Tag: coronavirus

Sir Tom Moore: Knight of the Realm

Originally posted on beetleypete:
Not long after the news media began to tell us about the impact of the Coronavirus pressures on the staff of the NHS, there was a feature about an elderly man who was hoping to raise £1,000 to donate to…

The Unintended Consequences of Staying at Home

Yesterday I went to the grocery store – early in the day and wearing a mask and rubber gloves  – and spent a whopping $400 – the most ever at a single time.  That should hold me over for a couple of weeks.  I…

Making Face Masks with Help From Benji

Last Sunday I made my first face mask to wear to the grocery store.  I made it quickly by hand without a pattern, and it worked okay. Since then we’ve all been encouraged to wear them in public so I decided to make a…

Life During a Pandemic – A River Walk and Facetime with Mom

Yesterday we walked along the Cedar River Trail. There were a handful of others with the same idea and we all kept our distance, even the ducks. The willow trees were beautiful and weeping once more The cherry trees (or plum – I can’t…

A Conversation with Benji in Quarantine

“When’s it gonna end, Sue?” “What’s that Benji?” “This confinement. It’s getting on my nerves.” “It’s only been a week Benji.  Besides. You’re not in quarantine.” “But you are Sue. And it feels longer in cat years.” “I suppose it does Benji. But it…

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