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Friday Thoughts

I think I say every week that I still can’t wrap my brain around the impact of this virus. I hope you are all doing well and not feeling alone. We are all in this together and I know how touching it is to have someone ask, how are you. As my friend asked me, who is supporting you? These are unprecedented times, and this is hard. As much as I try to stay positive and put one foot in front of the other, it is not always easy. My high school senior was on spring break this week. It was hard to find my work mojo with her not checking in at school. And, let’s not talk about my college-aged son’s schedule. My husband joked today, that in 3 more weeks, my son will be waking up while we get ready to go to bed. It is almost like he is reliving middle school; we hear him talking to his friends while playing online video games that are beyond our comprehension.

I looked in RideScheduler and saw how many of you are supporting our clients. Thank you, I think all of us are benefiting from someone new to speak with. Thank you to those who do shop and have offered to shop for our vulnerable clients. For those of you we needed to ask to step aside because you are over the age of 60, thank you for understanding and being flexible. We all want to step forward and help our neighbors, and 1 month in, it is easy to get cabin fever. We must remember that by following Governor Murphy’s order to stay in place, we are helping not only our clients, but all our neighbors.


Double Your Impact Dine and Donate:

As promised last week, we will be hosting a Dine and Donate with The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield on Thursday April 23 from 4pm-7pm. When you call to place your order, please tell them you are dining for Interfaith Caregivers. They will donate a percentage of their proceeds back to us. You can access their menu here: https://thebritishchipshop.com/ I was just drooling over their dessert photos on their Facebook page. Our order will include an order of fish and chips as well as their roast beef sandwich. If the chocolate ganache tart is available, that might be tucked in our bag, too, just don’t tell my husband. 😉 I hope to see you there when I am safely picking up our order.


Reading, Watching, and Doing:

I should be reading this week instead I have been binge watching Bosch on Amazon Prime. The series is based on the novels by Michael Connelly. I know I am about 5 years late to the series but if you like suspense, it is worth watching. I would normally read the books first, but I think a pandemic can allow me to relax that rule. I am still walking the dogs a lot. The other night, our older dog ran to his crate when he saw me put on my sneakers. I think he is ready for me to go back to work. I also bought some pretty pansies planted the planters on my porch. Our high school is encouraging us to decorate our front doors for our high school seniors. I will be doing that this weekend. Thank you to those of you who helped me figure out what I wanted to do. The downside of this pandemic is that I am missing time with some of my favorite crafty people.


Continue to stay well. If you are feeling lonely, please reach out to me. We appreciate all you do to support our clients but right now, we must support each other, as well. Attached is a meme I shared with my colleague who works in Philadelphia. True words for me this week.



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20 Chestnut Street, First Floor
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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