On Monday the sun was awesome and the sky that beautiful blue and I was happy to be in the yard. It needs so much work but I didn’t care because I was outside. Even though we can’t be around town or close to anyone we can still look up and see the beauty.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Kyla Abreu, Nathan Brodeur, Nicholas Silva and Kelley Talbot who all celebrated April 5; Harrison Crowell, Elliot Klein and Alerandro Soares De Oliveira, April 7; Richarilyson Fernandes, Julia Marino, April 8; Mabel DeRoche, and Francis Paciello, April 9; and to Madelyn Crowell who celebrates her day today April 10.

Here we are in week three of quarantine. It is hard to write news when you only have the front and back yard to report on. However, I do manage to walk around the block and was pleasantly surprised to find a sign on the West Tisbury Road thanking our amazing medical personal, from doctors to paramedics. They say we are a tiny Island but we are so lucky to have our medical staff and all they do. Sometimes thank you does not seem to be enough.

I have read so many people saying that they are staying up later and waking up later in the morning. I have felt the same way. However, that changed this morning as the lovely birds started singing at 5 am. I tried to ignore them but they were persistent so now I have to try to go to sleep a little earlier. Let’s see who wins.

My big news of the week is that the peas sprouted. Hooray, I thought as I looked around the yard. Every year we just expect the perennials are going to grow, but we do not take the time to actually see them coming slowly out of the ground. I go outside every chance I can to get fresh air and notice the start of spring. I guess you could say we have time to stop and smell the roses.

Hope you are all safe and healthy. Wash those hands and keep a safe distance from other people.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.