Today we saw some of our family -- all rapid tested, and it was a treat.
Remember back when we didn't have to worry about viruses
every minute of every day? Toronto started to be affected
by COVID in a big way in March, 2020 -- three years ago.
And people on my street have COVID now. Not fun.
I taught my last in-class, class on March 9, 2020.
So as it's Sunday night, and time to stop working, I am
going to reprint a blog (slightly edited) from that magical time,
when we had no idea what was going to hit us.
"Through every season, flowers are a necessity for me.
I paint them, I revel in their presence, I need them,
-- they are an essential part of my life. It's great
in summer when we can just go outside and pick them,
but in winter they are such a supreme delight.
For reasons I can't explain I am very tired tonight (true
tonight too in 2023) on this the 26th day of The Month of Love.
It has been a brilliant snow melting day (after almost no snow
this month) that makes me think of sleep, and want to curl up
with a good book (got two).
I love this painting and am so glad it sold to an appreciative
collector a couple of years ago. At that time I was trying to
paint one of the biggest paintings I've ever created. Then I broke
my wrist tripping on my cat, one night when I got home
from class. My husband was away. Not good.
But you know what got me through the night until I
went to the emergency ward? The gorgeous flowers in
our house. Today I'm appreciating how nice it is to be
healthy, whole and happy. And to have flowers -- an
Amaryllis coming out -- tulips, and Hydrangeas. Now it's TV time.
Have a loving your life day."