Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Pandemic Proportions – 5 Years – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals


The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

SUNDAY POST The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Pandemic Proportions 

The world is so crazy now as everyone tries to deal with the Coronavirus, now labeled a Pandemic. Everything is being canceled or postponed. Businesses are closing and people are working from home. People are hoarding toilet paper, except in this house, we are almost out :).

Things don’t really change for me because I always work from home. Mr. Dollycas works for a mobile x-ray company so he is still sending techs into nursing homes properly garbed to protect them. Daughter #2 now works at a bank and they are taking all kinds of protections to stay open. Daughter #1’s family has been fighting the regular flu this past week. She will return to work when she feels better as her job definitely can’t be done from home. The same with son #2. Natalie’s mom works at a grocery store so she will continue to work taking all the precautions necessary. With all the schools in the state closing down on Wednesday grandparents may be called into service to watch the kids.

I think the biggest thing is not to panic. We need to wash our hands a lot, stay out of crowds, curtail travel and use common sense. Stop hoarding the toilet paper 😉 The U.S. is strong and we will get through this.

Today marks the 5th anniversary of
my son’s death by suicide.

5 Years – 60 Months – 1827 Days – 43847.5 Hours – 2,630,850 Minutes – 157, 851,000 Seconds

Since we were told you were gone. Our hearts broke and our lives were forever changed.

This year we are not getting together as we usually do to mark this date. The virus played into that but we had thought of transitioning to getting together later in the month around his birthday. We will have to play it by ear though to see what is happening in the world.

Over the years to deal with the pain and guilt that comes with a death like this I try to post here and on social media to raise suicide awareness. I wish I would have known more and been able to help Kris through his struggle to have a different outcome. I try to share what I have learned to help others so other families don’t have to go through the immense pain of losing a loved one to suicide. I wish I could do more.

I know too many people from all walks of life suffer from depression and feel the world would be better off without them. It is important to tune into your family and friends and watch for the Warning Signs.

Also if you are struggling yourself, please reach out. There are people that love and care about you and are willing to help. You are not alone!

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.


Weekly Rewind – March 9 – 14, 2020

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #11 – 2020

Tuesday – Dressed Up 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery) by J.C. Eaton #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Stephanie Cole – Author of Al Dente’s Inferno (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – Sleuth on Safari: A Traveler Cozy Mystery by A R Kennedy #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Easter Hair Hunt (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries) by Nancy J. Cohen – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @nancyjcohen

Saturday – Saturday #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Queen Anne’s Lace (China Bayles Mystery) by Susan Wittig Albert @BerkleyMystery

Stay safe and have a great week!

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9 thoughts on “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Pandemic Proportions – 5 Years – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

  1. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Having lost a daughter I know that you miss you son every day, but “anniversary” dates are especially hard and seem to bring emotions thought healed to the surface as raw as day one. Know that what you do to promote mental health and getting help are of great service, <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I hope everyone gets through this virus epidemic safely.

    I feel so sad when I see your posts about the loss of your son. You do so much to help others who are struggling with depression. Depression is such a quiet disease. My parents had no idea I was depressed when I was young, but my uncle, whose wife had depression for many years, saw the signs in me and helped me. I worked for many years as a volunteer for Crisis Hotline, and I’ve spoken to many people who have the symptoms you list. Thank you for your work in helping others, Lori.

  3. Lori, I think of you often and understand the pain of losing a child to suicide. Sending you love, hugs, and healing thoughts.

  4. Thinking of you this week, Lori. Sending love and prayers to you and your family as well as thanks for sharing the pain of your loss because it will help others. Also wishing everyone strength and calm during this trying time for the world. God bless us, every one. Love, Cleo

  5. YES leave some toilet paper for the rest of us. I hope Daughter #1’s family feels better soon. As someone who has had depression, thank you for all the work you’re doing to raise awareness.

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