I am not sure if I have ever mentioned in my column, I am a proud board member of WISH of Rockaway. The day my friends asked me to serve on the board, I was so proud. We work so hard to make a small difference in our community. In the beginning of this awful pandemic, my friend Loretta Courtney was on our Telegram group chat with all different ideas about how we can spread some sunshine. Just as I was writing this column, I was reminded how our members have done such kind things the last few months, two being: delivering letters for front line workers and nursing home residents from local children. Loretta’s first idea was to have kids design rainbows in their windows. Well, walk around the neighborhood and look how many rainbows there

I have tried to be pretty positive during this pandemic and try to keep you laughing. This week is my rant column. I cannot believe that this situation has created an even bigger divide than the Trump people vs. Trump haters. I have unfriended and “unfollowed” a record amount of people since the end of March. I have also begun to dislike a large amount of people.

Here are some reasons why I am currently hating a large amount of people: (Yes, I know hate is a strong word).  1). The people who

So, last week I wrote about how I was swamped and Kevin Boyle told me I was the first person to tell him about being swamped in quarantine. Well Kevin, many people texted me and or commented on my column last week about being swamped. Here are some ways we are swamped:

Online Learning: Many people think schools are closed. School buildings are closed but schools are up and running. I did not have Google Classroom until the week of March 16. I have been swamped trying to learn this as well as

So again, I will start with I know this is a horrible time and I hope everyone is well. I hope to spread some smiles this week.

For those of you who read my column regularly, I am an old school teacher. I previously had never used Google Classroom until this pandemic. I hate it. I love a nice old “whiteboard” and a marker any day. That was one piece of advancement I enjoyed because I wear black every day and I constantly had chalk all over myself. But this Google Classroom stuff is awful.

Since the pandemic started, the birthday parade has been a big hit for many people. I went to my first one on April 2 for my friend Tara Karalis’ birthday and it was so much fun. My friend, Lynn Duffy and her family, have truly gotten into the birthday parade spirit. Each time there is a birthday, Lynn sends out a text and organizes a meeting spot. The Duffy family then dresses up in different costumes for each birthday. My husband, who just had a birthday on April 16, was also treated to a

Well I guess great minds think alike. I wrote my silver linings column last week but missed my deadline. I am kind of “swamped.” When I told Kevin that I was swamped he responded, “First person I’ve heard who’s swamped.” That’s another column. I am super busy during the pandemic quarantine and I will journal this week, and next week tell you what I am doing.

Silver Linings:

Celebrity houses: I am loving seeing all of the celebrities and news correspondents at home. I also like to see who can

Preface: I am completely 100% aware of how serious this pandemic is. I am just trying to make a few people laugh (if any).

For those of you who do not watch Jimmy Fallon, one of the best things he does is his segment, “Thank you notes.” And for those of you who read my column, you know why: I love a nice thank you note. I especially love Jimmy’s acting out the handwriting onto a piece of stationery and sarcastically and/or seriously thanking someone or something from popular culture that

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