Sunday, March 29, 2020

Every Other Day

It seems like I miss every other day in the blogging world. It's not that I am busy!

Yesterday was my geburstag. I hope that is correct for the German word. I visited Germany in 1989 and had a wonderful time. Since I can remember World War II, it was so interesting to meet such wonderful people and hope that in the future times, we could become friends with the rest of our so-called enemies!  It was a long time ago!

This morning I completed our first grocery order online. We can pick up tomorrow between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. 

The curse, May you live in Interesting Times, has somehow become true.

Friday, March 27, 2020

A Joint to Notice

I never noticed how much I used my left thumb until the day a week or so ago that it popped into place instead of operating smoothly.

That stopped after about a day but now it's just noticeable when I try to pick up anything, turn on a faucet, stir a pot or handle anything. Maybe this is a way to remind me to wash my hands.

Although I have always washed my hands after handling money or shopping, using the bathroom; and before getting a meal ready!

We just take stuff for granted that it's going to work until something happens to change that thought!

We need to listen to the scientists in this present time.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Day for the Vet Visit

A wellness check was needed so we took one dog.  The other trip for Jack will be later.

Jill has some problems. She is over weight. When you think about it, that is our problem. She gained four pounds since January. On a small dog that is very disturbing.

So back to limited feeding. Wish us luck and success. We can do this!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Trip to An "Empty" Hospital

Every eight weeks I get a boost to my immune system at our local regional medical center, formerly called a hospital.

Today there are large signs: NO VISITORS.

At the door I was met by two nurses behind a table that blocks entry to the rest of the lobby. I stated why I was there, my name and answered their questions. I was given a tag to wear that said Outpatient Visitor. The nurse advised me to sit down in a chair and wait. Suddenly she said, "Oh no. You can go on up."  So I did.

The walk to the elevators was without people. There were no people in the elevators nor in the infusion area. I was the first patient of the day at 1:00 p.m.

While following the instructions, I completely forgot that I'm supposed to check in at the admitting desk. As I told the nurses at infusion, any little change in routine makes me forget  the former requirements!  I could always say, "I was just following orders."

They called admitting and told her I was there. On the way out, I signed in.

I wonder what the changes will be after the next two months.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday Morning

On Sunday mornings I try to watch CBS Sunday Morning. This program lasts one and a half hours. It has interesting and uplifting stories from all over the world. I always learn something and almost every story is full of good news and good people.

I convinced my relative in a far-away state to watch yesterday. So what happened? They covered the same story we were seeing elsewhere. Maybe they felt they needed to capture an audience that usually doesn't watch cable news.

They did and I was disappointed.  Maybe next week.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Good News

There are some stories about restaurants donating food that they aren't selling to feed people who aren't working.

A restaurant in New York City had eight hundred pounds of chicken nuggets that they couldn't sell so they made some of their recipes and gave them to people who are distributing food.

One name that caught my eye was Captain Crunk Nugs which are rolled in Captain Crunch cereal.
In the long ago time of CB radio, Lee was Captain Crunch. Those were crazy times - listening to strangers on the radio.

Now we meet strangers on social media and they become friends!

Friday, March 20, 2020

New Appliance

This week I received a large box from TX. It contained an air fryer! More about the use of it later.

But! After we had opened the package, I saw a person on TV telling us how to treat a package from Amazon. The virus cannot live longer than twenty-four hours on cardboard. Therefore, leave the package/box outside for the twenty-four. Then, using plastic gloves, open it and dispose of the box.

Hmm. After we opened it, the  box sat on the dining room table for more than twenty-four hours so I guess we are o.k.

This is really not something to joke about but it is funny how we don't think about "stuff."

Stay healthy, you all.