From the Founder:
Welcome to Edition No. 9 of Just a Moment in Spring.
Masks on, socially distanced, sanitize, wash hands - our new normal. Lockdown was lifted before spring here in Los Angeles but we stayed in California's purple tier which kept most things at 25% capacity, outdoors or still closed. The next red tier is right around the corner. Slowly and safely, our kids are returning to school. However dire the rates continued to rise and now fall and vaccination rollouts stumble or succeed, a new season brings new hope. Welcome spring 2021.
Here's the latest interim JAM which is launching on the same very day my household went into quarantine one year ago (and put new plans for Just a Moment on pause). One year!! And unlike no other. We were just starting to learn about Covid-19. And we still are. I thought about avoiding the topic this issue but it's here and I'm facing it boldly, patiently as a mom, wife, daughter, sister and citizen. The world is continuing to research on behalf of science while searching for answers and solutions in the midst of tragedies even beyond the virus. Life happens anyway.
Here we are at the one year mark and finally, coming out of this is in sight. Meanwhile, we let time pass. Time cures, too - not just being on the other side but it finds a way to march us completely forward even if it's been one step at a time.
Spring forward. One day at a time has turned into one season at a time. Now that spring is here, let's find new ways to bring joy into our daily lives. And just let go. Safely. Go outside and get some fresh air, plant some seeds, find your next book to read or re-read, zoom work and school but with way more experience now, or go out on your job or classroom in person well-protected, scrap unfinished projects and find a new hobby to try, connect with long distance friends and family on FaceTime, organize photos, bake cookies, make a new recipe, take a road trip, take a nap, and for me at least, read less news.
It's an effort sometimes but the simple pleasures really can bring us needed fulfillment while genuine enthusiasm keeps carrying us through - along with getting creative and resourceful in making fun happen. So we keep busy here in my house.
Everyone is justifiably saying it's all a blur. I've been writing each day down. Making memories. Someday, I will get to look back at it all and reflect on what happened. It will be pandemic stories big and small my daughter will forever have in her lifetime's history but it will be in the past.
Can't wait for this to be history. Continue to take care of yourselves!
Two More Minutes, Inc.
Just a Moment
/jəst ə ˈmō mənt/ noun –
1. A visual compendium showcasing a day in the life of a person, place, or thing.