Things are starting to relax a little, and I mean just a little, from the pandemic. I think we have all learned a number of things over the past year. I know I have and one of those things is that I did not accomplish all that I had wanted to do.

One thing I do know I have to go through is my makeup. I am one who does not like to go out without make-up, but with the help of a year’s worth of mask wearing, I have left makeup off. 

However, when I recently did go to put makeup on, I felt I needed a tutorial on how to apply that which helps what nature has given me. I know I’ll have to sort through what I have and replenish my stock. Like food in the pantry, makeup does expire. 

I have way too many tubes of lipstick and usually wind up only wearing one or two shades, my favorite being Bronze Coin by L’Oreal. Hope they still make it. 

Husband Joe on the other hand needed directions on how to tie a tie, since he has not needed one for a long time. I’m sure he would be content with a clip-on but, no, you will relearn, I told him

I/we, will continue to wear masks when we go out. We’re not out of the woods yet and I want you as well as us to be safe. And, yes, we have been vaccinated. Besides I have purchased quite a few masks and refer to them now as accessories. And haven’t you lost some of yours, just like gloves or mittens?

We’re still following the rules as presented, but be assured behind my mask I am still smiling, like behind the clouds the sun is still shining. Businesses, get yourself signs that read, “No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.” Stay safe.

Facebook frustrations: Many people spend too much time on Facebook and social media and not all of it is nice. Write nice things; we don’t need more to sadden or aggravate us. Better yet, pick up the phone and talk to someone. A real person on the other end of the line can be quite uplifting.

Say it with me: Regarding last week’s column on Bishop Lyne — the correct pronunciation of his name is “line.” Now you know. 

He is gone but not forgotten and now more people will know about the man who helped shape St. Mary’s Parish.