As a result of higher positive cases COVID-19 restrictions have once again been increased in Ontario. Private gatherings can’t be over 25 people outside and 10 people inside. This emergency announcement was made yesterday morning leaving many people scrambling to re-evaluate their response. Our Church decided not to proceed with indoor worship services that were to start today.
John Turner, Canada’s 17th Prime Minister passed away yesterday at the age of 91.
The Tuesday after Labour Day is traditionally the first day of School in Ontario, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the schools have delayed the return date for 1 week as additional preparations are being made. Many families have chosen the on-line option so people in areas with high speed internet may not be attending in person.
Camera in hand I showed up for the 2014 Gasparilla Criterium full of enthusiasm, even though the rain started almost as soon as I got there. I found the perfect spot to get great photos of the cyclists with the winding road and the fencing around the track. The cyclists would need to turn right in-front of my vantage point.
Predictions for the USA include numbers as high as over 400,000 deaths by the end of 2020 from COVID-19.
We’ve been so lucky in Ontario. In London-Middlesex we’ve seen days without new cases. But fear of Corona Virus has mandated the use of facial masks and still has limits on the number of people permitted to gather. Churches still remain closed and School openings have been delayed.
I went to the playground with my grandson yesterday. Although the equipment hasn’t changed it’s very sad to see the loneliness in my grandson’s eyes as he is no longer permitted to mingle with the other children and must keep his distance. The public washrooms aren’t open, so small children duck behind trees to pee.
My heart breaks for all the children that are learning not to trust others, keep their distance and constantly wash their hands.
After finishing 19 VIA Rail round trip tours to BC, Glenna Green performed live to an intimate group at the Studio on Williams Street in London ON. It was wonderful to see my old friend again. We worked midnight shift together 38 years ago at CPC, London Mail Processing Plant. Glenna’s performance was excellent as she drew on personal experiences to share with the small group. Glenna’s voice is “as sweet as sugar” and “as smooth as silk”. It was wonderful to hear a combination of oldies and originals.
There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
~ Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900)
Video Games Day – September 12
Also my oldest grandson’s 8th birthday. Of course his favorite past time is playing video games or watching YouTube videos of others playing video games. I’m certain part of his day will include sitting in front of a screen.
One of his battles is epilepsy, absent seizures, (he calls them glitches) that his teacher and peers thought were behaviour issues, lack of attention, lack of comprehension, inability to control his bladder. Getting a diagnosis was a long, frustrating and difficult task, during which he lost grade 1. Once diagnosed, the treatment (a daily dose of foul tasting medication) has lead to no seizures in 15 months. The type of epilepsy he deals with he will probably outgrow, but the stigma of the seizures label a child. Luckily his grade 1 teacher got transferred and the grade 2 teacher only met a wonderful attentive brilliant child.
He is a wonderful happy child who gets along well with others. His parents are loving and kind, always looking out for his best interests. He is blessed to still have 2 sets of grandparents to love him and watch over him. As you can tell he has stolen my heart.