If you read my blog every now and then, you know I've been working part-time at a retail fabric and craft store since last summer, even though I am now retired from teaching. Well... I worked through last Tuesday, but I haven't been back for a week. I wasn't feeling well Wednesday last week (headache), and I was scheduled some days off to spend with my daughter who was here from Dallas. I was supposed to return yesterday, but I called Sunday and told them I wouldn't be coming in for a while, probably weeks. It all depends on the threats we continue to have from this virus. My husband had already been asking me for a week to tell them I couldn't come in.
Can you believe people are out shopping - and not just for groceries, medicine, water, and toilet paper - but frivolous shopping. I couldn't believe when my co-worker told me the store had lots of customers like usual. Don't they understand the risk? Apparently not.
Texas has not yet been hit as hard as New York, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois, and California. Or, actually... maybe we have because my step-son who is an ER nurse said they haven't gotten any of their test results back, so the numbers are inaccurate until they do.
Speaking of numbers, if you want to know the breakdown by country and state including number of viruses, number being treated, number who were not so lucky, I found this website. It's pretty accurate as far as current statistics go.
And if you haven't yet seen what a wet market is and why it's a breeding ground for disease, this business insider article sheds some light on that. You may not want to know, though.
My daughter and I are still making plans for her wedding. We still need to hire a caterer, but we've decided which one we want so it's a matter of calling and reserving their services. The wedding won't take place until November, so we are hoping and praying that our "new normal" does not last that long. We have 7 and a half months. I thought we had longer. If it looks like things are still dire, she will get married at the courthouse and have the wedding next year. We have a plan B, thankfully.
I'm watching a lot of news lately, but it gets old fast, so I am also watching Outlander and trying to catch up to the current season of Better Call Saul. I also watch Law and Order reruns as well as true crime shows such as Snapped and Dateline. I color every day. I love that. I read. I've also been doing a little sewing. I made this cute baby blanket for my new granddaughter. White on one side, I love Mommy/Daddy and elephant on other side, satin trim.
How are you staying busy?
Ready for some funnies? We could all use a laugh right now!
|My kind of humor!|
|That's about right!|
And last, an example of what my cat does almost daily...