I hope everyone is still managing to stay sane during this COVID-19 thing. It has been a long time since it started, and we can expect a few more months at least before we see any degree of normalcy. Even my computer felt the effects of COVID. When I did a Newsfeed for Remembrance Day, it was wiped out when one of those updated things was done on my computer. So I had to start again and save Uncle Will VC for next year.

I think everyone is getting tired of COVID-19, but it’s become the topic of conversation so often these days. So many changes are taking place with rising numbers and lockdowns and such. Going for dentist appointments is not so simple anymore. With masks and things, anyone could be working on your teeth without you knowing for sure who they are. I’m sure we’ve all memorized the ‘questions’ by now. “Have you been out of the country, do you have a fever, and so on.” I’m sure the people in the various offices we visit are getting tired of asking them. Who would have thought that kids as young as kindergarten age would become familiar with words like “social distancing”? And this will be our way of life of the next several months.

Christmas is coming, and for most of us it’s up in the air about how we are going to celebrate. For Americans, Thanksgiving is the huge celebration when families get together. A friend in the States and her family did a very interesting thing to celebrate. Each family made part of the meal with enough to share. They took it to her place and put it on the table on her deck. They then took some pictures with everyone bundled up, and took their share of the food home to eat ‘together’ on zoom.

If you like to bake cookies, this one is pretty good and works for people with egg allergies.

Chocolate Macaroons
2 cups white sugar
½ cup margarine
Pinch of salt
½ cup milk
3 round tablespoons cocoa
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
Let it cool a bit so you can handle it. Drop in little rounds on waxed paper.
Enjoy. (They add a bit of colour to a plate of cookies).

Keep smiling!

About the Author

Linda Calder is a retired teacher. She likes to write and enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys going on cruises, taking pictures and scrapbooking.