#14. I am grateful for the garden. As I blanch the last of this year's kale, I remember the well-loved line from Blueberries for Sal where the mother goes to pick blueberries "to have food for the winter." I was surprised how tasty the tomatoes were, given that we picked most of them green the day before the first major frost was expected; I am eagerly awaiting the finish of fermenting and bottling of the beer Terry made with hops from the community garden.
#15. Today I am grateful for telework - for having a job that enables it, for State for letting me do it. I spent my pandemic productive, safe in my own home, and with the added benefit of being able to throw a load of laundry in the machine during lunchtime. It is also lovely to greet the kids when they come home from school.