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April 14, 2021

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This is the boys’ last week of distance learning before heading back to the classroom. The house is a hub of activity with two schedules of classes, recess, gym, art, and both parents working. But they remember our tradition, and wake me up at 6:30 to begin watching a new cartoon adventure series before school, one we somehow will finish during my visit. They have also continued taking piano lessons remotely and I am quite amazed at their progress since October. The resiliency of kids is a wonderful thing.

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April 25, 2021 at 2:02 pm

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April 13, 2021

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Up way early, P drives me to the airport, all flights on time, and I am here again, finally, a sigh of relief. Being forced to hold family at a distance has been one of the most difficult aspects of this pandemic. I walk through the door and my youngest grandboy rushes into a hug yelling “She’s here! She’s here!” Let the wild rumpus begin!

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April 25, 2021 at 1:52 pm

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April 12, 2021

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I finish packing today for my early morning start tomorrow. I am not someone who does well before 7:00 AM so everything needs to be set tonight. Play choro with P, walk in the windy chill, quite a retreat from the warmth of the last week. It’s always hard to leave, to be in transition, but it will be so good to arrive. I probably won’t post until I get home, so have a good few days!

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April 12, 2021 at 8:04 pm

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April 11, 2021

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A lovely sunny walk today. I’m going to visit my daughter’s family in a couple of days– feeling happier about the plane now that I’m past my second shot. And it will be good to see them!

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April 12, 2021 at 7:59 pm

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April 10, 2021

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Everywhere I look, a plethora of color. Working on music, smiling at the sunny weather that is bringing out a riot of colorful blooms.

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April 10, 2021 at 4:12 pm

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April 9, 2021

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A day as sunny as the daffodils.

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April 10, 2021 at 4:09 pm

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April 8, 2021

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The trees put on their spring dresses. Not intended to last long, these bowers of pink suddenly showing up everywhere. Just a passing phase, one worthy of notice. Signalling there is no need to equivocate any more– winter is truly gone, and it’s really spring.

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April 10, 2021 at 4:08 pm

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week 650 ~ second shot

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second shot
worry’s done
it’s been got
second shot
feels a lot
like I won
second shot
worry’s done

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April 10, 2021 at 4:03 pm

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April 7, 2021

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Miniature tulips, seen on my walk today. Writing music, phone calls with friends– there is a hint of joy in the air.

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April 10, 2021 at 3:51 pm

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April 6, 2021

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How does my garden grow…

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April 10, 2021 at 3:38 pm

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