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COVID-19 – March 19, 2020

Social Distancing
Photo Credit: CalMatters

These are strange, strange times. I feel the need to document some of it because heck, did we ever think something like this would actually happen? Sure, we’ve READ about it, but even now, it’s happening and it still feels utterly surreal.

The other day while driving to work, there was a bus full of people wearing masks. It was a strange sight. Something you see elsewhere but not here. Plus, my drive to work that morning had me sharing the road with just a handful of drivers. The the lack of traffic was enjoyable but also strange.

Today, is my first day working from home. It’s been too crazy at work to even consider it before today but yesterday, there were only about ten people I could see  on a large university campus and again, it was strange.

I see social distancing, but I also see loads of kids playing with each other at the park. I also see large groups gathering for coffee. The stores are a challenge. I mean, at some point you have to go into one and then you encounter more people.

Restaurants are closed to dining in. Gyms are closed. Libraries are closed. So glad I can utilize Overdrive. Dental appointments made six months ago cancelled. One good thing, Netflix Party.

The daughter is upstairs doing her classes online. I am downstairs working and there is an ethernet cable hanging down from the loft to my computer. It’s all so strange.

How are you doing?

My Bookish Wish List for 2019

Bookish Wish List

Who am I kidding? This is just another opportunity for me to drool over a few bookish items that have caught my eye. Shall we have a look?

I don’t buy cookbooks too often but this one makes my soul sing. It’s all about welcoming people into your home. Love Welcome Serve by Amy Nelson Hannon.

Love Welcome Serve

I just heard about this one and it sounds very good, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

Such a Fun Age

And this one looks pretty juicy, The Playground by Jane Shemilt.

The Playground

Oh! And this print! 1Q84 Art Print – Murakami (Etsy).

Murakami Art Print

What’s on your list?