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Saturday, March 14, 2020

2nd Day of Self Isolation

And I am bored!  Nothing is actually different from what my life has been since moving here almost a year ago, but it feels like I am more alone than ever.

Last night I opened up a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle that I bought a few months back.  The lighting isn't good enough for me to be able to see minute differences in color & shade, which is more due to my eyes than to the lighting.  I might try pulling the card table closer to the door while natural light is still pretty good.  There isn't much I can do in the evenings though.  I'm surprised Rocky has left it alone so far.

I have one more dental appointment which I am going to happily cancel for now.  The last cavity I had filled was very close to the gum-line and I still have pain and find it difficult to chew on that side of my mouth.  

Rocky is well taken care of, with about 6 months of dog food on hand.  I was assured by the company I buy from, Chewy.com, that I will be able to order more when I need it.  I'll probably order another 30# bag next month so that will keep him fed and happy into the fall.  Who knows how long this disaster is going to last.  I know one thing, and that is I am going to survive it!  For any pet owners who haven't found this wonderful online source of food and supplies for all sorts of pets, I recommend you visit their site.  My order is usually delivered the next day, and Rocky recognizes the box it comes in and gets so excited he can't contain his joy!  I like to include a small toy or treat with the order, although he has way more treats than he needs and his weight needs to drop about 5 pounds.  And I need to quit spoiling him.

It has turned cold and rainy today, and I think the rain will last for most of the week.  When it stops, I am going to work hard and fast to get my tomatoes planted, and well as zucchini and yellow squash.  I haven't decided if I'll plant anything else this year, but I might if I have any room left.  And of course I am going to plant marigold and zinnia seeds around the perimeters of all the garden boxes.

Speaking of flowers, the flowering trees are in bloom everywhere, and they are so stunningly beautiful it almost takes your breath away.  Sacramento is so pretty this time of year.  (The heat of summer will put an end to that!) 

Take care and stay safe!


  1. Would a headlamp help? You can order one from Amazon you can wear it like a head band but lower to show on the puzzle. That is an adorable puzzle.
    I have a Dental apt. Monday.

    1. I have a bedside table lamp that I can focus in any direction. I should try that first to see if it would help. I probably should just admit that, like many other things I was once really good at, my puzzle working abilities have faded.

      Without something like a 1000 piece puzzle to work on now and then, the time of isolation to avoid the virus is going to be soooo long!

  2. For me, the days go by so fast even before the Coronavirus. I have so many things to do. I wish I had bought my shed before all of this so I could have gone through all my boxes, repacked and labeled them and finally reach some semblance of organization.

    I could also buy the pruner that I found to be too expensive and tackle the trees and bushes...somehow I do not see myself doing that though :-(

    That is a nice looking puzzle. Who delivers your dog food? FedEx or UPS?