On Fridays I like to share some of my snapshots from the week. Right now they’re mostly pictures of our garden’s progress. Won’t you visit my Cozy Burrow?
There is so much growing and I don’t think I’ll ever get good pictures of everything. I can’t even list them all. But I love it when the peas reach out and grab each other’s hands like the picture above – it feels like a peaceful protest and a statement of solidarity! We’ve been able to pick quite a few radishes, but they haven’t even made it inside because we’ve gobbled them up on the spot. I’m very excited for blooming rosebushes! I haven’t even blogged about it yet, but I had my first hummingbird sighting of the year last Sunday! I hope we can put up some feeders for them this weekend.
We’re wrapping up Bug’s first week back in treatment since early March. Oh, the poor thing comes home so tired. He and I cuddle on the couch in front of Frozen 2 (his current favorite) most evenings and it’s just lovely to have him home (and tired). I miss him terribly and the slow pace during the day helps my soul. Both things are true. On Tuesday we got a message from the center stating that a staff member’s housemate tested positive for coronavirus and that staff member went home immediately after reporting in to work. So far, there’s no staff member or child who has tested positive for covid and I know that everyone is working hard to minimize exposure. So as scary as it is, everyone is doing the best they can.
Today is Bear’s official last day of school! There will be a parade of teachers and staff driving a circuitous route to pass by everyone’s houses today. Bear’s excited about it and he has his poster ready. What a strange school year. I’m glad it’s ending.
I’m still glued to the news most evenings and am happy to see that the rioters seem to have gone home and the protesters are still standing strong, with a clear message: white supremacy must end. I have appreciated all of the Instagram and blog posts with book lists and have made a few Kindle purchases in the last few days (How to be an Antiracist, Between the World and Me, and I’m Still Here — if you’re curious). I’m embarrassed to say that many of these books have been on my TBR for, literally, years. It takes a brutal murder caught on film to increase the urgency enough for me to take the first steps towards reading them. We can all do better.
Edited to add: I wrote this post before I watched the morning news. It does seem as though the protests themselves were more peaceful, but the atrocious behavior of the police over the last few days is gut-wrenching.
I hope to see you all on Monday with a reflection on this week. Have a good weekend and please stay safe!