Attending a concert in an art gallery! Planning trips to Berkeley and an overnight in Santa Barbara! Perhaps a wine and cheese tasting fundraiser!
After two years of pandemic carefulness we are finally pushing the boundaries of our self protectiveness a bit.
True, we have gone to Berkeley during the past two years but this time we hope to go out and about more.
The visit to Santa Barbara will coincide with my older son and DIL pet sitting there so we can go out to dinner and visit. Also hopefully it will include a visit to the SB art museum to see their current special exhibit. I am going to purchase a membership and try to get tickets.
The concert at the local art gallery was part of our new membership there. We used to go to events in that space and it was nice to be back doing that.
The fundraiser is the offering of a fellow club board member to raise money to help child victims of violence or abuse attend summer camp.
On March 19, 2020 California declared a statewide stay at home order. How little we knew then. Despite the removal of mask orders, rapidly falling number of hospitalized Covid patients and drastically decreased weekly deaths in my county I was still uncomfortable seeing that at least half the people at the grocery store and most of the staff were not wearing masks.
Social pressure, Covid exhaustion or lack of realistic risk assessment with the more infectious BA.2 omicron subvariant circulating in the world- I don’t know. Maybe they are right and I’m wrong but I’ll still be wearing my mask at the concert tonight unless I can sit far away from others.
How are you juggling competing issues and interests regarding Covid right now?