Times are Changing!

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Hello my friends, boy have things changed since the last time I posted! It’s happened so rapidly across the world affecting many people! Here in northern New Hampshire life still remains quiet and sedated as the snow melts, birds return and spring seems like it’s here to stay! But If you venture out in our community all super stores and supermarkets host desperate shoppers stocking up on supplies such as toilet paper, disinfectant cleaners and wipes, canned soups, and perishables that will last in the cupboard for several weeks.

Schools are closed, a very sad event for all of us teachers and para educators and students. I went back this last week to get my materials organized and to help my co- worker Zack to compile learning packets for Title I students. The halls were bare and lonely without the energetic children. I look forward to the time it’s safe to go back. I miss the children and my co-workers. I’ve always known how fortunate I am to hold this special job but now I’m even more grateful!

We have enough food and supplies ( toilet paper, tissues, medicines and cleaning supplies) to get us through a few weeks. I pray this resolves itself sooner than people are saying this will end.

My son Branden is here taking his college courses online. His apartment outside of Boston sits empty as he is here and his girlfriend is back home as well. Considering the uncertainty and total roadblock to his plans, Branden has been a trooper! He has cooked a lot for us and has helped plan meals. He stays optimistic and hopeful that in within a month Boston will be back to normal. Then he can resume his life that’s on hold. I pray it happens like that so he’ll be complete, happy with his girlfriend and life there. In the meantime he’s facing this pandemic like we are, with steadfast bravery, patience and focusing on what he can do while he’s here.

We all could use a little cheer…what’s more cheery than beautiful flowers?❤️

How are you all doing? Do you have still have your job? Are you practicing self quarantine while this craziness rages?

All My Best,

Mary

12 thoughts on “Times are Changing!

  1. It sounds like we are in very much the same place as you are. We are a family of educators, my husband, son and I so we are at home teaching remotely while my daughter who is in her senior year in college, is finishing her classes online. The biggest challenge is keeping busy and feeling useful. I feel so fortunate that we can still make a living while staying in self-isolation. I know many who can’t. Stay safe and hopefully we can all get back to normal soon.

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  2. It’s the weirdest situation isn’t it! You’re in New Hampshire, USA, I’m in Lincolnshire, UK, many miles apart, yet we’re all experiencing the same impact on our daily lives. This pandemic has brought people together worldwide, in a unique way that hasn’t happened before. It’s brought out kindness, compassion and love in people toward their fellow human beings right across the globe. I’m praying that this continues for the short-term and for the long-term afterwards and ongoing. Take care all of you.

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    1. Good morning Suzi, I think this pandemic is uniting most countries maybe not so much with our president. Trump is terrible for sure but I’m focusing on my corner of the world and how I can spread kindness and love. Im afraid this will last a lot longer than we first thought. But in the meantime we have to adjust to the new norm, home sweet home. Bless you. Stay well.❤️🙏

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    1. Hi Eunice, yes we are fine! How are you? I love your pictures on FB! I have to get back on here…for the last few months it’s been on my back burner. Is life slowly going back to normal there? Life is good here. Working two days two hours a day a week giving out lunches at school. Other than that I’m gardening, doing yard work, soon I’ll be painting my spare room that my college son used to sleep in. What are you up to? 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Thank you and very happy you are staying busy and gardening is good for worry and clearing our heads now for some rain.

    I am starting to get lazy as I now can sit and enjoy things here finally after all that hard work.

    Stay safe.

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    1. Good Morning Eunice, how are you? Are you doing anything fun this summer? We are well here. We went through quite a thing having Tom’s mom here from Florida, quarantine and all but it worked out okay. Now I have two more weeks of summer until school. I guess school is gradually opening to small groups. Not sure what that means for me yet. I know I’ll have to wear a mask all day, something I’m not used to yet. I wear a mask to stores but that’s a short time. I intend on gardening, putting a new bed for Hydrangeas in front of our back deck, reading and relaxing. I hope all is well your way my friend.❤️🥰

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