Hi everyone! Sarah here!
You know, before there was COVID, I had a normal life, and I could go anywhere I wanted. I went to SPARK, out for errands with my DSP, and to see movies with Jordan. It was great!
Then came the virus and all I could do was stay at home and entertain myself. I’m pretty good at entertaining myself, but I don’t want to have to do it all the time. It was getting pretty bad.
Then my work decided that we’d meet on Zoom. I have a job at the Nisonger Center and we meet every other month. It was great! I got to see people I hadn’t seen for a long time, and we got our work done!
Then Mom suggested I try some other Zoom things. The Down Syndrome Association had a cooking class. We made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They were great. I wish I had one right now!
Now I cook on Zoom every other Wednesday. My favorite was the week one of the Columbus firefighters taught us how to make cheeseburger macaroni. Then I tried an online class for making cards. It was really fun too. Last week we made Valentine’s cards. I’m giving one to Jordan. (Don’t tell!)
Zoom has been pretty great, but now the shots have come in and I got my first vaccination. I just have to wait for the second one. I’m hoping things will go back to normal. Jordan and I are still planning to go to Las Vegas this year. We’re going to wait and see, and do some more Zooming. But things are getting better.
So be safe, wear your mask, and wash your hands!
Sarah Burkett writes from Granville and will be featured on the LCBDD website once a month. If you would like to send her a message or suggestion for a future column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded along to her.