Here we are at day Number Million of the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic and how are ya’ll faring?
Sonnystoners have never been tempted by “normal” and there’s nothing out there that I Need to Do so badly that I would risk my life. We’ve been caught up in the Seasonal Chores — gardening, cleaning the porches, putting up the pool, mowing between rains — just going with the flow.
The Big Thing that changed for us with the advent of the quarantine was our Plans…plans for traveling, but also plans to be with our New York Family to celebrate #1 Grandie Emma’s Graduation from Eighth Grade. She will graduate via Virtual ceremony from Town. School on June 10th or so, and I will be present, probably with a better view than I would have if I were there physically. Emma is just such a Great Kid and I’m not just saying that because I’m her Jojo…her Teachers and fellow Students agree. I’m so proud that she was chosen to speak at the Town. Graduation…Check this out.
Who knows when or how school will resume in the Fall, but she will be attending Trevor School, a Learning Place that fits her, and welcomes her as a Student Ambassador. Her wagon is hitched to a star.
Another Plan that changed was our Trip to London for Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot. We’d planned to go to Emma’s graduation, then hop a plane for London. Thanks to the pandemic we did get a credit for our flights without change fees. The hotel was also non-refundable, but I started a correspondence with The Queen’s Gate to see if they would also give me a credit. At first they wanted me to schedule a visit before the end of the year. Air travel and such are still so flux that I asked them to please extend my credit to accommodate a similar trip to what I’d planned. I told them of my Royal fetish and crush on Prince Charles, moving them allow me to visit anytime before 30 June 2021. Yay! We’ll skip the Trooping the Colour since I don’t know When I’ll be comfortable in a crowd that size and will arrive the day after. I made friends with the concierge and he will help us arrange tours and transport to the Royal Ascot. Even though I’d planned this trip for that last six months, the New Trip will be Better, I just know. All’s Well.
I went to my hairdresser on Friday and I’m blonde again. Nails still ratty and ugly, but I’m hesitant to chance my usual salon. I might have to actually do my own for a while…. Casey let me cut his bangs…okay… ..is that the New Normal? I can live with it.