My strategies are to keep busy. Who would think that a retired (or is that just tired person, like me need to continue a daily “to do” list. It gives a sense of purpose, that’s why. Most of the time, my lists are of the daily and mundane, sprinkled with a few highlights such as the weekly grocery store trip; a thrift store fling or two, though my two favorite haunts are now closed, due to some volunteer workers testing positive. Yikes! Did I have contact with them? Recently some friends and I had a real adventure – harvesting choke cherries and sage. Those berries are now frozen awaiting a spate of industry and inspiration. Never did get a perfect take on jelly, unlike my Grandmas. I might try to make some chokecherry lemonade, a concoction created by the Amish people which is quite delicious. Of course, a major highlight is telephone conversations with good friends, especially two in similar circumstances (old and not in good health) that is. What would we do without the phone or computer? It helps to keep busy which for me means beading, reading and scribbling. While my great American novel is still only a dim dream in my brain, I’ve found pleasure in sending quick email which disappears into cyber space in just a heartbeat. I still remember my Grandmas who saved each and every card and letter they ever got -going back to kindergarten creations.
“Our hearts our heavy": The Northern Arapaho Tribe is mourning the passing of another citizen due to #COVID19. Since April, seven citizens and one community member have passed as a result of the #Coronavirus. @NorthernArapaho #Wyoming https://t.co/aOmT3ndlTl— indianz.com (@indianz) September 2, 2020
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