May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020


No ceremonies, no concerts, no baseball games, and no sunshine.

Just lots of rain and social distancing.

Last year, Ane and I went to our local cemetery’s Memorial Day service and I found it to be so much more satisfying than the one at the big cemetery (though I am drawn to the big one for family and historical reasons).

I had planned on having the Webmaster go this year with Ane, and maybe Tad.  But with the lockdown on, there was no Memorial Day service.  The cemetery was open, but there would be no flag placing except by family members, and no big gathering.

Plus, it was drizzling pretty steadily.

So the Webmaster and I took the flowers that he had picked up while at the farmer’s market the day before, and walked over to the cemetary in the rain.  The Webmaster had never been there, though it’s within 3/4 of a mile from our house and we drive by it almost daily.  It was surprisingly busy, though people were keeping their distance.  We left our flowers at the veterans memorial and paid our respects.

It made the day a little more meaningful, which we both wanted.  And the walk, though wet, was nice.

That was Memorial Day for us.  No barbecues, no playing outside.  Just a walk in the rain.

May 22, 2020

Dancing Into The Weekend


It has been a long week.  The kids are looking forward to the three day weekend, even though they don’t realize (yet) that all their Monday meetings are just going to be shifted to Tuesday…

Anyway, it’s time to get our wiggles out and dance into the weekend.  If the big boys will let Thumper play Just Dance along with them.

Does Thumper care that he doesn’t get it right most of the time?  Nope!  Is he having fun?  Yes!

Now, if only the older boys would stop worrying about how he’s “messing up” and just let him be, it would be a lot more fun for everyone.

May 21, 2020

Strangest Social Group Ever


Tad has a social group Zoom meeting on Thursday mornings.  Apparently they were going to talk about wearing masks (a hot topic of conversation right now), so the kids were told to show off their masks.  Fortunately, Tad has a cool shark one, made by a friend of mine.

How it got paired with the Webmaster’s hat, I’m not quite sure.

I honestly wouldn’t have been surprised if a stagecoach robbery was being planned here.

May 20, 2020

Thumper Hates His Pencil Grip


Thumper would prefer to do all of his work on either iPad or desktop, but… he seriously needs to work on his pencil grip.

So his OT suggested that we get him some pencil finger grips.

Thumper hates them.

He is constantly trying to work around them – either by moving his fingers, or just grabbing the pencil by a different part (say, the eraser), or trying to pull off the grip when I’m not looking.

Sorry, Thumper – your therapist says we have to do this!