Book Club Day

Day 61 of Sheltering-in-Place here in Panama City Beach, Florida. This morning’s statistics for COVID-19 for Bay County are 77 confirmed cases and 3 deaths, and for Florida are 41,923 cases and 1779 deaths. I am hoping that the new case in Bay County is not a harbinger of things to come. Restrictions began to be lifted on May 4, so we shall see.

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My book club met this morning by way of Webex. The one advantage I see the format has over Zoom is that we were not limited by the 40 minute time limit. Otherwise it was pretty much the same. The book we discussed this month was When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal. The overall consensus was positive. It was good to see everyone, but I do miss our in-person meetings. We usually meet in a restaurant that allows us to linger and we have breakfast before we discuss the book. In fact I think that is what I miss the most, is breaking bread with my friends and family.

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I had planned to be in Colorado this week, as my granddaughter’s high school graduation ceremony was planned for this Friday. They have re-scheduled it for August. But she will probably be on her way to Vassar, that is if the college opens for in person classes in the fall.

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Yesterday I read an article in my News feed from Well + Good entitled: The Reason Your Brain is so Foggy Right Now, According to a Neurologist. The stress of the thinking about the virus has left many of us with pea soup brain and sometimes I am one of them. I do really good in the morning as I usually have a physical task to complete, but many afternoons my brain just does not want to focus. I did really good at the beginning of staying at home, as I had a goal of moving my studio into the shed. But now I am faced with having to deal with Hurricane repairs and having strangers into my house and I am dragging my feet. I am going to have to find a way to make it happen so the I am comfortable and safe.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

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