So, it is another day in Happy Meadows. The coronavirus continues to blow through Georgia at a much faster rate than anyone knows about because of the paucity of available testing. Mike has said that a million people or more in Georgia will be infected without stringent isolation measures being taken. This could result in tens of thousands of seriously ill people, and many thousands of deaths. It is a dreadful situation. The isolation at home is affecting a great many people who are not used to not being out and about. There is a Yiddish word, shpilkes, that translates as “pins.” Having shpilkes is the same thing as being “on pins and needles.” Mike wrote an article directed toward people who are currently housed in sober living situations. He said I could post it here, because many of the suggestions apply to anyone who is uncustomarily confined and is having shpilkes as a result. I found out that we can post this at, and it will be up in a few days. I will post the link when it is up.

So, as I said, some of it is specific to recovery, and some is applicable to anyone. As they say in Al-Anon, “Take what you need and leave the rest.” I hear that all the puzzles in the stores have gone the way of toilet paper………sold out. Do try to figure out something to occupy your time. Bake a cake. Take your dog for a walk (remember social distancing while you are out there.) Play with your cat. Start that blog you have always been meaning to write. Learn a new language. We all need to make the best of things, and to be as nice as we can be to those around us. All of us in Happy Meadows wish you well. Be safe, be healthy, and keep that prayer energy going. Until the next time, so long from Happy Meadows.



Author: Black Magic

Black Magic is a handsome, charming, and self-absorbed cat who lives with Mike and Judy Gordon in Marietta, Georgia. He is about 7 years old, and he will remind you at every opportunity that his grandfather was Black Jack, that famous cat who wrote his own autobiography. Black Magic has a great many opinions, and despite his natural feline arrogance, he seems to be genuinely spiritual. But the reader can decide for him/herself.

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