What Day Is It Anyway? — Coping with Covid 4/16/20
What day is it? Grocery day! Who would have thought that the big adventure for my week/month would be a trip to the grocer. We try to go to town every two weeks for supplies. One trip we utilize our “curbside pickup” store and pick up our on-line grocery order. No telling what they will have been able to fill for us until we get home but hey that’s the adventure part. Today was our trip to the Health Food Coop. We go early during “immunocompromised” hours. It’s a small store and there generally aren’t more than 3 people when we go which is awesome. Today was no exception.
They’ve made some changes to the store layout and everybody is masked. It was actually a rather empowering experience. For once I didn’t feel panicky or handicapped.
We managed to get the frozen blueberries and the particular bangers that we prefer. Also casein free not-cheese and the extremely dark (92%) chocolate that Superhubs likes. Picked up some fresh bananas and apples, a couple of sweet potatoes and …. oooooh fresh organic strawberries! Also managed a 4-pack of toilet paper and an extra liquid hand soap. We deliberately passed on a few items like cabbage, packaged salads and mushrooms just because they didn’t look “good.” No soft margarine, onion powder or potato flakes but my situation isn’t dire and I can probably get those from the grocery pickup in a week or two.
Then we went by our drive-thru pharmacy, picked up my prescriptions and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol that the clerk was kind enough to snag off the shelf for me and pass through the pickup window.
We did the drive through food stop at our local Starbucks. First time in MONTHS we’ve had something that has not been prepared in our kitchen. Let me tell you a coffee and bagel never tasted so good.
So, today’s been really good. Warmer weather coming should enable us to take down our RV skirting this weekend which I’m looking forward to.
Oooh Child — The Fire Stairsteps
Til next time ~Keep your face masked and your pantry full ~JPP
“In my defense the moon was full and I was left unsupervised.” ~Unknown but probably adapted from Lee St. John
Coping with COVID-19 – day 6 — Errand Day
It’s been a busy day. We ran errands, yep, put on pants, drove to town and used the drive thru pharmacy. Woohoo!! Take THAT boredom! Seriously, I don’t really have a problem with being bored but I do get stressed about running out of important things like vegetables …. and coffee …. and chocolate. So, I asked a friend to pick up some frozen veggies and eggs for me next time she goes to the grocery, ordered more coffee from Amazon. I’m still staying away from stores. My “case nurse” from the health insurance company called last night to make sure I’m getting my meds OK and asking me to “stay out of public as much as possible.” I’m touched by their concern … no really I am. I’m a high risk patient; they know it and they don’t want me to get sick … like they REALLY don’t want me to get sick $$$$. 😉 So after the grand excursion I’m taking some good advice and keeping my mind occupied. I’ve done my chores (lots of sanitizing). It’s raining/snowing so no outdoor walks today, yoga however is still on the agenda, trying to stay active.
Greetings fellow spoonies and not spoonies. How’s your weekend shaping up? Here at chez spoons we have a light dusting of snow, just enough for prettiness, not enough to mess with the roads. As most of you know, I’m recovering from “major surgery.” ‘Nuff said.
So, I’m dealing with recovery, AND a cold/flare. Don’t know which but I have a bunch of symptoms that ARE related to the surgery (general exhaustion and some pain) and a whole lot of symptoms that AREN’T related to the surgery. The sniffles, congestion, cough (ouch!) achy muscles and joints, general BLEEEEKKKK feeling and brain fog. Anyway, the point isn’t so much what’s causing the various symptoms, it’s more what the heck to do about them.Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday — Recovering”→
Our prompt for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday was “Choices.” Which got me to thinking about spoonie choices. Now choices are something that every spoonie deals with on a daily basis, I mean really that’s pretty much the definition of a spoonie. Choices are also the bane of many spoonie’s existance. What to cook, what to wear, shower or no? yadayadayada … No relief in sight always choices, everywhere you look. It’s a huge burden for me. Maybe less (or more) for other spoonies. Partly it’s a side effect of brain fog but some days decisions or choices are just impossible for me to manage. Here are a few examples,Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Choices”→
For Linda’s JusJoJan prompt for January 19th, 2020, “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Today’s prompt isbrought to us by Jim.
“Gratitude is a choice I can make every day.” My dear Mother sent me a kitchen towel with that slogan on it many years ago during a particular low point in my life. Back then I was an arrogant 30-something with a career, children to raise and stuff to do. I regarded that precious slogan as a bunch of gobbledygook, nonsense meant for the weak willed.Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – JusJoJan 19 – Gratitude and gobbledygook”→
“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you cry.” ~Unknown
Greetings fellow spoonies and not spoonies. Hope your holidays were/are wonderful and filled with warmth, both the huggy kind and the actual kind. In the part of the country where most of my family lives, it has been unseasonably warm this Winter. Not so here. Today we have “wind chills” well below freezing which equates to me taking extra precautions to keep warm.Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm 3 – Layers”→
Like the sunbeams that break through a window in the dense clouds so a single happy thought breaks through the window of my mind, casting light on the shadow of depression and my heart begins to sing once more
For all of us who suffer from varying degrees of Holiday depression
Lord Send that Morning – Evie
“Lord send that morning with light so bright it fills my soul with song and I will look up to the heavens and laughing I will say ‘I saw that morning coming all along.'”
Baby it’s cold outside! Last week I talked a little about spoonies and temperature sensitivity and ways to keep warm around the house. This week we’re going to talk about personal warmth. No, not the huggie feelie kind of personal warmth. We’re talking getting warm, inside, and keeping that body warmth. In the wintertime, we often feel cold and more dry. Our skin gets dry, our sinuses begin to dry out, and even our joints dry out. Winter is the Vata season, lots of warming foods are called for. Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm part 2”→