This is a view of Mt. Hood in Gresham, Oregon south of Portland. When I was at the Credit Union on March 10, 2020, I stood by my mini-van after parking it to get this perspective of the mountain. Even after having lived in this area for over 12 years I am thrilled when Mt. Hood looms in my vision... majestically, snowy white.
Although snow rarely makes it down in the valley area where I live, we got a brief dusting of snow on March 14, 2020. My Hyacinths and I did not mind. It was too quickly melted.
During this time of "social distancing" while many of us try to thwart and contend with the coronavirus, my schedule has been totally cleared of in-person meetings except for going to the grocery store. I have distantly greeted neighbors when outside getting the mail or walking around the condominium complex loop. However, I am busier than usual as I try to take advantage of technology to communicate with family and friends. My couch is a sorting spot as I also try to keep in touch with folks from groups I have facilitated when we met face to face.
The puzzle table I set up on my birthday in the middle of February still has the uncompleted puzzle with which two of my kids gifted me. We got the puzzle this far put together on my birthday and I have not added even one more piece! Instead, I am hiding it with piles of papers I am shuffling and sorting out. Various codes are typed out or scribbled on some of those papers. I managed to follow directions, type in a code on my phone, and join in on an online baby blanket making meeting Wednesday morning. It was delightful to see some of the ladies I usually meet with, and I actually managed to knit some rows of the current baby blanket on which I am working!
One of the first things I read yesterday was an encouraging post from my dear childhood friend, Kathy. We went to kindergarten through the second year of college together. We lived in Missouri just south of Kansas City. I lived on a research poultry farm and she lived on a farm with dairy cows, other animals and they grew crops as well. (I was amazed to see a goat be born on her farm!) We are both retired now from working in the field of education. She lives on the East Coast and me on the West Coast. Click on HOPE to read her latest post.
How are your days going during this unique Spring?