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March 25~Well, well....

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

So why is the virus spreading...could be cause so few really take it seriously..ya think! emoticon
Got to the grocery store and the lot was full as usual, the cart stands were loaded with carts that folks had brought out and there was a fairly steady parade of folks into the store!
Tammy had brought me a pair of those throw away gloves, so after cleaning the cart and my hands I put them on for the rest of the days shopping. There was one lady with a banana type mask on and one other lady with gloves on. The rest of the folks were just buzzing about with the "not a care in the world" attitude. It is a smaller local store and not as busy or crowded as say the big Walmart, but there was indeed a steady flow of folks thru the store. At the check stand they did not crowd as tight as sometimes happens but there was certainly not the "social distance" thing going on.
I scarfed a few of the sanitary wipes to clean the handle on the gas pump when I filled up. Not that I anticipate going much of anywhere..but living out where we do it is best to keep the top half of the gas tank filled.
I did find two local groups that sell produce , sort of like a co-op. They have weekly or bi-weekly deliveries to a set pick up point. One of my neighbors got a basket of veggies from them last week and it looks like good food. I think I will sign up for the next go round. Basically from what I could figure one of the groups is a nation wide type organization. Bountiful Baskets is the name of it and it has a post for nearly every state . The other is Farm to Fork , they say they do their best to source local produce and product as well. I would much rather support a local business if it is possible to do so.
Our governor issued a "stay at home" for the entire state today. Denver and Colorado Springs are having more cases of the virus than Pueblo, but I also realize it doesn't take but one to spread it to hundreds. So I hope more folks will respect this since they ignored the suggestion, now it is an official order.
The wind blew today. I believe like the canyons of California with their fires, people here forget about the Colorado Spring winds. Every year Spring is ushered in on the wings of Wind, harsh strong winds that will knock you off your feet. Today's winds were certainly the case in point.
Gene is doing some landscape work for a neighbor, mostly clean up and pick up right now. He finally had to give up and say..I can't work in this, can't see for the dust blowing and have to stand face to the wind to keep from being knocked over!
Even Molly did not want to be out in it, instead of happily spending her time on the windowseat she was trying to destroy the front screen to get into the house. I even tried closing the sliding glass doors so she could lounge about in peace..but the entire room was shaking and she was quite sure, like ChickenLittle that the sky was falling!!
Of course as with any shopping trip I forgot to get a couple of items, the most important of which is flour..really hard to make bread or muffins or much of any baked goods without flour!
I have been making a Spark Recipe for Baked Oatmeal for breakfast and snacks..it is so good!! I did add some nuts , raisins and prunes to it. Then usually put a bit of milk or plain yogurt with it..and yummm! The thing is you use a lot of oatmeal that way..and again I need to go to SAM's to get their big box of oatmeal . Maybe I will venture out one last time to get a big bag of both flour and oatmeal. Ahhh the social distance I don't mind..kinda used to that , but the nervous situation of is it safe anywhere is wearing on all of us.
mmm think I will go have a cuddle with Molly then get the Littles and put us all to bed for a good nights rest. I am thankful for all I have, I just need to remind me of that from time to time.
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  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Same here, few people obeying the rules at all and it is spreading like crazy in Illinois while Trump is threatening to force people back to work. I hope our governor will resist. We finally made a trip to get some meat and it was not worth it. It was rationed and too much risk for 2 packages of meat. We agreed to do without.
    9 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    Cold and windy here in So Cal too. My fur babies are laid out on the floor next to me. Contemplating a trip to the store since I need some canned dog food to mix into their food to ensure they gobble their food, including the pills hiding in the bowls.

    Saw an article the other day that said that the grocery store is now the most likely place you will catch the virus, so will take wipes with me for the cart and my hands.

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    10 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    My experience at the grocery store was similar to yours - it seemed like the best place to get exposed to something! At least now they're limiting how many people are in the store at one time, making sure people are using hand sanitizer before they go in, etc. I'm running low on oatmeal, too, but am debating whether it's worth going back out for it....
    10 days ago
  • BIRBKITTEN1234
    Well at least your state has a stay at home order now. We're on week two of that. Stay well!
    10 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    I can only speak for my little world in a rural town of a teeny tiny country. People can only go inside the supermarket one by one and they provide soap spray and towels to clean the shopping cart. All the surrounding areas look pretty desolate. But! I don't know how it is in the cities. The news say there are too many careless people and the police are not enough to control all of them. Darn! Glad for the local produce delivered to your home. It's almost impossible to work landscaping with strong winds. My 3 cats come running inside the home when the trade winds are blowing wild. 'Is it safe anywhere' is the worst. I agree. Love the last thought. I hope you're able to get flour and oatmeal. emoticon
    10 days ago
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  • DETERMINEDJANET
    All the media headlines and people panicking don't help the nerves.
    10 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I spoke to a friend in Italy today her parting comment was" please dear God stay home" I will spare you the details but let's say she is living our worst nightmare.
    11 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Winds blew hard here too. Glad you stocked up a bit. We are nearly out of oatmeal too. I loved Bountiful baskets when we had them.
    11 days ago
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  • ZRIE014
    thanks
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