Well I think we all know what the news is all about and all the closures and what we can and cannot do. This is definitely going to be a challenge for many people. But it may do some good for some families.

This is such a different life when Mom and Dad work, the kids are busy with their different activities. Now everyone is home together at the same time. Electronics is a big part of the schooling done at home. There are many apps and sites you can go to for activities. Many museums are putting their sites online so you can walk through as if you are really there. I went to Kenya this morning and visited with the elephants. The Metropolitan Opera house has put their shows on lines, along with Playbill and Broadway plays. There are also sites for educational activities for all ages.

If you put the electronics away you can teach your young ones the old-fashioned things like how to cook, check the oil in the car, do laundry, sew on a button and balance a check book. These were things I read that some site recommended.

At any rate, whatever you choose to do with this whole situation, please be safe. Follow the basics of washing your hands, and stay home if you are ill. We are all in this together and we will make it through.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Mateus De Assis, and Brayann Silva, who celebrated their day March 15; Daniel Bortolotto and Kenner Neves, March 16; Brielle Cortez, Alexandra DeMello, March 17; Harlow Hannah and Caleb Lucier, March 19; and to Mackenzie Duart, who celebrates her day today, March 20.

Have a good week and keep the home candles burning.