We’ve all coped with COVID-19 in a variety of ways. Some people drink and do recreational drugs; some do those things more than they used to. Some exercise more, or started exercising, or adapted to new workouts. Some people cooked more, or ordered in more often, or finally realized they’re not the cooks they assumedContinue reading “I Bought Shampoo; They Sent Me Stickers, Too”
I found a penny in the Costco parking lot today. Hardly a momentous discovery, unless you’ve heard about our national coin shortage. The Husband used to get a kick out of my habit of picking up spare change wherever I found it. Mostly it was parking lots, but also in the grocery store, especially aroundContinue reading “I Still Pick Up Street Change…When I Can Find It”
I brought my road bike in for service today. It had been awhile, and a lot of miles, thanks to the lock down. Estimated costs for labor, replacements, repairs and cleaning is just shy of $200. And this bike shop likes me. They know me well. I buy a lot from them, including both myContinue reading “I’m Working It All Wrong”
I live in the South Florida area, and that is all you need to know when it comes to COVID-19. We are well over the 100,000 mark in terms of number of infections, and our state infection rate is over 10%. Our deaths per number of infections depends on whom you believe: the actual scientistsContinue reading “I’m Not Entitled, It’s Just About My Rights!”
George Floyd’s death did not start the riots. They’ve always been there, buried rage in the hearts and minds of many people. His murder released the rage, and that rage is irreversible.
Three months since my last trim, and my hair has officially gone back to the 1980s. I had thick, curly, wavy hair that hit just above shoulder-length prior to lock down. It is now past shoulder length and big. Pouffy, large, teased-out and not happy about it. And by big, I mean big on itsContinue reading “I’ve Got Thowback Hair In These Quarantine Times”
There are a few things I need once the lock down is lifted and shopping in regular malls and retail stores begins again. But the list is not what you think. I really hate to shop for myself and only do so when something needs to be replaced, or if it’s for competition purposes, andContinue reading “My Post-Lock Down Shopping List”
I just had a birthday in lockdown. Not a big deal, or maybe it is. I never was the whoop-it-up type. Never went out, caroused, stayed out too late and came home not recalling where I was. I don’t come from particularly conservative people. My family could bring on a bash as well as theContinue reading “Just When You Want To Celebrate…You Can’t”
If you’re home as much as most people, you can’t get away from the TV. You’re listening to it even if you’re not watching it. The noise is the background sound to our indoor lives right now. Whether it’s the drone of the White House nightly press briefing or the ever-growing grim statistics of deathContinue reading “Coronavirus Commercials vs. Real Life Right Now”
I hate going anywhere like the pharmacy or grocery store. It’s all masked face and gloved hands on deck and wipes in my car; thin armor against an unseen but better-fortified enemy.