April 3rd, 2020

Thank you, universe

I realized last night, in the dark while fighting for bed real estate with The Smalls, that my discomfort with the extended quarantine is all because of Amazon... and Safeway. Yesterday, I did some shopping on Amazon but got discouraged really fast when all the delivery dates were the end of April. I check Safeway and Amazon Fresh every day for delivery slots and find none.

I think I don't mind not going anywhere as long as I can get what I want brought to me.

And, then, this morning, the world opened up. Two things I wanted to buy on Amazon were available for delivery next week. On the wings of that little victory, I checked Safeway - OPEN DELIVERY SLOTS!!! and Amazon Fresh - OPEN DELIVERY SHOTS!!!

I was amused as how much better I felt instantly.

It is still before 9 and so walk time. My nose started bleeding a little bit ago so I'm kind of holding off until I can make sure that is fixed. Weird. A few years ago, I had nosebleeds quite a bit but none now for a really long time. I've been using a nasal spray for allergies. I'm sure stopping that now. I'm not sure it was working that well anyway.

So... walk and then I'm not sure what. Plenty of things to pick from on the Things To Do list.

two more things

My high school class had their Zoom meeting yesterday. I did funnel all the emails bypassing my inbox and into a folder and just went in to catch up. Turns out I had my nums wrong. There were 33 of us in the class. Four have died. Apparently 25 showed up for the 50th reunion (in 2017). 19 were in the zoom call yesterday. So who were the other 3 who blew off the reunion? Those are the ones I want to connect with.

I'm such a bitch.

Another revelation I had last night while I thinking about everything is prednisone. When I can't breathe, prednisone fixes it. The last time I had an attack, after I got better, my lung doctor asked me if I wanted a prednisone supply to keep on hand just in case. OMG yes! Happily that was long ago. This morning I looked an those pills expired last October. In a pinch I'm sure they would be better than nothing but, this morning I sent the nurse practitioner a request for a new prescription and she sent it on to Costco. (I also looked and the pharmacy opens at 8 like the store for old people shopping.) So Whew.

I did the full walk today - instead of the half walk yesterday. My walk takes me past the temporary field hospital. It hasn't opened yet but they are making progress building it.

I'm wearing the sweater I finished yesterday. It's not quite cold enough so I'm likely to swap it out in a bit but I do like it.


Oh and The Smalls is still holding on. Not peppy but not lethargic. Biggie wishes he would play but is currently on bird watch.

I'm so smart

I found 8 more N-95 masks today. I knew there were more but I could not find them before the Goodwill guy came to pick up the others. Now, what to do with these. I thought about dropping around the field hospital tomorrow and seeing if they wanted them but then I remembered Deborah! The tv reporter who lives down the hall and keeps asking if she can do anything for me. I texted her and asked her if she would dole them out to medical peops and first responders as she runs into them covering the news. She said she'd be glad to. They are now hanging from her door knob ready to go. I'm quite delighted that I remembered that. She's been interviewing medical people every day. They will find a good home.


So I'm not sure what Deborah (the reporter) tried but she texted me that 'they' would not accept face mask donations. I have to go back to the form I filled out before and get an appointment to have them picked up. Been there, not interested into doing that again. I'll drop my 8 N95 masks off at the field hospital tomorrow.

I really don't have a lot of patience with giving stuff - if it's easy, I'm fine. If there are hoops, I understand, but don't jump.

On the good news front, the next Home Owners Association meeting is a week from Monday and will be done via Zoom. Generally, they are held in the lobby which is a small-ish room with 25 foot high ceilings and tiled walls and ceiling - the worst acoustics. You can't hear shit and the seating is great for 5 mins and horrible for any longer. Zoom will be perfect. I can finally hear the board talking!

This morning I went out on the terrace to get something and both cats hit the decks. I let them play out there for a while and they loved it. Especially Biggie. The Smalls came back in to nap but Biggie had a great time.