So it's Friday and now it's raining which is delicious. Thunder is rumbling and it smells so clean and fresh outside and I'm just glad of it. It's been as hot and humid all day as it was yesterday. And the day before...
But the rain finally allows the humidity to become something cooling rather than torturous.
My walk this morning felt like a direct challenge from a god who was not happy with me. I have to absolutely get into my own head and just listen to my book to survive these walks now. I was so deep into it today that when I passed Jacob's house I didn't even see him sitting there under his shade tree until he called out to me.
"You still moving!" he said.
"I'm still moving," I answered. I'm sure I looked like I was about to die. I sure felt like it.
The rest of the day has been leisurely for me. Laundry, some bean and tomato picking. I picked our first cucumber of the year. It's a nice one. I even took a nap.
I got some texts from Lily and Jessie with pictures of the kidlings.
It was pointed out to me that I haven't seen them in person in a week. Over a week for Lily's kids. I was thinking that was last weekend that we all got together for our not-very properly socially distant visit. I did see Jessie and the boys last Friday. I can't keep track of time. Who can?
Maggie gave us a scare this week when she started running a fever the other night.
Lily called the pediatrician and they did a televisit check-up which is pretty worthless and told her that she could get Maggie tested for the virus if she wanted. Lily took her to the local testing site and did just that. But she's been fine ever since, fever-free and happy.
Look at that sweet, juicy little slice of watermelon! She called me this afternoon just to chat for a moment.
May texted the group this afternoon announcing that she'd just finished her first whole week of of her new job. We all knew she'd gotten a job but we had no idea she'd started it. She interviewed at the Coop a few weeks ago for a position and got it which means she gets to work with BILLY!
Which is about the best thing ever.
She says she likes it. It's very physical, but that doesn't bother her. She's a strong woman. The job pays decently and in a little while she'll have benefits and qualify for paid leave.
She says that she's so happy she's not a manager and I said, "Well, that won't last long."
And it won't.
So all of my little chickadees seem to be okay. Hank is doing well. Mr. Moon's still working his ass off getting the duplex ready for him and Rachel to move in. It's like he's building them a house, I swear. Today he went in to the office to get some paperwork done.
And I guess that's about it. I'm living my little life. I've barely looked at the news today although from what I have seen, new Covid cases in Florida are increasing like crazy and John Bolton's book is about to come out. Florida is supposed to open schools up again next fall and Bolton is too little too late if you ask me. My Trump-loving neighbors have replaced their four-year old Trump/Pence sign with a new one. I will be getting a Biden sign and I don't care if his running mate is a Lhasa Apso.
Martini time. Making supper time.
Happy Friday, y'all.
another day in the new normal.our cases are going up like mad in Texas too. stupid Trump ass kissing governors.ReplyDelete
But Ellen- it's the economy! Right?Delete
Dr. Amy Acton has resigned. She was the Ohio Director of Public Health, who shut down this state beginning the first week of March, with the support of our Republican governor. She's taken some body blows by angry men who tried to limit her authority (Governor Kasich vetoed that) and basically bad press from folks who think Ohio should just open, not by her schedule. She says she's through getting up a four in the morning to begin battling another day. So now Ohio is just another state. We'll be getting sicker real soon.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear that. YOU stay safe.Delete
We are a sick country in more ways than COVID 19. I hope you can put your feet up and enjoy that martini.ReplyDelete
We are a sick country in so many ways. You're right.Delete
Let us just say that I enjoyed my martini even though I was mostly cooking.
I can't wait to see your Biden/Llasa Apso sign. I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said I'D VOTE FOR A CARDBOARD BOX FOR PRESIDENT/2020ReplyDelete
Have you seen the "Literally anyone else in 2020"? bumper stickers?Delete
This comment has been removed by the author.ReplyDelete
Our state, Missouri, opens up completely next week and we still have an increase in cases everyday. We all just gotta look after ourselves now. I hope that sweet little slice of watermelon stays healthy!ReplyDelete
People just don't care until someone they know and love gets sick. I wish this wasn't the way it is but...it is.Delete
So yeah, we have to take care of ourselves.
Maggie is doing well.
I'm glad Maggie is feeling better. It must have been a worry. And well done May on her new job. Again, another relief.ReplyDelete
It was a worry but I had a feeling she was okay.Delete
May had given notice to her old job before the pandemic started so she was in a good position to stay home for awhile but this job is a good one and I'm glad she has it.
Did they get back Maggie's test results yet? I hope she's fine.ReplyDelete
Apparently there are Americans vacationing here who have told border officers that they're driving home to Alaska but really aren't, they just want to visit the mountains. How nice for them. And of course they're not quarantining themselves for two weeks.
It ain't over, not even close.
Maggie's test results won't come back for at least five days. That is how it is here in the great state of Florida in the great country of the USA which I am so sorry to hear is now going to infect your country.Delete
We were already infected and there are stupid selfish people here too.Delete
i hope maggie is ok.ReplyDelete
we are being told we are going back face to face in the fall while other districts will remain online part of the week....
They're actually considering all sorts of different options here with schools but it's so scary to think that not only will our kids be in danger of exposure but of course the teachers, cafeteria workers, custodial staff, office staff, bus drivers- well. You know.Delete
South Carolina's positive cases have shot up dramatically in the last two weeks. We're now seeing 25% increases PER DAY. And our idiot governor, ol' Foghorn Leghorn McMaster, says he has zero intention of reclosing any part of the state, nor will he reinstate even the most simple restrictions on behavior. We're in for a bad time, I'm afraid. My husband's return to work is probably going to be short lived. We're going to have to do the right thing for ourselves because our leadership refuses to! It makes me so mad.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear that. We're headed in the same direction and our cases too are on the rise.Delete
Yes. You and Gregg do what needs to be done for your safety. This is just horrible.
Yeah, I don't give a rip who Biden's running mate is either. And your little sprouts are pure sunlight. Glad Maggie's up and at 'em again.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I miss seeing these kids so much. It just hurts. I know you understand.Delete
Have you ever heard the expression "Yellow dog Democrat?" It means that the person being described that way would vote for a yellow dog over a Republican. We're there.
Llasa Apso hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Girl, you slay me.ReplyDelete
That just sounded like the most absurd dog name I could think of.Delete
I'm with you on Biden, of course, but like I was telling Dave, I feel like I'm not seeing much in the news about his campaign. Even in outlets that you'd think would be pro-Biden. It's the weirdest presidential campaign I've ever seen. (Some of that may be because I'm overseas and not seeing the same news Americans in the states see.)ReplyDelete
I'm glad Maggie recovered from her fever so quickly. That definitely makes it sound like that's going to be a negative test. Love the pics of the kids, of course.
Good for you for walking even in JUNE!
I feel about my job the way May feels about hers. I'm SO GLAD I'm not in charge of anything.
Nope. We're not hearing much about Biden either. They keep tossing around ideas concerning who is running mate will be and he's shown up a few places but mostly he seems to be laying low. Is he giving Trump enough rope to hang himself? Is there enough rope in the world for that?ReplyDelete
Sometimes I think I'm merely insane to walk in this heat.
I know that May is glad not to be in charge of anything too but if her work history is any indication, her employers will want to promote her. She's just too damn competent and hardworking. Which I'm sure you are too but I think it's probably a different work situation where you are in the library.