That picture isn't too accurate. Sunglasses, yes, but mountains, beaches and/or deserts? Nope. Like you, I had hoped this would be a summer with some freedom (art museums? long drives along scenic highways? pizza with friends? time with grandchildren at big city festivals?). Instead, we got quarantine. And instead, I needed some eye surgery. (It went very well, but it means that I couldn't really see much of anything for a week, and we're planning on another week of the same in a little while. Couldn't do much in the way of exercise either.)
Last fall I really liked the way my 100 class went, so obviously the plan was to do much the same thing this fall. Nope. Covid-19. So now I have to figure out how to set up a class so it works well for you but with a lot less physical closeness (and a lot less sneezing and coughing on one another).
So what have I been doing?
- Setting up English 101 and 102 distance education courses for the CCP (College Credit Plus) program.
- Lots of local bike riding. (I love the bike trails—a couple hours a day sounds great).
- When the weather or surgery recovery doesn't permit biking, I try to walk the bike trails instead. I've got a wild flower book, and I'm figuring out what some of those weeds really are. (Turns out that one really common "weed" is wild strawberries.)
- For a long time, I couldn't just pop out to a restaurant for dinner, so I am relearning how to cook.
- Reading murder mystery novels.
- Writing letters to friends and blog items. 😉