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Monday Missive and a Blog Question

It’s another rainy morning here in the foothills. Looks like rain off and on all week. I keep reminding myself it is only 33 days until the first day of spring.

  • Hubby signed up for a weekend of virtual music with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Jay wrote wrote the song “Ashoken Farewell” which was played beautifully by hubby’s daughter and niece at our wedding. It was a beautiful violin and piano duet. He really enjoyed his virtual weekend.
  • I, on the other hand, took part in the Great American Backyard Bird Count sponsored by The Cornell Lab. People all around the world count the birds they see and totals are tallied. The loss of birds over the years has been devastating. In the U.S. and Canada alone, breeding adult populations have declined by 3 Billion since 1970.

Backyard bird count

  • Blog question: Joey told me about a Cherished Blogfest event. I did a search and followed Cherishedblogfest.wordpress.com, but the dates did not seem to be from any recent time period. Anyone know more about this?
  • As you know we had our first injection of the Moderna vaccine Friday evening. Our sore arms are completely gone now and we are happy to report there have been no other side effects for either of us.
  • Speaking of the vaccine, I think we were rather fortunate to get an appointment. I checked this morning and there do not appear to be any other available appointments. I am reading of vaccine shortages nationally, I am counting my blessings.
  • Covid case counts appear to be decreasing, but from what I read this morning, it is not yet attributed to the vaccine. It looks like people were more careful following the last of the holidays. There is a fear that if states lift mask mandates and open up too early, the numbers will again increase.
  • All but one of our grandchildren are back in school or daycare. One in college, one in high school, two in private elementary school, and one in Daycare. The remaining child is continuing with homeschooling.
  • My niece in Texas got snow and very cold temperatures over the weekend. Much colder than here. They are predicting 6-8 inches before it is all over. There were more than 2.6 million people without power Monday morning.
  • It’s times like this I appreciate my small footprint in the mountains.