Hello my lovely book friends! Well, we live in memorable times don't we? I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about viruses and restrictions and such here. I do want to say that I hope each of you are well, that you are being mindful of others through this time, that you are being sensible (whatever that means in your area of the world and in your life with others), and that you also remember that we can be kind. Hope you are practicing kindness. I'm trying to be cheerful as well. So, with that in mind, first day of spring.
What does that mean? Well, spring in Central Texas means wildflowers and yesterday I took a few pictures to share while I was on a solitary walk. Just me, my headphones, my audiobook, and the lovely bluebonnets. Flowers are coming up practically overnight here because we've had some nice rain and because it's their time. Enjoy!
In other news, my husband is working from home. My volunteering is paused for now as the libraries are closed. Our church will be online for several weeks. Restaurants are closed except for takeout and delivery. I'm trying to take solitary walks in my neighborhood and the weather has cooperated. We live a bit out in the country, though there are houses around us. I wave to any neighbors that I see and we might shout greetings across the way. I'm now thinking of all those things that you mean to do 'one day' - like sorting through old photographs or clearing out drawers or files from long ago. I may do some of that. Pulling weeds in the yard. And I'm trying to make a few calls to friends and family to check on them and also say that I'm thinking about them. That would have been something my Mom would have done. So, consider this your 'call'.
Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Please take a minute to be grateful for the medical personnel that must continue to be available and serve. I ask that as the Mom of a long-grown Labor and Delivery nurse. She's doing fine, but babies will come on their own schedule and my daughter has an important job to do in helping run her L&D unit. So far staffing is OK, but it wouldn't take much to tip the balance in another direction and then she and others might have to 'remain in place'. I try not to worry too much.
Again, take care. I'll be around more often to your blogs to check in. Enjoy your extra reading time!