Over the weekend, we decided to get some iced coffee on the way home from an errand. Around the circle we went, ready to make the turn, when I saw a little girl sitting on the ground next to a car in the parking lot. Strange.
We made the turn, pulled around the building to get in the drive thru lane, and there she is sitting right next to the lane. A cute, blonde, 2-3 year old little girl, with her dress hiked up and her bare bottom exposed sitting on a tiny potty chair while Dad stood nearby scrolling his phone.
After I stopped chuckling, I had an aha moment. Because of the rising Covid numbers and the lack of employees, most fast food companies around here have closed their inside dining areas which also means no restroom facilities. I guess, a girl has to do what a girl has to do.
I’m mature enough to remember the days when if you had to ‘go’ between gas stations, you had to get creative, but I don’t remember such a public display or a little girl exposed like that in a society with some individuals with strange proclivities and cell phones. Here’s hoping that little girl doesn’t even remember the episode and Dad gets a little wiser about choosing potty locations.
The rest of the weekend involved weeds – lots of digging and pulling of invasive weeds. I’m covering the cleared area with black plastic. Next spring I’ll plant some native seeds and see if I can deter them from coming back. I already know I’ll need big time luck with that.
The Cannas are still blooming, the Sugar Baby watermelon has really produced some delicious slices, and we had visitors. A total of nineteen turkeys strolled through one morning, and I was very glad I had my blackberries covered with netting.
Rain in the forecast for several days this week leading up to the long holiday weekend when we stay away from the tourists.
Since it is tourist season, the local news doesn’t report Covid numbers half the time because we don’t want to deter visitors and their wallets. Our Covid test positivity rate is at 6.0%, 16 died in a five day period, 2,736 active cases, the hospitals are crying for help, and we’re still only at 54% vaccination rate. It’s good that Covid is a thing of the past. Sorry for the snark, but geez this is not over by a long shot.
Hope this finds you all well and having a good start to your week. Have a good one!