Rona Rollercoaster

The “Rona” Rollercoaster just keeps boiling. I’ve talked to so many people who are dealing with unusual emotions, higher than normal anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, tears, you name it. They long for hugs and close contact. “Rona” is taking a toll, that’s for sure.

My grandson’s Kindergarten “drive by” graduation got cancelled by his school district. It sounded like such a great idea. The teachers were going to line up on the sidewalk in front of the school with signs and banners to wave at the kids as the kids and parents drove by in their cars. Bummer! My granddaughter’s 5th grade graduation is also cancelled, not to mention the Class of 2020. So, what does a grandma do? Plan my own party for them! I can do balloons, banners, and noise makers. Even better, I’ll throw in hot-dogs and s’mores on the fire pit.

I just had my first confrontation by a non-believer about wearing a mask into stores. He felt it took away his rights. I asked if he wore clothes when he went into stores. Well, yes, he said. “And that doesn’t take away your right to go in naked if you want?” He didn’t have an answer for that. I said, “I look at it this way. My wearing a mask is a sign of respect and caring for other people, like obeying traffic laws.” It’s a pretty easy thing to do, too. I suppose if we could see this enemy, this Rona, it might be easier to strap on a gun and fight it. Instead, we have to be patient. That’s never easy, selfLESS, but not easy.

The green grass, budding trees, and spring colors have renewed my spirit. I am so grateful. I’m in hopes they can contain the Murder Hornets (I’m personally fine with wiping them off the face of the earth) before they become the next disaster of 2020. I know for some bee keepers in Washington state, their hives have already been wiped out. Bees are so vital to our agricultural industry, I hope scientists find a solution soon.

Source: Barbara Tyner WordPress Blog

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