All the channel surfing and phone talking has tired him out! (Nicole Misko)
Very Bad Cat. Undoubtedly will evoke disgust in those more hygienically aware, oh well. (Nancy Rossi)
Brownie at a virtual gender reveal party (Rebecca Garcia)
Brownie with his favorite stuffed animal (Rebecca Garcia)
Sophie the Sprawling Kitty (Corinne Rebillard)
Our puppy Winston -- we miss you all and our library! (Kaz & Heather Rems Korwin)
Boston Terrier Scarlet has found her spot. (Allen Bettigole)
Pixie hunting bugs (Cecile Emond)
Ginger begging for dinner (Sue Leone)
Scooby sleeping (Sue Leone)
Lupo (Sundquist Family)
Tigre (Sundquist Family)
Gracie (Sundquist Family)
Willow -- searching for dinner
Uno likes the challenge of hide and seek (Margaret Arnold)
Lucy -- makes us laugh every doggone day
Lizzy -- not a fan of snow
Callie -- after meeting a porcupine
Louise modeling her pumpkin hat
(The Moor Family)
Spooky doing some distance learning, working on pawmenship
Bandit, our Havanese, dressed to impress the lady in pink (Anne Bailey)
Sheltering in Place
Was so good to get your email this morning, touching base with all your patrons and asking us to share ways we're getting through the time of quarantine.
So what does a person who is not handy or craft-oriented do with all of this open time?
Well, here is what we've been doing at 8 Fenn Drive:
* having re-discovered in our basement an old record player and tons of records, we have cleaned them and have started playing them during dinner each night! Everything from Ravel's "Bolero" to Abba! From Bach to Simon & Garfunkel! and even Copland to The Kingston Trio!!!
* instead of eating in the kitchen at night, we have once again from the basement discovered a small round table that I put a new tablecloth on each night (one of the perks of being married 52 years - we have a lot of tablecloths and napkins!)), and we have set it in front of our big picture window in the living room. I stick a candle in the center, we play a record, and we sometimes have a fire going - just by doing this, by changing the setting, we convince ourselves we're dining in a fine establishment!
* another activity I have done is to bring down a box from the attic every few days to go through. This has been fun as I have found old cookbooks long forgotten or even textbooks from my teaching days - and then I stop what I'm doing and go through them. This not only fills up the day but has provided some joy in an otherwise joyless time.
* We also have gone through old photo albums and relived some happy memories of travels we have taken, but also family photos that remind us that we do indeed have family, even though we can't hug or kiss them right now
* and finally, I have done a lot of baking, putting muffins or cookies in the freezer, or sharing with our mail carrier or nearby family, observing social distancing! Or of course on a purely selfish level, eating too many, myself!!!!
So these are some of the creative ways an uncreative person has done to help navigate this difficult time.
Would love to hear what others are doing.
Anne and Fred Fenn - who dearly miss coming into Beekley Library