O.K., I'll add myself to the list of bloggers who is checking in and sharing the surreal experience. I'm sure you've had this discussion, just as my parents' generation could pinpoint when they saw the moon landing, or the assassination of JFK, and how my generation can describe the moment they saw or learned of 9 - 11, this is one of those experiences. We are hunkered down here, probably to a greater extent than most. I've literally not left the property since last Saturday. We have enough groceries (no, I did not hoard, but I did shop ahead of time and my chest freezer is full), and we have gloves and a few masks, just in case. Son is here, daughter remains in her university city, but is being sensible and staying in as well. Her courses are online. Son's courses will be online soon as well. He moved all of his belongings out of his college dorm and has been home for several days now. My school is currently on "March Break" which is a week long, and is now closed for an additional two weeks. I have NO idea what is happening with school in Ontario, beyond that.
I have a puzzle on the go. I've done a bit of cleaning here and there. I am reading Ann Cleeves' latest book following her Shetland and Vera series. Thank goodness I had some books out of the library already! I am texting friends and family members here and there, but no more than usual. I am not on social media, beyond what I do here. Husband is a self-proclaimed watcher of the news and financial reports, so he has been glued to that. He has been following this for a LONG time now and has been warning me and trying to tell me what it would be like and I fully admit that I thought he was overreacting and fixating on it, but damned if he wasn't right! (Yes, I can admit that, ha ha!)
Anyway, although it is surreal, here is what is still real:
My tiny patch of snowdrops is up.
My chickens are delighted (or as delighted as chickens are capable of being) with going outside even though it has still been a little chilly. They peck at the remaining snow.
I sincerely hope you are all well, taking care, being safe and cautious, and have things to do right now that give you contentment. Bye for now.