Started Duo Yiddish course

Yesterday I saw that Duolingo has announced a Yiddish course. I signed up for it today. My father’s parents were native speakers of Yiddish. My father knew a fair bit of it, but I don’t think he was ever fluent in it. He didn’t speak much of it around the house. On the other hand, …

Back in Whole Foods

In the next step of emerging from the pandemic, I went food shopping at Whole Foods. In what some people call “the before times”, Arlene would go shopping there three or more times per week, buying what she wanted for that day’s meals. During the pandemic we have had virtually all of our food delivered, …

Quick Notes Apr 4

We went walking in Rock Meadow, a conservation area in Belmont, with Charley, Maija, and Ari. Part of the idea was to give Patsy some time alone when she could concentrate on her thesis. Arlene and I used to go birding in Rock Meadow often, but we’ve only been there twice in quite some time. …

TJs second time in a year

This is definitely an “emerging from the pandemic” post; the big event of the day was that I ventured to Trader Joe’s to do some serious grocery shopping. Arlene and I had been there once before since the start of the pandemic; it was during special early morning hours (and we had got up early …

Birthday Party for Anne

We went over to Charley’s backyard for a birthday party for Anne. Everyone missed proper birthday parties during the pandemic year. We did have something for family in that backyard for the grandkids, but since no school friends were there, I’ll stick with saying “not proper parties.” Today Arlene called in an order for sushi …

Emerging from the Pandemic Year

Yesterday, March 15, 2021, was two weeks after my second dose of COVID-19 vaccine (the Pfizer one, so it was three weeks after the first one, which was February 8). That means I had two weeks after the second one for my immune system to do as much as it was going to (or at …