Aren’t numbers interesting? (INSERT: Sound of 2,000 readers clicking off of the blog and going to the cat meme section.)
No, I just had a few minutes before I leave for a sort of long weekend un-camping to remind you of two interesting numerical milestones that happen tomorrow, when I typically don’t write a post:
- Tomorrow is day 100 of Shawshank-the right-minded lockdown of the nursing homes because of COVID. I haven’t seen mom in 100 days when there wasn’t a webcam or a pane of glass between us.
- Tomorrow is also the summer solstice. That is a fancy way of saying that tomorrow is the longest day, numerically as far as daylight hours, of 2020.
My point? It sure has been a long time to see mom…and the days sure seem long. My sub-point: things get better from here… 2020 has been a lulu, to say the least…but keep your head up, friend! The fall, pumpkin spice, and the first snow flurry will be here before you know it. 🙂
There are lots of fundraisers during the longest day. Here are the two that mean the most to me right now:
Link – The Alzheimer’s Association’s second biggest funding season happens now with the longest day in mind. Being a caregiver for a patient with dementia is nicknamed “The 36-Hour-Day” because a full-time caregiver often has zero time when he or she isn’t serving their loved one and still needs time to eat and sleep. 🙁 They are worth your support.
Link– SeniorAge, my employer and a wonderful non-profit, is serving an EXTRA 20,000 more meals weekly than normal because of the increased demand caused by our current situation. We already serve a million a year. All of this on a flat if not smaller budget. Yup…we are keeping it tight and fighting for seniors every day. Got some extra cash? This is a wonderful time to help us too.