Sunday, March 29, 2020

New shoes!

I had ordered these shoes mid-February. I ordered them off Facebook from an ad. After I paid for them, a couple days later I realized they were coming from China. They weren't that much money so I just HOPED that I didn't get "took" again. So I waited, and waited, and waited. I emailed them a couple of times and they did answer my email promptly. The shoes were held up in China due to the virus. What could I do?

Yesterday, they finally came and I love them. They are like walking on a cloud. NO, I didn't "spray them" before bringing them in. I kinda forgot because when it comes to shoes, I throw caution to the wind. My husband opened the box outside and we figured the box was more of an infectious possibility than the shoes.

I watched our Calvary Chapel church's online service this morning, along with the dog and the cat.

It rained a bit last night and early this morning.

My nephew-in-law, who is from Iran and came here as a child, lives in Glendale, Ca. (My sister helped raise him) He told me they are on lockdown till April 17. Iran has been hit hard. He's pretty freaked out. He purchased some disposable Hazmat Suits. They are anti-virus Protection Clothing Safety Coveralls. He's only 40 but he has a young daughter now and he worries. His wife is a dentist. Foodie was just down there in February for a union convention and met up with Poria - they went out for some Persian food. Crazy how just a month later, all hell broke loose.

Tomorrow we will go do some grocery shopping for another 2 weeks or longer. I don't need the main food - just items I had forgotten I needed last time I shopped and milk, which this time, I will freeze. Oh and I also want to pick up some flower seeds.

I'm making a cheesecake this afternoon.

Stay safe.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

People are Crazy!

From a friend who lives in Alaska - Imagine looking out your window and seeing Moose! 

Today we took a drive - We were gone from the house all total of 45 minutes. Beautiful country - saw cows and horses, goats and sheep. We took our dog, Laydee with us and she thinks the animals are big dogs and she barks at them. She jumps from seat to seat and even gets into the very back window of the van, looking at them. I think she might be going a bit stir-crazy as well. We didn't see too many people out - although we were more in a rural area. Beautiful spring green popping up all over. We're supposed to get some "always needed and appreciated rain."

The Army Corps of Engineers has designated my town as a good place to put up a Field Hospital. It's the biggest town (88,000) in the middle of rural counties so it makes sense. Many ignorant people are reading more into it - freaking out, which people are doing a lot of these days. I don't know, maybe I am the ignorant one. I just take things as they come and I do much better emotionally.  I don't like to over-think or play "what if?"

I have a couple of friends who keep sending me these conspiracy videos - political and religious, end times stuff. I just can't go down those roads. And by the way, they are acting, they probably shouldn't either. They are really FREAKING OUT. MY husband had to talk to one of my friends because she was asking so many questions, that I could not answer sufficiently.

Sometimes it feels as if I am in a crowded theater - everyone is yelling fire; people are panicking and trying to get out the doors. And I just sit there...

Pass me a beer, please!

Friday, March 27, 2020


Paul Newman in Hud. 

Today was a BIG day. I talked to my friend who lives about 200 miles south of me. That was nice. She feels the same way as I do - lazy. She and her sister (both in their 60's) did go out to "senior hours" at Safeway this past week. They decked themselves all out - with masks and garden gloves since that is all they had. That must have looked funny. She said they were the only ones at the store that wore masks. (and garden gloves!)

That is one of the BIG questions these days isn't it? To Mask Or Not to Mask. Also, to TEST or not to TEST? I'm going cra cra.

Char called. She wants to know if there is someone "out there" for her as a mate. Yikes, DEEP thoughts from isolation. I don't know. I just told her, to live life and make friends because you never know who may have a brother or a cousin. I pulled out the old Brownie Scout, saying, "To have a friend you need to be a friend.' She tends to wait for people to make the moves. Then she gets hurts when no one does. I told her to stay away from online dating sites. She has an intellectual disability. She could get taken advantage of, very easily just like her first marriage. Her first husband was all nice and caring at first and then, made her work while he stayed home, constantly telling her that she was dumb. Telling her to "grow up." and he was mentally abusive to her. He was a control freak. We literally had to rescue her.

Foodie is single and isolating when he is not at work. I can tell he is bored out of his mind and it shows in the kind of "rants" he posts on Facebook. He's pissing people off. He's losing it.

The husband and I are hanging in there. Right now he is making homemade bread. We are getting along fine - occasionally he'll say something like how I keep forgetting to close the kitchen cupboard door. Yeah, I don't know why I keep doing that. Some times, he gets a little bossy with me (in a nice way) suggesting what I could do in the day. IT'S MY DAY AND I'LL DO WHAT I WANT.
I also told him, to stop being controlling. On the other hand, for some reason, on occasion, he forgets to flush the toilet. Like what is THAT all about?

Watched John Wayne in Stagecoach and Paul Newman in Hud. Boy, he played a jerk.

We also watched the movie Kon-Tiki About the 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca god Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name.

Sled Dog Soldiers - In 1915, two French army officers bring 450 sled dogs from Alaska to Canada and then on to France during WW1.

I'm excited to go to the grocery store next week!

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