I am so thankful for science and for the incredible resources going into ensuring people feel comfortable getting the vaccine. The deaths in nursing homes and among the entire population have precipitously declined. And with the decline, there is palpable relief accompanied by thousands of tiny acts of emerging. I can feel myself shedding layers of worry, stress, and grief. I hadn’t realized just how many layers there were – I was basically Joey walking around declaring “Look at me, I’m Chanlder, Could I Be wearing anymore clothes!”
Jake started his new job with a health care clinic officially as marriage and family therapist! We did some dog sitting. I went home to celebrate Tori and Jon at her baby shower. Celebrated Justice in Aging and my shero Ai-Jen Poo, gave the Rogans an award, and lifted up how critical it is to invest in our care economy (virtual – but still pretty cool). We went home for Memorial Day and hung by the pool and enjoyed too many drinks at Gin & Tonic. And last weekend, we hung with the neighbors and friends and even went to see Quiet Place 2 in a theater. Kansas City is starting to feel like we live here rather than a place where we say we live.
Our yard is in full bloom…