What? It was a long weekend?!

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We’ve just come out of the May  2-4 weekend (Victoria Day).  Perhaps you had an opportunity to reach out (with safe social distancing of course) to family and/or friends.  I know some of us didn’t even realize it was a long weekend until we saw the markets were closing on Monday…that’s just a bit sad.

While we’re all on this “reset” – things are different.  We salute our FRONTLINE WORKERS, the hospital staff, Firefighters, police, garbage handlers, restaurant take-out staff, delivery folks – all who fit into the category of “essential workers.”  Your sacrifices have allowed our lives to continue.  We’ve been able to get groceries, medicine, & seek medical assistance because you were all there…THANK YOU!

Not everyone experiences a life-changing event in their lifetime, one that impacts them for better or worse. As we continue to experience the pandemic, we are witnesses to our own experiences. We don’t yet know the outcome for ourselves, our neighbors, community, and so on.  As things begin to “open up” – we need to be mindful of our own safety and that of others. 

It has been an unnerving for sure - but even as we emerge from our cocoon – we can see positives from this life-changing event.  I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many of our clients.  If I haven’t reached out to you yet – bear with me – I will be in touch.  For many, it’s been a time to re-organize their ‘things.’  Painting, building, sorting through, have all become part of our daily routines.  All of this, in the midst of helping with school work (even teaching in many instances), online courses, exploring other interests.  Are you one of those who has taken on a ‘learning mode?”  I have!  Ask me about it when we next meet or speak.  Depending on how well you know me - you’ll be shocked!

In our next blog – we’ll take a look at some things to consider as we all adjust to the new “normal.”  We all understand the immediate (and far) future will look different.  Changes to how we relate, work, shop, dine out, and do business – are all on the table.  We’ll be exploring these over the next few weeks…

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a recipe for the “Perfectly Grilled Steak.”  I am far from a BBQ chef (in any sense of the word) and I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve.  Sheila brought this to my attention and I share it here for you – courtesy of Bobby Flay from the Food Network Magazine.  I tried it on the weekend – and we both enjoyed the end result.  I commend it to you… Click here for the recipe!

Until next week…