Isolated in an upside down world

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, every function, but or small, has either been postponed or cancelled. News of the pandemic seems to be everywhere. I am journaling updates from news media for future generations to read. At least all Canadian political parties are working together. This is a time we all have to co-operate.

I am engaged in 14 days of self-quarantine, but the first coupleof days the government didn't have all the rules in place. I called the 811 line and passed the COVID-19 test, but I will stay at home away from others.

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Cancellation of music festivals is disappointing. Children have worked diligently at getting their selections sounding super good.

Lakeland Library closed its doors March 20. Local librarian Teresa Toews says she is still going to work, but the public is not allowed in. She is awaiting direction from headquarters as to lending procedures.

The library is holding a photography contest during the spring craft and plant sale sometime in May. Four categories include animals, nature, holidays and people. Submitted photos need to be five by seven inches. For more information call Teresa at 306-246-4465, Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public will vote on the winners.

The yoga classes held at the Mayfair Hall this past winter were a roaring success. Thank you to instructor Louise Sylvester who drove from North Battleford every Monday evening. Talks is that these classes will be offered this fall. The program encompasses the young and is good for the elderly.

I spent March 14 (prior to enactment of isolation rules) at Table Mountain skiing with my daughter and her three children upon their return from the United States. I had not skied for four years, but have skied on and off for 47 years. I love the sport. The gleefully anticipated day was a disaster. The wind was severe and I took a bad fall resulting in a leg injury. I was buttoning the top snap on my jacket as I was taking off from the top of the hill. A mogul I failed to notice caused the fall. After x-rays I wore a soft cast for five days. I've learned my lesson. No more multi-tasking.

The RM of Meeting Lake office was broken into two weeks ago. The culprit(s) stole personal information on the RM's employees, but did not damage anything in the building.

On the lighter side of all that is happing in the upside down world, the birth rate will explode in November/December. Oh, yes, those nine months will be fruitful.

Have a safe week and please remember the distance in which everyone is to stay while encountering others. Be respectful.


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