As I sit here I am listening to the rain and thinking about the times my parents would say, “Maybe this will wash the germs away as we fought our colds.” Only if that were true.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Jack Chronister and Henry Jackson who celebrated March 22, Zara Pencheva, March 23, and to Aidden Dunnebier, Angel Petyoshin and April Petyoshin who all celebrated March 25.

If ever there was a time for social media, this is it. People are keeping in contact with each other. Parents are getting ideas and forming social groups for their family doing projects and keeping in touch. It has been a good thing.

I think one of my favorite activities is drawing rainbows on paper and hanging it in your window or on a door so if parents take their kids out for a walk they can look for them and count them in the neighborhood. I think it is good for all ages.

One of the big silly comics on Facebook is now that everyone is home all the honey-do list will get done. If you are like me I have so much I don’t know where to start! But one thing I did do was plant my peas. They are supposed to go in the ground St Patrick’s Day. I, however, did not put mine in the ground as I have a resident rabbit who would just be delighted to nibble on the new plants, so I put my in big pots. I hope it works.

Stay safe. We are all in this together. Call your elderly neighbors just to say hi. It goes a long way and it may brighten their day to know someone is thinking about them.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.