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Play Date

Our granddaughters enjoying playtime at our house

This is an “on this day” memory from 2017.  Bob and I had a three-hour play date with our granddaughters.  The girls helped Grandpa build a log cabin with Lincoln Logs.  Harper filled the interior of the cabin with Red Rose figurines.  Juniper dressed dolly in a new outfit.  Both girls played games on their Kindle Fire tablets and played with the Fisher Price house and Little People Klip Klop castle.   I read a few books to the girls, at their request.  The girls ate lunch here enjoying ham sandwiches, cheese cubes, and clementines.  We had an enjoyable 3-hour play date with the girls.

I am missing our granddaughters,  We last spent time with the girls in November.  It has been about 2 months since we last saw them.  COVID-19 continues to rage in my community in Northwestern Pennsylvania.  I saw a case comparison today.  Between Nov 7 and Dec 7 there were 415 cases.  Between Dec 7 and today’s date there have been 1,779 cases. More than 4 percent of the county’s population in which I live have been infected.  One month ago the Pennsylvania Department of Health listed two deaths for my county.  The number of deaths showing today are 46.

I am not seeing anyone, except Bob, as COVID-19 continues to rage.  This self-imposed isolation is my decision, as I have underlying health issues.  Given my health issues, I don’t feel that I would do well if I contracted COVID.

I do want to see my granddaughters badly.  I miss the girls so much.  I plan to receive the COVID vaccine as soon as it is available to me.  Meanwhile I will keep an eye on COVID case numbers.  Hopefully the numbers will decrease significantly, and I will feel safe again to be with my granddaughters (even before receiving the vaccine).

4 Responses to “Play Date”

  1. seniorhiker

    I can understand how eager you are to be able to spend time with your granddaughters. Hopefully that day will soon come. I am sorry to hear that you have so many Covid cases in your county. Our county here in Tennessee has also had over 50 deaths, but at least Betsy and I were able to get our first shot of the Covid vaccine this past Saturday.

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  2. Eileen Wise

    Hello Linda,

    it is best to be safe, my hubby has the health issues and is waiting to get the vaccine. There has not been enough does here, for everyone who want the shot. I hope for better times soon and you can see your granddaughters. Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  3. DeniseinVA

    I hope you will be able to see your grandchildren soon Linda. It’s very hard this isolation and being away from our families but we are like you, we are trying to keep safe and in that way we keep others safe. We will be getting the vaccine as soon as it is available to us.

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  4. Beatrice

    I hear you, Linda, on wanting to be safe and so choosing to self isolate with Bob. We haven’t seen out of state family and close friends since Dec 2019 and don’t know when the situation will change. Thank goodness for technology which does let us keep in touch with all. We too will get the vaccine as soon as we are allowed, it’s not an issue to decide with us. Thanks for sharing these family photos.

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