I've had a few, what I call, "shiny dime days" recently. When paying for something with cash pre-COVID (back when we used to be out and use real money on occasion), and inevitably, somehow a shiny skinny little dime always escapes my clutches. Who invented those little buggers? Anyway, you know the feeling, everyone at the register hears it pliiiinkkk to the floor and offers to helps as it makes its edgy winding escape under a counter or into an unreachable crevice. "Aaah, don't worry about it," I'd say not wanting to further advertise my clumsy hands or fret over ten cents. Now in 2020, I am losing days like I used to lose dimes. I'll never get either of them back. I may be waking up with intent, albeit a little later, but not-so-much really happens. Maybe I've emptied some dishwashers, written a few emails, gone for a walk or watched movies with the fam. Perhaps every day. They are slipping through my fingers just like the shiny dimes, and I find myself still saying, "aaah, don't worry about it." Because there's always tomorrow. When this is all over I hope I can motivate myself to get more than one thing done in a day. And I'll be picking up those dimes!
As we look about 60 tomorrows into the future, it turns out we will still be celebrating America's birthday on July 4th, just not in the traditional way Kirkland is accustomed to. Here is the update from Celebrate Kirkland taken from their website:
We have experienced unprecedented changes and adaptions in our daily lives since the beginning of March as our community and country have faced the impacts of our current health crisis. Kirkland Downtown Association cares deeply about the safety and well-being of our neighbors so we are continuing the theme of adapting and overcoming by exploring creative and safe ways we can celebrate Kirkland this 4th of July. While we won’t be having our traditional parade, community picnic, and fireworks as we have in the past, we are working on some extra-special ways to celebrate safely.
We look forward to the days we can join together again in our parks and businesses. When that day comes, rest assured, we will have a celebration like no other.
Can we drop firewarks from really high drones for us all to see from our homes? Flags in front of every home? A car parade for each neighborhood? Hot dog and beer touchless delivery? Whatever it is, I know we'll figure it out-hang in there, Kirkland. #wegotthis