Happy Easter Sunday, Everyone, and a blessed Passover and Ramadan.
We are all marking the holidays in very different ways this year. Social distancing is re-inventing our traditions. I want to plan a BIG shindig when this is all over. I truly miss hugging people.
Grab your coffee. Let’s catch up.
Ok, the virus in the room takes up all of the attention. Television, streaming, and every podcast and news reports are heavy on the virus updates and tolls. I made masks from bandanas and linen napkins. My glasses constantly slip off from the added elastic behind my ears, so I have to hold them up to see what I am looking at. My tribe is healthy. Some have contracted the virus, but are faring well. A few acquaintances have not been so lucky. This pandemic is nondiscriminatory.
Marinas and boat ramps are now closed. There is no rush to get the sailboat launched. I did get in a couple of bike rides, and bay beach and park walks this week. It was so nice to wave to strangers. Matt and I found a spot to view the incredible full moonrise. My phone camera does not do it justice. I also fed and mowed the lawn. Despite the upheaval, spring marches forth, showing us the promise that this will end.
I don’t know about you, but apparently, there is a shortage of package yeast. I could not make the traditional Easter bread. Thankfully, my sister, Diana, keeps stock in such necessities and delivered a golden loaf to me yesterday. I am dunking a toasted slice in my coffee as I type. Yum.
Today, Easter Sunday, I plan to do a Zoom conference with my family. We will probably spend the first 20 minutes figuring out how to Zoom and will need to practice good conversation skills by not interrupting each other. At 1:00 EST, we are tuning into YouTube for the Andrea Bocelli Music for Hope solo concert at the Duomo di Milano.
I am almost halfway through the 2020 Blogging A to Z April Challenge . I thought I was caught up, but this week I will need to scramble to get the posts out. I am presenting a journaling workshop for teachers and parents to use with their children’s schooling at home (Pre-K to Middle school). It is called Journal On! Daily Writers Workshop. I am hoping for some feedback from parents, teachers, and kids so I can take it on the road whenever school starts up again.
That’s it, folks. Have a blessed day and make the week great. Be safe. Be good.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.