I keep missing the Wednesday part on the What’s Going On Wednesday tags. Oops. Maybe I should drop the day from it?
Before I start on this post, look at my front porch petunias! They are happy this summer.
Dare I even say this week feels almost normal. Not even new normal. Actual, honest to goodness normal. Ah. Happy heart over here. Of course, things aren’t back to normal quite yet. So first the yuck-o news.
Numbers and COVID-19 Info for Our Area
Cases statewide: 19,421
Total deaths: 982
PCR tested: 341,648 (fancy term for nasal swab testing)
Serology tested: 38,268 (fancy term for blood test for antibodies)
*They’ve changed the reporting on these numbers. Now dividing out the two types of tests. Actually, the whole website is updated and in a dashboard format. A lot easier to read and understand.
In the Kansas City Area: 2,162 and 31 deaths
Our local county: 1,074 and 23 deaths
And the number of cases within our zip code: 146
Now that I’ve finished reporting the numbers for our area, let’s move on to the happier stuff. Lots of gratitude this week!
Gratitude List For The Week
- Getting called into work again! I’m working my fourth day of the week tomorrow. I worked two days in the office, spent today in the classroom (my favorite day), and tomorrow work in both the office and the classroom in the afternoon. If you want to find some joy, go have a conversation with a 3-5 year old.
- Seeing friends IN PERSON. So nice to catch up and see everyone again. A nice evening spent outside around a friend’s pool. Also, nice to be in a pool for the first time this summer as not too many opportunities for that this year.
- J got to go to his mini Band music camp. So he saw friends IN PERSON as well. They made it work with the temp checks and moving things around a bit. He said it was fine.
- For the first time ever, I think, we have an almost red tomato in June! There’s some hope as our tomatoes usually become ready in late September or October.
- They’ve set up the fireworks tents. Might be different this year but one thing unchanged, it’s still my very favorite holiday. I love the Fourth of July! And fireworks.
- Spending lots of time outside (one of the benefits of working as preschool teacher I truly missed without realizing it as much).
I could keep going. I’m stopping instead as lots of fresh air and sunshine results in being actually tired at the end of the day. Early bedtime for me so I can turn around and go to work again tomorrow.
What things are you grateful for this week?