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Total homage and lifelong appreciation to John Prine, RtFIP

Mostly, my family and I are OK. My charming husband has been working from home — as I have been for the last 14 years — and given the wee square footage of our house, it’s been remarkably harmonious and kind. We’ve weathered the death of my younger brother, after a long illness, without being able to gather and grieve his passing, and most recently, the furloughs and layoffs of half of my husband’s corporate master company.

The awareness that many others are experiencing far worse experiences and circumstance is never far from my heart and my mind. How could it be otherwise? We are all in this together.

However.

Ruby and Maddie are learning to wash dishes. Without me.

Scarlett maintains her unrepentant insistence on knowing interior spaces.

Um, nothing much new in that area.

It was my birthday in early March, and I splurged on ordering new deck furniture from Tidewater Workshop. Of course our new front deck construction is delayed until who knows when, but I painted all the new furniture with the leftovers from the wave gate project, and am sealing them as the weather allows. Above are three of the rectangular side tables.

The recent April full moon coincided with my mother’s birthday and mild weather. What a wonderful reason to sit out late and watch the night sky.

I’ve been keeping busy with multiple projects and diversions. This 1:12 scale Bandai kit was so very satisfying to build.

Shelter in place and all, my walks have been constrained to our hilly suburban neighborhood, and I’m keen on … finding more interesting things to notice than whatever or sweating or not dying from a heart attack. (My neighborhood *is* really hilly.) So today it was flowers, and this one won: Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ honeywort. I use the iNaturalist app to help me identify that with which I am unfamiliar.

If only there was one for our time.

Source: nancyland.com

Hello in there