Thursday, July 16, 2020

Still Hanging in There....

Not much new going on...we're just trying to stay healthy and keep away from Covid-19, as well as any other viruses.  We wear masks if we go out, and whenever anyone who is not in the family comes to the house (which is seldom, now.) 

We have hosted several garage/driveway "get-togethers", with family, mostly....for Memorial Day, Father's Day, July 4th and the latest was our daughter's birthday (this week). All three kids have been here for every gathering and we are so grateful to have them all nearby. Speaking of that...daughter two has just bought a house less than a mile from us and will be moving in soon.  We are so pleased to have her and her sister living less than a mile from us now.  Our son is still in Greensboro, and nothing would please us more than if he were to move back to this area as well.  I don't hold out a lot of hope for that, however. 

I have been having physical therapy for Achilles tendonitis. This is the second time I have had it in 15 years and I hope I can get rid of it forever.  Since I have to be on my feet quite a bit (as a caregiver); having it pain me at every step is unfortunate, to say the least. 

Luckily that is about all I can complain about these days, except how much I miss hugs! and shopping! and friends! and restaurants! and cocktails (although I seldom have one.)

Are you doing your part to stay safe?  Wearing a mask? Staying 6' or more away from others?  I hope seems to be the only way we can beat it! Listen to Dr. Fauci! I beg you.

One last October I will be 80. When I ponder getting to that age, I am astounded. I never believed I would live this long....and now that I have almost reached that milestone...I want to shout it to the rooftops!  The times (they are a) changing, and not for the better, but I am so grateful to be alive and to have witnessed recent history, no matter how distasteful some of it is. I so hope to see better times ahead, and better people in charge. I hate giving this world to our children and grandchildren. We somehow have to make it better for them - and all who come after.  


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