Marc and I passed the 14-day mark on Friday (coincident with Sara’s second shot) … I knew this weekend was gonna be different, but in so many ways it was just the same as the last how-many-has-it-been?!Friday night dinner – now cheers with three instead of two (which hit its one-month anniversary on Friday!), a fabulous sunset (so long April), two early morning walks to the lake (this weekend’s weather was amazing) … and one Hello May journaling session.
and in between all of that, there was thisSaturday morning pedicure
then time with my sister, in person, at her house!
Sunday morning church … this was the one thing I hadn’t at all planned, but there was an email on Wednesday that the 11am service was “full” and they opened up a 9am service. I made my reservation (and ordered some new masks). I thought that worship six feet apart, wearing a mask, without hymns wasn’t for me. and I was wrong. I even managed NOT to spill the communion wine, packaged in a very cute little cup, on my white pants. and after the service, I visited with a few ladies I’ve been Zooming with these past 14 months … and we made some tentative plans to see each without masks soon.
Today. lunch with my mom, in person, at her house! her NEW house since I last was able to be this close. Monday lunch is going to be our new thing. I thought we might be doing take-out, or even venturing to a restaurant patio, but on Friday our governor relaxed rules for restaurants. At least for now, my mom and I will be dining in our own homes, with food we’ve prepared ourselves (perhaps with the help of Whole Foods? we had their florentine quiche today and it was excellent).
Some of life looks different now. I’ve already made my reservation for church on Sunday. and my mom might be getting a pedicure next Monday, with lunch following at my house (she hasn’t seen the new paint!)
and most of life doesn’t. and yet, the mix feels remarkably different. I guess that’s the lazy genius way (name what matters and start small)!
While I was writing this post, my niece texted that she got her 2nd shot (that’s the last shot for the whole family!). Three months ago (yikes, two months ago!?) I never could’ve imagined that our family would be fully vaccinated in May. I am grateful beyond … words. and looking forward to being together with this whole crew for Memorial Day.
I’m pretty sure anyone who reads this blog has plans to get vaccinated as soon as they can (and if not, please don’t tell me). What did you do/are you planning to do to mark that point?
Finally – I am really loving all the positive feedback on this year’s Summer Bingo – thank you!