Good morning! How was your weekend? It was a beautiful weekend here and I started the week refreshed and relaxed.
I don’t know about you but I am beginning to worry about COVID-9. These are uncertain times and waking each day to more and more infected people, no real consensus of how the virus spreads, seeing friends in Italy quarantined, people stranded on ships and in hotels, the market going haywire, are all causes for concern. There is so much unknown at this point.
I am I believe in good health but I have friends and family that have compromised immune systems or are older so those are the ones I worry for.
There is no hand sanitizer to be had at any store in my neighborhood, nor are there are all of the ingredients to make your own. Bottled water on any given day is in short supply. I rarely use hand sanitizer so I am not worried about that, I have lots, and lots of soap and I wash my hands all the time. I also wipe my hands with wipes every time I get back in my car from wherever I am; yoga, the gym, the store, Fed-ex, etc. I am having a problem not touching my face or tucking my hair behind my ears, I have to be more mindful about that. As for water, I drink tap water and until I am told otherwise I won’t worry about stocking up on that.
I have purchased a few things, (nothing in over the top quantities) toilet paper, kleenex, canned tomatoes, rice, beans, pasta, frozen vegetables and baking supplies.
The baking supplies are to keep me occupied in case we are at home for a few weeks. I have also stocked up on puzzles which will be an alternative to playing on the internet or working should we have to be self quarantined.
I think as we move forward, we have to be mindful, wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face. If you are feeling sick, stay home. For the foreseeable future, don’t shake hands, or hug friends, family and strangers. Think about what you touch on a daily basis that we don’t disinfect, your cell phone, your steering wheel, your glass, doorknobs and get to it. Sanitize these things.
Aside from that I am living life until we have more information. What are you doing to prepare for COVID-9? Have stocked up on anything? Are you making plans should your kids be at home? What would you do if you had to self quarantine?
I am not an expert or a doctor so I am keeping an eye on the news and will be heading any warnings in my own town.
On a totally separate note, is anyone else disgusted and disturbed by the movie The HUNT? I do not know what is more frightening the fact that someone though this up or that producers paid for it to be made, that well known actors are staring in it or that people will spend their hard earned money to go see it.
As I close this post I just heard that the ENTIRE country of Italy is on lockdown. That is amazing.
Better days are ahead, have a great one.