What a week this has been (wash my hands-take a drink) for everybody. Last minute decisions were made to cancel or postpone the monthly Lions Club meeting, the Lions Club Chicken Dinner and the RB Educational Foundation Telethon (wash my hands-take a drink).

Listen to the medical professionals; they know what they are talking about. Listen to the people in office and hope they know what they are talking about.

Being cautious, many places and events have been canceled so as not to have too many people in one place at one time. Mass at St. Mary’s and other religious services were canceled. 

Watched a few minutes of Mass on TV, but it wasn’t quite the same. No communion, but also there was no collection. Of course, Catholic guilt crept in since I didn’t feel I should be watching Mass in my pj’s in bed. Change the station (Wash my hands-take a drink). 

However, what wasn’t changed was voting. By the time you read this I will have completed my duties as an election judge in Precinct 8 at the Blythe Park School library, not a real big space. 

What should they have done? They should have extended voting at the large venues where early voting was being held, and accepted mail voting until at least the end of the week. So you wouldn’t have had the results Tuesday night? Is that what is important? 

This is my educated opinion as a long time election judge, but then again they didn’t ask me and seldom, if ever, do. They are sending wipes and sanitizing products. Thanks, guys, it wasn’t covered in my training session. I’ll let you know how it goes. (Wash my hands-take a drink).

This might be a good time to catch up on a few things. I’m already a week behind on my Lenten prayer book and there is that book I want to finish. Good time to touch bases with friends, and there is always the dining room table that needs attention. 

It also means you can fill out the census, which is very important. The counting determines how we are represented in Congress. It makes sense to participate in the census.

Remember behind the clouds the sun is still shining. St. Patrick’s Day didn’t get its usual bug celebration, but March 19 is St. Joseph’s Day and I bet you can get a St. Joseph cake (zeppole) at Vesuvio’s bakery in North Riverside.

Stay well, wash your hands and take a drink (I think wine counts).