was too tired to do anything else on my list.

I realize that when i start reading the CNN coronavirus live updates and then dive into other Covid-related things, three hours disappear in the blink of an eye. I also have to read the capitol fax blog, with daily press briefings from our great governor Pritzker, plus other random Illinois-based stories.

i check stories throughout the day, too, and it can be much too much. But i feel i have to know what’s going on with the disease all over the world and also right here.

yesterday i did dial it back a little and spent time working in the yard.

and this monday morning (and it’s increasingly difficult to remember what day of the week it might be) i feel good about finally getting around to posting here.

i’ve got some photos from march which seems like ages ago.

This first one appeared in the “springfield scene” magazine, and that’s kevin there on the left, instructing a guy in fencing for the “romeo & juliet” ballet which he performed the last weekend of February. a lifetime ago.

Mom and i went to the Unitarian Church fundraiser on Sat. March 7th and I bought this great homemade Harry Potter table, chairs plus fun accessories like wands and a quidditch. It was in the auction and i bid on it, not expecting to win, but i did which was surprising and a bit alarming. It wasn’t cheap. But it’s unique and fabulous and supported a good cause. And it fit perfectly on my screened porch.

Monday March 9th I went to Amy’s cardio jam class and sometime during the class i looked down at my feet. Oh boy. Obviously i was in a big hurry to get to class and didn’t notice that i was wearing one of each color of my running shoes.

And that’s my last pre-coronavirus photo. the next day i started to get a cold and was then sick for about three weeks as the virus spread around the country. even though i was pretty miserable, coughing my head off, at least i wasn’t out in the world at all.

Kevin took this picture of Les Paul contemplating the lake.

i think it was jim who got this terrific picture of two eagles up in one of our trees. but maybe it was kevin who took it? doesn’t matter, it’s just cool that there they were. We’ve seen eagles in the trees but never two of them together.

Many birds out on the feeders in March.

Ok, Lester had never done this before to my knowledge. Very odd but also hilarious. He has plenty of fresh water in the house but maybe it was the excitement of perching on the toilet to get a drink…

There’s much to report about our new tuxedo cat Lovey, but here’s the second outdoor tuxedo cat who has showed up a few times. Kevin calls him Spot because he has just that one white spot next to his nose. I looked out one night and there he was. He’s much bigger than Lovey and we’re definitely not trying to get him inside anytime soon.

Because i was sick i didn’t get to the grocery store so amy went for me, and kevin went once also. here he is with some of the many supplies littering our dining room table. he barely managed to clear a space to eat.

The middle of March, such a joyful sign of spring!

By now, of course, all kinds of springtime stuff has roared into bloom. photos to come.

ok then,


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