April showers bring May flowers. If this is so this year we are going to have some beautiful gardens. The sun did shine some this weekend and we had a breeze and some wind, but we have been able to get outside for at least a little bit of fresh air.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Anna Alves and Olivia McCormack, who celebrated April 18; Isadora Cordeiro and Maya Nascimento, April 20; Emanuelly Borges, April 21; and to Edmund Cottle who celebrated his day April 22.

We are all in this together. That seems to be the theme these days. There are those who live alone, those who are with their spouses or significant other, and parents with their children. Everyone has a different situation. Those living alone watch TV, read, listen to music, do crafts, anything to keep their mind off the current situation. Couples are probably learning more about each other than they ever thought they would, and parents with children are appreciating teachers even more than they did before. Yes, we are all in this together, but we are all learning how to cope in different ways.

A few weeks ago Karen Sawyer brainstormed the idea of painting rocks in honor of her mother who is a retired nurse. Karen painted rocks with different medical symbols on them and dedicated them to nurses in the hospital. She and her fiancé Stuart Minton placed them on trails, at the beach and various other places and they started a page on Facebook page called MV Rocks. On the page, Karen posted the coordinates for people to find them.

The rocks are sanitized and placed in a safe place for people to see. Then they take a picture and post it. If they touch it, they are asked to sanitize it and put it back for others to find. It has been a success and other people are now painting rocks and putting them out. This is such a fun idea and something a family can do. Thank you Karen. You are making people smile.

I hope you are all doing well. Remember to wear your masks, wear gloves if you have to, and social distance. One day soon we will all be able to hug again. And remember to thank the doctors, nurses, cashiers, the police, the EMTs and paramedics, and all the frontline people who are working so we can still have the things we need.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.