Category: Current Events

The Time I Watched Meaningless Baseball

I guess it could be argued that in the grand scheme of life, all baseball is ultimately meaningless. In the ordinary days, it provides a distraction and a commonality that is reassuring. While these days are anything but ordinary, that reassuring presence has been missed. Whether it makes sense for baseball, or any sport for that matter, to attempt to…

The Time I Stayed in a Hotel Again

I jokingly said on Facebook that it had been so long since I travelled I wasn’t sure I remembered how. There was a bit of truth to that. I came home from vacation on March 14 and haven’t left the island since. For someone who was travelling somewhere at least once a week, three months at home was unheard of.…

The Time I Played With Buttons

I finally stopped tracking how many days in self-isolation/quarantine/lock-down  when New Brunswick started easing some restrictions. Stopping tracking has made the “new normal” feel more normal even though some parts still feel anything but.   I’ve struggled with that feeling of crisis with the only response you available is to stay home and do essentially nothing. (I’ve been working from…

The Time I Needed More Space

I saw this meme on Facebook a few weeks ago:   I completely get it; whatever we thought we were going to be doing this spring isn’t happening. Being home on quarantine or whatever we’re calling it now means a lot of open space on the schedule. When I look at my work calendar, it is wide open from about…

The Time We Didn’t Hunt for Eggs

I think like everyone I’ve been experiencing trepidation and sadness about what this holiday weeekend will bring. Inevitably it will be different than normal, different than what was planned just a month ago.   Eleven years ago I started doing Easter Egg hunts for my nieces and nephews. There were only 4 of them at the time (plus an infant).…

The Time I had Groceries Delivered

I’m a little over halfway through my self-isolation period (thankfully no symptoms so far.) I’m fortunate to be surrounded by people and a community to help out while in enforced isolation.   Friday I had groceries delivered from our local store. It’s a service they started offering to make it easier for people in self-isolation. It’s a great service and…