Long closed due to the pandemic, our library has finally reopened! Hallelujah! On Friday, I visited it for the first time in I can’t remember how long, and it was a delightful 20 minutes I spent there. They have excellent virus protection precautions in place, and as a result, we are restricted to a 30 minute time period. There were only two of us there, besides the librarians, so it was incredibly quiet. Oh, how I’ve missed being able to walk there and spend time exploring the stacks!
One of the positive things about our extended time of quarantine for the Covid-19 virus, is that there have been so many excellent online events and experiences to lift our spirits and remind us of the beautiful and special things in life. I found one of those online events and enjoyed an amazing performance serial of the classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I read it once long ago (in high school), and probably wouldn’t have read it again until I found this link. It’s a MUST experience, because each section is read by a different performing artist, and the artwork that accompanies it is phenomenal. It’s a completely immersive art experience, and is incredibly powerful. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the experience!
I am currently reading A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, and loving it! I think this might be the perfect book to read while sheltering-in-place.
It’s a quiet Saturday afternoon during this continued period of shelter-in-place.. I know that community life out there is beginning to reopen, but not for us. We are all pretty much in the high risk category — Hubby and I due to our advanced age, and our son due to his asthma. So we will continue to hunker down for the time being. Perhaps for a long time!
Life continues to be busy, despite being home all the time. I am grateful that we are retired and don’t have to worry about WORK. Our son is very fortunate to be able to work from home. I am grateful that all our family is well and safe at this point. And for the most part, we are happy to stay busy at home.
Here are a few things that are keeping me (us) busy during this time…
READING! So many books, so little time! I’ve read 22 books so far during this quarantine.
HANGING OUT WITH MY FAMILY: (we call ourselves the FamNet!) on Zoom every Wednesday afternoon! So much fun!
WALKING, although I’m still not getting as much exercise as I was before this quarantine!
ATTENDING ONLINE MEETINGS (a couple each week!) for volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
LEARNING: I signed up for a year’s worth of Masterclass! Why not? I love to learn and I have lots of time! First class was Jane Goodall on Conservation. A wonderful class!
GARDENING: I take lots of photos of my flowers, mostly close-ups. I rarely show a whole yard view because then you’d see how many weeds are winning the battle out there!
JUST SHARING SPACE with the Hubby. So glad to be sheltering-in-place with him!
PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY DURING THIS CRAZY TIME, MY FRIENDS!