Weekly Publisher Note, June 27-July 4, 2021

June 27, 2021

Hello Friends,

I am sitting here at the baseball field waiting the game to start and it hit me that while covid has hit many of us in horrific ways we are coming out on the other side.  A year ago events were canceled, kids went without graduation ceremonies at least in the typical way, weddings were postponed, many businesses had to shut down, kids had to be distanced from their friends and school, many people had to bring their work home, parents scrambled to find alternative care for their kids that could no longer attend school so they could go to work, our relationships with friends and family were put on hold at least in person, we stopped going to restaurants, elderly people were lonely due to restrictions, we stressed about getting ill, we wore masks, and there are plenty of other negative sides of this covid. I will say, we learned the importance of family, we spent a lot of time together, we organized our homes, we became creative and learned a lot about pivoting. Pivoting to find an alternative to a situation or event to allow it to still take place. We are resilient. While it has been difficult and we still don't know what is to come - we know we can do this.  ~JL

Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with happy moments, love of family and health.

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. 

You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, 

or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” 

– Elizabeth Edwards


Hi, I'm Erika.  I'm originally from New England and moved to Carlsbad almost 5 years ago.  My family and I are enjoying the weather, laid back beach community and lots of family fun here.  When I am not watching my son's hockey games, or dance routines, you will find me exploring tidepools at the beach with my family.

Hi, I'm Jodi. I am the mom to 3 adults (1 son and 2 daughters), 2 grandsons and 2 dogs (a Labradoodle-Jeter and a Goldendoodle-Diggs). I love spending time with them and you can typically find us together playing Cribbage or Carbles on the weekends. I am a hockey mom through and through. I have been to many states traveling with my family to watch my kids/grandkids play hockey, I love to support my kids and I love all the fun local events. I really enjoy my job with Macaroni Kid.


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Thanks for stopping by. We appreciate you all. Have a wonderful week.


Erika and Jodi

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