It's hard to believe we are already in the 3rd month of the year. Christmas seems to have been such a short time ago, and even my family get-together back in November seems so recent .
The past two days have been very windy, and I have stayed in as much as possible. I have been trying to get Rocky out for a short walk each day, and I mean it is really short! We both need a longer walk each day, but when I heard that the virus can spread through the air, I just don't want to do it. It's about time for me to do some work in the garden to get the soil ready for my tomato plants and squash seeds, and I'll start on that when the winds ease up.
I've reached the point where I want to stay at home as much as possible, rather than go out into crowds of people. I even passed up a trip to Costco yesterday. Unfortunately I have another dental appointment on Wednesday, and I hope that's the last of it. The last time took me a full week to recover and to be able to eat properly.
My oldest son is in the Army Reserves, and has just come back from an 8 month deployment. I'm so glad he is back and at home with his family, especially since today is his birthday. He came back through El Paso, which I understand is housing some coronavirus patients. My middle son's birthday was yesterday, and my niece, who lives in the unit next to me has a birthday on Wednesday!
I've been following the virus situation, and some of the ridiculous official statements: "Disinfectants don't work"; "I have no information on that"; "Stop buying masks"; etc. I think I have enough supplies in so that I don't need to go anywhere to buy things. Also, I order a lot online and have the merchandise delivered, although it is way more expensive when you pay for shipping and handling, so the time will come when I just can't afford it. I'm ordering extras for some things so that I don't have to worry about running out, no matter how long the worst of this virus lasts.
I hope you are all prepared for whatever comes next. I think this will be a very tough year, but I don't want to wish away what time I have left by wanting to get through this year quickly.
Have a good week, and stay safe and healthy!
21 hours ago