Staying Home (Silver Linings 9-27-2020)

expo setup

September 30, 2020

For the almost all of the past 25 years, this Sunday has been the day when I have been setting up booths for a trade show. I’ve usually also had an international group—and I would be pulling together the final pieces for an international dairying course. 

Today I was not in Madison, Wisconsin preparing for World Dairy Expo. 

Instead, I was home. I have spent it watering plants, doing laundry, cleaning floors, baking bread and making pear sauce.  I have felt no pressure, stuck to no schedule, and faced no last-minute requests.

It feels strange. 

But it also feels oddly relaxing—which is a silver lining, too.  I hope that 2020 is a weird year, and that next year I’ll be back in the Midwest for the end of September and early October.  I will admit, though:  today’s pace was nice!  

Silver Linings…

started as my personal response to 2020’s global pandemic of COVID-19.  When I published them locally,  I was surprised by how much people responded to them.


I hope they bring some positivity to you, too, during this unsettling time

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