March 12 seems like a lifetime ago, but that’s when I began staying indoors. It was the day after my last grocery run and before it became an imperative. I haven’t left the house since March 20. My Saturn is atrophying in the driveway, and I hope the squirrels aren’t feasting on the wiring.
I’m almost out of fresh produce and could use a quart of milk, but with each passing day, I become more nervous about venturing out. I have no idea what it’s like out there. What if I’m the only one not wearing a mask and gloves? Will people point and call me “COVID Karen”?
I read a mask doesn’t protect you from catching it, only from spreading it if you already have it. Gloves aren’t protective because if the virus gets on them they’ll spread it like your hands would, and you’ll probably touch it if you don’t know the special secret technique for safely removing contaminated gloves.
When I do go out, I’ll be armed with hand sanitizer, wipes and sandwich bags. The bags go on my hands when I pump gas so I don’t touch the pump, the octane button, or the keypad. Then I’ll let the bags drop from my hands into the trashcan before I get back in the car.
Anybody else got nifty ideas to share for staying clean?
Last night I watched the Brad Pitt – Leonardo DiCaprio movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I had no clue what to expect, but when Sharon Tate and the Manson family showed up, I was dreading how director Quentin Tarantino would handle that. Must say I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there was gore, but in a good way. All in all, I found the movie quite delightful.
Today I’ve got 4 1/2 lbs. of bone-in country style pork ribs in the crockpot with onions, garlic, BBQ sauce and a dash of ketchup, so that’s dinners for the week done.
This morning while I was reading the paper in the living room, Roc started wailing in my bedroom. Tony went to investigate and there was immediate silence until they both dashed by me like maniacs. After a few laps chasing each other around the house, peace was restored. Thank God for Tony because Roc would be driving me and Max crazy.
One silver lining of this pandemic is that I’ve noticed robocalls have almost completely stopped.
I haven’t watched any news since Friday, so if Trump has said anything particularly stupid or deadly, I’m oblivious.