Day 164 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 5,373 cases and 82 deaths, and for Florida are 651,312 cases and 11,011 deaths. There are 69 people in local hospitals with the virus. The CDC walked back their recommendation re: those who have contact with COVID-19, even though they are calling it a clarification. Thank goodness.

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Since it’s Thursday that means a play date with Nancy and Theresa. I worked on my doodle book and my stitch book which I have doing the last few times we have gotten together. But in reality since we began meeting again after lockdown, the main activity has been talking. They are my support system.

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My heart goes out to those that have been impacted by Hurricane Laura. Life will not be the same for them for a long time. It has been hard to look at the images because it reminds me of the destruction the Hurricane Michael did to my community. We are still recovering.

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I have been developing a new curriculum for my Education Encore jewelry class for the Fall Semester. I like doing this because it forces me to grow and learn as an instructor and as a crafts person. I have figured out my six week class outline, which gives me focus. I now have a month to get my handouts written and my samples made up.

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While I have been trying to keep politics out of this blog, I also feel that silence also implies compliance. The rest of my time this week, and weeks prior, has been spent following current events regarding the racial injustice that has been so rampant across this country. It started so long ago when our ancestors brought slavery to our shores. And while baby steps have been made, we as a nation have a long ways to go. And in reality this subject should not be political.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask

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