What’s Going On?

Day 18

Good morning, party people!  How are we doing today? Yeah, me too. This morning I have some burning questions rolling around my mind.  Since we don’t have anywhere to go or really anything to do – let’s discuss.

  1. Why have I started getting emails from random businesses I have never patronized?  For example, Soda Stream has been bombarding my inbox today. I am 100% confident that things will never get so bad that I am going to start making my own soda. In NO store – grocery, gas station, pharmacy, dollar – have I seen even the HINT of a soda shortage. I think we’ve got that covered. Plus, if we ever do run out of soda – it might be time to switch to something healthier anyway. That would truly be a sign of the apocalypse, and I’m fairly certain we would have bigger problems with which to be concerned – like, I don’t know, survival. So, no Soda Stream, I don’t want your product.  Please get out of my inbox. How did you find me anyway!?
  2. What are we doing for Easter this year?  I’ve been getting this question a lot over the last couple days. I tried to float the notion that the Easter Bunny is also under a stay at home order. That idea did not fly, because I was informed by my daughter that animals can’t get Covid19, so there is no reason the Easter Bunny would be quarantined. ARGH!!! Doggonit – the joys of having a smart kid! I went on Amazon to see if I could order some things via Prime, but there is a real chance that Easter candy is not going to be considered priority, so I’m not sure it will get here in time.  I’ve been trying to avoid going into stores if possible, but I may have to make a DG excursion. I know I had a bunch of plastic eggs stored somewhere before the move, but I also am about 99% sure I tossed those when we moved because I figured we could just buy more this year. Oh, if I could go back and talk to my July self about what is going to be needed by my April (the month) self!!! I guess what I’m asking is, what are you doing for Easter this year? Obviously, Easter dresses aren’t necessary, nor is figuring out which service to attend. We will do online service at pretty much whatever time we feel like, and most likely in our pjs. Do I need to buy a ham? Have an Easter basket for this 10 year old of mine?  Probably, huh?
  3. Is anyone still setting an alarm clock? Terry still has to go into work every day, so he is. I typically get up when he leaves for work and take the dog out, but I haven’t been waking Arden up at a specific time this week. Bed times are also a bit loose – and by loose I mean, nonexistent.  I tried to be consistent with that the first two weeks, and I know I should probably get back on that train. It is hard though, because up is down and down is up and arbitrary bed and waking times seem to be beyond my capabilities right now. Plus, if the child sleeps until 11 or so, I only have to provide TWO meals a day at this boarding school, rather than THREE!  That just seems like good economics to me. Less food consumed equals fewer trips into the grocery store, which equals less exposure to the public. So really, the relaxation of sleeping and waking times is our way of stopping the spread and flattening the curve! You’re welcome, America! We are just trying to do our part!
  4. Do you think the list of P.E. exercises I just received is something I should be implementing? I mean, are we really looking to turn into Jane Fonda here? Am I being punked?  I don’t even know what half these things are!!! This is a made up list, right? He doesn’t really mean we need to go out and try to twist the trunks of trees, right? I mean, we have lots and lots of trees here, but that can’t be right!?!?  I feel this list probably should have come with some further instructions.  


Ok, I’m finished rambling. Thanks in advance for any and all answers – well, as long as you agree with my opinions on bedtime!  

News of the Day:

The first case of corona virus has been diagnosed in our county. I was really hoping it would skip us. 

According to tracking from Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 980,000 coronavirus cases and 50,000 deaths worldwide.

The United States leads the world with more than 216,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. More than 5,100 Americans have died from the virus.

U.S. jobless claims soared to record 6.65 million, according to data released by the Labor Department Thursday morning.

Security for Dr. Anthony Fauci has been expanded after the U.S. infectious disease expert received unspecified threats.

The Democratic National Convention has been postponed until the week of August 17.

Plan for the Day:

Keep searching for Easter Basket ideas that can actually get here by Easter. I got a new Fab, Fit, Fun delivery (some extras that weren’t shipped with the last box) – so I’m going to explore that and see what skin care experiments I can add to my agenda! Arden wants to bake a cake. I’m reading a book about a serial killer in Florence, Italy – a true story – going to try to finish it today, because a “feel good” story is just what the doctor ordered!  Ha!

See you tomorrow!


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