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There’s no supply issue yet in grocery stores, but I heard Sunday that there is the early stages of shortages at the very beginning of the supply chain, but once it gets to the stores people will be substituting turkey and chicken and other meat. I think it’s a labor shortage, as people are afraid to work in the plants because it’s impossible to distance. President Trump invoked the DPA to force plants to stay open.
What a mess.
I already skewed pretty heavily vegetarian, though I’ve been eating more meat right now because my boyfriend isn’t and it’s been a shift for us to plan most meals for two. But yeah, I think it’s ridiculous that Trump seemed a-okay that we might run out of ventilators but sprang into action because we might run out of chicken nuggets.
@Copa, I can imagine that would be an adjustment. Although I am not quarantining with my boyfriend, I find I am going through e.g., pb and jam a lot faster than I would’ve, since my bf likes pb and jam… I’m totally fine with it and it’s not like he’s eating all of it but just kind of have to keep track. He brings over food to cook too while we stay in on the weekends so that’s nice too.
I also hope everyone who is feeling sick feels better soon.
Reading the posts a few pages back —- yes, I just want to hug my family. I am grateful that I do have physical contact with someone. But I miss hugging my mom and my niece. I have seen them at a physically safe distance too, which I’m grateful for as well.BittergaymarkMay 5, 2020 at 10:43 pm #885391
Okay — That video is batshit fucking insane.
It was a HOT day in the desert. Like 99 degrees. I am foolishly doing this zen thing where I am not running the ac. Just open windows and ceiling fans. Fortunately, tHe back porch is actually very cool in the afternoon as it is covered and faces East.
The Desert Iguana just gazed pensively at me as I sipped my iced coffee. He’s there every morning, than goes on a walkabout the rest of the day to eat flowers — according to the desert guidebook.
The hummingbird are around all the time now. Their wings are remarkably loud. They swoop in and out with such drama.
Everything is still growing and growing and growing. But many of the cactus flowers are clearly nearing the end of the line for the season. Which is sad — but expected as the desert blooms can only be short due to the harsh environment. It’s been so fun to be out here to see it.AnonymousMay 6, 2020 at 6:09 am #885404
@BGM – that sounds lovely. Down the block is an ugly ugly fountain but about a dozen or so iguanas hang out on the rocks nearby. When work becomes overwhelming I imagine myself running away and becoming the queen of the iguanas. I tame them with peanut butter (I don’t know if they like peanut butter, I’m daydreaming).
Have you seen the TikTok (I think it’s on TikTok) of the giant bearded guy holding a little cup of sugar water from which two hummingbirds are drinking? It’s Disney-like.
@hfantods Yeah, it sounds kinda silly, but there’s been a learning curve to how much food to buy for two and how long the leftovers will last. (Living alone, I would cook a recipe meant for a family then live off the leftovers for a few days or give them glow ups, so I usually only had to cook two maybe three meals/week.)
I don’t know if anyone else has been experiencing anything like this, but on occasion I’ve had days where I feel completely wiped out by mid-afternoon and need to take a nap. Yesterday was one of those days. Sat down on the couch to watch local news after I’d finished work for the day and passed out. I’m wondering if it’s low-grade situational depression? I don’t know. Still felt exhausted this morning after a full night of sleep.
Our governor rolled out a five-phase plan for reopening the state yesterday. It was nice to hear a plan articulated, and I’m glad the plan is going to be data- and science-driven, but there are no dates to go off of (makes sense) and I feel like we’re a long way from phase three (currently in phase two, flattening). They split the state up into regions and I’m in the area with the major city/higher population density, so we’re going to be last to hit all milestones needed to reopen a bit more, I’m sure.AnonymousMay 6, 2020 at 11:28 am #885448
@COPA the exhaustion is definitely related the mental health situation the country is currently in. IT will continue to ebb and flow throughout the crazy time.
My governor has given out a plan, sorely lacking in details and data provided to the public, and he believes we may go into phase 1 May 15. They will allow some nonessential businesses to open up (nail salons, hair salons and I think even some in restaurant eating). I really wish he would push it to after Memorial Day since the counts are still rising in my area (but not throughout the state). Luckily, my husband’s boss probably won’t ask him to start seeing patients in person until June 1 and I am working from home until notified by the school district to report back to the building full time. I am crazy nervous about sending my daughter back to daycare. She is 3 – toddlers have no concept of personal space.
The weird thing about this time though is I have seen more of my family (virutally) than I have in years. It has been fun but also a little sad that it took a global pandemic for that to happen.
I was supposed to have a hair appointment today and the salon is open! But I cancelled it though I desparately need it. Have to wear a mask while getting hair done and I just don’t feel ready to go anywhere I don’t have to. I have another one June 5th already schedule. I hope I feel comfortable enough to keep that one!
The meat…the local stores here (Costco and Kings Soopers – basically Kroger) are all limiting meat purchases. I’m trying to eat more vegetarian but with my particular case of Crohns it’s actually harder for me to eat a lot of veggies (they have to be cooked well too). So…I’ll just keep trying, it’s all I can do anyway.
had to take the pups to the vet today (annual visit plus one of my dogs was bleeding from what we thought was his bottom – turns out he’s bleeding from his anal sack. Plus has a skin condition…so put him on antibiotic and a special shampoo plus a shot for itching. And they don’t allow us in the clinic (had to wait outside). It’s been a long morning already.AnonymousMay 6, 2020 at 7:08 pm #885469
BGM I joined Insta just to have a proper look at your garden, it’s so pretty and looks so inviting from my colder part of the worldAnonymousMay 6, 2020 at 7:10 pm #885470
Btw that was Ange lol