Saturday, May 2, 2020


Yesterday I got up early after only four hours of sleep. My sleeping patterns are very strange. Some nights I sleep eight hours and some nights I am lucky to get four. I have tried to figure out if there is something I am doing that makes a difference, but so far I have no idea. Maybe just aging.

I did wake up to hear that I have a new great nephew. It is my younger sister's first grandchild and it coincided with my two sisters moving to Colorado that day so that my sister can be nanny to the baby. My niece is a veterinarian eye surgeon so she stays busy, and she wanted my sister to care for the baby. 

I hope that the baby will be quarantined for at least two weeks, because as much as I know my two sisters and my other niece who drove them from Arizona want to hold that baby, I am sure they were exposed to a lot on the way up.  

Yesterday my garden center reopened and as I had to make a return from earlier in the week, I had to go inside. It was the first time I had entered a store in seven weeks. 

It felt kind of surreal, but the store was adhering to social distancing guidelines. They were only allowing a certain number of people in the store, all of the employees were wearing masks, there were shields at checkout, the customers were all wearing masks, and they had marked the places six feet apart to stand at checkout.

I was able to get the basil plant I wanted, but even with all of the precautions I felt uneasy and didn't linger for long the way I normally do there.  

After I got back to my apartment I realized that one of my two newly planted cucumbers was dead. That will mean another trip back to the garden center for a replacement.

We still have so many covid-19 cases in Atlanta, and although a lot of businesses have been allowed to reopen many residents are still staying home. I know I don't want to see a big resurgence of new cases. 

Life goes on. It's a bit different, but I am trying hard to find joy in each day.


  1. Good morning sweet friend. It is 75 this weekend here in Illinois which will make it hard to keep peeps at home and not trying to get out of the house and do things. I am going to work on my she shed and enjoy these beautiful above normal temps for us. Glad that even though your state is open up for business people are still staying safe. I want to plant so much but next week is looking like 40's all week so I think I will wait for another week. I love that you have your garden space to grow your veggies. Nothing like fresh grown veggies. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs. Kris

  2. Now that my garden center stopped its precautionary measures, which were wonderful via appointment, now they've reopened the inside the last time I was there a week or so ago and I don't plan to go back. No keeping the customers to a minimum. But the clerks had on masks. Oklahoma doesn't seem to be taking this as seriously as where you are, but then there aren't nearly as many deaths. There will be though, and all the foolish people taking no precautions will likely get sick or die. I'm not seeing social distancing much or any masks.

  3. Congratulations on your new family member! Just being able to go into the garden center must be wonderful...the new plants, the smells. Spring brings joy.


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