I’m busy and a little scattered so how about some random thoughts this Thursday?
- We started curbside pick up at my library this week. The Assistant Director and I met last week to discuss how best to offer this and then she went forward and put our plan into motion to make it happen. On Tuesday she and I put out 47 bags to be picked up and it seemed to go pretty smoothly. At one point I saw people out there picking up their library materials and browsing the cart of free books we put out as well and my librarian’s heart overflowed. Even if we can’t greet them personally it feels so good to be getting books into people’s hands again.
- On Monday afternoon at 4:20 it was exactly 4 weeks since Dale got hit by a car. We paused for a moment, looked at each other, and hugged. I feel like ever since the sutures got removed last Friday and we passed this 4 week milestone things have been moving in a good direction for him. And I know Dale feels it too because on Tuesday afternoon he told me he thought he’d turned the corner . . . that he felt like himself again. He’s pretty much ditched the wheelchair except for sitting outside for periods of time or moving around in the driveway and he’s using the walker much less and the crutches much more. At home PT ends this week and next week he starts outpatient PT. Thank you all for your support and love and concern as we have maneuvered this last little while. Keep sending good healing thoughts his way, please!
- I’ve been thinking a lot about racism in this county and the work that I need to do as a white woman. While this is at the forefront now on a national level, I started doing some work with this personally last year and I’m glad that I did because it has helped to prepare me for some of the conversations I am having now. I still have lots to learn and I’m trying to listen more than I speak and I am committed to being an anti-racist. If you are making that commitment as well, and I hope you are, I urge you to do some reading. This list is on Good Reads is a great place to start.
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