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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Splat the Cat

I've been reading books to my g-kids on line.  So fun!

Wash Your Hands, Social Distance is important, Play Nice!  xxoo

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Out in the World

Yes, I had to leave the comfort and safety of my homey home this morning.  Stopped at Walmart to get a prescription.

First of all...There are way too many people there, just shopping, browsing around without masks or gloves...aren't we supposed to be staying home! 

I didn't want to wait inside the store while it was being filled, so I wandered around outside.  They had a bunch of flowers and plants out. 

We are going 1st thing in the morning to stock up, and I believe I will start some seedlings.  I really do love starting a plant from the seed. 

Today, after I share this, I will be avoiding Facebook.  I need a breather.  Not quitting, not being dramatic...just a break for today. 

If you are just scrolling around looking for something cool to look at, I suggest you click here:

And then, here

That's it for now.  Stay in, stay safe, and Play Nice!  xxoo

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Self Quarantine

Today it has been one week of our choice to stay home. 

Of course, he still golfs every day that he can.  Which is good for both of us.

I read a book to the g-kids yesterday.  Still need to do so for today, but they have earned a no-screen day for being heathens this morning  Mama needs a break, as we all do.  The kids have gone from going to one of 2 playgrounds every day, to playing in a field, to walks around the neighborhood. 
Raining there today, no relief for the toddlers. 

I so wish I was there with them, but then he'd have no one to take care of him if...

He had a collapsed lung in 2018.  I worry about him going to the store, if he starts coughing, well, that's scary in itself.  I had a heart attack in 2017, so I worry about that being compromised.  If we both go we take the chance of either one or both of us getting it. 

Today I am a little emotional, this whole thing is just so much.  Trying my best to keep it together, saying my prayers and keeping my faith.  That will never falter, I have had/seen too many miracles to lose that.

I tell you, what I really wish would happen...take the effing politics out of a world disaster.  All of the "people in charge" need to get together.  Get your smartest scientists from everywhere, find the antidote, and spray that stuff  like they spray the chemtrails. 

Yeah yeah, I know, you don't believe in chemtrails, don't do "conspiracy theories," etc., but times like these you may want to open your mind a little bit.  The people in charge don't really seem to care about helping us.  All the money that dummy Mike what's his name, spent on his election just to bow out after a couple of weeks?  WE COULD USE SOME OF THAT! 

And I have a very real feeling that there's something else going on while most of the population are regulated to their homes.  I just wish I knew what.

Ok, got those thoughts out so now I have room in my brain to think of more stuff. 

Stay Home, Wash Your Hands, Pray, and Play Nice!  xxoo

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wonderful Technology

When Darlin' Danielle was little, I would record books on cassette tapes for her to listen to when I wasn't home.  Single mom, you know the rest.

So, with all of us being homebound, and a little inspiration from the interwebs, I have been recording books for the twins.  Delightful likes them, too, but I will find some age appropriate books for her.  It makes me really happy and it makes them happy, too.

In the wonderful techno time, it is best to use what you have at your fingertips.

Stay Home, Wash your hands, Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, March 23, 2020

Virus Pros, Cons, Hopes and What Not

Pro:  Families are spending time together. 
Hope:  They find they enjoy each other's company, and become a stronger unit.

Pro:  Things are going to be much cleaner when this is over. 
Hope: Places of business do not let things go back to being shit hole filthy and lazy.

Pro:  Neighbors checking on neighbors.
Con:  Not wanting to answer the door, to anyone.
Hope;  The caring for each other will continue.

Usually I am a very optimistic person.  Probably too much so.  I always believe that everything will turn out just like it is supposed to.   As I realized that this is real life, and that we are in real danger.  There is no guarantee that this will work out like the ending of a movie. 

I don't want to get sick.  I certainly don't want to be gone from my life.  I still have hopes and dreams.  I want to watch my grandkids grow.  The thought of losing this opportunity has me pretty choked up. 

Today, again, I am a jumble of nerves inside. 

So, I know we are all in this handbasket together.  What have you been up to?  How are you feeling? 

Lots of praying going on here, living for the day that we get the all clear.  Hoping and praying that comes soon.  Until then...

Stay Home, Wash Your Hands, & Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus aka Covid19

The virus that stopped the world. 

It started on the 11th, with a little mention about it being in the United States.  The disease started in China in some weird animal they were eating, but I've also heard that there was a secret bio-chem lab in China and some big heads were there working on something...but see, there's the problem.

We have been completely bombarded with stories, rumors, facts, non-facts, fake news and speculations for so long now, we are almost numb to it all.  Someone hears something that sounds "logical" so they re-post it on Facebook.  Without fact checking this just adds to the confusion stew.

Schools are closed, some for the rest of the year.  Restaurants are closed, only delivery or curbside service.  Grocery store shelves, especially Toilet Paper supplies, are empty.  Countless families are out of work, out of money, with worries about utilities, rent, groceries, all those day to day things that they worry about every day, but usually have a set date knowing when they will have the money to take care of those things. 

Social Distancing is now a thing.  6 foot from person to person, and no gatherings over 10 people. 

It is, to coin a phrase, a ClusterFuck, and the entire world is along for the ride.  No one knows when where how or why it will come to an end.  But there has to be a conclusion to every scenario. 

We just don't know.  We do not know.  It's the unknowing that is so unsettling to me. 

Staying indoors, staying home, that's not punishment for me.  I love my home, and those that I share it with.  As long as my Sweetheart can get to the golf course every now and then, I'm gonna have a good day.  We have dinner, find a good program or two to watch, stretch out, have a sleep then get up and do it again. 

I have been in my work-room and I have been busy. 

This was last week.  I was trying to keep my heart and mind in a good, positive place.  These were helpful for me to work on. 

These were from the week before.  Pre Coronavirus.  I guess I was feeling pretty wild, huh?  If I only knew then what was coming...nah, I don't think I would have done anything differently.  We're stocked up for quite a few dinners, hoping we don't have to get out before Wednesday at the earliest.

This was the week before,  that would make it Pre-Pre Coronavirus.  Farm Phase.  I have a super cool rooster, and another cow that I'm working on...

Busy hands are happy hands, says Grandma Baker.  And be sure to wash your darn hands!

Honestly, though.  This is a really good time to rest, reflect, meditate, yoga, you know, all those things you "never had time for" in the "real world."  Let's be thinking about how we can alter things around us to be more gentle, less frantic.  Think, discuss, pray.

And, as always, Play Nice!  xxoo