It is April 21. The first month of Spring, in some ways, my favorite of the seasons, has now passed. It has left an indelible mark on almost everyone and everything. Normally, this time of year flies by. Not so much, this year. This past month felt more like three months. Frankly, I am happy to have it over with. And while I am trying to remain positive and to make everyday a good one, I find myself cautiously looking ahead to hopefully, better times.
Late last week, I allowed myself a measure of hopeful, optimism. The Governmental Powers That Be, were conferring and would be making some kind of public announcement(s) as to the “Re-Opening” of our country. I had seen the statistics trending in a good direction and was cognizant of the growing pressure for some sort of plan. When I heard that New York would not be “Re-Opening” before mid- May, I was disappointed to say the least.
So we continue the hunkering down, the self isolation, the social distancing. In the meantime, I am trying to focus on enjoying the remainder of this spring season. Tomorrow is Earth Day, and our Earth is in its glorious, annual re-birth. There are plenty of things to be done. I will turn my attention to planning and then planting, the vegetable garden and getting the pool opened (it needs a new liner, fir$t).
I know it is not the kind of Spring anyone wanted to have (on this date last year, I was in Erie for an epic Senior Day!), but we can still make the most of it and look forward to better times.
If you want to take a trip down memory lane, here is the link to the Blog Post from 4/21/19.