At 9:15, we packed both kids into the car to visit the Urgent Care Center in Paramus, next to the Tom Sawyer diner for four rapid COVID tests. At Sunday’s Easter Dinner, we were exposed to two family members who were harboring evil buggies.
Jonah could not return to school, so he had to endure edifying lectures on everything from sleep habits to study methods this week. Ian’s afternoon activities flipped to the remote options. Others in the extended family were more inconvenienced and stressed than ourselves. My brother, one of the sickies, propped himself up at his laptop and jammed out copy for his local newspaper, because he the last guy at the paper who produces content.
It’s true that rapid tests have less than stellar validity. Because all four of us were tested and all four tested negative, we chose to believe the results. We celebrated with eggs at the Tom Sawyer diner.
Later, we left Jonah at home to do his remote classes and then took off to climb a mountain and stroll through a quaint Hudson River village. Pictures on Instagram.
Picture: The Bear Mountain Bridge
I wasn’t in front of computer today, so I don’t have too much to share.
Will it stigmatize and traumatize kids to find out how far they fell behind this year?
“46 percent of parents said they would prefer not to send their children to a four-year college. Same for all incomes. People want training for their kids.” If community college could get their acts together, they could totally take over. Too bad they can’t organize themselves out of a wet paper bag.
Every shore house from Maine to NC is booked already for the summer. We’re now looking for a Plan B lake house.
Insomniac Rag Reading: Caitlyn Jenner is thinking about running for Governor on CA. She’ll corner the Republican Trans Vote, for sure. Her step-daughter, Khloe, who used to be “the normal one,” is really upset because a natural picture of her went viral. I fell for an April Fool’s joke that Meghan and Harry’s Netflix gig was going to be her natural birth; it’s really going to be about his disabled veterans project.
Shopping: I splurged on summer sundresses at Garnet Hill. After a year of wearing Old Navy t-shirts, I think I’m allowed. Hint, their clearance section is excellent.
Tomorrow: Vaccine at 9:00. Writing stuff all day. Figuring out vacation spots. After dinner, we’ll meet friends for drinks downtown, if we’re not feverish.