Sunday, March 15, 2020

Thankful For Toilet Paper

Does anyone else feel like they're just waiting for the other shoe to drop? I hope and pray that everyone is over prepared and the actuality of the coronavirus pandemic is far less than we fear, but I also know we need to be prepared for the worst, and I'm thankful that, at our house, we seem to be.

We have plenty of food in the pantry and freezer.

We have toilet paper and paper towels, because I'm a believer in having back ups of such essentials.

I did make sure we have plenty of flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and yeast, because if I can't leave the house for weeks, I will need to have something to do.

In the event that we do get sick, we have medications for fever and a thermometer.

My daughter's college has moved to on-line classes and many of the students have moved back home for the rest of the semester. I think, THINK, I have convinced her that she is not invincible and not immune, and that social distancing is not just a suggestion.

The Med School Student said the students are being protected from contact with possible or known COVID-19 patients, which makes me feel slightly better.

The child care center where I work is not closed (area schools are on spring break this week, and I suspect the administrators will be deciding about how to proceed by the end of next week) even though the university has gone to on-line classes and encouraged students to go home.There's no precedent for this situation, so I don't know whether I would get paid or not if we don't have school, so I'm thankful that I still have a job. Plus, there are parents who are counting on us so THEY can continue to work as long as possible.

Going to work tomorrow will make life seem normal.

Our library is still open, and I am going to get a stack of books to read.

I'm getting much better about touching my face, or rather, NOT touching it!

Stay well, my friends! Wash your hands, respect social distancing, and how about if we start the trend of bowing and curtsying when we meet people instead of shaking hands or hugging or that COMPLETELY ANNOYING elbow bump? 

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  1. John and I are prepared, because, like you, we always try to have essentials on hand in the event of an emergency. I didn't have to panic buy anything, though I did buy 2 bags of dog food instead of 1 the last time I purchased food for Drexel.
    Moms of med school students have to stick together and just hope that 1) our kids won't get it, and 2) if they do, they will be fine since they are young.
    I'm not scared for me, but I am concerned about loved ones who fall into a risk category.
    I donated blood this morning, but am back at home now, practicing social distancing/isolation. :-)
    Stay safe!

  2. It is so reassuring to know that one's kiddos are well. I do hope that you are able to stay well as you care for the littles of those who must work and need to have a safe place for their children as they do so.
    There are public libraries in some cities in our state which are not open because of COVID-19, but I think checking out ebooks may still be an option.
    So many challenges and things to consider at this time. Wishing you and yours the best of health through it all.

  3. Sounds like you are totally prepared! Yay! Our library closed but they're stressing online books. Nice thing is that even without a reader you can download a free reader.