In a much more cheerful mood today and even my outfit reflects that.
Part of my mood improvement is figuring out why I've been waking up at 3:30 am. The paper delivery happens then to the houses on each side of us. So this morning I tried getting up and taking the dog out then going back to bed. Two more lovely hours of sleep and a much better mood!
And we had a cheery end to Day 30. Yesterday's mail brought a lovely surprise in the form of mail from our granddaughter. You might remember that we had sent her some Easter bunny coloring pages . We got 2 of them back plus more. She had Mommy and Daddy help her color, had Mommy color a picture of sunset over San Francisco which is what they see from their living room window when it is a clear evening, and drew us a picture of a flower. She is learning to write her capital letters so she wrote her name and NANA and PAPA but Mommy wrote the note from her. So fun to see her at almost 3 1/2!
This time her note said " I miss you and I love you and would like you to be my best friends when you come to my next birthday." I'm guessing that when she asks when we are coming to visit they tell her that we will be there for her next birthday in mid-November which is a reasonable hope. Perhaps by then the restrictions will have been lifted and we will have the ability to drive all day with at least rest stops open or to be able to fly. Hopefully before then!
My club gives three $1500 scholarships to local graduating seniors and this year we have 17 applicants. It was so hard to pick last year and this year I'm sure the stress on family finances for many is even greater. The application review and scholarship recommendations need to be done by noon on Friday so I have a good task to focus on for the next few days.
Another beautiful warm day so I started needed pruning. Walked the dog. Mailed younger son's birthday card and check. Emailed a nephew and Atlanta friend. Did 2 loads of laundry.
Hubby did the Trader Joe's shopping as we are going once a week and alternating stores. I do Vons and he does TJs. While he was gone I cleaned the frig, decontamination counter and kitchen counters. I can't get to the point of wiping down each item so we are letting them sit on the "dirty" counter space for set times. 24 hours for paper and 72 for plastic or metal. Of course perishables go into the frig right away. So far we are healthy.
Pleased with California's Approach:
Here are the 6 criteria that have been laid out by the state for relaxing social distancing and what is required to make it happen. I see that it is based upon the WHO's guidance but expanded to actually start a plan.
California's Roadmap to Modify the Stay at Home Order
So no matter how badly I want to hug my family it makes sense to me! Facts & science matter.
And read this to stay strong - Hold the Line
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