It’s pretty crazy out there, isn’t it?
I went to FOUR FREAKING STORES yesterday and got enough, but not all I need. Fortunately, I keep a few things on hand in case of an earthquake like bottled water (not necessary for this virus–I’m fine with tap water), some toilet paper, rice, peanut butter, but still…this is like nothing I’ve seen. It really is a strange feeling to see so many completely empty shelves. Target had to rows of naked shelves where they normally have toilet paper and paper towels.
But you know what? It makes me grateful that I’ve grown up and raised my kids in a country where I can bitch because the store is out of my favorite brand of bread. Yesterday–there was no bread, no pasta, no rice, no eggs, only very expensive steak (I found one package of 2 small steaks for $18.00) but no ground meat and very little chicken. I kept my patience and sense of humor.
Let’s all cast a spell this hoarding hysteria will calm. It’s not helping.
My city is doing some prepared frozen meals for seniors, I’ve asked if they need volunteers and am waiting to hear from them. We can source enough food for ourselves and be fine, but some people simply can’t. Those are the ones I’m concerned about.
Deep breath, we’ll all get through this. The financial impact is very worrisome for so many people and businesses, but these are the times we find ourselves in so let’s just try to help one another.
Now onto books. I’m really enjoying Silver Jame’s Fighting For Elena! I’m about 3/4s of the way though and think I’ll finish it in the morning when I try to set aside at least 2o minutes of reading time.
What are you reading to take your mind of this world’s problems?
And lastly, here’s a picture of Turbo on the little three-wheeler we got him for his birthday. He’s playing with the horn noisemaker thing.