Hello book friends! Hope you are doing well, being sensible, and as content as you can be with whatever your life looks like at this moment. I think I've said before that I feel a little like we're in a time loop or in the movie Groundhog Day. Another day, another week, and another month and we are here with not too many changes. My husband and I are doing fine, staying well, keeping in contact with family and friends.
We have now known two individuals in our area that have passed away with complications of this nasty virus. One was a lady we went to church with years ago and who I had seen periodically here and there. The other was a guy who had golfed with my husband both here and in New Mexico. I'm so sad for both their families. So hard to lose someone in any case, but without the usual comfort of memorials and funerals as we're used to them.
My reading is improving. I'm going from book to book and enjoying what I'm reading. We've started watching the new season of Bosch and also are watching Picard as we've been Star Trek fans from way, way back. I'm still walking a lot in our neighborhood and doing yoga online.
Yesterday, I found another 'friend/not friend' in the front yard and I'm including the picture below. Yes, it's a coral snake and they are indeed poisonous. Not very big and pretty easy to spot with those bright colors. It escaped beneath the rocks, but we'll be watching for it and I reminded a couple of neighbors that I saw on my walk about it being 'snake season'. Some of their dogs are quite curious I've noticed and want to put their snouts into any hole or whatever. I will say that these snakes do get rid of some rodents, which I'm not at all upset about. Ha!
One last thing I'll share before I close. Starting Wednesday, this is National Nurses Week, an event that comes around every year. This year, it seems even more important to honor all our healthcare workers, along with other essential workers. If you know a nurse, thank them this week or send them a card or a special treat. We asked our daughter last night if we could send a bunch of goodies to her Labor & Delivery unit at one of our local hospitals. She said they would be delighted to get some fun things and asked especially for hand cream and mints. The PPE is a bit (or more than a bit) uncomfortable, especially after hours and hours. I had a good time selecting a few things to make them feel loved. Who doesn't need a little chocolate, right? Ha!
Take care everyone. Hope you all have a good week!