People have been doing all kinds of wonderful things to reach out to one another!

As I walked through the park I happened to look down and notice this cheery purple rock nestled underneath a tree.

I’ve also seen videos of people singing and clapping every night as hospital shifts change to thank the medical personnel who are working in the front lines.
Did you see the nyc fire department standing on top of a fire truck in front of one of the hardest hit hospitals playing the star spangled banner?

In my town children (and adults) have put handmade signs and hearts in their windows.
There are also Teddy bears in windows in all the surrounding towns where I live for children to see.

What about all those folks making and donating masks?
So, when you hear stories that break your heart or make you shake your head remember Mr. Rogers, whose mother told him, “Look for the helpers.”

Oh...and maybe find a way to be one.

My husband and I try to get out for a walk at least once a day.
Honestly, it’s been very cold and grey here of late...windy and rainy as well.
Once we get out there we end up having fun!

I happened to see this cactus growing along the side of the road in someone’s garden.
It’s tucked into a bunch of wild roses that they use as a sort of hedge.
I am in New England! On the north shore of Boston!
Cactus are not supposed to grow here.
And it’s settled in. It’s been there for quite a few years.
It must be another one of those quirky quarantine things....
What day is it? What month is it?
What region of the country are we in?

I took advantage of our one warm and sunny day and drove to see my grandchildren!
We had a picnic in the yard and stayed 6 feet apart.
It was such a happy day!

I have been doing videos for the toddlers through the Montessori school where I work.
About 10 days ago I showed the families how to plant bean seeds in a jar with paper towels.
It’s great for the children to be able to watch them grow.
The roots go down and soon we will be able to see the shoots come up.

When they get big enough we can put them in the ground!

Even though I turned 57 a few weeks ago this never ceases to amaze me!

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  1. Oh i used to do that bean project with my special needs preK kids when i was a master teacher in Albany!! It's so fun! Now I'm teaching as an assistant Special ed teacher for a different preK agency and our kiddies are a bit too "young" developmentally to understand the simple science projects so we grow grass instead🤣
    This week i created a real Pond video for the kids. I was hiking and decided to log in to work even though technically my day was done so that i could video tape some ducks and geese at a local pond. It will be up on google classroom next week to go with oupond animals unit. But honestly I'm really praying we can open school again for our six week summer program. This quarantine is getting old. I'm so done.

    Love those pics of your grands, super cute!!

    Today is damp and drizzly here too, but we had three days of wonderful warm sunshine this week so the rain is good for the flowers.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Good for you and your hubby for getting in that daily walk even when you don't feel like it. I've felt that way too but like you said, once I'm out there it is fun and I'm glad I got out. We've been enjoying some of the cute artwork found around town. Cute pics of the grandkids.

  3. Oh how lovely to be able to see your grandchildren. 2 of ours are too far away - we would be deemed to be making a non essential journey and although the other one is near enough I think he would find it confusing to have to stay 2 metres apart. I'm hoping that when they start to reduce the restrictions we will be able to visit our family members.

  4. I love the purple rock! And how funny about the cactus growing so well there. I love hearing stories of helpers and thoughtfulness. I'm glad you were able to take walks and had a visit with your grandchildren.

  5. How wonderful that you got to see your grandchildren. They are cuties! :) I love how you focus on the positives in the situation. Dwelling on the negatives doesn't make them any better! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Lucky you to see you grandchildren! How sweet it is!
    Cactus in New England?? Wow. That's weird. It's amazing that it is acclimated to the climate.
    That purple rock is cute.
    I hope you are staying well.


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