Day 8 of our staying at home.
Have I kept busy, yes, and I’m probably doing the same stuff you are doing. The closets are organized, all my fabric is color coded, masks have been sewn for grocery shopping, the attic looks the best it ever has, and we’ve shredded every old document. 🙂
So, what’s left to talk about except emotions.
The #1 thing that absolutely sends my blood pressure skyrocketing are the college kids on the beach ignoring recommendations for social distancing. Every one of us who have abided by state directives will now be asked to stay home longer because of their contracting it which has already started.
Will we learn from this experience?
- Be willing to pay a higher price for items to be produced in the US where we could have ready access to the supply chain?
- The environment is getting a break from all of our vehicles parked, but will that be a positive or a negative with current climate change. We’ll see.
- Will we all have a few extra rolls of TP just in case?
- After being told repeatedly that we’ll all expire if we don’t eat organic, we’re now reminded that we could expire if we don’t have some high sodium packaged and canned foods on the shelf.
- The realization that the food we eat is not produced by the grocery store but by a farmer, and s/he needs our native pollinators so stop using so many chemicals on your lawn just to make it green and weed free.
- The importance of over-the-road truckers and the role they play in our daily lives.
- Saying thank you to all the people working in our grocery stores.
- Veggie seeds are something we might want to have on hand especially since Johnny’s and Burpee are sold out of many. Can you say a lot of victory gardens in 2020?
- That rainy day fund everyone was suppose to set aside wasn’t just idle talk.
- Will brick and mortar stores survive after we all learn to shop online?
- Washing our hands with soap and water really was something we should have been doing all along.
I’m also grateful for…
- All the people who have pulled together and stayed home to try and bring a halt to this issue.
- The generous folks checking in on seniors who do not have family, and neighbors helping neighbors.
- Access to grocery stores for items I need even if some I want are not available.
- Enough food for three meals a day.
- The option to read, sew and garden.
- The blogging community that allows us all to stay in touch and keep a small piece of our normal life.
- Faith that we will be able to weather this storm, regroup, and learn to live again.
Sending each and every one of you best wishes for a safe week. ❤️Your plans for this week?