Here is Little Buddy at breakfast this morning, being goofy as nine year old boys tend to be. Tammy J did not get her Little Buddy fix last week so I am giving her loads to look at today. Funny faces, crooked smiles, missing teeth, freckles, and the best eyelashes and eyebrows in the world. I think we can all use a bit of Little Buddy these days to brighten our weary hearts.
I have been pondering what to do with this Little Boy when school opens. As typical the state of Florida and our current school administrators have left most of us working parents with little choice. We can send our darling children back to school. We can attend online school with their assigned teacher for nine weeks but we must be in attendance during school hours. This is not feasible for me as I work during those hours and he won't do work on his own or with the sitter. And the third option of virtual school for 18 weeks but we can then lose our slots in our assigned school. A bit of a threat if you ask me. No good answers here. I did talk to his assistant on Sunday who told me if he went back to school she would keep him safe, so that at least eases my mind a bit. There is no riding on a bus and thankfully she is with him the whole day, still it is a tough decision to make. The GOP can cancel their big convention in Florida because it isn't safe to be here yet parents have to send their kids to school if they work. I am pretty upset with the way things are going.
Here in Florida we have a total of 414,511 positive cases as of yesterday, we are up 12,444 from the day before. Our deaths are low, 5,777 because the governor does not count people who have died of pneumonia due to Covid 19 in the death totals. I have also read three separate articles that those in prisons in Florida are not counted for positive cases or with the Florida death totals. It is like they are in a different country and don't exist in Florida. Just so you know the prison system is running rampant with this virus. See why I am worried? The numbers do not add up to a successful and safe school year. And frankly our numbers just don't add up at all. I wish we could just have an accurate depiction of the cases, hospital beds available and the correct death numbers so we can all make decisions based on the truth not fixed information to make our state look better.
I continue to work on the In the Forest of the Night cardigan. I am at the place I was before I had to pull the whole thing apart because it was too small and too tight. I will be separating for the back and sides in two rows. I am still excited about this project and am keeping my fingers crossed it all goes well and fits right.
These two yarns have been added to my stash this week. Five of each color, from We Are Knitters. They were 25% off if you ordered a pack of them and you could choose any color. I have had the intense need to add yarn to my stash lately. I feel that I will be adding even more. It is sort of the panic I felt about toilet paper early on in the pandemic, what if I run out of yarn????????
I am mulling over the mess in what used to be known as my dining room and the even bigger mess in my garage. This is where we are storing Mr 23 and Ms L's things until they move into their new apartment on August 6. I love having time with them so the mess is not a big deal. But it will be by August 6, then I will be over it, but I will miss them both as I adore them. At least they will be much closer than Orlando! See Bear in the background photo bombing?
Laughing at Mr 26 and Ms B as they were jumped and walked all over by three dogs this morning right after they woke up. They are such great young people. I am so proud of Mr 26 who literally got into it with a non mask wearing woman in Starbucks yesterday. This woman was demanding service from the young woman behind the counter until my son stepped in. He told her to get a mask on or get out of the store as the store was requesting. She talked about her, "rights" being violated by having to wear a mask and he shut her down with actual facts about the Constitution, what exactly her rights were, and how she was endangering herself and everyone else. He told her to move out of the way and get a mask. She ended up going to her car where she had one available, which makes this whole episode even more ridiculous, do you think she was just trying to pick a fight? She then came in and tried to move to the front of the line but was told to go to the back by several people who were lined up behind my son. He got a big thank you from the manager, a smile from the poor young woman behind the counter and a free coffee to boot. Don't argue with a history major from The Ohio State University, they know their facts my friend. There is another photo bomber in this picture, can you see Little B eating his breakfast?
Although Bear still acts like his life is over with Luna visiting he does enjoy her. She will lie next to him quietly several times a day, even Bear can't object to this.
Still her full time playmate is Hank. He is very, very tired by the end of the day. It is hard to entertain a 1 year old all day long!
And just because we can never get enough Little Buddy here he is on his green machine ride on toy. He loves this and races around my kitchen with the dogs running after him. He pretends he is racing like in the movie Wreck it Ralph, which I believe I will be watching with him again today. Maybe viewing 3,001? It is his favorite and really teaches some great lessons, plus there is racing!
A big shout out to the Wall of Mom's in Portland, Seattle and now Chicago who are trying to keep protesters safe. Never underestimate a mom!
Stay safe my friends.