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Enjoy sunshine, mild temperatures
Mother’s Day began strangely in Nixburg, with almost two hours without power before lunch, having had no storm rain at the time. We were able to feed the dogs and get the coffee ready to go while enjoying the beauty of nature’s sunshine.
Happy birthday to Ed Reid on May 13, a resident at Brown’s Nursing Home and the good friend that my Ron made while he was there for his physical therapy. Now folks are allowed to visit residents at the nursing home but must call first to make an appointment and still remain 6 feet apart from those who are patients when they do visit. Birthday wishes to Rebecca Shivers for May 17, and the nineteenth for Nikki Reeves.
My home-infused nutrition has helped me improve; now I can have a 3-hour break each afternoon without dragging the pole, with pumping nutrition, around everywhere. I am feeling so much better and have been using the “off” time to do some preparations for our evening meal, now that I have some of my appetites back.
Hopefully, all the moms had a nice restful day, with lots of happiness. I got a lovely card from my son, Jamie Morgan, this year, with a lovely meaningful verse. Small things and sweet thoughtfulness mean so much when sent to your mother.
A pen pal I’d had for quite some years in Austria and Croatia has now been in college and teaching languages in Atlanta, so now I may actually get to meet Romana as things improve in the future. When I was in school, I had a pen pal in Smyrna, Georgia, for several years; then when I moved to Alabama, I visited her in Georgia. You know all those years with lots of personal writing back and forth, and when I saw Shirley in person we had a difficult time with communication. I rarely get lost for words these days; everyone wants to chat about our strange weather and how this COVID-19 virus has affected everyone and caused big changes in all our everyday lives. We just want to get back to what we knew as our normal living and of course be able to hug our friends, like southerners do.
What a change is coming about with the price of things. It began with gasoline, and now we are told the same will come and is already coming to the prices of groceries and building materials, things we always need. These things happen when the economy has some bad jolts, and we may get taxed more, but eventually, we are the ones that end up paying for getting back to a more normal life. I have been told that so many of the things in the grocery sections are no longer available; they are just not on the shelves, but we are good as long as we can still afford the fresh vegetables that are very good for us. I really wanted to plant some veggies at home this year, but health issues have prevented that so I hope to be able to meet the farmer’s market sellers for some good-tasting “grown in the south” fresh veggies as the summer gets going. We certainly are not suffering from the heat as it’s staying quite cool, with extra winds for almost mid-May. Two of my friends have written from Florida to say the temperatures there are up into the low 90s already and will be close to 100 by month’s end. So we are lucky to have such glorious sunshine and mild temperatures. Our dogs really love this weather; they can lie out on the porch and get the sunshine while enjoying the cool breezes.
Remember, “Love can hope where reason would despair,” and you never know what you can do until you try. Live life, a little at a time.
Until next week, stay happy and keep smiling.