As someone who is on multiple immunosupressive meds, I am in the "uh-oh" camp should I catch this. What worries me the most is that I might catch it and not know it, though. This would mean I could potentially pass it on to the people in my life that I love, who I usually see frequently. Our dogs play together, we socialize all the time. Too risky now, plague has begun. My best friends are older and have medical issues themselves. Just to think that friendship could equal death for these people makes me shudder. I'm staying in, and away. Local doctors are reporting seeing multiple unconfirmed cases of this and are almost literally shouting from the rooftops that this is not a joke, it is not exaggerated, and the threat is real.
Yesterday I tried in vain to find bread flour in the grocery store. No flour, and I got the last few cans of "good kind" soup because they were pushed far back along the wall on the very bottom shelves. I got the last few bags of bird veggies, and will have to use them carefully. There was no bread. I filled the fridge and freezer with what I could, and that is that. Coffee, coffee cream, eggs, and a few frozen healthy meals, and we will get through this. I grateful to not be a big foodie-type. I will miss going out with friends, though! Feels so strange.
I also made a couple important stops before shutting in...AC Moore and Joanne Fabrics. Damage was done. AC Moore is closing, and while I have told my friends repeatedly to not let me bring another damn bead into this house, they were not with me and I did bad things there. My receipt said I saved $729, so I think I did well. I did not deplete the budget at all -- things were just too inexpensive to refuse. Man, I love my beads. Am starting to run out of the Turkish Hoarde from my married years, so I must think practical now. !!
It has been my practice for years to make one small equipment purchase a year to push me into new creative territories and keep me learning. Usually done after taxes come in, I've purchased screen printing kits, computer fabric, a felting machine, etc. I never regret learning new things. At AC Moore I found a ton of gorgeous copper iron on film for Cricut...so yesterday I got the Cricut Easy Press 2, 9"x9". I hope to make interesting fabrics and effects with this little thing. Not inexpensive, but not over the top either.
The sense that "forced alonement" has arrived. As an artist, I am happy. As a new pet momma, I am happy. As a neighbor, friend, and teacher; as an aunt, friend, and sister, I am worried. As a patient, I am a bit more worried than I'd like to be. Hoping for an uneventful two weeks on the health front, for all. Peace out.
Photo below by my cousin, who is trying in vain to find TP for her family. Jeesh!