First of all, I want to thank my daughter, Lauren, for all of the effort that went into bringing the party to me. The air was cleaner and cooler, up here, and with more room to roam around, outside, the girlies could play and the young man, who used to be referred to as The Schnickle could do a zoom tutoring session, over here, in my office.
Having my family with me on my birthday meant everything. We may have taken things for granted, pre-Covid, but having a FaceTime call from the East Coast family and the gathering of the West Coast family made me so very happy and filled my heart.
This year has been tough in so many ways but I feel very blessed to have two great “kids” and 5 wonderful grands. He and I started out as teenagers, 54 years ago, and are so proud of the great humans, who have come through us. I look at myself in this photo and see the wear and tear of these months but I am looking FORWARD to each day, as it comes. I echoed my grandmother, when I told Sydney (9 year old) that if you learn something new, every day, your heart and brain will stay young. She was right, my little French grandma.
We are going to drop off our ballots and get our flu shots, which are two biggies, in my estimation. Our isolation has kept us well and we will continue to be very careful, while NOT living in fear. Be good humans; wear a mask.