Thursday, July 23, 2020
Pretty sure it's a sign of the impending apocalypse...
Is it just me ? Good grief. In all kinds of situations and circumstances, I am finding myself shaking my head in bafflement and bewilderment. I try to stay away from the news, except for a once daily update on important things. The people around me are acting like complete morons, while Covid numbers are rising all around. There have been 4 cases of it at my husbands job... and one guy has a newborn baby, and mama and baby have both tested positive. 2 of the guys were at a kegger together last week. One thought he was just feeling hung over. I went to a store this morning that has big signs saying, Face Coverings Required, yet 1/3 of the people in there did NOT have them on and no one said a word to them. I read that there were 4 dead and 26 hospitalized in Arizona after drinking hand sanitizer. WTH is wrong with these people ?? Today I was on a cooking site that I visit from time to time, and a woman asked if anyone knew any other way to cook broccoli besides IN THE OVEN , because it is too hot to run her oven for 45 MINUTES. WHAT ????? I have never in my almost 68 years on this planet heard of cooking BROCCOLI in the oven. And my God, certainly not for 45 minutes !!! People asking questions like, how do you cook noodles ?? WHAT ??? My head is about to explode.
It's been stupid hot here, with outrageous heat indexes tacked on. It's too hot to go outside and try to do anything, not much better in the house, where the poor central AC cannot keep up. My electric bill is thru the roof. I shut everything down at night, but it runs for 12 hours. We have been having days of intermittent storms and that cools it down to about 80 at midnight. Also waters the heck out of all the giant weeds growing in my front yard. They grow so fast you can't see where any weed whacking was done. The mower is still in the shop. I'm living in an overgrown meadow, for crying out loud. The trash pandas (raccoons) stripped my peach tree, so if I want peaches I'm going to have to buy them and they're running about 15 dollars for a half peck. Outrageous. But the prices of everything have gone up and even things on sale don't seem like sale prices now.
I am pretty stocked up. I have plenty of masks and gloves and hand sanitizer and wipes and toilet paper. I need to stock up some dog food and cat food, but it's been readily available so I haven't worried too much about it. My food storage is in pretty good shape. We won't starve for awhile. But I have to tell you... I'm more than a little concerned about people. Not having basic cooking skills is abhorrent to me. Thinking none of this is going to affect you, is unbelievable to me. The complete lack of consideration and the selfishness of not caring what happens to anyone else as long as you aren't inconvenienced is so alien to my way of thinking that I feel like I am drowning in despair.
I'm going to bed now, with high hopes that I will feel better in the morning and not so snarky and exhausted. Another hot one on the books, but I will do everything I can to stay cool. Got everything done today that needed doing, so, there's that. I even cancelled 2 appts, one medical, one opthamologist, because I don't know if we should be in quarantine or not. Neither appt was a life and death deal, so I rescheduled them both. Yay me. Really didn't feel like going to St Louis. Or seeing people. lol
So, don't worry about me. I am the eternal optimist. Here's your smile for the day...