I’m grateful for all the first responders, the doctors and nurses on the front lines, and for all the people who are still out there risking catching COVID-19 to perform essential services for our communities. I’m grateful for those who are staying at home to help flatten the curve so we can give those who are fighting for their lives a chance of survival.


I’m grateful for the teachers who are learning how to instruct online, changing lesson plans and working out the kinks of trying to keep our children engaged, learning, and accountable.


I’m grateful for our kids, who are going stir crazy stuck at home with Mom and/or Dad and their siblings who annoy the heck out of them. I’m grateful they can connect with their friends via Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and through other social media outlets. As much as Tik Tok can be annoying, I’m also grateful that it has given my daughter some fun ideas to try out from home. I’m grateful that our children also haven’t given up, and are stepping up to continue with school knowing that They are the next generation that will be taking care of our communities.


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Hello my Fledglings. I’d like to apologize about being so silent with the Coronavirus and everything that’s been going on. I’ve been caught up in my own “craziness” trying to ride out the storm, just like I’m sure all of you have been doing.


In the back of my mind I keep saying, I need to blog.  I need to write. I need to process what’s going on. And then I get caught up working on other things, keeping myself distracted, and feeling as if I’m spinning my wheels more than getting things accomplished.


So, if you’ve come checking out my site for something inspirational, to see how I’ve been processing the fear and uncertainty that’s happened the last couple of weeks, or just to have a sense of community, I’m sorry I’ve been absent. I promise I will get something out this weekend.


Until then, I’m going to use today to share some of the things I’ve found to help all of us get through these hard times. Read more