When the CDC informed fully vaccinated people that they could ditch their masks in most places, Douglas and I were ecstatic. We stopped wearing the masks at the gym, on hikes, and in restaurants. We had visits by two of my grandchildren and a great-granddaughter for Mother's Day, and we went to Charleston SC for... Continue Reading →
Going to Visit the Atlantic Ocean
I am going to visit the Atlantic Ocean, That awesome wonder of nature I've sorely miss. I'm looking forward to seeing that beautiful blue And staring out where the horizon and the sky kiss. I hope it remembers this woman who loves it dearly, As I linger for days in the place that I chose,... Continue Reading →
How Did America Get to Such a Disrespectful Place?
Douglas and I had received the Pfizer vaccinations on yesterday, and after sitting for 15 minutes afterwards to ensure we had no severe reactions, we were allowed to leave. I didn't even feel the inoculation, having a wonderful young nurse who knew her craft. Feeling happy to have the process started and with the day... Continue Reading →
America, We Are Smarter than This, Surely!
The bottom is near! No ending to the virus. Caption: Wear a mask! Written for the Three Things Challenge #316: caption, ending, bottom. We have to get a handle on this thing, if we are to get our country back to some semblance of normal. Listen to scientists, not politicians!
What Social Distancing?
Douglas and I went today to one of the state parks to hike on the trails.We remembered to take our masks. We stopped at the store for Douglas some cough medicine, as he has had a cough now for over three months, and I am worried. But the doctor doesn't think it is anything but... Continue Reading →
The Masks We Wear Can Send the Wrong Message
Yesterday, Douglas and I spent the afternoon with one of my grandsons. I had no idea that he was struggling. I had sent him a text message, the best way to reach him, to let him know that I was thinking of him. Usually, he sends back a text that just says, "I love you,... Continue Reading →
Taking Off the Mask: Being Real in my Calling
It's difficult and painful to realize that you have been wearing a mask for a long time, not really being as authentic as you should have been. It does not matter if the mask was worn unintentionally; what matters is finding the courage to admit that you need to change and to be real in... Continue Reading →