|my peach pecan dump cake (for Debbie if you're reading)|
Today is Tuesday... and this morning was the first time I've been in a grocery store since this whole mess started. We had to return something that we'd bought online - so we decided to go to Walmart at 6:30 am when they opened for the 'elderly' (and of course it was raining and thundering this morning). But I have to admit, there was no one there - maybe 10 customers (all elderly and masked) in the whole store - so it was pretty safe and easy.
And this is my new 'cough suppressant' drink that my friend in N.O. told me try 3 times a day. I'm doing it. It's not at all bad... just hot water, lemon, and honey. We were Skyping yesterday and I kept coughing. Explained to her that I have had a 'radiation' cough since 2000 and that it had gotten a bit worse lately. She was a nurse in her younger years and recommended I try this. So I shall.
And lastly, I will tell you a funny story... not funny ha ha, but funny to me... along the lines of 'build it and they will come'.
I've been sewing masks for family and friends for a while now. I'm not a great seamstress, but found a few patterns that I could do (and I have lots of quilting material). Anyway, we all have 3-4 masks each now and I continue to make them as I have a feeling that we may need them for a while yet.
Anyway, I had these 5 women's masks (there are different sizes in the cone shaped ones for women, children, and men). So this morning I thought... perhaps one or 2 of my pottery friends would like one. So I sent out a message to the group. Within a few minutes all 5 had been taken and I now have an order for a few men's sizes for husbands. Who would have thought? Anyway, it's fine. I like making them and it makes me feel like I'm doing 'something' to help.
I'm going to close with a picture of a pale pink scarf I knitted a while back. I love the scarf (and the color), but had not 'blocked' it... so it continuously curled up when I wore it. I finally got around to blocking it... and it was a simple procedure. Don't know why I didn't try it sooner.
Guess that's it for today. Hope you all have a good week... and that in your area the numbers are going down. Here they continue to climb... 454 new cases in our county just yesterday and the 4th of July holiday coming up!
(The 4th of July was always my birthday celebration as a child. My birthday is July 6th so mama always had a family picnic out by the lake on the 4th for my birthday). This year both DH and I will hit the big 7- 5! I have mixed feelings... great to reach this age, yes? But my dad died at 75, so bittersweet in some respects.
Take care, stay home, wear a mask, and be safe!