If the governor says one thing we will pursue option A. If the governor says something else we will pursue option B. When will we know the governor's decision, and how much time will we have to adjust? All I know is that I am working more hours than I ever have, and I am getting less accomplished. Apparently, that is the new normal.
The frustrations of people are real. Even with a virus we are a divided nation. Some want to lock down everything. Others want to let freedom ring. While I will function with a little more caution moving forward, I am not going to spend my time living in fear. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. It is despicable that media outlets have needlessly created fear and panic among the populace.
I spent the morning working on adjustments for our postponed auction. This is our major fundraising event of the year, and it is a beautiful gathering of those who support our school community. We have been exploring ways we can make it work with the guidelines that are in place. I think we have a plan in mind that will be effective. We will start working toward finalizing those plans and communicating the details to everyone. Hopefully, we will be ready to implement the plan in the very near future.
After working much of the morning, I decided to go for a walk. Late afternoon storms were in the forecast and I wanted to get some fresh air. The trails were active today with many walkers and bicycle riders. Upon my return home, I decided to go to the grocery store and pick up a few essential items. The store was a little more crowded than usual too. Could it be that people are simply done sitting at home?
Someone I know was refused entrance into a home improvement store in Wyoming because the individual was under sixteen years of age. Hello! You let old people with pre-existing health conditions into the store. Is that not more dangerous? Our country won't last much longer with that type of logic being used. By the way, how many people have been diagnosed with COVID 19 in Wyoming? Do you really need to function like New York?
In an attempt to put myself into a "happy place" and articulate hope, I started scrolling through old pictures. I am ready to go to new places and see new things. A vacation would be wonderful. A pilgrimage would be even better. I yearn for the day when we can start moving about freely again like we actually lived in the "land of the free and the home of the brave."
Until then, I will enjoy memories of days gone by through saved photos.
Now that I have looked at hundreds of photos, I am ready to start traveling the countryside. Seeing all that our country has to offer in scenic beauty is on my to-do list. I also look forward to visiting more shrines and churches. I am ready to break through the walls of confinement that the government has placed around us. One symbol at the University of Wyoming fills me with hope for our country.