I don’t want anyone to think that I am not appreciative of being here with family. I understand that most of my friends are a distance from their families and miss them terribly. It’s been over a year since I
saw my NY daughter and that branch of grandkids, and the same length of time since I saw my Colorado daughter. My Israeli daughter , I saw 1/ 2020. So I do know how that separation feels. But as my Port Townsend DiL says, the good that came from our sheltering
together is special. I like that. After our falafel brunch / lunch , those of us playing in our un named band practiced for our upcoming Synagogue talent show. Actually , for a first time all in practice,
we sounded pretty good. After the practice, I needed a nap. That was a lot of pressure on me.